Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Happy Birthday To Me: Nando's And Spectre

Hello everyone! Today's post is just a lifestyle sort of piece about my pre-birthday thing with Leanne last night. I'm finally out of my teenage years, it's been tough but I've survived! I'm actually quite concerned by how fast this year has gone, it's been a good one though. I've been all over the place, met some really cool people and I've settled in at my job. I will say that Hong Kong was definitely a highlight!

Anyway, this year I had it in my head that I wanted to go to Nando's and then the cinema so Leanne and I just turned up and chose the movie with the best starting time. We wanted to have enough time to chill before the movie but we didn't want to wait too long. We pretty much decided on Spectre anyway because it was probably one of the bigger releases available at Cineworld.

I love going to Nando's, it's probably my favourite restaurant. The first time I ever went was last year on my nineteenth so I really must like it. My usual order of peri-peri butterfly chicken, peri-peri salted chips and sweetcorn went down a treat. Yummy! I even did the cringey blogger thing and took a photo of my meal, the things I do to fill my blog posts! Eh? I didn't mind, I'm fairly used to looking like a complete tool when I go out anyway, it comes with the blogging territory.

After Nando's, Spectre was on our to-do list so we went straight in. I chose seats at the back because I thought they'd be better but then a guy sat next to me and made sure he took up as much room as possible. Other than that little hiccup, it was a fun night.

I haven't been a big fan of Daniel Craig as James Bond, Casino Royale just about put me to sleep but I wanted to see Spectre because the villain for Sherlock, Andrew Scott, made quite a few appearances as Max Denbigh. I actually really enjoyed it, the sarcy humor was subtle but amusing and Daniel Craig almost endeared me to his portrayal of James Bond. The main issue, other than the fact that he's blonde, that I have with Daniel Craig playing James Bond is that his eyes always look emotionless - not bad for a spy but the other James Bond's had a little something extra. The storyline was interesting, though, so that makes up for it. I'm not going to put out any poilers

Well, that was what I did to celebrate my birthday (early). I don't know why but I always keep my birthday night clear of plans and I just do something the night before, I just don't make sense.

To wrap up this post I'm including an image of the inside of my birthday card from my parents... I'm twenty and I got a Disney princess card, gotta love being the most childish of their three kids - my nine year old sister included! Thanks to everyone who's said happy birthday on social media and whatever else. 


  1. HA! YOU'RE 20! Officially an adult. Welcome to the world of 20s.


  2. Happy birthday!
    Looks great!
    Jabeen x