What I Got For My 25th Birthday!

I asked over on Twitter (@chlometzger, if you’re not already following) if anyone would like to see what I received for my birthday this year and 90% said yes, so lucky you. This year I had a truly wonderful time and felt so loved, so much so it knocked me for six. If any of you reading were a part of it, thank you so much.

So, let’s get into the gifts.

This was a huge surprise but SO exciting, I absolutely love Loungefly bags. I didn’t expect my Mum to find one so it was a big surprise when I opened the box it came in! An R2-D2 Loungefly bag!!

I also got the Lego Knight bus, within 24 hours of recieving it I’d finished building it and now I’m eyeing up the castle set again…my bank account does not agree with this decision. I also got a super cute balloon.

Now let’s get around to the books! From my friend Charissa I received Two Can Keep A Secret & The Confessions of Frannie Langton both of which I’ve been waiting to read for ages. My friend Sarah got me Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me, an LGBT graphic novel I’ve heard a LOT about.

Next up are two books I bought with a gift card from a special rabbit (yes, you read that right) so I picked up the graphic novel of Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson and the City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab.

My parents got me A Very Large Expanse of Sea, another book I’ve been meaning to get to for a while. I also received a copy of Archie 1941 from my friend Joe because he knows I’ve been waiting for it to come out as a trade rather than single issues. He also got me a Saga pin for my jacket and another that says Birthday Stud…I proudly wore it around London.

Ali did good this year, I’ve been thinking about getting some better headphones for a while now and he found me these and they are a dreeeeeam. Also got them in my favourite colour – he’s going to be a good husband.

Next up my grandparents got me this beautiful shirt with animals all over, so damn cute. They also got me a Lush set which is perfect because as the weather gets colder I want to have ALL OF THE BATHS. It also included one of my all time favourites, Sex Bomb.

My lovely Lucy and godkids got me Coda, I don’t know much about it but I’m looking forward to a new graphic novel. She also painted a picture of me and Ali which she’s still finishing up – it’s incredible and I’ll be sharing it on my Instagram (@chloemetz_) when it’s ready!

I was also lucky enough to get a new Pandora charm from my Mother-in-Law because she’s bloody adorable.

Next up some more gifts from friends Abbie, Ben & Sarah. I got some new fox socks, some new kick ass badges for my jacket. Also, can we take a moment to appreciate my friends love for my butt. Loving it.

I also got 2 new notebooks and a pack of yummy fudge! And I also got a handmade jumper (my friends Mum is secretly Mrs Weasley) it is so warm and snuggly. This is my second jumper like this and again, it’s in my favourite colour.

I’ve finally reached the age where my family will buy me chocolate and alcohol for my birthday hallelujah. 4 different type of Hotel Chocolate that I haven’t tried before and some Chocolate Gin? HELL TO THE YES. Also, so far, so delicious.

My sister came through too with new make-up. Another amazing Naked palette which is amazing and looks so good. She also got me some more brushes which she’ll teach me to use and some new lipstick to try.

What more needs to be said? My grandparents know. Also, look at this cute Fox they also go me! He’s called Basil.

I have wanted some of these cupcakes from this specific lady for a few years and as a surprise my Mum got these made for me. They didn’t last long but tasted so, so good.

Also there were some great Harry Potter gifts. My friend Corrie went and found me a new list pad and some badges as well as some lovely chocolaty goodies too.

My Mum also found these ADORABLE little Harry Potter plushies and aren’t they so cute? I love them.

She also found me a personal size Gryffindor cake. Currently, it’s survived all the eating but I’m sure it will disappear soon…

I was also lucky enough to receive money, although obviously there’s no need for pictures of that!

So there it is! The wonderful gifts I received for my 25th birthday! Are there any you like the look of? Let me know in the comments below!

25 Fun Facts About Me

25 Fun Facts About Me!

Today I have leveled up to 25 (!!), yep I’ve been on this planet for a quarter of the century now and while there is a mild panic that I am now closer to 30 than 20, I’m hoping this will be a good year. So, for tonight’s post I thought I’d let you in on 25 fun facts about me you might not know!

  • I once had a meal with Trevor McDonald as part of a uni event, we bonded over how much we enjoyed George Ezra’s music.
  • I have had 9 hamsters in my life Lampie, Hamski, Noodle, Wickett have all passed on to the rainbow bridge and currently I have BB, Artoo, Wompa, Nymeria and Ghost with Ali.
  • Speaking of, I met Ali at 13 years old, I’ve been a little bit in love with him ever since.
  • I didn’t realise I loved academics until much later for my GCSE options I chose Music, Art, Drama and Textiles – I wanted to take dance but it wouldn’t fit with my schedule (also my knees were buggered).
  • I have Hypermobility meaning my joints are super bendy – I still can’t do the splits though. 🤔
  • I would rather read than do almost anything else.
  • I don’t drink coffee.
  • Pop-punk is one of my favourite genres and Ali makes playlists for us full of awesome new stuff.
  • When I was a kid I dreamed of being in musicals on the West End stage… then I found rock music.
  • I didn’t have a Tequila shot until my 24th birthday…I wish I hadn’t.
  • If I had one moment to go back in time I’d go and watch Queen live at Wembley.
  • I have a BA in English Literature and while I was studying it was my ambition to get a PhD and become a lecturer.
  • I was in bands from the age of 16 to 21 as a vocalist.
  • My aim for every year is to read 100 books.
  • My first concert was in 1999, I saw the Spice Girls at Earls Court in London.
  • I love vintage fashion, 1950s style dresses are my favourite.
  • I once met Carrie Fisher, I was so excited she had her dog Gary with her that I said hello to Gary first. 🙈
  • I am desperate to have my own dog, it’s the first thing I’m going to sort out when we have a house. Thankfully, I have my lovely Lottie at my parents house and a load of dogs at Ali’s mum’s house so I’m covered.
  • My Myers Briggs result is an INFJ – most people are surprised I’m an introvert.
  • My Netflix account ‘watched’ list is a mix of stand up comedy, true crime documentaries and comedy tv shows I’ve seen a million times before.
  • I think the 80s was the best time for films, I’m also really keen on music from the time. Basically, I would have loved to have grown up in the 80s.
  • My big life ambition is to write a book.
  • It took me 5 attempts to pass my driving test.
  • My family are super into Disney. I grew up watching Disney films on repeat, have been to Disneyland Paris 6 times, Orlando 3 time and I’m going again for my honeymoon.
  • Being 25 makes me feel nervous, it feels a little bit too grown up for me!

And that’s 25! What are some interesting facts about you? Let me know in the comments below! 👇