I wrote a post at the beginning of January saying the aim of my year was to be the best version of me. The end of 2015 was engulfed in an anxiety ridden stillness of life that took me a while to shake off. With job woes, money woes and all round life woes itContinue reading
The best days out are the spontaneous ones.
Saturday evening, when we were sat around a make shift firepit in my friend’s garden, we decided on Sunday we would head to the beach. We’d exclaimed we hadn’t been to the beach this year and this was our way to rectify it. So, at around 8:30am the next day, we were in the back of Allan the Astra about to tackle the 2.5 hour drive to relive the typical English seaside day out, complete with hound.
I hadn’t been to Barmouth since I was around 7 or 8 years old, and I remember very little of it. I can’t imagine it had changed much in 20 years. It had everything you needed for a typical day at the seaside; tat shops, a chippy, ice cream and of course, the beach.
It’s no secret between my friends and family; I’m a great lover of brunch. I’m also a great lover of pie (the savory kind, I have no time for the fruity kind). The great brains of one of my favourite chain restaurants, Pieminister, came up with the best idea that made my little heart burst with happiness; Bangin Bottomless Brunch.
I grabbed my gal pal, who is a Pieminister enthusiast as much as me, and we headed to our local Pieminister restaurant in Birmingham. We decided to spend Saturday afternoon getting sloshed and eating pie. We’re usually always with our respective partners so it was the perfect excuse to get together and do what most millennial girls do; brunch. Except, it was better, it involved pies.
I did that super typical newly married thing..
I had all my hair chopped off.
A few Saturday’s ago, my hairdresser and friend Rachel popped to my house to give my hair a much needed cut. I did the typical girl thing that ever since we got engaged I said, I’m growing it for my wedding day. For then only less than 2 weeks after the day, to have it all cut off. Rachel warned me about it months before, knowing I’d have it done, but I was never quite prepared for how liberating it would make me feel.
Happy Friday gang!
I cannot ell you how happy I am that it’s Friday. There has been a few days this week where if I rolled my eyes anymore, they would have rolled out of my head. But, it’s FriYAY – I’ve got a weekend of eating brunch with one of my gal pals, going to see the Avengers and hopefully, catch up on some z’s.
I need to catch up on some z’s because this week I became an unwilling morning person and it’s working out for me.
I wrote this post a couple of months ago but I still felt it was important to share it. Self care is one of the most important things you can do.
I’ve been suffering with something recently, and it wrote off a Saturday not so long ago. I’m not proud of it, but it’s been something that has been on mind for the past few days. My brain has been working overdrive trying to figure out what’s been going on. The only conclusion I’ve come to with is this:
I had a low mood hangover.
A low mood hangover? What the heck is one of them, I hear you ask.
Well, the easiest way of putting it is that I spent my whole Saturday sat on my sofa, watching an an entire season of Friends only to move to eat beige food and drink tea. It sounds perfect; the ultimate lazy Saturday. Except, it wasn’t. It was tinged with one feeling: I do not want to adult today and I feel like absolute shit about it.
Confession: my wedding was the most self indulgent, materialistic day of my life.
It was also one of the happiest and most loved up days of my life too.
Wedding planning wasn’t my favourite thing to do, but on the day I did not regret all the hours, miles, sweat and tears I put into this day. It came across perfectly, because it captured every single essence of me and my husband. It wasn’t your perfect Pinterest themed wedding, because that isn’t who we are, but it was us.
I’m not a materialistic person. I’ll always put experience over the nicer things in life so when it came to spending money for my wedding, I had to think long and hard about it. In the back of my mind, I knew it was a lot of money being spent on one single day, so I tried to give back as much as I couldContinue reading
Can you believe I’ve been a married woman for over 2 weeks now?
The past 2 weeks have flown by and I’m loving married life. It’s no different to before except I have to remember to answer to Mrs T now and I feel a lot less stressed with having a lot more time on my hands. Honestly, waking up on the first Saturday after our wedding and having the feeling of, ‘I have nothing planned or to do today’ was one of the best feelings.
But, with it all being over means there is going to be a lot of wedding content on my blog. Starting off with a few brands I worked with to create affordable Groomsmen boxes for all the men and boys in our wedding party
Photo by David Holbrook Photography
We did it. I’m officially a Mrs.
I didn’t know what to expect on my wedding day, but I was full of anticipation, excitement and just wanting to get the day started.
Over the past few days, we’ve spent the time catching up with family and friends about our day. People have been telling us their stories of the day and their thoughts about it. For me, writing it down is always my best way of telling my story. I remember months ago reading this post by Sophie Cliff about her wedding day and honestly, it was the most wonderful way someone captured their day. Following suit, here is what I want to remember from my day
A few weeks ago, we headed into Birmingham for a date night. Living only a 20 minute train ride from Birmingham, I always forget how in reach the city is from our house.
Battling the elements of the Beast from the East, we were invited to try out Bodega Cantina on Bennetts Hill in Birmingham. It worked out perfectly us having just gone to an engagement party across the road. Bodegas embraces South American vibes and has a friendly, zaney atmosphere through out. It’s a colourful and bright place, and you can’t help but feed off it’s positive energy.
This one is a bit of a weird one.
The day this post goes live is our wedding day. The day Blogger Weds The Geek. The day my fiance becomes my husband.
Won’t lie to you, bit of a weird feeling.