I do like to stretch my birthday out for as long as possible! The big day isn't actually until tomorrow, but on Friday night I headed down to the Westcountry for a couple of days of pre-birthday pampering with my parents. And I had the best time!
On Saturday Mum and I went to Exeter for a bit of shopping, and we went to Herbie's for lunch. It's apparently a famous veggie restaurant, but I'd only just heard about it - can't believe we've been going to Exeter for years and years and we've only just found it!
Somehow we still managed to find room for a three-course meal at our favourite pub in the evening - Mum and I shared a bottle of Prosecco (Dad was on the Merlot) and I had smoked salmon with dill sauce, then gurnard fillets with lemon mash, prawn sauce and runner beans, and then the most beautiful apple tart with a cheeky glass of Calvados.
And then on Sunday, we went down to Lyme for a sunny seaside walk and another gorgeous lunch!
Then when we got home, we Skyped my sister in Finland and I did some early present opening! I got some seriously amazing things, including...
And, just when I thought I'd done incredibly well with my presents, this utterly incredible ring...
And I haven't even actually turned 30 yet! Tomorrow I'm off out for lots of gin and lots of cocktails!