Earlier this month, February 4th to be exact, I turned twenty-one.
I had a pretty eventful week, barely getting the chance to relax despite unfortunately suffering through the flu and losing my voice. Nevertheless, I still managed to enjoy myself.
As I had lots going on, and considering it’s been a while since my last post, I thought it was only right to give you a little February Recap to get you up to date; so let’s start with February 3rd.
February 3rd, 2020
After buying a pair of tickets back in 2019, the day was finally here to see the Jonas Brothers live at the SSE Wembley Arena in London. I’ve loved the Jonas Brothers since growing up watching them on Disney Channel, and so it was so surreal to see them live and hear their music in person!
We had great seats in the B block on the floor, and managed to get pretty close when they switched to the secondary stage. I even managed to meet a fellow blogger, Stephanie from Not Vicarious, there which was so lovely!
I had such a great night despite losing my voice after a few days of already having the flu, but even though I couldn’t scream along to ‘SOS’ and ‘Lovebug’ like I planned, we had so much fun.
February 4th, 2020
My twenty-first birthday was also pretty surreal, as I still nearly say ‘nineteen’ when people ask how old I am!
Despite still being unwell, I didn’t want to sit around the house and do nothing, so with the birthday money my mum gave me, I thought a shopping trip to IKEA in Southampton was called for, and so I dragged my dad and boyfriend along with me. Who doesn’t want to spend their birthday in IKEA, right?
I ended up buying a new TV unit which was much-needed, as well as a Kallax shelving unit to replace the bookshelf and desk in my room. It’s completely changed how my living room looks and I love it!
In the evening after building my furniture, we went out for dinner with my family, my boyfriend’s family, and one of my closest friends and her girlfriend, which was so fun. Then, it was back home to go to bed, ready for what I had planned the next day…
February 5th, 2020
In the morning, I left my boyfriend to build the rest of my furniture, and I headed out to get my haircut.
Within an hour, I was back home, and we were ready to head to Brighton for something I was so nervous but simultaneously excited for.
We grabbed a quick bite to eat in McDonalds before walking up to Velvet Tattoo where I had an appointment with Nina for my first ever tattoo! After one of my dogs passed away in November 2019, I knew I wanted to get her little paw print tattooed, and I eventually found the courage to book an appointment, but it still didn’t feel real until I was lying on the tattoo bench listening to the buzzing of the gun.
It had been my goal for so long to get a tattoo, and Nina made me feel really calm despite my phobia of needles and low pain tolerance, but much to my surprise (and my boyfriend’s surprise, actually) it barely hurt at all, and I managed to sit still and relax the entire time.
After just over an hour, Twiggy’s paw print was on my arm forever, and we spent a little while wandering around the shops in Brighton before heading home.
That evening, I spent some time organising my living room, hanging out with my friend, and watching Sex Education – so a pretty successful, fun-filled day!
February 15th & 16th, 2020
From February 6th to February 14th I was sofa-bound at home, calling into work sick every day, still with the flu and no voice. My boyfriend and I had a weekend away planned in London, and I was finally starting to feel better, so we decided to go ahead.
Originally, we had quite a lot planned but I didn’t want to overdo it, so we ended up walking around the Natural History Museum on the 15th and honestly not doing much else except ordering a Nando’s, and the next day we did a little bit of shopping down Oxford Street.
I bought a couple of records, a plant and a bubble bar from Lush, and ‘Dead Simple’ by Peter James (which I blitzed through in a couple of days), and I was exhausted from all the walking we did.
February 21st, 2020
And to add to fun things I did in February, I also dragged my boyfriend along to a Kiefer Sutherland gig at The Chalk in Brighton, which exceeded both of our expectations! We had such a good night and it was so cool to see Kiefer Sutherland after watching so many of the movies he had been in from the 80s (The Lost Boys, Flatliners, and Stand By Me, to name a few).
And that’s pretty much it!
As you can tell, February was a crazy busy month for me compared to what I’m usually doing, but I had so much fun doing all of it – I don’t think there could have been a better start to my 21st year, minus of course being ill for most of it.
Hopefully, I’ll be back much sooner with another post, but until then you can catch me on my other social medias (and my newly re-started bookstagram @longroad.bookclub) if you miss me!
What did you get up to this month? And what would you like to see on my blog this year? Let me know in the comments, I’d love to catch up with you.