On the day of my birthday I took a little trip with my folks to the wonderfully historical and quaint town of Shrewsbury; spending our afternoon treading the cobbles, crushing on the beautiful boutiques and basically being spoilt rotten (right on!).
Come take a look around! Some of these buildings are beautiful and so old (bit like me now!), the way they lean into each other is almost mesmerising, creating little walk ways and secret passages. Oh the stories these bricks hold. One thing I love about these towns that cherish their past, are the signs dotted around on the walls of particularly notable buildings, giving you dates and information on its origins.
Another highlight of the day was discovering some truly gorgeous little shops, jam packed with trinkets and treasures galore! I was so distracted by all these shiny pretty things that I only remembered to take a few snaps here and there. I could have spend hours popping in and out of the stores here and stumbling across unexpected delights at every turn.
After treating his favourite girls to some fancy chocolates from the fancy pants chocolate shop, dad drove us home, stopping for a really nice stroll along the river in the sunshine, at Iron Bridge, on the way back. Someone somewhere must have known it was my birthday as the sun was giving a winning performance, and the air was full of that old wood fire smell (my absolute, number one, favourite). We took in the views from the infamous bridge and soaked up some much needed vitamin D.
We had such a brilliant day roaming around Shrewsbury and Iron Bridge, and I of course had a little spring in my step the entire way. There was many more birthdayness later that day, but being the greedy gal that I am, I will share all this excitement out into several more posts!!