Intentional Living

An 18th Birthday

This is just a little post today, hopefully I’ll get back to being able to post more thought out content but for now exam season is in full swing and this is all I’ve got- bare with me.

So yesterday was my cousin Alice’s 18th birthday and we had a really really nice day out. In total 7 of us and a baby headed to Leeds to celebrate by shopping till we dropped and obviously the occasional pit stop for food. Before I go on to talk more about our antics I just want to say that I’m so proud of Alice and everything she has achieved. She may have had a difficult start to life but that has never stopped her doing anything she puts her mind to, she is kind, fun to be around and I’ve never known anyone else perform dance routines like it. So basically just another great big happy birthday and I really hope you enjoyed your day!


Anyway onto the shopping, if you’ve not visited Leeds, you should it’s great. There’s a mix between the brand new Trinity shopping centre and the old arcades with all the nice expensive shops in it. I did indulge slightly in Space NK (I had to I get to visit it about once a year) and picked up the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Moonstone, which I have been lusting after forever and can’t wait to try out! I also picked up a few summer bits in Topshop including 2 t-shirts, which were handmade in the UK, one says ‘Babes Unite’ and the other ‘Females of the Future’ which I thought were pretty cool. I was also loving my outfit so I took a sneaky selfie in New Look which turned out very badly but never mind, I was smiling through the pain of my new shoes tearing my feet apart.


Top: River Island, Jeans and Shoes: New Look.

We stopped for Lunch at Jamie’s Italian which is a firm favourite of mine having also visited the one in York. I went for the special of the day which was Coley fish and Potatoes, which for me is quite adventurous. Obviously it wouldn’t be an italian without having a starter of a giant slab of garlic bread. The staff were so friendly and made a big fuss of Alice bringing her some cake with Candles and were also really good with Elsie who was being such a good girl to say she was poorly with Chicken Pox! We also tried a couple of the cocktails which were lovely, and were actually Alice’s first legal drink ever.



Overall we had a really lovely day, apart from being squashed between the carriages on the train home with a pram. I enjoyed it that much I’m considering going there for my own birthday in a few weeks time and hopefully the weather will be as nice then as it was yesterday.


So like I said I’m sorry this wasn’t the longest post ever but as I do have an exam tomorrow I’m going to let myself off the hook. Let me know if you have any recommendations of things to do in Leeds, I’d love to hear in the comments below.

Meg x



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