Tuesday, 1 October 2013

My 40th Birthday in Barcelona

On Wednesday morning at 7am last week my husband shouted up to me from downstairs "Fiona, can you come down here please, I need your help". Duly I went downstairs to the kitchen to be greeted with a loud blasting of BARCELONA by Queen! My husband told me to get ready, pack a bag and be ready to leave at 3pm because we were off to Barcelona that very afternoon - SQUEAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

My parents very kindly came up to look after the boys/take them to school etc and I quickly packed!

Barcelona in one word - AMAZING!

We ate, we drank, we walked - repeat this for every one of the 3 full days we were there and take out the walking for the one night we arrived. We found a bar, had a drink and bite to eat. Moved on to a cocktail bar and stayed until 3am - who knew we could do that still, at our age, on our own, 15 years into our relationship!

It's best summed up in pictures I think! Starting with what I wore:

Travelling and site seeing



My birthday lunch


My birthday evening


Site seeing

 Shopping - EWWWWW check out the beetle necklace!


We did do some cultural stuff!


Some of what we ate and drank



And here's the great man himself - we fell in love all over again and we are looking forward to doing this annually from now on. I need a year for my liver to recover!



My favourite photo of us both




Have you been to Barcelona? Hope you enjoyed it as much as we did

Fiona
xoxo

15 comments :

  1. Hi my dear!! How utterly wonderful!! it sounded like the dream break away and you both look lovely too-fabulous photos and so pleased you celebrated your 40th in such style, congratulations!!!

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  2. What a lovely treat. Looks like you were lucky with the weather, I think I might have traded second day of sight seeing for bed and Alka Seltzer after that bar bill! Happy Birthday, there's still life in the old girl yet, if 50 is the new 30, it makes you 20 all over again!

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    1. Hoping 50 is the new 30 - here's the decade ahead of me!

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  3. Oh how lovely!! Happy birthday!! My other half turned 40 earlier this month and we celebrated in Ibiza, it was great!

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  4. Aw Fiona, so glad you had a fab time you deserved it as you work so hard spinning your various plates. Great outfits, and you look so happy which is the best accessory of all! Xx

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    1. Ps. I LOVE Barcelona, been loads of times and am always wanting to go back!

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    2. Looks like you had a wonderful, well deserved treat! You look absolutely radiant in your pic's! You packed perfectly for the weather and for what you got up to x

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  5. Looks like you had an amazing time. We had a quick couple of days when Charlie was 6, we took him to see Barcelona v Chelsea and I am taking him back 7 years later for a weekend at the end of November so good places to eat would be greatly appreciated. It sure is a beautiful city. x

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    1. If I could remember where we went I would tell you! We were staying in the El Born area and I would have been lost every day and night if it weren't for my husband!

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  6. Awww you big softy - so lovely to see you having a great time!! We keep saying we need more weekends on our own - it's tough though isn't it?! xx

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  7. What a fabulous post. It's lovely to share your birthday with you!! You look happy, gorgeous and nowhere near 40. Your husband looks rather nice too! Xxx

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  8. Perfect! It all looks so wonderful! The Birthday evening pic of you is just gorgeous! You look radiant! I took my Mama there for a weekend back in 93!! I'd love to go back! Ax

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  10. Insanely envious, wow what a treat! Love your birthday evening outfit so pretty :)

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