(1. Birthday cake. 2. Presents. 3. Balloons. 4. Signature bear and succulent. 5. Goody basket. 6. Sterling silver turquoise earrings from Wendy. 7. Sterling coral pendant from Grandma and Grampy. 8. Sterling rainbow moonstone earrings from my Uncle and Aunty. 9. Tibetan faux turquoise and coral perfume bottle pendant from my sister. 10. Belt buckle from my Dad. 11. Sterling Navajo slave bracelet from Denis. 12. Sterling Navajo turquoise ring from Ben. 13. Sterling Rajasthani choker necklace from Mum.)
Over the last year, my obsession with silver jewellery has grown to new heights. Since working at an Indian/Tibetan/Nepalese inspired jewellery store, I've become quite snobbish with the jewellery I wear - wanting it not to tarnish and wanting it all to last forever, so I can pass it on to my future children. Most of my family and friends made note of this obsession, and amazed me by buying me all this incredible jewellery. My absolute favourite piece being the choker from my Mum.
As you can kind of see in my goody basket, there is a home-made gift certificate with my Dad's face on it. This gift certificate had me very, very close to tears. He gave me a return air ticket to India for the end of year!!!!!!!!! *QUEUE SCREAMING AND CRYING*
I had a very nice, quiet day spending it with my most cherished people then eating incredible Indian food for dinner, and having a fun, albeit weird, night out in the city. On that note, I'd love to thank my family & friends (real-life and cyber) for the birthday wishes, and for making my 18th birthday a day to remember. I love you all very much!!
(Disclaimer: I am not bragging in this post, this is simply to show how grateful I am for the gifts that I received, and how appreciative I am that I live in a society where my family and friends can afford to give presents.)