I turned 29 on the 18th of May! Yeeh! Because it was a bank holiday on a Monday I took the Tuesday and the Wednesday (my birthday) off. So yeeh for long weekends! Because my birthday was in the middle of the week and a lot of people had to work I got two birthdays! Who does not enjoy that huh?
Day 1 pre -birthday (17th May )
Tuesday I went shopping in the city Haarlem and Purmerend with my mother. So my mum and I started in Haarlem. We were browsing the little stores in the center of Haarlem but we decided to have lunch first. We settled to go to Cafe Brinkman which is located on the Grote Markt in Haarlem Center. I had a sandwich Bali which was quite tasty . The sandwich photographed really well. Such a nice big sandwich.
I was really surprised that when my mum and I were out and about it was really nice weather, as the Forecast that week was crap. It was sunny and even I felt hot on occasion. After lunch we visited some stores tried on some things and then we decided to go back to Purmerend and do some shopping there. Once done we returned to my parents house and had some pizza and salad and ofcourse some cake. The cake was really good but I had too much. At 0.00 hours I opened some pressies. Awesome!
Day 2 The real birthday ( 18th May)
Day 2 I spent with my sister. She told me to be at Haarlem station at 12.45 hours so we could get lunch at 1300 hours. Lunch, really sis ! She made me walk this weird route . And I was like what is going on. Where are we having lunch? And then we ended up at Douglas at the MAC counter !! Hell yeah!! I got a MAC make over and afterwards I could choose € 60,- worth of products! Pretty sweet! As I was in the moment , I sort of caved and purchased some other stuff from MAC. So below you can see the items the MAC artist used on me. Can I just say that the MAC water weight foundation is awesome. My skin looked really nice.
After my MAC makeover we had lunch at the Thrill Grill. I think this is turning out to be a great place for lunch. I opted for the Kranenburger, a burger. On the picture it looks so simple but the flavor combination is awesome. A beef burger , lettuce, red onion jam, Blue Cheese dressing and crushed black pepper on a toasted organic bun. Hmmmm so good. Also their homemade Ice tea is soooo good.
Afterwards it was shopping around and scoring some great deals really. For dinner we had some nice sushi. Afterwards we chilled out in front of the tv all in all a good day,
Day 3 day of cake
As per Dutch tradition you usually get cake for your co workers. Unfortunately I forgot to make pictures of these cakes. I got 3 cakes and they were delicious. They all went down a treat.
I hope you all enjoyed this post. I am planning to do a what I got for my birthday post and do a little haul post what I got during those days. For last year festivities click here . Until next post friends!
4 thoughts on “3 Days of birthday festivities”
Sounds like you had a great birthday! The food looks amazing too. Sometimes the best part of the day is chilling out on the sofa afterwards! Happy belated birthday xx
It was super awesome and I am very great full. Thank you so much for your kind words. XoXo Kim
Thank you so much! XoXo Kim