Wednesday, 15 April 2015

* My Life Lately - Birthday Week *

Hello lovelies!

As I mentioned in my previous post, it was my birthday last month. I turned 23 and honestly, I wasn't too happy about it. I still consider myself as being 19, and I can’t quite believe how fast the years are flying by. Anyways, I won’t complain too much, as I had a wonderful day filled with yummy food, cake and presents! For my birthday, my mum baked a classic Victoria sponge cake with vanilla buttercream icing and homemade jam filing. My brother also gave me two delicious red velvet cupcakes, which made the perfect tea party treat. We ended up eating cake for days… Not that I’m complaining about that though! :)
Birthday Cake

Flowers and Birthday Cake!
The weather on my birthday was atrocious and the rain would not stop. As a last minute treat and something to do on the rainy day, my mum and I decided to go to the theatre and see a showing of 'The Bodyguard'. Although last minute, our seats were brilliant and I had such a clear view of the stage. Alexandra Burke from The X Factor is currently playing the lead, and although we didn’t manage to see her perform, it was still a wonderful show. I am a huge fan of musicals and have been lucky enough to spend three birthdays down in London watching shows on the West End with my mum. I have to say, I had not actually heard anything about The Bodyguard musical, and *confession time* - I haven’t even seen the movie!! 
Electric Sunrise Birthday Cupcake

The Bodyguard Musical & Chocolate Crispie Cakes

We thoroughly enjoyed the show nonetheless and left the theatre on such a high! The trip was even more enjoyable, as when we stepped outside we realised the rain had finally stopped! We headed home and had Chinese food for dinner, making it the perfect end to a perfect day. I think as you get older, you should fill your birthday with memorable experiences like this, and I know I’ll definitely remember this one! :)
Easter Chocolate Haul and Beautiful Spring Flowers

Finally, I'd just like to say how much I love my birthday being in March, as it always coincides with the Easter celebrations and tasty treats. I've thrown in a couple of Easter pictures from my Instagram (@ElectricSunrise), and as you can see, I was not short of a chocolate or two. I was very happy with the chocolate haul I received on Easter Sunday, and it's kept me going as I battle through the recent wave of uni assignments. I enjoyed my Easter holiday and spent the time exploring the Scottish highlands with a huge group of friends, and I can't wait to share my adventure with you all! 
More soon, 

Helen

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  1. so much cholocolate, should be illegal. lol but its heaven.
    hapy belated birthday dear, enjoy

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  2. Awh the cake is so cute! & i'm really craving red velvet cupcakes now, Happy very belated birthday x
    han // emandhan xo

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  3. Lovely post! The cake looks absolutely delicious! I love the butterflies!

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  4. happy late birthday, lovely post!

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  5. Flowers look amazing ! OMG and that yummy cake.. Happy Belated birthday


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  6. Looks like you had a lovely birthday and turning 23 is still sooo young! I will be 35 in a few weeks.lol

    Take care!
    ~Tab

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  7. The cake looks amazing Happy Birthday doll.

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  8. Aww that looks so delicious! All the best to your birthday later :)

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  9. Happy Belated Birthday.
    That cake looks mouth watering...
    I hope you had a fascistic birthday week :)
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  10. I didn't hear about Bodyguard musical either...so glad you enjoyed it. I like musicals too but I never saw one live. I did see Opera live a couple of times and that was great...btw you must see the movie, it's such a classic!
    Happy Belated Birthday sweetie....the cake your mother baked looks and sounds fantastic<3 I bet it was yummy!

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  11. Okay that Butterfly cake is absolutely stunning!

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  12. Happy Birthday Week!

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  13. The cake looks so lovely with the butterflies, hope you had a fantastic birthday my darling!

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  16. so cute ;-)


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  17. Super cool! Have a nice day, sweetie!!

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  18. great post :) have a nice day :)

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  19. Happy birthday! Tell me about it! I loved being 22, I didn't want to turn 23 and now I'm 24...
    I just don't know where the years are going either! I still feel 19 too :)
    I hope you had a great day! It sure seems like you did!

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  20. Sounds like the perfect birthday time even if the weather was a downer! Loved this post! As always loved the photos as well!
    xx
    Kenzie
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  21. Happy belated birthday, Helen! It sounds like you had a lovely day. The cake your mum made you is so pretty (and your brother's cupcakes are so cute - I love the candles and pink plates!) - and how jammy that you managed to snag last minute tickets to The Bodyguard!

    My birthday is in April and I always love having Easter so close by as well - it means I feel like I'm celebrating for one reason or another for weeks!

    I'm looking forward to reading about your highland adventure - I loved your photographs on Instagram!

    x

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  22. So many lovely pictures <3
    Especially the cake looks great!
    Hope you had a great birthday :)

    Caro x

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  23. Happy Birthday! Sounds like a lovely week!

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  24. Happy birthday dear!))
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  25. Loved the pics from your birthday - that cake looks amazing! Don't worry i'm the same - still feel 18 but somehow I'm 24 now! Life's going far too fast!

    Gabby xo

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  26. Happy belated Birthday! I'm the same, I hate turning a year older each year but at the same time I don't want to seem ungrateful and not enjoy the celebrations xx

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  27. Happy Birthday! Despite the weather, you had a fabulous birthday! That cake is absolutely gorgeous! I love butterflies and it's so cute. Those bouquet of flowers are so beautiful. I love the colors. I hadn't heard of that play! You guys have such great ones. Beautiful post and thank you for your comment. Following your blog via bloglovin.
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  28. Oh my, your birthday cake is so gorgeous! It almost too pretty to eat :)

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  29. Everything looks delicious. And that cake though! Beautiful photos and ofcourse..... Happy Birthday boo.

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  30. you had an amazingly delicious and pretty table and certainly have enjoyed it a lot! It lloks lovely! wish you a belated birthday and thaks so much for visiting my site!

    a big kiss,
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  31. you had a beautiful week!

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  32. lovely photos!
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  33. BEAUTIFUL
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  34. Happy late birthday! Your cake looks amazing ♥
    Amy xx

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  35. Sounds like you had the perfect day! Those homemade butterfly cake is beautiful :)

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  36. glad you had a lovely birthday, all the cakes look amazing!! x

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  37. wonderful photos! glad you had an awesome birthday :)

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  38. Happppy birtdhay! it looks amazing. Cool Post! ;-)

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  39. super cute ! :)

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  40. What a fabulous time you had!:) I'll have to check out The Bodyguard, I've not heard of it -oopsy! & you can't go wrong with a Victoria sponge - yummy! :)

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  41. omg your cake looks amazing! your mum did so good

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  42. Lovely post! Cake looks great x
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  43. Chinese food, a beautiful cake and gorgeous flowers WOW just what you deserved lovely! I am 23 this year and dreading it hahah my life is so not together xxx

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  44. happy belated birthday.that cake looks so yummy

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  45. Happy belated birthday! Looks like you had lots of delicious treats - and it sounds like you had a wonderful day too :)

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  46. Your Birthday Cake looks delicious and wonderful :)

    kisses

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  47. Happy belated birthday! These pictures are so pretty!

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  48. Happy belated birthday!
    You have so cute blog!

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  49. Sounds like you had a lovely birthday! And ate so much cake and chocolate mhm! I haven't seen the film either but it must have been cool to see it at the theatre :) xx

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  50. This is my kind of party! Tea, cake, pretty flowers. Aw. Why wasn't I invited? Kidding!
    Have a wonderful week ahead!

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  51. Wow! Your cake looks amazing and well decorated. Happy Birthday!

    Christina
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  52. everything looks so yummy!! :D belated happy birthday!

    Have a great week ahead!
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  53. Beautiful cake!!

    Happy belated bday!!

    xx

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  54. beautiful photos my dear and happy birthday hope you had a great day and enjoyed a lot :)

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  55. WOW! Sounds like the perfect birthday. And that cake your mum baked just looks absolutely incredible! If you ever want us to send over our address, so she can pop one in the post, just say the word ;-) Happy belated birthday x

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  56. Sounds like you had such a wonderful time! Happy Birthday!

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  57. Happy birthday!!! Beautiful pictures!
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  58. lovely looking pastries :)

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  59. Birthday wishes!!!! Cakes look amazing!!!!

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  60. Happy bday, Helen! A bit late, but sincere wishes of luck and happiness to you!
    Have a good week!
    xoxo

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