That is, until I woke up. I got a lie in until 9am so Layla had already gone to school and I was presented with a big cream cake (apparently he asked the bakery what the messiest cake was, et voila) and got to do nothing but see my sister who bought me a few little things I wanted (not in the photos as they were every day essentials I needed) and a big bottle of Martini, take a long hot afternoon bath with a book and miniature bottle of Baileys and sort myself out.
Christina came around with a bottle of vodka decanted into a lemonade bottle, a big bottle of my favourite white chocolate Corky's, a birthday cake, lip balm and the palette I've been adoring for a few months - the Accessorize 'You Are Everything'. So pretty and there'll definitely be a review coming up soon when I've had a chance to play with it.
We ended up going to the pub for a quick drink where I found a 'Birthday throne' chair and then on to Warehouse 54 for cocktails. I hadn't been in there before although I knew it had opened as it was the old club where I met my fiancé so we decided to check it out. Delicious reasonably priced cocktails (two freshly made over crushed ice for £6.50!) with beautiful decor and a chilled out atmosphere that was perfect for the night we were going for. We headed to the old favourite, Meze for a dance although it was unusually dead for a Friday night at midnight, grabbed a kebab (and an onion bahji because, well, why not?) and headed home for 1am.
All in all, a fabulous birthday with no hassle, no arguments and no drunken idiocy that I'd like to repeat weekly, please.