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Daddy's Birthday Weekend

This weekend I popped home to celebrate my lovely Daddy's birthday. 
Seeing as he is a huge Bond fan, what better to do then go see the new James Bond movie Skyfall. I don't want to ruin it for you if you haven't gone to see it yet, but it is absolute amazing! 
Hands down the best bond movie so far, and Daniel Craig just looks so ridiculously handsome in it , more so than any previous movie. I know! As if thats actually possible?!
But enough about that.



Mummy made the most amazing Starbucks cake surrounded by little expresso mugs full of chocolate mousse, it was an absolute creation.



Birthday breakfast was out of this world!
Daddy's new favourite kitchen toy is his paella pan from The Paella Company. 
Despite being used a little unconventionally, we managed to cook enough food in it to feed an army.



And yes, we have already brought out the Christmas crockery. Well only 55 days to go now, so why not?!

Following our mammoth feast, we headed off to Henley for a walk in the country. 
Home to the annual Henley regatta, it is such a beautiful place with the iconic River Thames running through the centre and gorgeous little shops and restaurants dotted throughout the little village.  




Have you ever crossed through a field of cows?
Probably not. 
You always think that cows are sweet friendly animals that sit down/stand up depending if its raining or not, but crossing though a field full of them is absoluely terrifying. They absolutely stared us out as we passed though, giving me the impression as though they were about to charge at any given moment.
Thankfully we made it though alive and managed to carry on with our rambling. 








You're never too old for a bit of tree climbing. Jesse and Rach absolutely ran for it when they saw this little beauty. 





Albeit not the most practical of outfits for a big walk in the country, my little sister Rach looked absolute lovely in her "urban"-bumpkin ensemble. 



Yes its real! 
We stopped off at the Flowerpot Pub on the way round for a couple of drinkypoos and look what was hiding away in the garden! 
I would not like to be the one to hollow that thing out!




Me, Jesse, Rach & Harry posing for our little family portrait.

What I'm Wearing: Abercrombie Coat, Cardi & Jeans.
What Jesse's wearing: River Island Coat, Zara Scarf, Jumper & Leggings.




We were all absolutely starving after our 6 mile walk and Daddy wanted to go to his new favourite burger joint, Byron. Since 2007, the single London branch has now grown to have restaurants all over the country serving beautifully fresh and handmade Scottish beef burgers with a typical American style menu. 
You can't go wrong. 
Burger, milkshake & fries. 
All made to order with whatever topping you may so desire.
I think we ordered absolutely everything off the menu (I'm not joking!)


Strawberry milkshake to die for! I was sad that they didn't have my favourite Banana, but this strawberry one even had chunks of strawberry amongst its think luscious deliciousness.








I opted for the skinny burger (aka no bun) with avocado, bacon and blue cheese. Basically cobb salad plus burger. 
Finger-licking good!



Courgette fries to kill for!





Iceberg wedge with blue cheese sauce, so good!



Daddy's favourite - skin on fries. 


You'd think you can only get a side order of mac & cheese in America but no, Byron have it right here!

We all had a wonderful weekend celebrating Daddy's birthday. So nice for all of us to be in the same place for once. Harry & I both are both back at university studying blogging away and Jesse is off to Washington tomorrow, now that Sandy the Frankenstorm has calmed down. To all my East Coast friends, stay safe! Thinking of you all!

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