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


  1. Duuuude. You know what I thought of? Taylor Swift's 22 music video. I know you're not a fan but she had this party for the music video where she put cat make-up on lulz

    Also, glad you had tons of fun!

  2. Happy Belated Birthday! This looks like so much fun! Great job. :)

  3. Yay for your successful party. Thanks for the fun and food and sparkles and pretty lights!
    We have to find tickets for T Swift!! (unless you already got some and are going with cooler people?)
    PS Merry Christmas and good on you for keeping this blog alive =)

  4. Your party looks awesome! Love the glitter theme so much x