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The Birthday Weekend.


I thought I’d share a few snaps of the weekend of Jordan’s birthday, I’ve already mentioned it in yesterday’s post but here are a few more non-Instagram photos. After getting my amazing 40mm lens, I can take my SLR out with me and not worry about it too much as the pancake lens makes it so slim!

So to start the birthday weekend (Jordan’s birthday was on Monday 24th), on Sunday we met up with friends and had lunch and drinks at my favourite burger place, Nice n Sleazys. Just look at those burgers – you have to dismantle to eat but they’re incredible. The boys can squish them down and eat ’em like a normal burger but I can’t – I wouldn’t even risk it because it would end in (burger) tears all down me. You can see the boys are anxious to tuck in but I’m snapping away, of course. After that huge lunch, we went across the road to one of our favourite bars for an afternoon/evening booze and to look after our food babies – I almost had to take off my belt hahaha.

We headed to the West End near our old flat for a gig at Oran Mor. This is a big old church that is now a bar/venue/club – we saw Mystery Jets here last year and it was phenomenal! The gig was actually an all-day festival but we went for one band and one band only, The Twilight Sad. I mentioned yesterday that they’re an amazing Scottish band that I’ve been in to since my teens, I really recommend giving them a listen. That accent!
We finished up the night with a cocktail or two at Slouch on Bath St before calling it a night!

On Monday, I woke Jordan up with a poem (in a card, it’s a tradition and oh so funny) and then made him have a treasure hunt around the flat for his presents. We had a big breakfast and had quite a lazy day as we’d done the family thing a few days before. For dinner, we headed to Republic Bier Halle, a German style beer and pizza place in a basement – Bier Halle does the best pizzas I’ve ever tried so obviously we had to line our stomachs with some good quality German beer and a pizza each. If you’re ever in Glasgow, I recommend a trip here – the atmosphere is laid back and the place is really cool.
Jordan wanted to head to his favourite Tingle Shooter Bar around the corner for some Apple Pie shots before we headed home to prep for the party. Tingle looks a little like a restaurant as there’s a huge menu behind the bar listing all the shots. I play it safe with Cookies & Cream, Peanut Butter & Jelly (just alcoholic combinations of spirits that taste like flavours) but Jordan always gets the Mad Scientist. Do you really want to know what’s in here? I’ll tell you – Absinthe, Tequilla, Sambuca and Tabasco Sauce in a shot glass. Yep.

Finally, we headed home to decorate the flat and make some awesome strawberry cocktails in the blender, which of course I slurped up quickly. We had a little party at the flat before heading out, it was probably one of my favourite nights out ever – there was a bouncy castle inside the club! Not the first time I’ve done this while being under the influence, but I kicked off my shoes, handed my drink to Jordan and us girls had a bounce around until we were lying in a tangled heap in the back corner. Hilarious!

As you can imagine, Tuesday was spent watching films on the couch all day. Lots of water! I hope you enjoyed the pictures!

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  • Looks as though you had a fab birthday! Those burgers are making me drool at work haha 🙂

  • Looks like you had such an amazing time! Burgers look incredible. Love the iea of the treausre hunt for gifts… might steal this for my boyfriends birthday!

    Stevie | Stevie Hearts Makeup

  • Veronica

    Ah, this is so fabulous! I love posts like these (particularly since I can go check out the places in Glasgow myself).

    We went to Tingle this past weekend and loved it after your recommendation way back in March. I cannot BELIEVE Jordan would willingly try that stuff. Reminds me a bit of the chili shots we took at Revolution on Renfield St. They used to give you a pint of milk with the purchase as your throat would be burning for ages without it.

    Anyway, this looked like a pretty awesome weekend and you’re such a creative girlfriend for going to all that trouble (you’re making the rest of us look bad, staaahp!)


  • lovely post, sounds like you and jordan had a wonderful time 🙂 in love with twilight sad now – thank you! ox

  • There’s always that dilemma of how to eat a towering burger. I think I would risk the squishing and eating, however ghastly I looked!

  • Ohhh those burgers looks great! Hope Jordan had a lovely birthday and I bet you’ve had a great weekend. x

  • Caz

    Those burgers look amazing! Don’t think you can beat pizza on your birthday though, best food ever! x

  • Sounds like you had an awesome time! Those burgers look Incredible! xxx

  • Looks like you gad a great time! I would definitely try these burgers xx

    Justine | BRIGHTON DREAM

  • Is that black pudding on a pizza?? ughhhh KATE, DISGUSTING.

  • That sounds like such a lovely birthday for him! I’ve never visited Glasgow before but I really want to as those burgers look yuuummy haha.

  • Oooh that burger… YUUM. I like how the 40mm photos turned out! Really considering getting one!

  • Ah! Burgers like that make me wish I wasn’t a vegetarian. Looks like an amazing day!

  • Some of my favourite places! However I’ve yet to try food in Nice n Sleazys although I need to go in for a white russian every single time I’m in town! Sounds like you had a lovely weekend! x

  • It looks like you guys had a great time. And….I’m going to keep my eyes peeled for a lens like that!!

  • I hope you two had a lovely time, it looks like you did! xxx

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD 

  • Amy

    I hope he had a lovely birthday 🙂 I’ve just opened up the link to The Twilight Sad to have a little listen to, I’m always looking up new bands here and there.

    Those burgers look incredible! I went to Jamie Oliver’s and had a burger that was similar in height, it’s nice knowing I’m not the only one who dismantles them 😛

    Amy xx
    A Little Boat Sailing

  • Looks like you and Jordan had a lovely time!
    The burger looks delicious. Yum!

    Celina | The Celution

  • Looks so good!

    Seaside Beauty

  • Bouncy castles when drunk are so much fun! Sounds like Jordan had a great weekend. You suit that hat so well! And those burgers look delicious! How did you go about choosing a lens for your camera? I’ve been looking into getting one but really don’t know where to start.

    Little Black Russian


  • This sounds like a fantastic weekend. Glad you had fun! Oh, and that burguer looks yummy 🙂

  • that looks like the best birthday ever and weekend as well. yum to the good food! xx. gigi.

  • Looks like so much fun! And a bouncy castle?! Amazing!! Wow them burgers just look…. yum! Sounds like a great birthday!
    Charlotte xxx

  • That burger looks amazingly delicious! Something like that would make a good weekend great!

  • Louise

    Hello Kate,
    I’m taking the freedom of leaving you a comment because I’m currently working on a fashion-related dissertation for my MSc. I’m doing a survey about the perception of young women towards today’s fashion luxury brands, and if you, or any of your lovely reader, could take 5 mins and complete it, it would help me a lot 🙂
    Here is the link of my survey:
    Thank you very much!

    Lou ♥
    Ps:That burger just made me so hungry, looks very very yummy haha

  • Gorgeous photos! 🙂 Sounds like Jordan celebrated well!
    Rosie x | Every Word Handwritten

  • You look stunning ! Hope you had a good weekend !!

    Madeline | Its a Mads Mads World