Yesterday I turned the big 21. It was pretty chill one, I had four days off to relax and took myself away from the computer.
Kicking things off a little early with Friday night Italian feast courtesy of my mum, before heading off for a day trip to Salisbury on the Saturday for a day trip. We arrived and had lunch at The Market Inn, making sure we avoided the showers before walking up to Salisbury Cathedral. We managed to catch a break in the clouds once at the Cathedral and I got some good shots of the spires against clear blue skies. I remember seeing the Cathedral from a distance a few years ago and it’s pretty impressive up close. Once inside the rest of the afternoon was spent wandering around admiring the stunning architecture and taking in the history of the building. One of the things I’ve taken to doing in old churches or religious buildings is read the plaques and gravestones, a little morbid but you find out so much about the people who once walked these places hundreds of years ago.
We got caught in a rain shower after finishing up at the Cathedral so went to warm ourselves up in a small cafe and then headed home.
My actual birthday was again really relaxed. I mainly spent time opening my geek-tastic presents from my family and best friend, who surprised me with the most wonderful package of presents ever. My present haul included The Hobbit on DVD, the Les Mis soundtrack, and a totally awesome A Very Potter Musical t-shirt (thanks Kath!) which will be perfect for LeakyCon (101 days wooo!). Despite my supposedly adult age (9 years till my sister helpfully reminded me =|), I seemed to get a few pretty childish presents (hiya Bertie Botts and Lucky Charms)…further proof that I seem to be ageing backwards!
All in all a really good weekend. I never planned on my 21st being a big blow out, my biggest celebration was my 18th and I always said that would be the last time I try to plan something that big!