I woke up around 9 on my birthday and sat by myself in the living room for a bit watching the sun on the sea outside - it was such a clear and sunny day and it was really lovely. Lee got up and we had some breakfast and I opened presents from him and from a few other people. My aunt bought me a few pairs of Snag Tights which was ace! Lee bought me a white pair of slip on Converse - I already have a black pair and I wore them all last summer as they're so comfy and easy to wear.
My mum and stepdad arrived about 11.30, they had come from home and made good time. As the weather was so nice I wanted to walk down on the beach. My stepdad couldn't manage the steps, but I managed them which was good. He stayed on a bench at the top and the rest of us walked down the beach for a bit. The sun was low in the sky and right on the sea and sand and it was so gorgeous!
We went back into the apartment and had some lunch - we had brought some bread and sandwich fillings and stuff, so that was ideal. Then we set off into Bridlington itself around 1.45. We parked and went in a HUGE amusement arcade that was open. Lee played Outrun and we played on the 2p machines, then played bowling. I tripped over entirely as I was taking my first shot (I didn't see the little step up to the wooden bit), dropped the ball, it went down the aisle and I still managed to score 7! Haha. My mum won, she's always been good at bowling.
After a couple of hours we went back to the apartment. My mum and Norman took some photos of the sunset out the front of the apartment; I'd warned them it would look nice so they had both brought their cameras. We watched TV for a bit then went out to Aloha in the town centre.
I had wanted to go a Thai restaurant but when I looked at the website, it was closed because the owners were in Thailand! I looked all over for other vegetarian choices and came upon Aloha, which was part American steakhouse, part Mexican grill, part Hawaiian tiki bar. Yes, very weird, but the menu was extensive and there was a whole page of veggie and vegan choices. I had grilled halloumi to start with which came with a lovely five bean salad, and then a veggie chilli quesedilla which came with salads and chips. There was so much that I brought one whole quesedilla home with me and ate it on the Friday night. Everyone enjoyed their food which was good. I had a couple of cocktails too which were both lovely.
My mum and Norman set off home after we'd eaten and we went back to the apartment. It was a lovely birthday and I'm glad my mum and Norman could come!
I was wearing my new Libertines t-shirt which my mum bought me for Christmas - it's a 2XL and so soft and fits perfectly. I paired it with my flamingo skirt (was a dre4ss but the bodice didn't fit so my mum modified it for me) and think it matched well!
9am, sun was on the right and the whole thing looked gorgeous! This is why I wanted a sea view!
White slip on Converse - I don't expect them to stay white for long though
The sun was just so beautiful
Looking up the beach towards Bridlington. My stepdad has a paparazzi lens and he managed to take such a good photo that you could see people on the harbour!
Looking the other way
Selfie on the beach. This is 38 I guess!
This was the back of our apartment - ours was the bottom right under the balcony
Our shadows on the beach
I love photos like this with the sun on the sand. I have one I took in northern France in November 2005, it's stunning
Me and my mum
Next to our apartments were several others just like it. They were so weirdly just in the middle of nowhere, but were really nice
I love it when the sea leaves patterns like this too
Looking up towards Bridlington from the actual beach
Me and Lee
My mum gave me this gold bracelet - I'd been after one for a while and she had a gold chain that my dad had bought her (which is obviously forever ago because he died in 2008). She never wore it so she had it made into two bracelets, one for each of us! Isn't that lovely? It obviously means a lot cos it was a gift from my dad. I think I might buy some charms for it
Now in Bridlington, here's the ferris wheel
Inside the amusements, Lee was impressed by their Outrun set up
We watched him play it for a while, he did really well
Me and my mum!
Playing bowling, this is after I fell. I'm writing this ten days later and my knee is still bruised and sore
Lee's tongue was blue because he had an Ice Blast
My mum bowling
See, she won!
Lee and I played Mario Kart, I think I won but can't be sure
The funfair - I love seaside towns in the winter when they're all abandoned
And the ferris wheel again
This must have been the moon when we got back to the apartment, because the sun doesn't set over the sea there!
A blue cocktail which was delicious
Grilled halloumi and bean salad
Another cocktail, I think it was like a Long Island iced tea, but with fruit juice
I stole the umbrella from it
And finally, I took this photo as we left because I was showing my stepdad how the iphone has an aperture opening so you can take pretty decent photos in the dark. It's nice isn't it?!