* Chilling on the beach * A shot of me on the beach * The Harbour x 2 * Pretty pastel houses * Bunting street shot * Prettiest bouquet of flowers i’ve ever had from my mummy * Cerne Abbas naughty man * Me & the naughty man * Looking intently at the sign (I was hoping to discover why they thought they’d put a penis on the naughty man, no such luck i’m affraid) * My chocolate sweety cake*

It literally only feels like yesterday that I turned 21, and here I am, one year later, still blogging & enjoying life. Although I am slightly bitter, as I was hoping to stay 21 forever.

This year, I wanted to be beside the seaside, and thankfully, the weather was on my side this year & my birthday fell right in the week of sun & summer weather. To be honest, that made my day perfect regardless of what I did. The sun is an instant mood booster for me. The original plan was to head over to Brighton for the night, but after we’d spent the morning chilling & opening cards etc, we realised that by the time we’d done the 3+ hours car journey, we wouldn’t get much of the day to fit everything in, and I want to go to Brighton when we have a few days to make sure we don’t miss anything. So, instead, we headed off in the opposite direction for only 2 hours, to Weymouth. Weymouth is a little seaside town, and has a really pretty scenic drive (It’s all about the road trip too – cheesy music and Haribo). I basically just wanted sand, sea, sun…and an arcade (who doesn’t love the penny slots) . We had a lovely evening just chilling on the beach, wasting money in the arcade & buying rubbish food to take back to our little hotel room (which looked out onto the beach). The next day, whilst heading home after another day of ice creams on the beach and arcade fun, we drove a pretty little countryside route through old villages with pretty houses. We then found ourselves in Cerne Abbas, the home of the rudey man on the hill. So we pulled over and did a little photo shoot (I would love to be able to show you the extent of our silly photoshoot, but it is just too daft…haha). It was the perfect little birthday getaway.

  1. happy birthday for whenever it was, I definitely didn't think you were 22! Your photos are lovely :) xx

  2. I wish i could've stayed 21 forever too! It was my favourite year! Now there's only 3 years until i'm 30! Ugh!! (happy belated birthday) x

  3. Hope you have had an amazing birthday :) x Photos look amazing :) x

  4. Hope you had a good day :) xx

  5. Hope you had an amazing day Zoe! Sounds like a perfect way to celebrate. Love the little cake! Xx

  6. i love what your wearing in those pictures! beautiful!

  7. Sounds like the perfect birthday to me! Usually the ones where you just have a relaxed day are the best! I am glad you had such a nice day Zoe, and you look absolutely FAB! :)

  8. nana

    Happy birthday!
    Your outfit looks so laid back, yet so dressy. i love it. Also, your birthday cakes are always the yummiest looking; this years, and last years are both to die for!

  9. Lovely pictures! Looks like you had loads of fun! I share the same birthday as you! The chocolate sweety cake looks yum too! :)


  10. Those are some beaautiful pictures Zoe! Looks like you had a lovely time :)

  11. Beth

    ah sounds like you had a fab day! your cake looks amazing xxx

  12. Isabel

    Glad you had fun :) I love your blog Zo, I'm trying to finish watching all your old videos since I recently subscribed.

  13. aww this sounds so lovely!x

  14. looks like the perfect bday getaway indeed. cute outfit, happy belated!

  15. It looks like you had a lovely day. Weymouth is a lovely place :)

    Jess x

  16. Devin

    Oh gosh, happy birthday!!! It looks like you had a wonderful day! These pictures are so great :)

  17. Sophia

    Lovely photos! Happy belated birthday :D

  18. cant belive you were in weymouth i live in dorchester but work in their debenhams, would of been a shame if you came in and missed you.

  19. But you don't look a day over 21, so that's all that really matters ;) x

  20. Masha

    That sounds like a lovely birthday! With a cute outfit. I defenitly love the maxi skirt:) XX

  21. Becky

    what a pretty little village,
    Happy birthday :)

  22. Nabzz

    Weymouth looks so beautiful.
    Glad you had a great 22nd birthday.
    & your chocolate sweety cake looks so cute!

  23. awh sooo cute! hope you had an amazingg birthday :) x

  24. Beautiful pictures!
    + Happy birthday! :))

  25. Such lovely pictures! Hope you had a lovely birthday <3

  26. Happy Birthady, I love your videos ! <3

  27. Lovely pictures Zoe looks like lots of fun! xx

  28. Happy Birth' , I love your videos ! xoxo <3

  29. Nina

    Happy belated birthday! Looks like you had the perfect day.

  30. Emily

    i'm 99% sure that's where i go on holiday every year! it's such a gorgeous place, i hope you had a good birthday! you look gorgeous as always xxx

  31. Awwww so near me! Glad you had a lovely birthday. You can probably see now why I love living where I do ;).


  32. Terry

    cool! I've seen that "man" on the ground when I was visiting England last year :D.
    Happy birthday Zoe :)

    ps: love your cake!


  33. This looks like such a fun birthday! Those pastel houses are so pretty, I want one haha! I love your maxi skirt outfit too, looks so nice yet so effortless :)
    Love your cake as well, not a bad effort from your boyfriend!
    Happy belated birthday! :)


  34. rosie-

    hope you had a good birthday, the pictures looks lovely! the cake looks great too haha xxx

  35. beautiful pictures <3 it sounds like you had a lovely day!! I'm heading out for birthday celebrations tomorrow evening and unfortunately rain is forecast :( cross your fingers for me haha x

  36. Lauren

    Beautiful photos!
    And happy birthday :)

  37. Nicola

    ah happy birthday! i remember reading your 21st birthday post, aha it doesn't seem like a year ago, i remember your cake with all the fruit as well haha. your cake this year looks amazing though! xx

  38. Ellie

    That sounds lovely! You're so lucky that your birthday was in the week of the summer sunshine! Enjoy being 22! Wooooh X

  39. Looks like a lovely day. I turned 22 last week and I was upset because I wanted to stay 21 forever! A year goes so fast!

    Sophie x

  40. your birthday cake looks amazing, never seen anything like it! what are the round things? btw happy belated birthday i love your blog and videos :')

  41. Looks like you had a lovely birthday :D
    Weymouth is awesome and i've been in the cute little pink home in your photo of the pastel houses! It's a small world haha.

  42. Noush

    Great photos I'm glad you had a good time for your birthday :)

  43. You look lovely :) – Your boyfriend seems so sweet!


  44. Avril

    Happy Birthday!! Jealous of your great weekend <3


  45. Happy belated birthday, your cake looks awesome!


  46. Sarah

    That is the first time I've ever seen flying saucers on a birthday cake (I love them :] ) and your flowers are gorgeous. Happy birthday ! :)

  47. Happy Birthday! Your photos are lovely. For you blog header, did you make it youself using photoshop or was it a template already?

  48. Holly

    Happy Birthday! Sounds like you had a good day :)

  49. happy birthday zoeeee!
    love you]
    your amaze!

  50. Sounds just perfect. I feel very old, but still get asked for ID whenever I try to buy alcohol, so even though it's annoying I can't look too old! (that's what I tell myself). Love the sunnies xx

  51. Happy B-day Zoe!!!

  52. many of my memories as a young toddler took place in these spots, amazing place. Happy Birthday for whatever day it was! :) xxx

  53. Char!

    this is so cute! looks like you had a lovely time x

  54. Great pictures! Looks like a lot of fun!


  55. Sounds like you had a lovely birthday! I used to go to Weymouth every year when I was younger so seeing these pictures has brought all my childhood memories back to me! Thanks very much :)


  56. Gagan

    Sounds like you had a memorable 22nd birthday! That cake is AH-MAZING haha! Looks so yummy!

  57. All the best- from my computer to yours!
    Great pictures, love them!

  58. You're so lucky to be able to drive to places like that! I looks like you had a great birthday. Happy Belated! (You don't look a day over 18 haha)

  59. Rosie

    Ahh the Cerne Abbas giant is right by where I live! Looks like you had a great birthday :)

  60. Hayley

    That sounds like the most perfect birthday!
    Glad you had a good day :)
    I really want to visit Weymouth but I haven't got round to it yet, I'm sure there's a direct train from where I'm at uni so I'll definitely look at going now I've seen your pics!

  61. I hope you had an amazing day :) x

  62. happy birthday! hope your day was amazing!

  63. Romy

    aw so glad u enjoyed it hun! x

  64. Beautiful pictures – Weymouth looks lovely! The cake looks pretty fab too! Happy belated birthday x


  65. Nicola

    Happy Belated birthday! Sounds like you had a whale of a time. Remember Zoe, your only as old as you feel! Your beautiful regardless! You and your BF are perfect together too, so cute!

  66. tuul

    We are sharing a birthday :D.
    Hope you had a wonderful B-day :D.

  67. Looks like you had a lovely time! :)


  68. where r u guys at exactly????? it looks like a really great place! sleepy little shore town

  69. Happy Birthday m'dear!! Sometimes the best birthdays are the quiet ones, so I'm glad you had a lovely time :) xo

  70. Monica

    Well, happy, happy birthday!
    All of the photos are lovely, that cake looks spectacular. It definitely sounds like you had a great day. I wish I could spend a birthday by the seaside, but in September it is usually too cold around here.


  71. Elysa

    happy belated birthday zoe hope you had an amazing day. and dont worry you dont look over 21 so dont worry about being 22.

  72. Bea

    Happy birthday!

  73. haha i live half an hour away from Weymouth :P

    Glad you enjoyed your birthday :)

  74. You look much younger than 22 which is going to be a good thing. Happy Belated Birthday, as always I love your photos.

  75. Nikki

    Aww looks fab, definitely makes me fancy a roadtrip to Weymouth!



  76. Lily

    I'm really glad that you had a great 22nd birthday Zoe! Aww! I remember last year when you had your 21st birthday. Boy, does time fly! >.<

    -Lily <3

  77. This sounds like an amazing birthday :) I live in Brighton and your probably lucky you didn't comedown weather hasn't been the greatest but on the upside in sure you'll love it here so visit soon preferably when it's sunny :) Happy belated birthday! x

  78. SUPER cOOL PICS:..i love the figure in the green background of your OUTFIT

    Amazing SKIRT:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY my dear.

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  79. Beaut pictures and happy birthday! Welcome to club 22!


  80. some of those photos are absoloutley beautiful! You look gorgeous,I love your outfit! Hope you had a lovely birthday and you don't look at all over 21!


  81. Lucy

    Happy birthday Zoe!

  82. gixxna

    Sounds like a lot of fun and a perfect birthday! :) happy related birthday,Zoe.

    looks like a spectacular day!!!
    hope you got everything you asked for!
    such an awesome cake and your fit is super cute

  84. Lesley

    Such lovely photos! Looks like it was a beautiful day for it. xx

  85. smkonx

    these pictures are lush! It was my birthday during that week of lush weather but I live in the north which is miles and miles away from any pretty places like weymouth :(

  86. smkonx

    It was my birthday over that week of lush weather as well but I live in the North and unfortunately that means miles and miles away from any pretty places like weymouth :( Glad you had a great time though! xxx

  87. Carina

    Happy birthday! :) I'm glad you had an amazing day!
    In January I travelled to England to study English and I stayed 3 weeks in Brighton. Such a beautiful city! I absolutely LOVED it. I don't know if you have ever been there but the Royal Pavillion and the Brighton Pier are a must to visit! I want to go back so badly!
    xoxo from Argentina

  88. happy birthday :D love your cake, now have a craving for flying saucers


    jess x x x

  89. i love the pictures. happy b-day!

  90. Deanna

    Happy late birthday!
    These photos are all so gorgeous! I would love to visit that that city, it looks amazing :)

    & you look like a beaut. as usual :)


  91. ugne.k

    sounds like fun! and that man on the hill freaks me out a bit, looks like alien job :D
    p.s. happy belated birthday!


  92. Happy belated birthday! Your pictures are so pretty, looks like you had an amazing time! I love your new blog layout too x

  93. Tina:)

    you went to my home town and i didnt see you!! :( lol you actually made it look prettier x

  94. Sarah

    Sweetie cake is inspired! Great post thanks for sharing and glad you had a great time :)



  96. happy birthday to you! (for whenever it was) looked like you and wilf had a great time in weymouth i live really near there! love the videos and the blog posts!

    http://danjoymakeupartist.blogspot.co.uk/ lovee ,dan xxx

  97. You are so beautiful. Happy Birthday Zoella, love your youtube videos x

  98. The sunnies fit you!

  99. Ellie

    Looked really cutee :) The cake looked lush!! xxx

  100. Looks like you had a lovely birthday! The cake looks delish!

  101. Hope you had a lovely day! It looks beautiful. Your pictures are always so pretty haha! :)

  102. Kiera

    I live in Dorchester, and I have to say I don't go to Weymouth a lot.. looks like you had a goodd time though. Happy belated 22nd Birthday Zoe!! p.s. your photos are lovely, what camera do you use?? xxxx

  103. Katie

    Happy Birthday! Looks like a wonderful day. You were so lucky with the weather. My birthday's in July… Bet it rains!

    Your blog is amazing and love you on YouTube

  104. I used to toto Waymouth as. Young child, haven't been for years it looks different, glad you had a great Birthday :-)


  105. Lena

    sorry Im late but happy birthday xxx

  106. Looks utterly lovely! Hope you had a fantastic birthday

  107. what program do you use to edit your photos?!

  108. Hope you had an amazing birthday sweetheart! :D

  109. Happy (belated) Birthday Zoe! Gosh it really does feel like yesterday i was reading your blog post on your 21st birthday. Looks like you had a fabulous day :)
    Lovely photos, as always, and that cake looks scrummy! xx

  110. Sadie

    Happy belated birthday :) Looks and sounds like you had a lovely day :) xx

  111. Kat

    Hope you had a good birthday. Love that maxi skirt! I bought those sunglasses you're wearing, but unfortunately they make my head look funny they look lovely on you though!


  112. i love weymouth, thats where i spent my 18th last year! unfortunately the sun wasnt quite as lush as it was in march this year but was still lovely! :) glad you had a beut day zoe! :) x

  113. What a great cake! ; )

    & beautiful photos <3

  114. Dear Zoe!
    Well first of all a late very happy birthday to you ! Second of all, I don’t know if you even gonna read this but I am putting quite a lot of effort in this comment so I hope you will . I just wanted to say that you are absolutely amazing, you are so inspiring, beautiful, smart and fun ! I bumped to your channel on youtube couple of weeks ago and I just couldn’t stop watching the videos, it was kind of an addiction but not in a creepy way haha ! Then I moved onto your blog and the way you write is just so down to earth and so friendly but yet professional. You actually inspired me to have a blog as I thought well, why not? I hope that one day you might do a meet up in Bristol or something as thats where I live and I would love to see you because you my dear are just lovely ! That would be all and again HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!

  115. =) sounds like great time!=) I just love your life and blog and everything =D happy birthday!!! =)

  116. Happy Birthday! I love that cake! :-)

  117. I know this feeling. For some reason I always wanted to stay 22. I'm not sure why we take numbers that serious. It's not like it really matters but still we do. Now I turned 23 a few weeks ago and I'm feeling old by now. ;)

    Happy belated Birthday Zoé. Make the best out of it. :)

    Question: What program do you use to edit your photographs? They always look lovely.

    Renée x

  118. Sophie

    congratulations and merriment all around! Glad you had a brilliant birthday! x

  119. Kelli

    love your pics!

  120. Happy belated birthday girlie! The cake looks so cute! xxx

  121. Amber

    Glad you had a happy birthday!
    I LOVE your blog!:)
    And your cake is amazing!

  122. i loveeee weymouth! i went there a few years ago now on holiday, and i really want to go back there, this has made me want to go there again even more, its such a lovely place. hope you had a lovely birthday. :) xx

  123. Iny

    I want to stay in the twenties forever and never get over 30 haha! But 22 is a good age Zoe, so is 23 and 24 :)

  124. Loving those pictures! =)
    I really need to pick up photography again, used to take so many pictures a yr ago…now i barely even touch my camera AH!

  125. looks like you've had a great time! awesome cake :))

  126. Such a cute little village!

  127. Erin

    I felt the exact same way when I turned 22…I wish I could be 21 forever! Things only get better though!

  128. after realising our birthday is at the same day (28th!)- i love you even more.
    thankfully, you once decided to start blogging and youtubing, you always brighten my days.
    lots of love from berlin, germany.

  129. happy birthday hope u had a great day . I watch ur videos all the time and think your so funny , iv just wrote my first short blog i would love if would follow me or even read it thank you xxx

  130. hope you had a wonderful bday! the cake looks so yummy!

  131. happy birthday! hope you had a great birthday! love your videos and blog posts!



  132. Lovely photographs. You're the cutest.

  133. Bee

    I like you alot :3 i wanna give you lots an lots of hugs …and now I'm sounding scrary o.O dont I???

    XD anyway dont be afraid i just wanted to say HI

    XOXO Bee

  134. Hannah

    gotta say, that cake looks AMAZING!! Looks like you had a wonderful birthday! :)

  135. what a cake!!

  136. Wow! happy late birthday! It sure looks like you had a lot of fun! :))) xx

  137. Aww! That seemed like a great day. Weymouth looks beautiful :O Happy very late birthday!

  138. abbie

    That sounds like such a nice day! I hope you had fun and a very late Happy birthday :)
    I think you would love Brighton, I live here and its a really nice city; definetely come visit ! xx

  139. I love Weymouth…haven't been there in an age! Love the pictures.
    Happy belated birthday :) xxx

  140. Zo, when's the actual day of your Birthday (not trying to creep) just mine's the 11th of April… just wanted to know if we're twin-zees (Although I turned 18, lol)Love your Blog and Channel btw! Just found your blog but have been a subscriber to you YT channel for a while! You've yet to respond to my YT comments, hopefully you respond to this! Much love from North America (Maryland) :D

  141. Zo, when's the actual day of your Birthday (not trying to creep) just mine's the 11th of April… just wanted to know if we're twin-zees (Although I turned 18, lol)Love your Blog and Channel btw! Just found your blog but have been a subscriber to your YT Channel for a while! You've yet to respond to my YT comments, hopefully you respond to this! Much love for North America (Maryland) <3 :D

  142. Hey beautiful :)
    I wanted to ask which camera do you use and how do you finish your pics?

    German Greetings from Scotland <3

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  145. Georgie

    I love flicking back through all your old blog posts and watching your journey. I love how far you’ve come and how much your life has changed but how much you have remained so much the same. Zoe you help to make the internet a safer and happier place through your positive attitude and genuine open-hearted words. Thanks so much, I’m truly grateful. With love, Georgie xx