A birthday wish list, ‘me’ day and thoughts on turning 32

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A birthday wish list, ‘me’ day and thoughts on turning 32

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This coming weekend I turn the grand old age of 32! It’s a bit scary how quickly time has flown since I hit my thirties. The big 3-0 was a huge turning point in my life, I set up Uniquely Healthy as a business and basically really got my shit together and figured out what I wanted out of life. I sit here now as a Mama to be and I couldn’t be happier with where I am, occasional body image wobbles aside! Although my hormonal issues were hard to deal with, they were part of my path and getting pregnant rather surprisingly when I did has been perfect timing. When I was younger I was in the ‘must have children before 30’ camp, and to be honest I’m glad that things didn’t wind up that way because I feel like I’m in a much better position to be a parent now for so many reasons!

It’s been quite a reflective week on the blog, I think birthdays can make you do that! Looking ahead I’m so excited about where things are going in my life. Obviously the little man is well and truly on his way now and business wise things could not be better, I have some huge plans for next year that I can’t wait to get stuck into as long as I balance family time too. The last piece of the puzzle is our housing situation, I’m visualising and manifesting the hell out of this new house we will need within the next 12 months!

As I was saying on Tuesday I can not wait for a serious post birth shopping spree, but people have asked me what I would like for by birthday and I have pulled a few ideas together of course…

Lauras birthday wish list

Lucky Bitch >> Amazon

Hemsley Hemsley The Art of Eating Well >> Amazon

The Desire Map >> Amazon

Nike Purple Free 5.0 Trainers >> ASOS

Inika Organic Liquid Foundation >> Feel Unique

Luella Slouch Tote >> Oliver Bonas

REN Rosa Centifolia Foaming Cleanser >> Feel Unique

Ok so confession, I’ve ordered a few of these things already! I am lucky enough to get a little bit of birthday cash so I thought I’d order a few things so they are here for Sunday. I like reading but struggle with fiction sometimes, however I love personal development type books and Lucky Bitch (came across this via the lovely Emma Cossey) and Desire Map look right up my street as well as cookbooks of course! I couldn’t decide whether to get the kindle version or the hard copy of these even after a long convo on Facebook with my ladies! But in the end I thought that I would get the hardcopies, I don’t have an actual Kindle, just the app on my iPad and at least I can read the hardcopies in the bath! I’ve been looking for some good trainers for a while, and decided to just go ahead and get some instead of waiting until after the baby comes. I these are a gift from James. Other treats I wouldn’t mind include the organic foundation, as well as unpictured finishing powder which I’ve already ordered and the REN foaming cleanser. I also fell in love with that bag from Oliver Bonas, although I should really be thinking about changing bags instead of handbags right now!

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Tomorrow I’m having myself a ‘me day’. It’s something I really believe is important for your wellbeing, and even included it as an action in one of my e courses. I haven’t had one in way too long! I’m thinking I’ll start the day with some yoga then get ready and pop to town for a coffee and a look around the shops, get a nice healthy lunch somewhere and then treat myself to a cake from my fave bakery. On the evening I think James and I might watch a movie together or I might start reading one of my new books!

Ideally a massage would have been lovely, but I need to look at my budget for that. When I asked Facebook and Twitter what they would treat themselves too, spa days where high on the list!

How do you feel about birthdays? What’s on your wish list at the moment? How would you spend a day all to yourself? 

P.S You can check out my Wish List on Pinterest, I keep adding things to it of course ;-)

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28 Comments

  1. Cat

    Those trainers are beauties! I have Lucky Bitch on my wish list too-would love to know what you think of it when you’re done ;) I think my me-day would be very similar! A haircut might get thrown in there too (I skimp in those!)

    Have a lovely birthday!

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    • Laura Agar Wilson

      I will let you know – I’d happily post you the book down if you like? I’m trying to wait a while for my hair done, quite fancy splashing out and getting a new style and colour!

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  2. Pip {Cherries & Chisme}

    I swear I get more excited over trainers than normal shoes… they’re just so pretty!
    Have you got a Neal’s Yard near you? I saw the other day that the one near me has a deal on Sundays where you can get any treatment for £25 from one of their graduate students who are fully qualified but just have a bit less experience – worth looking into! (Although our one doesn’t currently have any graduate students, ha!)
    Have a wonderful day :)

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    • Laura Agar Wilson

      I know! I never thought I would be a trainer person but now I can see an obsession starting to form! We have a little Neals Yard in Newcastle, I’ll have to stop by tomorrow and see if they do that!

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  3. Lara

    YAY we share a birthday weekend this year … now if only I could claim 32 years I’d be ecstatic :-)
    Yeah I suggested a new pair of trainers for me but got told “you only need 1 pair” so I have a very good idea that I’m actually getting sod all this year! YAY go hubby!

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    • Laura Agar Wilson

      When is your birthday? Hope you have a good weekend too :-) Hope you get some lovely pressies, get your hubby told ;-)

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  4. Llinos

    Ooh the Hemsley recipe book looks good! I keep toying with Lucky Bitch too. In my opinion that handbag looks like it could carry a good amount of baby things ;-) Have a lovely final non-mama birthday!

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    • Laura Agar Wilson

      I think you should definitely check out Lucky Bitch, sounds up your street I think!

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  5. Lauren

    Ah I hope you had a lovely birthday weekend! Those trainers look amazing and I love the bag! Enjoy every minute of your me day and every mouthful of the delicious cake you will get :)
    On my wish list… somewhere lovely to live to settle into Sydney :) Visioning that shit daily ;)

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    • Laura Agar Wilson

      Thanks Lauren, I absolutely did enjoy my cake and me day! Haha, get manifesting, I’m sure you’ll find the perfect place!

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  6. Christina

    That coffee looks so good! I’m using that cleanser at the moment and really liking it – will probably try something new when it runs out but so far happy with it!

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    • Laura Agar Wilson

      I can remember seeing it on your blog, glad that you’ve been liking it. I’m just after something quick and easy to use in the shower on a morning and thought that sounded good!

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  7. Claire @ Flake and Cake

    Have a spectacular birthday this weekend Laura, hope lots of your wish list turn up :) Those shoes are so pretty but the bag looks fab too, lots of room!

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    • Laura Agar Wilson

      Thanks Claire! I know I’m so tempted by the bag! Will see how much birthday money I get :-)

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  8. Alex

    I love my birthday because it’s MY day. It’s the best day in my calendar. I also love birthdays more now I’m in my 30s, I swear every year gets better. My life is far from perfect right now, but I feel more equipped to handle the challenges that life keeps throwing at me. Older and wiser indeed!

    I was saying last night (mid-rant about some people who have been thoroughly detrimental to my life recently) that I cannot wait for my holiday in a few weeks, more so because it’s my first one all by myself, I cannot wait to have a personal adventure, quiet reflective time and a proper breather from life for a few weeks. That’s the best gift I could give myself right now.

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    • Laura Agar Wilson

      I could not agree with you more on that, one of my friends takes a week off for her birthday and I think it’s really important to celebrate your day! I can’t see how I’ll ever have an issue getting older when each birthday is so positive :-) We are planning on going to see Guardians of the Galaxy, I know as a fellow sci fi geek you’d appreciate that! Hope you enjoy that holiday, I’m not sure how that will happen for me in the future, but I do love the idea of just buggering off on my own somewhere!

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  9. Anna @AnnaTheApple

    I sooo want some Nike Frees, they are so cool looking! Good choice :)
    Hope you have a lovely birthday and ‘me’ day. Sounds like your life is going brilliantly and you have many existing times ahead!
    I always thought I’d have kids before I was 30 but now I’m not so sure. I’m enjoying life with Ben on our own at the moment. We have so many places we want to visit and adventures to have yet.

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    • Laura Agar Wilson

      Thanks Anna, they are so pretty aren’t they! I definitely think theres no need to rush unless you feel totally ready. Theres so much scary mongering about fertility which is rubbish as well. There’s never a perfect time to start a family but when you are ready I think you know, or in our case it just happens! As you say plenty of times for adventures and I’m definitely glad James and I had our time to travel and enjoy before this :-)

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  10. Nicky

    I LOVE those Nikes! I have a Nike obsession and you’ve totally just added to it haha!

    Awh it’s so lovely to hear how in your 30s things just seem to be falling into place :) I hope you have a great birthday lovely.

    I totally need to start doing this ‘me day’ thing..I feel like I need it so much right now and I totally agree that it would probably help me mentally. I’m one of those people that get stressed so easily for some reason and I think a little time to take care of and treat myself is needed sometimes.

    xxx

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    • Laura Agar Wilson

      I think I’m going to end up with a Nike obsession now too! You definitely need to get on the me day thing, yesterday was just the loveliest day and I feel so re charged from it!

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  11. Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy

    Happy early birthday :)
    I love those Nike trainers. I have the Free Runners 3.0 and I love them. The most comfortable pair of trainers I have every had.
    I hope that you enjoy your me day. You deserve it!

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  12. lilylipstick

    I love those trainers! Hope you have a lovely birthday weekend :) It’s nearly my 27th birthday so I need to start thinking of my wishlist I think! x

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  13. Maria @ runningcupcake

    Happy birthday for the weekend! Those trainers are so pretty- love them!
    I like birthdays and am not bothered about ages- some of my friends have things to tick off before certain ages (even things they can’t really control like kids etc) but I just try to enjoy things as I go along. As my birthday is around the May bank holiday we tend to go away for the weekend which is what I love the most.

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    • Laura Agar Wilson

      Thanks Maria! Yep I think sometimes you just need to go with the flow, it’s a lot less stressful that way! I’m really glad my birthday is in August as I’ve always been off for it!

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