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Thursday 22nd March 2018 – My 21st Birthday & Lunch in Paris!

Hello again, its been a while…. sorry!

I’m writing this whilst I am sat in bed, watching netflix in my hotel room in Singapore. I feel like I’ve been crazy busy over the last week as it was my 21st birthday (of course you have to celebrate the whole week of your birthday, right?)

Anyway, I wanted to write a diary entry for the day I turned 21 and let you know what I got up to!

It was all a surprise as to what I was going to be doing on my actual birthday but my cousin was spending the week with me in London and I was having a party the day after so I was more focused on those thing than the actual special day! Anyway, the night before my birthday my mum told me we were going to Paris! Yes! Paris!! I was soooo excited as I hadn’t been for a few years and well, who doesn’t get excited about going to Paris for the day?!?! We were getting the Eurostar at 9:30am from St. Pancras Station which I had never been on before and I would highly recommend it to anyone (especially if you don’t like flying). It’s so easy to get to and gets you to paris in about 2 hours!

Th day started at around 6am as we had to leave my house at 8am but because I was so excited, it didn’t bother me! Had the usual but essential cup of tea whilst getting ready and then I saw that I had presents! I wasn’t expecting anything nor did I want to get anything as Paris was a huge present anyway! But…I only opened a few before we left which were ones that I could wear because who doesn’t love a new birthday outfit! Anyway, after getting ready and arriving at St. Pancras, I was greeted by my grand parents and my brother who were coming along with us, which was another surprise! I was so so shocked that they were coming and this made the whole day even better!! ( I don’t get to see them very often) so after all the hugs and kisses, we gather our things, go through security, get onto the train and off we go to Paris!! 

I don’t think I have mentioned this but we were literally going for lunch and a quick walk around before coming back to London as my mum wasn’t 100% sure what I wanted to do in the evening. We eventually arrived into Paris after a few rounds of Rummikub (this is a card/number game my family have started to play) and jumped onto the metro to go to Bastille. If you know the tube, you can work the metro out as well! My mum had booked a table at an amazing brasserie called Bofinger – if you are looking for any where to eat in Paris, I highly recommend this place, the food is so tasty and its not too expensive either which is a bonus! They also gave me a glass of champagne to celebrate!🍸

After we had finished lunch we walked along the streets of Paris, past the Notre Dame and The Louve before heading back to the Eurostar. I really wanted to see the Eiffel Tower but we didn’t have time…I guess I will have to go again 😄!!

After playing a few rounds of Rummikub again with my mum, cousin and my nan, we eventually arrived back at St. Pancras. The grand parents went to get the train home and we got the tube back and went for a glass of wine in the local pub!

I didn’t want the day to end but like they say… all good things come to an end! I had the best day ever and was so spoilt, I was so so happy that I could spend the day with my family!!

Hope you enjoyed reading about my 21st birthday adventure!

JessicaEllisxo♥

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Get To Know Me!

Hello again!

I started writing this post on Wednesday before my flight but never got round to posting it as Vancouver was 7 hours behind! (and I was only there for approximately 24 hours!) But…since I am new to this blogging world, I thought it would be fun to do the get to know me tag. So here are 15 facts about me!

1. Full Name

Jessica Ellis Jackson

2.Date of Birth

22nd March 1997 – My 21st Birthday is very very soon! 

3.Zodiac Sign

Aries

4.My Best Friend

     I don’t just have one best friend, I have about 5 😄

5.Do you have any piercings or tattoos?

I have my ears pierced but no tattoos – boring I know!

6.Current Relationship Status

Single and I’m loving it!

7.Favourite Band

As I have seen The Vamps roughly 38 times and still counting, it has to be them but I love loads of artists and bands!

8.Any Pets?

I have 2 cats and a dog (they are the cutest things ever!!)💙

9.Favourite Blog?

I am new to the whole world of blogging and everything that comes with it so this list is very very small (two people). Ask me again in 6 months time and it will be a lot longer I am sure!

The Key To Kayleigh – Kayleigh is a new blogger too but she’s cracked the code and writes amazing posts! Check her out here!

Saz Sinclair – Sarah has been blogging for just over a year now so… she’s basically an expert (she’s also my bestie) Her posts are amazing (no, I’m not just saying that)! You should check her blog out here!

10.Future Goals?

Sounds so cliche but to just to be happy and love whatever I do!

11.What do you do for work?

I work as a flight attendant!

12.My favourite shop

Now…are you talking food or clothes?? Zara is a shop I tend to find a lot of my wardrobe is from, along with H and M or ASOS!

13.Favourite Food?

Love a good lasagna and Salad, but then again I do love a chinese, or an indian, or Thai! (p.s, Pizza is obviously a fave too🍕)

14.Where do you live?

I live in London, UK!🇬🇧

15.Favourite Restaurant

If there is a Zizzies anywhere near, you will most probably find me in there. Their garlic bread with mozzarella and caremalized onions is to die for!

Hopefully that tells you a little bit more about me!

Until next time♥

JessicaEllisxo

The Journey Begins

Thanks for joining me!

So… you’re probably thinking who is this girl and why am I reading this blog post? I would think the exact same. However, I think for my first post I will explain why I am writing this and what my blog will be about so stay tuned!

As I am writing this, it will be approximately 2 hours since I decided to create JessicaEllisxo. 5 minutes before that, I found out I was going to Vancouver for a few days. Yep, you read that right, I’m going to Canada! I work in the airline industry as a flight attendant so it’s the norm to be going away but it isn’t a holiday 😦

That brings me to my next explanation as to why I am writing this post. As I travel a fair bit, I thought this would be a great opportunity to share my experiences and adventures with anyone who wants to read them! I’m still new to the job but so far I’ve been to Sydney, Chicago, Seattle, Singapore, Shanghai (just to name a few) so I have seen and experienced a lot!

As well as all the travel bits and bobs, I will probably be writing about day to day things like beauty, lifestyle, music and most probably food 🙂

So, I’m going to keep this short but sweet. If you have read this far, thank you!! I hope you enjoyed finding out a little bit more about this blog and it has made you want to read more.

Until next time♥

JessicaEllisxo