Quarantine Birthday | In The Times of Covid-19

I know I (as well as this entire planet) am just a blip in the grander scheme of things in the universe yada yada yada but it was my first ever quarantine birthday and I really wanted it down for the records because insta posts are so fucking fleeting. So here is a quick update on what I did for my birthday being under lockdown (not alone, luckily, I had Aman to make me all the fabulous cocktails) and ofcourse pics from the day too.

I had baked myself a healthy, vegan, grain free, processed sugar-free cake the day before because I had 6 bananas that were beginning to get too ripe to be eaten as is or even used in my almost-daily smoothie consumption so this was the best way to make use of them I suppose. I usually make muffins out of these so I followed the same recipe for the muffins but put it all in one baking tray. My suggestion – don’t do that. Because my cake turned out to be very dense and moist (probably because of the 6 bananas instead of the 4 I would’ve normally used for the recipe). Luckily I like moist cakes bordering on pies and this actually tasted fantastic, especially with the rich coffee glaze I put on top of it (it was basically dalgona coffee or as Indians call it ‘phenti’ hui coffee translating into beaten coffee)

I made sure I took a shower a day before too – incase I was feeling too down to get out of bed or take a shower on my actual birthday (I’ve always had a love-hate relationship with my birthday, mostly because I’m probably petrified of getting old but still like to have a good time). SO I was up and ready for the day when I got out of bed on my birthday and luckily not feeling down (I reserved those feelings for the next day and boy did they make an entrance – I spent the entire next day in bed – partly because I was hungover and partly because, well, I was a year older).
I made sure I dressed up a bit so I wore this extra neon pair of skorts (shorts that appear like a skirt), a plain white tee because I love those and 2 extra statement necklaces, one with a neon hint to match my skirt – yes I went there. Did some cool makeup, put on dark purple lipstick coz I felt that was the state of my heart that day and started drinking at 12pm I think. We started with martinis, then went on to pina coladas, threw in a few beers in the mix and ended the night with some bomb-ass LIITS. Somewhere in the middle I ofcourse cut the cake, Aman sang a shy little happy birthday for me (still appreciate it), I did a ‘houseparty’ (the app) with some close friends, got totally smashed, cast the conversation on the TV screen so that it felt more like real life, had a midnight maggi and passed out by 1 or 2am.
All in all a pretty good day I’d say. Missed doing what I usually do – that is pretty much the same thing but with my family.

Slept like a baby and woke up with a monstrous hangover that, combined with the hate part of my relationship of my birthday, kept me excruciatingly miserable the next day. But that passed and I was back to real life the day after that.

Hope you guys had a good time reading about my day. I’m still wondering what kind of stuff I can share on the blog coz honestly being in lockdown isn’t motivating me enough to create new blog posts even though I usually love doing that. Did you like reading this kind of stuff? Would you like to read more stuff like this? Let me know because I’m frankly quite lost.

Stay strong hugs from me.
Also – here is a link to the blog post I did for my last birthday – oh how positive and full of hope I was back then lol!

Offering myself some cake hee hee

Pinacoladas!

Martinis!

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35 Comments

  • Reply April 3, 2020

    Cha

    Belated Happy Birthday! It’s my first time too to celebrate my birthday being lockdown but I still enjoyed it with my family. We cooked pasta, bought a cake from an open restaurant and had some BBQ.

    • Reply April 4, 2020

      Akanksha

      Oh that sounds lovely! Happy Birthday 🙂

  • Reply April 3, 2020

    Revathi Mohanraj

    Hey Akansha !! Belated happy birthday. I love most of your posts even this one. Keep up the good work.

    • Reply April 4, 2020

      Akanksha

      Thank you so much! 🙂

      • April 12, 2020

        Docdivatraveller

        The cake looks good and so do you! Love your neon skort. Belated happy birthday! Following you for the past 6 years now!
        http://www.docdivatraveller.com

      • April 14, 2020

        Akanksha

        OMG that means so much to me! Thank you following along 🙂 And thank you for the birthday wishes!

  • Reply April 5, 2020

    Elizabeth Walker

    Happy birthday, Akanksha! Wish you all the best!

    • Reply April 10, 2020

      Akanksha

      Aww thank you!!

  • Reply April 5, 2020

    Gata Collins

    I always can find positive vibes on your blog! That’s why I love it so much! Any, Happy birthday my sweetie!

    • Reply April 10, 2020

      Akanksha

      Thanks so much!

  • Reply April 7, 2020

    stainless steel faucet with pullout hose

    Happy Birthday! You look cool

  • Reply April 7, 2020

    Mothercare Coupon

    Hi

    your post is superb ,keep it up

  • Reply April 8, 2020

    Dilaabfood

    Thank you for your grate post.

  • Reply April 8, 2020

    Albertina Geller

    Hey! Belated Happy Birthday. It looks like you had a great time! I really love you blog! xx

    • Reply April 10, 2020

      Akanksha

      Thanks so much! 🙂

  • Reply April 8, 2020

    Vinay

    Hey Akanksha! Glad to see your article after a long time. Take care, stay safe and keep up the good work 🙂

    • Reply April 10, 2020

      Akanksha

      Thank you! 🙂

  • Reply April 11, 2020

    Avani

    Really nice blog. Insightful !

  • Reply April 11, 2020

    Mitul

    Yes!

  • Reply April 12, 2020

    Meena

    Belated Happy birthday, Akanksha

    Best Wishes

    • Reply April 14, 2020

      Akanksha

      Thank youuuu! 🙂

  • Reply April 12, 2020

    Ghulam Mohyudin

    Good to know that works too! I learn so much from you as well! Keep it up great post.

  • Reply April 13, 2020

    Shauna Crymble

    It’s late but Happy birthday to you, Akanksha!

    • Reply April 14, 2020

      Akanksha

      Thank you so much Shauna!

  • Reply April 13, 2020

    Aidan Brogan

    Happy birthday, Akanksha!

    • Reply April 14, 2020

      Akanksha

      Thank you so much!

  • Reply April 17, 2020

    Arpita Barigai

    Hi akanksha, Please make a post on how can we utilize our time during this lockdown period.

  • Reply April 18, 2020

    amzy

    You helped me a lot.Thank you.

  • Reply April 19, 2020

    Sandy

    Oh Im sad that you’re not feeling motivated to blog. I am enjoying your blog and I just found it today (I know, I know, which rock have I been hiding under, right?) But Im here to give you a blog post idea: Write a bucket list of places you would like to visit.

  • Reply April 19, 2020

    john

    this is a great content thank you so much for sharing such info

  • Reply April 20, 2020

    RONALD B DIETZ

    Dear Akanksha , Happy belated birthday to you. Love your blog posts because you share what you are feeling and I think that is so important in connecting to your readers. I understand your frustration to find posting content while in quarantine.Sandy is right using the bucket list idea there so many possibilities. If you were stranded on a desert island what five items would you want most or whats the top five things you always wanted to do and have not done yet. I want to say I absolutely love your flare for fashion.

  • Reply April 20, 2020

    Alexa echo dot

    i like the details given by you. This information really help for me and for my friends, make another post on different topic soon i will wait for it.

  • Reply April 20, 2020

    Emmanuel

    Happy birthday in arrears, and hey hope you kept mine won’t take no for an answer. After the pandemic am coming to get it

  • Reply April 27, 2020

    AstroTalk

    The blog is very interesting and amazing and the pics are also awesome. I will try the recipe and hope it will come out this much tasty as shown in the pics.

  • Reply May 2, 2020

    PreferByTatka

    Hi!

    You have so beautiful blog posts. And cake on photos looks delicious. I should try to cook it:)
    Thanks for sharing this.
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