Monday, 26 August 2013

Birthday

On Friday the 23rd of August I celebrated my 15th birthday. And on Saturday I was surrounded by many of my close friends to enjoy a fabulous high tea at the Florentine Tea Room.
This post is a mixture of things- some thoughts as well as a little bit of a rave about how in love I am with this cafe.
Every year for me, it seems that birthdays pass by without me really stopping to think about how the last year has been and what I want to happen in the next year of my life. As I have had a lot going on for me health wise recently, I have really learned to think about how much I have to be grateful for. Although this last year has been anything but easy, I have had huge amounts of support given to me at my lowest times, and even when I have been disappointed with the lack of support from those whom I considered close friends I am thankful that I can now see that those people are not the type of people who I should still consider close friends. I have also taken the time to set goals and think about where I want to be this time next year. My priority right now is to get my health back on track, but as I start next year at a new school I wish to start well and really focus on school to ensure that if my health were to take another unexpected turn, I would not feel so stressed and behind as I do now. Something else that I would like to do is explore the concept of happiness, I want to do things not for others reactions but simply to make myself happy. Whether that be expressing gratitude, taking time out to relax or just exploring more often, I want to start a journey to feel content.

And now for my rave...
Here is a photo of myself along with my wonderful friends having an amazing high tea to celebrate my birthday. Gosh where do I even begin! As soon as I walked in I was warmly greeted and shown to our table. The staff were just lovely. Our tea came in little tea pots with cute vintage tea cups and saucers and soon after the food came. Oh my the food. Cupcakes, sandwiches, scones and some delicious macrons (first time trying- I am in love!). The whole tea house has an amazing vibe to it and the food and drinks are of a high standard (My mother said the coffee was one of the best she's had, and she has extremely high standards so I trust her on that judgement!) After we had finished our afternoon tea the staff came out with my cake singing happy birthday- in that moment it was just so lovely to put aside all the stress going on with my health and just be in the moment and really appreciate everyone and everything around me.
Over all, it was a spectacular day, I am so thankful for the people who shared it with me and for the wonderful cafe that I got to spend it in.

On a side note, I'm going to try get into my regular posting again- I've got a list of post ideas! But bare with me I'm still feeling behind with my school work and with my book so I might go AWOL for a bit.

Until next time, take care, live in the moment.
Helena x

1 comment:

  1. I completely agree with Sofia's comment on the coffee x

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