About a month ago, I turned 21. In Australia, turning 21 isn't the hugest deal ever (since we're legal at 18) but we love to party and celebrate it anyway. Besides, my eighteenth passed without any excitement whatsoever, so I felt entitled to this. I planned to throw a party at a classy bar - one with unlimited gourmet pizzas and fancy cocktails served in glasses rimmed with hundreds and thousands. But guess what? They wouldn't let me have glitter. Ummm, clearly they haven't met me. The theme was glitter! So instead we dressed up in sequins and threw confetti around my backyard. And now, a month later, I'm still waking up with specks of sparkle on my face.

did i spend months handmaking glittery decorations instead of studying? why, yes i did. oops.

i love these people a lot. like, a lot.

It was a great night. I'm not really used to playing the host role, and I had a few groups of friends there that didn't know each other, so I spent the first few hours flitting from group to group and worrying if people were getting along. Finally my homegirl (lol) sat me down and gave me a drink and life was lovely from there.

My friends are so fucking great. Ugh, I love them a lotlot. A lotlotlot, even. I'd list the ways they spoiled me with presents but I'd be going on forever. One I will mention, though, because it's about to become very relevant to my blog: a Diana F+ lomography film camera. WHAAAAAT? Yep, all my work buddies pitched in and gave me the best present I could ask for. As it turns out, shooting film is really hard (lol duh Dinah), but I'm improving. My second roll of film wasn't nearly as disastrous as my first. I'm planning to share the photos on here.

Thank you everyone for the birthday wishes, and for being generally amazing people. Much love! And happy Christmas! *blowing kiss emoji*

currently reading: 1d fanfic, because when am i not?
currently (re)watching: queer as folk, season 2
currently listening to: i jumped on the taylor swift bandwagon YAY

ooooooh little saint nick

Are you in the Christmas spirit? I'm in the Christmas spirit. Now that my birthday has come and gone (I turned 21, wooo! - more on that later) all my attention is now on Christmas! Honestly it's my favourite time of year. My family has never been religious but we always celebrated Christmas anyway. For me, it's a time of friends and family and hot sticky weather and endless seafood. That and Christmas pudding. Mmm, so good. Cherries are up there, too.

Ever since I can remember (and aside from one-off exceptions), Christmas has been spent at my family friends' house. Their family contains my mum's best friend and my older brother's best friend since they were three or four. How fucking cute, right? Unfortunately for me, the timing of their second child didn't line up very well with my birth, so usually I'm hanging around awkwardly making small talk with aunts and uncles while the bestie pairs are off bestie-ing, but it is what it is. (One foot in the cradle, one foot in the grave.)

Every few years, mum likes to pull out the good old Let-Embarrass-Dianna photos, category: Christmas dressups. We're talking elves, fairies, crocodiles. The whole lot. And never one of those store-bought complete costumes. Nope, I made these from scratch, with odds and ends I'd find around the place. I'm a creative one, hey. I haven't worn elf shoes to Christmas lunch in years, but I'm still into the colour coordinating thing. It's pretty cute, if I may say so myself.

Maybe it's that I'm actually looking, but this year I'm finding loads of Christmas jumpers on many websites. They're so adorable. I'm definitely getting one. The one I have my eye on, though, is out of stock at the moment (CAN I CRY) so my plan is to refresh the page over the next week and hope for the best. I need it, okay? (It's the Christmas tree one below. Don't buy it, you jerks.)

Speaking of Christmassy things, do you like the lovely lights on my blog? Yes, yes you do.

I'll get around to posting about my birthday shenanigans soon. Waiting for photos to be developed. Hohoho!

Currently watching: Queer As Folk season one (the feels!!)
Currently listening to: One Direction's new album "Four" is fucking good okay
Currently reading: Hollister's shipping terms and conditions, because of course I am