Monday, 26 January 2015

Turning 27...

Guess who's back... back again!? Apologies for being M.I.A. over the entire weekend (and some). As you may or may not know, I had a birthday! Writing that sentence made my entire body shudder... and not in a good way. I've had a love/hate relationship with birthdays ever since turning 21. Yes, there is cake and you can cry if you want to, but those numbers seem to clock up quicker than a taxi meter in a tourist zone, and I'm just not cool with it. In the spirit of birthday melodrama, I started writing a post which went along the lines of, 'I don't own a car or a house and yet I bought a stuffed panda less than 12 months ago...' I guess I felt like I needed to highlight how 'together' I am, and totally worthy of my shiny, 27 years sticker. (Which I'm not, for the record) In the end, I decided nobody likes a misery pants and I thought I would share with you some snaps of how I spent my weekend celebrating instead. 

Scott earned himself some serious boyfriend points by booking us a weekend at one of our favourite places in Finland, Kiuasniemi Villas in Padasjoki. Snow, sauna, hot tub, a frozen lake and bubbles... what more could a girl want?



Frozen lake

It was FREEZING outside

Making pizza...
It started snowing again!
Waking up with a sauna
As far as I'd dare walk on the frozen lake





Do you wanna build a snow-guinea pig?
If you fancy taking a look at what the area looks like in Spring/Summer, you can check out some of my other visits here

Now, it's back to reality after an amazingly, relaxing weekend and unpacking those cases... anyone else hate that task?! Urgh. 
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  1. Aw it looks like you had a fantastic birthday! Lovely photos

    www.saltandchic.com // UK Fashion Blog

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    1. Thank you. We both had so much fun! xxx

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  2. Aww i hope you had an amazing birthday lovely :) Looks absolutely amazing :O The hot tub overlooking the lake is to die for!!! Don't think you can get a better birthday than that!! xxx

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    1. Thank you very much Nicole. It was so perfect... The hot tub overlooking the lake was incredible, (and definitely an experience when it started snowing heavily!) xxx

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  3. aww happy birthday lovely! that hot tub in the snow looks absolutely incredible, im seriously jealous haha! id love it if youd comment back http://www.amyelizabethfashion.com/2015/01/sunday-thoughts.html xx

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    1. Thank you lovely. It was such a perfect weekend xxx

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  4. Hope you had a great birthday and didn't worry to much about turning 27 and having life figured out. I'll be turning 28 this summer and apart from figuring out motherhood, I still have a long way to go until I figure anything else out, as far as my career goes for example I am completely lost. But you know what who says we need to have it all sorted by a certain age anyway x

    Beauty with charm

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    1. Here, here! Does mothering my guinea pigs count as figuring out motherhood? I hope so, otherwise I'm fucked! Haha.. I guess having everything all figured out means there's no fun surprises. Maybe we have it right?! I hope you find what you're looking for career wise xxx

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  5. Happy belated Birthday my lovely! Your photos are AMAZING, very envious right now! xx
    Vanity Fairest

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    1. Thanks beaut.. Snow makes everything insanely pretty! xxx

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  6. Happy Birthday! It looks like you had such a lovely day. That villa looks amazing....just on my way to check out what it looks like in the spring/summer! I'm very very jealous...

    Suitcase and Sandals Blog

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    1. Thank you very much. The place we stayed is really such a beautiful location. It was our third time visiting. Never tire of the peace, quiet and gorgeous views xxx

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  7. Happy Birthday again, sweetie! Looks like you had an amazing weekend! Makes me long for the snow....

    Beauty Isles | An Island Girl's Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

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    1. Thanks Kimmy. I'll bag some up for you, there's plenty to go around ;) xxx

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  8. Wow this looks amazing! I turn 27 this year too, but I'm not holding my breath for anything this cool! haha xx

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    1. Ahh, '88 was a great year eh! I'm sure you will have a blast... (until someone reminds you how close you are to 30!) Haha xxx

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  10. Happy belated birthday, Kirsty!

    This place looks incredible. I think my jaw dropped when I first saw your gorgeous photographs on Instagram. What a perfect place to spend your birthday!

    Oh, and I have to say, don't worry too much about not owning a car or a house yet - you spent your birthday in a beautiful place with a wonderful guy, which I think is a much better milestone (and who doesn't love stuffed pandas?!).

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    1. Ahh, what a lovely comment Charlene. Thank you so much! Stuffed pandas rock my socks. xxx

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  11. This place looks amazing - so much snow! The photographs are absolutely gorgeous too.
    PS You do not look 27!!!

    Beth // www.bethany-georgina.com

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    1. Thank you... I'll take that compliment! Haha... All the snow makes everything look so clean and white. It makes for my favourite kind of photographs xxx

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  12. This looks amazing! Hope you had a wonderful birthday xx

    Abi | abistreetx.blogspot.co.uk - Don't forget to enter my giveaway

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  13. It looks like you had an amazing day! I really miss going to sauna, haven't been in one in about a year (?!). Great photos :)

    Anu | My life as Anu | bloglovin

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    1. Thanks Anu. I love a sauna when it's cold and snowy. xxx

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