Sunday, 8 July 2018

A catch up

I've been struggling to be motivated enough to actually sit down and write a blog post. Life has been so busy since getting engaged, our trip to NYC and moving into our new home back in March, and come 5pm I'm just ready to sit back and relax or watch some rubbish telly. But, I'm really missing posting on this blog of mine so here goes with a catch up...

Our little home is slowly coming along. We've started making improvements in the bathroom, and the garden. We've got a long way to go home but it's so nice to have our own space and to be able to make any changes that we want to. Dan and his Dad finished off the bathroom this past week after we finally found some tiles (it's taken three months, and we found them at Reza's tiles in Cambridge, just in case you're struggling to find some!). We would also like to add a couple of prints to jazz up one of the bathroom walls too!

In the lounge, we're definitely lacking that homely feel and want to add a few personal touches. A curtain went up a few weeks ago which has made all the difference, and we want to find some prints to go on the main wall next to our TV. Ideally I'd love a print wall (perhaps something like this) but I am not hugely creative so we'll see how that goes. This one is firmly a work in progress, but the curtains makes the room much cosier in the evenings - before we were looking out at the pitch black garden through the conservatory.

Our wedding plans are also really coming along now - we've sorted the ceremony, the reception venue, the catering (mostly!), transport and my wedding dress. I've got my bridesmaids, and Dan's got his three best men in tow so we're pretty set for our bridal party. It's been really exciting planning our wedding, and I cannot wait to be Dan's wife.

We also celebrated with my Dad as he graduated with a BA (Hons) in Theology. We had a lovely day celebrating with him at his college in South London, and we were so proud of all he has achieved. Every Tuesday for the last five years he's been travelling down to study - alongside a secular job and working as a minister in training. We're all so proud of him!

Coming up over the next few months is our mini-break to Norfolk with my parents, a four day trip to Budapest and hopefully lots more of this beautiful sunshine we've been having!

What have you been up to recently?


Saturday, 30 June 2018

June 2018 in Numbers

What lovely weather we've been having, I really hope it's here to stay! There's nothing nicer than relaxing in the sunshine with my book on my lunch hour. The sunshine just lifts my spirits, and I always feel that bit happier when the sun is shining.

1 trip to Canterbury to visit my friend Mary. We had a lovely time in the sunshine, there's no city quite like Canterbury in the sunshine. I really miss living there, so it's always a treat to head back!

5 years spent with Dan. We celebrated our fifth anniversary by going out for dinner at Pircio. Based in Bishop's Stortford, this restaurant served Turkish and Italian food which was delicious. I also had probably the best porn star martini I've ever had. Well worth a visit if you're local!

3 mosaics made at a class in my parents village. I had a great time, and found it very therapeutic. I'll definitely be doing more!

1 wedding tasting which was delicious. It's so exciting to have these final touches coming together. We're so excited after our tasting - the caterer really made us feel at ease and the food was absolutely delicious as well!

10 books read. I'm going to thank the world cup for that one! Football is not really my bag, but books definitely are and I've been enjoying reading whilst Dan watches the games.

I cannot believe we are already half way though this year, here's to July!

How was June for you?


Thursday, 31 May 2018

May 2018 in numbers

 What beautiful weather we've finally had this May. We were due some sunshine so I'm so pleased that the sun finally made it's appearance for us all. It's been a busy month at work and at home and I cannot believe that May is already over!

5 new plants for our garden. Dan and I headed to a local garden centre and bought some plants to jazz up our garden a little bit.

3 things sorted for the wedding. After finding our venue last month, we've sorted the dessert, our photographer and I've found my wedding dress! It's been an exciting month.

4 books read. I read lots this month, I'd really recommend 'Five Years from Now' but make sure you have some tissues handy - it's a real tear-jerker.

4 new solar lights for the tree in our garden. I am obsessed with these -they are so pretty!

May's been a lovely month, it's so nice for our wedding plans to start coming together, it'll soon be one year to go to our big day.

 I'm hoping for more of the same summer sunshine in June!

How has May been for you?

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