She turned sixteen today and it felt to her like she'd waited forever for this milestone to come around.
Once upon a time these had been her shoes ...
Today there were retro Doc Martens and lethally-spiked lace-up boots with dizzying heels to pull on just as soon as she'd blown out her candles.
There was chocolate cake for breakfast - why not when it's your birthday - and later on a trip to Kings Cross-St Pancras station to pick up her sister ...
... barely finished with exams and arriving just in time to celebrate with dinner out.
Happy birthday, Bella!
May your shoes take you to beautiful and exciting places and your year be shiny and bright.