Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Wedding Wednesday- Autumn Wedding Ideas


Happy Wedding Wednesday!! I'm joined today by Peter from High Style Life online magazine who's sharing his best Autumn wedding ideas.

wedding wednesday



 When you think about it for a second, you will realize that autumn is the most romantic season of the year. Just imagine the golden, yellow and brown leaves dancing ballet while you are kissing your beloved one. And then you breathe in the air full of cinnamon as one for the first time. 

It is also the season when you can be innovative regarding the décor, theme, food and venue. Why be satisfied with the ordinary, when you can have a memorable wedding which everyone will want to copy? I’m sharing a couple of ideas. But do not be afraid to add your own twist to them. 

Embrace the Season

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There is an argument for going overboard with autumn inspiration, starting with the decoration. If it is possible, perform the ceremony outdoor in some park or garden. Make sure the fallen leaves are not cleaned up for a couple of days. If the weather does not allow you to have an outdoor ceremony, just sprinkle the autumn leaves on the floor and on the tables. The best colours for decoration are olive green, purple, orange, burgundy, golden, bronze, brown, etc. These are also great choices for wedding outfits. The bride should wear beige and golden dress. Compliment the amazing décor with food. Opt for true autumn flavours, such as pumpkin, apples, cinnamon, winter squash, mushrooms and everything that smells like this season.

Get Inspired by Bollywood

Sometimes all it takes is to add a little brightness to the colours of autumn. One of the ways of doing that is to get inspired by Bollywood. A wedding venue that is inspired by India should be decorated with many colours. The dominant ones should be the colours of joy and success – red and golden. Especially conspicuous and big wooden chairs should be placed at the bride and groom table. Flower garlands are, of course, a must. The tables can be decorated with crystal candlesticks and floral arrangements.

autumn wedding


This kind of ceremony requires a specific dress code. The guests can choose from interesting Indian traditional attire, such as sarees, salwar kameez, kurtas, etc. The bride can go for the traditional red saree or opt for some special salwar suit. The food also has to be inspired by incredible India, so carries, rice, pulaos, daals and paans are a must.

Go Vintage

vintage wedding


Autumn has that retro charm and it would be a shame not to use it. We cannot see any better way to additionally elevate that charm, than by organizing a vintage wedding. Infuse it with some rustic feel, and you have got yourself a winner. Use yours and your family’s DIY skills to make long-stem bouquets and other decoration (galvanized flower arrangements for the walk down the aisle, wooden signs by the road, tin cans filled with wildflowers, etc).

The wedding dress should complement the theme, so the Cinderella look is out of the question. If you have to go all Disney about it, opt for Jasmine (Aladdin) or Rapunzel (Tangled). The groom can complement the look with a three-piece suit, a bowtie, or a tweed suit. The menu should be inspired by flavours of autumn. To add up to the vintage feel, food should be served on wooden or tin plates. Depending on the overall décor, opt for crystal or metal wine glasses.  Decide for some evergreen music to follow the atmosphere. We would suggest Frankie Valli’s “Can’t take my eyes off you” for the first dance. 

At the end, we advise you to add some personal touch, no matter which idea inspires you the most. After all, this is the most special day in your life. Never allow someone else to pull the strings when something is that important.

Thanks for sharing, Peter. Follow High Style Life for your daily lifestyle news. 

If you would like to be a guest blogger for Twentea Something please get in touch. 


Sunday, 27 September 2015

Remember that time?

Remember that time I used to blog? I thought I'd try that again!!





I would give the usual excuses of being too busy in the real world but the truth is .. I've actually just been lazy. The last thing I've felt like doing is picking my laptop and typing away at my blog. So.. I've let it slide. But I'm back now.

So.. Hi, How are you? What is going on? 

Here's a quick life update from me:

I have started a new job for a company called GBG working in digital marketing. In fact, I got in trouble for mentioning in my introduction email that I had a blog and then not having it up to date. Ooppss. So Hi any colleagues who are visiting! 

So far I am really enjoying it.. the first week was just a blur of learning names, watching training videos, getting used to being part of a big company and generally figuring out a whole new experience but the last week I've really got stuck in working with our clients, generating emails to large databases (pressing "send" for the first time was terfiying!!) and I took my first practical exam in email marketing. So keep everything crossed for me!

Bournemouth wedding


Chloe and Duncan got married!!! I mean.. I think that needs a whole blog post in itself. As does her hen party. But it was the most incredible day, Chloe looked absolutely radiant. the sun shone. It was wonderful. The photos so far have been absolutely beautiful and I can't wait to see the professional ones. 

Our wedding plans are going well.. just 93 days to go!! Again, it's a whole post in itself which I look forward to sharing with you very soon. 

and finally.. I've got a really exciting giveaway planned for very soon. It's good to be back!!

So.. you go.. what is going on with you?? 


Friday, 28 August 2015

Bournemouth's Hidden Gems

What are you up to this bank holiday weekend? I'm heading back to Bournemouth for Chloe's much anticipated hen party and thought I'd share some of my hidden gems of my beautiful home town in conjunction with Travelodge*.





Bournemouth Colosseum

Bournemouth Colosseum is a beautiful 19 seat cinema set in the basement of a cute bar/cafe in Westbourne. You bring your own movie & your friends and snuggle up in the plush seats with a drink and a blanket. Perfection. 

They also have their own listings complete with classics such as a Streetcar named Desire and the Green Mile and more recent releases including The Book Thief.

If I was having a hen party, I would totally hire this for a viewing of Breakfast at Tiffany's with the girls. 

Branksome Beach restaurant

Take a windswept stroll up from Bournemouth pier one morning and enjoy breakfast with the most beautiful view.




We did this last Easter and were not disappointed at all. The breakfast itself was lovely, with a really yummy vegetarian option (mmm haloumi for breakfast), staff were polite and it was made all the better by being right on one of the best beaches in the world.

Bournemouth Pier

Ok, I really don't know if this counts as a "hidden gem" because.. well.. it's not exactly hidden. But I have the fondest memories of summer evening walks along the beach ending with a swing on the chairoplanes or ride on the carousel with my sisters. 

You're also within walking distance of the town centre or gardens or can pop in to the oceanarium if the famous Bournemouth weather hasn't quite made a show!

There is also "PierZip" the first zipwire from pier to beach which I haven't had a chance to try out yet but if I do.. I'll be sure to let you know!! 

Camden Bar

Ok, so I'm a bit biased because a friend of my sisters (and stepbrothers) own Camden but whenever I pop back to Bournemouth I try and sneak a visit to Camden in whether that be for drinks, breakfast or lunch. 

It helps that the staff are really lovely, and some of them are old school friends but the food is always great and the atmosphere is brilliant. They also opened Camden , Westbourne last year which I'm hoping to get the chance to visit this weekend.

& finally.. a little further afield: Honeybrook Farm

Honeybrook is a gorgeous working farm set just on the skirts of Wimborne town centre .. so not too rural if you're more of a country person. You pay per car which I'm told is an advantage for groups/large families. 

I visited two years ago with my goddaughters and we had a lovely time seeing the animals and playing on the park. Highly recommended. 

If you are planning a visit to Bournemouth anytime soon, check out my Hidden Gems and check out Travelodge for your accommodation. 

*I was reimbursed by Travelodge for this post. 


Sunday, 23 August 2015

Review: We are Tea


We are Tea are an independent, ethical, multi-award-winning tea business based in London and after contacting them on twitter I was very lucky to receive a box of tea goodies for review* and also to share with you in my FIRST EVER COMPETITION which I'll be running very soon- keep your eyes peeled!!




Wednesday afternoon when I'd just been woken from my nap by the guy strimming hedges and I begrudgingly left my bed to try and get things done. The obvious tea choice therefore was Activitea- The Energising Tea


Activitea (from the Super Tea range) comes both in loose leaf form and also in beautiful, whole leaf tea bags. There is nothing I like more than a fancy looking tea bag and these are biodegradable. Tea when it's doing good is the best! 



Activitea contains: black tea, sunflower petals, red rose buds, rose petals, fennel, aniseed, liquorice root, cardamon, black pepper, ceylon cinnamon bits, ginger bits, cloves, ginseng. 


It smells amazing as soon as the packet is open and because the cinnamon, ginger & cloves it's like Christmas in a cup. Perfect is enjoy on it's own as a perk-me-up (and trust me it really is energising!) but also could be added to your mulled cider recipe! 




The second tea I tried was serenitea - the calming tea.  I tried this late one night when I couldn't sleep and felt really panicky. Ingredients are:  green tea, tulsi, apple pieces, melissa, orange peel, lemongrass, lime blossom tree, lemon verbena. 




I'm not normally a huge green tea fan as I find it quite bitter and have to add sugar or honey to make it drinkable but with the citrus pieces and peels this was really flavoursome and easy to drink. Definitely my go to for next time I need some chill time. 

What's your favourite herbal tea?

Check back soon for my review of the loose leaf English breakfast tea, tea infuser & daintea- the skinny tea! 


*I received this items free of charge in exchange for a review, all opinions are honest & my own. I will never review anything which doesn't fit with Twentea Something and will always be honest. Images provided by We are Tea as well as my own. 

Thursday, 6 August 2015

August Goals






Ok, I PROMISEEE August is the month I get my butt in gear with blogging!! Currently thing are a bit quiet here and here's why. But let's talk about what I had planned for July:

1. Get my stone & a 1/2 award- Nopeeee. I was doing really well and was 4lb away from my stone and a half award and then I did a bit too much socialising so that goal is a little further away. Obviously being on holiday isn't great for being on plan but I think that once I'm back I can get back there quickly. 

2. Declutter the house- I finally unpacked my suitcase of clothes and feel like the flat is a little less cluttered now. There's still some work to do. 

3. Start Coach to 5K or ANY exercise -  I did do this! I did week one, day one of coach to 5K but I'm not sure running is for me! I have invested in kettlebells, dumbells and resistance bands and have done two lots of circuits in my living room. 

4. Blog at least once a week - Wwelllllll... no...

Here's what I'm hoping to achieve in August:

1. Get my stone & a 1/2 award- I would love to be at target for Chloe's wedding in September but August is jam packed with social activities so I think aiming slightly smaller is the aim right now!

2. Be exercising 3 times a week for 30 mins- it's so easy to go in one burst and then not again for days or weeks but I want it to be regular commitment to see the real difference

3. Blog at least once a week & host a giveaway- all the plans are set I just need to actually get it down in a blog!

What are your aims for August?

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Take a Bubble Break

There is nothing I love more than a bath. In fact, when we were house hunting I was pretty insistent that we had to have a bath. So I was really excited to receive a Bathtime Bubble Break parcel* from bathstore the other day who are on a mission to help us reclaim our bathrooms.

Do you like a bath? Be honest, do you realllyy switch off when you have a bath? As in, phone away, no social media, no interruptions? No me neither.  It's time to stop that!! Here's the goodies to help me reclaim my bath time:










As you can see, I was really lucky to receive some lovely items to help me relax including:

  • Sandlewood & musk candle- sandlewood is definitely one of my most favourite scents and this candle was amazing!! I might have to buy another one when I'm done!
  • Face mask- a lovely honey peel-off mask which left my face super soft.
  • Body lotion- the literal icing on the cake, so luxurious to slather myself in after my bath. 
  • Bath bomb- again, I think this included sandlewood and it is gorgeous, the whole parcel smelt incredible.. and it was huge so I've got plenty left to crumble in my future baths


How cute is this guy? I think he needs a name!!! Tweet me with your idea!!!





and, sticking strictly to the rules.. I left my phone in the bedroom and just enjoyed my Nook (e-reader) for company, ok.. so it's electronic but with no Facebook, twitter, texts it was just me and some Pride and Prejudice fan faction. ohhh.Mr Darcy!

bathstore want you to reclaim your bathroom too and they're sharing their top tips on their blog

*I recieved this parcel from the bathstore free of charge, I was not obligated to blog or link about the company and will only blog about products and companies I believe are relevant. 

Friday, 17 July 2015

Holiday Plans

Remember how I had a touch of wanderlust?

Well, I have GREAT news. We decided on a whim last week that we are well overdue some sunshine & a lovely relaxing holiday by the pool so we popped to the travel agents on Saturday and after a slightly bizarre experience where a guy in a filthy suit told us the only 4 night holiday we could afford was £1100 we managed to book ourselves a lovely few nights away for the first week of August! Yey!

Would you like to know where we're going? Good!!! I'm going to tell you...


Conca Azzurra Beach Resort





Conca Azzurra Beach Resort



We're going to the beautiful Conca Azzurra Beach Resort, Massa Lubrenses, Italy! Just along the Neapolitan Riveria, just outside of Sorrentto and a little up from the Amalfi coach.

It's an all inclusive resort so I am very much looking forward to sipping cocktails by the pool and not doing a lot else! We fly out first thing on Tuesday 4th August and come back late on Friday 7th. So we'll be away for our first holiday together over Andy's 25th birthday, which is perfect.

As I said, we'll mostly be hanging out by the pool and relaxing but we're also hoping to take advantage of the free excurcsion into Sorentto and if we're feeling particularly energetic we might try and visit Vesuvius or take a boat ride along the Amalfi coast. 


Conca Azzurra Beach Resort


Conca Azzurra Beach Resort


I can't wait! and I'll definitely be sharing more about our holiday upon our return. Are you going on holiday this year? Where are you going?

Photos from Thomas Cook used without permission. 

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Wedding Wednesday- Ruth & Tim- 28th May

Happy Wedding Wednesday!!

As you can probably tell from the date of this wedding I've been meaning to write this blog for a while. I decided since I'm attending a LOTTTT of weddings this year (including my own, did I mention??) that it would be great to blog about them and share some of my candid photos! 


Surrey Wedding

Details:

Who? Ruth & Tim. Ruth is a great friend from my university course. We share a mutual love for speaking our mind and berating ridiculous people. I remember her telling me about Tim at the start of our second year as we stood in Chester city centre handing out promotional leaflets. 

Farnham Park

Farnham Park

Farnham park


When? Wednesday 28th May 

Farnham Park

Farnham park


Where? Kings Church, Epsom followed by a reception at Northbrook Farm, Farnham 

Farnham park

Farnham Park

Farnham Park


The service was absolutely beautiful. Radiating their love of each other, their family and God. The sun was shining for  the photos, unfortunately I had to rush off to catch a train into London for a catch up with my sister. But I've seen the professional photos since.


Farnham Park

Farnham Park


Ruth looked stunning in her dress and her groom looked very handsome. Of course, I cried during the vows.. because, this is me!

Ruth & Tim


The details at the reception were amazing. Date night jars, photobooth, and... a PUDDING GARDEN!! The venue itself was absolutely stunning, I wish i'd booked to stay there. Anywhere which has peacocks is a winner as far as I'm concerned!

It was lovely to catch up with old uni friends and have a bit of a dance.

Farnham Park


Congratulations to Ruth & Tim and thank you for letting me share in your beautiful day. 

Farnham Park


*apologies for how dumpy I look!! I had some shoe issues. 

Thursday, 9 July 2015

Lately....


If you didn't sing Samantha Mumba when you read that blog title then you need to stop reading and head to youtube! 

Anyway, Hi. How are you?




Ages ago I did a similar post to the one below and thought I'd share a little bit about what I've been doing whilst I've not been blogging:


Eating… This morning I had poached eggs and spinach on toast. Which took two attempts to make (I have a new egg poaching device!). Otherwise, cherries. Aren't cherries amazing?? 
Drinking… Tea, always! and I've started trying to drink 2l of water a day.With varying success. 
Missing…My family, I haven't been back to Bournemouth since April and I miss everyone. Also, my best friend Kate. It's a year since I flew home from America and that was with the thinking I'd be seeing her next month. Unfortunately we currently have no idea when I'll see her.  
Thinking… It's mostly been wedding plans, RSVPs, decorations etc. 
Thankful for… My fiancee, our new Church and friends. We spent a very enjoyable weekend celebrating our new friend Maria's birthday with lots of friends.  
Creating… I've not done a lot of creating recently. But I am enjoying using Canva some more. and I did make the following image for work. 
Eden.co.uk

Excited about… July & August. We have friends & family coming to stay for three weekends in July and then August is action packed with weddings, hen parties and friends. We also have a week off in August, I'm so excited for that!
Hoping… Hmm.. I've been a bit low about a few things recently so hoping that will pass. 
Watching… Fortitude- I can't quite get in to it. It's a lot of storylines and people to follow. Also Impractical Jokes, have you seen it? Andy is obsessed! 
Reading… Eeek. Nothing really. I have a list getting every longer including some for review! However, I have been listening to Harry Potter audiobooks. I reckon I've listened to about 40 hours worth and covered books 3-6.
Writing… Blog posts, as of today! 
Loving… Our lovely flat. It was so worth the wait. Also, now I'm 1 stone 2 lbs lighter I have definitely seen changes in my body which I love! 
What about you? What have you been up to recently?

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

July Goals



Hello All. Remember when I used to regularly blog?? I promise I'm going to start doing that again from NOW!

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Here's what I hoped to do in June:

1. Get my stone & a 1/2 award- Well no. But I did lose 4 1/2 lb. I threw a bit of a temper halfway through June when I didn't seem to be getting anywhere but then I turned it around and have started heading in the right direction! I did gain a pound at my last weigh in but was expecting that!! I've got 9lbs to lose and 9 weeks until Chloe's wedding. 

2. Track syns every day- No, I'm still not great at this! But I have massively upped my speed food and tried to keep track of syns as best as I can!

3. Start Couch to 5K- Well.. I downloaded the app! I am determined now I'm closer to target I want to start toning up and getting fit. 

4. Send out wedding invitations - Sent! And they're beautiful. and we've started getting RSVPs. Huge thank you to Andy who put up with all sorts of tears and tantrums as I tried to get them sorted. I'm going to do a whole post on them soon.

5. Get organised with blogging- Well, not really... let's be honest! But I did get a couple of posts up during June and I have started using a spreadsheet! 

Here's what I've got planned for July: 

1. Get my stone & a 1/2 award- I'd like to be losing 2lb a week so I can be at target near the start of August so hopefully i'll hit my stone and 1/2 award. 

2. Declutter the house- There's still things we haven't unpacked and there's piles of stuff everywhere. Decluttering and a bit of a deep clean is in order!

3. Start Coach to 5K or ANY exercise -  I'm not sure if I want to run or swim or both. Either way, I want to get started with getting fit and getting toned! 

4. Blog at least once a week - I have post ideas in my head, it's time to get them onto "paper" and also figure out why my phone won't upload photos. 

What are you hoping to do in July?

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Blog Chat Tuesday- Four for the Road

I love the new friends you make through blogging, but I also really love friends who blog! As you know we recently started at a new church and were instantly welcomed by the lovely Sarah & Adam who blog over at Four  for the Road. Sarah is joining me for Blog Chat Tuesday today. So flick the kettle on and let's catch up!



1. Can you tell me a bit about yourself? 
Sarah - I'm a 28, a wife, a sister, a working mother of two and lover of coffee. I grew up on the East Coast in Norfolk, studied in Nottingham and moved to Chester 18 months ago. I'm part of an awesome church called Vineyard53 and enjoy being part of community life where we live. Although I may have fairly lofty ideas of living abroad one day.

2. Can you tell me a little about your blog? (i.e. whats it about, how did it get started etc?)
Four for the Road was created as a online diary, documenting our city move. It's main purpose was to keep our friends in Nottingham updated on our Chester life. It was also a way for me to scrub up on some of my photography skills and make use of my camera. Our blog has been on  journey of its own. Now the focus is more on marriage, places to visit in the NW. We  hope it provides also a little insight to how we do life with a faith and what it means for us to be part of a church.

3. What's your favourite thing about blogging?
I love the community which forms around it. There is a massive parenting blogging scene and it's been so insightful reading tips, advice and very honest reflections on how raise small people. I do follow a few lifestyle, fashion and travel blogs too. These are an amazing escape to a life of beautiful things and places. 

4. What's your least favourite thing?
The guilt. The guilt when you don't post or haven't got anything queued up on Buffer. I must bear in mind we are very much part-time bloggers and not get to bogged down in this. I am fairly computer and fancy design software illiterate. I could never blog without Adam. I may write a bit of the content but Adam does all the fancy bits. I need to try harder.

5. If you could write any other type of blog what would it be?

If someone would pay me to travel, I would write a travel blog. But i'd really like to focus on slightly less touristy places. I'd love to spend time in different communities and document about how society functions in other places. I'm sure there is much to be learnt from other people and cultures.

 6. Do you have any blogs that you'd recommend?

A Cornish Mum - writes a lovely family blog down in Cornwall, and also blogs about life with type 1 diabetes
You Baby Me Mummy - has a great series on blogging tips and how to increase followers
Oana Befort - is an artist from the US. Her blog is full of lovely family snaps and pieces of her work. Great photo inspiration.
Adam likes reading Man Made DIY, but he never does any of their DIY projects.

7. What three things would you say to wannabe bloggers?

1. Try not to over think when you write. I'm an extrovert so I write like i talk. I have to get it all down first. It will be a shambles but then I go back and edit. If I try and do this as I go along I loose my flow.
2. Don't put too much pressure on yourself. Even if you want to be a total 'pro' remember there's more to life than your stats.
3. Get in a habit of noting down post ideas as and when they come. On a napkin, with a crayon or lipstick on the mirror!
Adam and Sarah Kirkup


Thank you beautiful Sarah for joining me today. Please check out Four for the Road even just to check how cute their children are! 

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Blog Chat Tuesday- Leesha Star

Blog Chat Tuesday is back!!!! yey!

You may remember I was featured on the lovely Charlene's Blog The Life of LeeshaStar a little in May and today she's joining me for a good chinwag over a cuppa here




1. Can you tell me a bit about yourself? My name is Charlene, I'm 21 from London and I'm a university student who loves to travel the world while discovering new beauty and fashion trends. I live my life as an open book and have far too much to say about the world. 


LeeshaStarr


2. Can you tell me a little about your blog? (i.e. what's it about, how did it get started etc?)My blog 'The Life of Leeshastarr' is a little of everything. Plus size fashion, beauty, travel, lifestyle and everything in between. I started blogging back in 2010 but only been taking it serious for about a year. I enjoy being able to express myself and I'm always 100% honest in everything I write. Why sugarcoat things? 
3. What's your favourite thing about blogging?I love the community, meeting so many lovely ladies who have similar interests. You can really make some friends for life blogging. Everyone is so supportive as well, if you need advice about your blog or your love life someone will support you and help you out.
4. What's your least favourite thing?Oh gosh. It would have to be the cheeky PRs. I'm not into blogging for money or free items but I know my worth and many PR companies or businesses seem to try and use bloggers to gain free coverage when it doesn't benefit the blogger at all. It's a shame sometimes.
5. If you could write any other type of blog what would it be?Mmm, I cover pretty much everything that comes to mind but I'd love to be a parent blogger. I don't have children but I like how so many bloggers use it as a diary to their children so they can read it when they get older.
6. Do you have any blogs that you'd recommend?I love so many blogs. 
&
What Laura Loves are great and I read every post. 

7. What three things would you say to wannabe bloggers?1. Be true to yourself, people will love your unique style. If you're the same as every other blogger why would they read your blog over the other 1000? Try and stand out with not only your content but how you write. 
2. Don't become a blogger for free things. Others work hard for what they get and so should you! Blog for the passion not for free things and fame. 
3. You're not going to be an international superblogger overnight, don't lose faith in yourself. Even if you have only one loyal reader, they're better than 1000 people who don't really care about you and your blog

The Life of LeeshaStarr


8. Anything else you'd like to add. Thank you for allowing me to join your blog chat Tuesday. Make sure you check out my blog at The Life of LeeshaStarr

Thank you so much to the beautiful Charlene for joining me today and for the excellent new blog suggestions. 

The Life of LeeshaStarr

Monday, 15 June 2015

2015- The First Half





I can't quite work out if we are halfway through 2015 or nearly there but either way it seemed a good time to recap the last 6 months!

January

Our New Years Eve consisted of drinking prosecco and eating dominos with my mum, stepdad and nephew (he didn't drink prosecco, obviously.. he's four!) and then playing musical beds courtesy of a hyperactive and needy Jack Russell. We were confident that we would be moving at the end of January so we started boxing our life up and went to see our new flat again.




#shardselfie
#ShardSelfie


We celebrated my mum's 50th birthday in true family style- with a big disco and some yummy food! I spent the last weekend of January with my mum and two sisters in London: seeing the sights, indulging in afternoon tea and trying on wedding dresses. I bought THE dress. 

February

Our confidence in the flat move began to dwindle. We started at a new church, Vineyard 53 and felt instantly welcome and settled. I turned 23 and we celebrated with a nice dinner, champagne afternoon tea and a chippy tea- not that I'm a girl of simple tastes! 

As has become custom I spent the weekend before our birthday with Chloe- enjoying spa treatments and Greek food. 

We did not move house and I cried when I heard estate agency adverts on the radio!

March

We pulled out of the original house move and within a few days had our offer accepted on a new flat. I tried not to get too phased and stressed by it all! 

I'm sure March involved a lot more but I can't think what!! We got to know our new Church friends including our home group. There was probably dinner involved. 





April 

We started April with a weekend in Bournemouth for Easter- beach walks, food (obviously), a bit of wedding planning. We also finished April in Bournemouth celebrating my nan's 80th Birthday with another family disco and food! Bonuses from this weekend included cuddles with my goddaughters, my make up trail and a meeting with our wedding florist. 

We didn't move house, and tried not to accept this as the norm! I decided I was officially a "tea blogger" when I was invited to a tea shop opening in Chester! 





May

WE MOVED HOUSE!!! It only took 6 months but it finally happened. We christened our flat with visitors for the weekend within 4 days of moving in- as well as hosting pre drinks for a hen party. We visited Willington Hall where we got engaged to have some engagement photos taken




I visited Surrey for a university friends wedding- this included an AirBnB stay, a jaunt into London to visit my older sister, nearly losing my toes in agonising shoes and passing out on a train in rush hour- all good fun! 

I started a slightly new venture at work which is both exciting and challenging. 

June

We started June with a visit from my best university friend and the wedding of our newest best friends from Church. We decided that we better get back to wedding planning because all of a sudden it's just over 6 months away. Eeek. 

I reached my slimmest weight since joining slimming world (this may have happened in May but June looked a bit sparse - which I guess it would since we're less than halfway through). 

and now on to the second half of 2015: 3 weddings, a trip to the Isle of Man, Andy's mum's birthday, Christmas & of course our honeymoon!

How has the start of 2015 been for you?  What have you got planned for the rest of the year?
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