It was Sam's Aunty's surprise 50th party on my birthday up in Essex. I asked Sam to get us a hotel in Essex for the night so we could have some special birthday time as well as sharing it with the family.
In the morning, I had my presents at home with Sam, and he gave me a beautiful necklace with a teardrop pearl and an uncut diamond. It's so beautiful, I love it! We then went to my Mum's house and had some bacon sandwiches and more present opening (2 Fiorelli Madison bags! I loved my brother's girlfriend's one and they were in the sale when I looked so I got one in blue and one in brown!)
We then set out for the party which was in Point Clear, Essex. We stayed in the Wivenhoe House hotel which was near Colchester. It was a gorgeous old house on the University of Essex grounds which was staffed by undergraduates! Sam had arranged for us to have a room in the old manor house
and had asked for pink wine and chocolate to be ready for us when we got there. This was a lovely treat and it was fun to drink pink wine while we got ready for our party. I've never been to such a posh hotel in my life - there were dressing gowns!
finally we were ready to go out. I wore the MAC makeup from my last post and got lots of compliments for my MAC Pink Pigeon lipstick.
the next day we got the opportunity to explore the grounds. The weather was beautiful and we went for a lovely walk, looking at the gorgeous hotel and this amazing horse sculpture.
We then went for lunch at The Brasserie which was delicious. I had fish and chips and Sam had a Sunday roast. I was totally jealous of his creme brulee, I wish I had ordered it!
Overall, a lovely birthday weekend! I had a great time, felt like a princess (and a little overwhelmed when I saw where we were staying!)