If you know me well, like really well you might know that I’m not a big fan of birthdays or Christmas. CELEBRATION SCROOGE. But when you’re away from home it’s nice to make an exception and try and celebrate with your closest mates if time, work and money all permit. So in December I surprised Rhiana in Nottingham for her 21st and a few weekends ago I travelled to Skipton to surprise Fran for her birthday.
When I went to Nottingham I’d had a few weeks to plan it, I kind of knew the area and had met most of Rhiana’s friends already which made the planning a little bit easier. Fran’s birthday was another story as I’d had it set in my head that I really couldn’t make it (was gutted). It wasn’t until 2 days before that I had a ‘why the hell not’ thought and frantically booked and planned it with her friend Hanna (who’d I’d never met!). Luckily all coaches, trains, eurostars and car journeys between Paris and the tiny village of Elslack went to plan and the surprise played off pretty well if I do say so myself. I was so grateful to Hanna for keeping quiet and helping me pull it off. And obviously I was so happy to see chummy Fran and celebrate her 21st with her.
See my video to see her priceless reaction. Good tiiiimes