Wow, I cant believe 1 week has gone past since Trina & Nicks wedding, they have been officially man & wife for 7 days! We had such a lovely day and it was so relaxed and laid back, everyone really did look like they were having a fun time! Trina was stunning in her dress, myself and Helen hadnt seen her dress until she walked down the stairs after getting dressed & I had to hold back the tears, there were a few moments where the tears were ready to flow, but I did well and kept myself composed! I wanted to share with you all some photo’s that were taken on the day, I hope you enjoy them!
I woke up Saturday after a fun night in with the girls on Friday, the cupcakes and cocktails went down a storm and it was really nice to see everyone and have a giggle. There was lots of wedding talk as there was 2 brides over and it was funny to see how different they both are! Here are a few snippets from Friday Night…
I waited for Matt to come home from work on Saturday morning, I admit after clearing up, I spent most of the morning watching re-runs of The Bill. Personally I think its still good all these years on, Matt however just thinks I am sad! He picked me up and I dropped off some Party Lite goodies to a valued customer and then headed on a search to do some Strawberry Picking! The farm we went to had an offer on, basically you could fill a small punnet as much as you could for £3 or a large one for £8, we opted for the smaller punnet and headed off, there were so many little ones out with their parents, it made us both very nostalgic remembering when we were their age picking strawberries with our families….
We spent Saturday evening with my cousin and her fiance, just chilling out having a BBQ. Then Sunday I headed upto Guildford with my Friend Hayley and the rest of Team Bride for a catch up and a mooch round the shops. It was nice to spend some time with them all as we dont have much chance to all meet up, so getting the little ones in some bridesmaid dresses in Debenhams was great and they both looked so pretty…..
Sunday evening Hayley and her Fiance Lee headed over and we had a Cheese & Crackers evening watching the last Top Gear as we currently know it. We had a great time giggling, catching up and just generally feeding our faces!
Today, I am off work. I booked a holiday day to make the most of a quiet house whilst my family are away. I have also been feeling rather negative lately and the fact that the sun is out today and I have started working on my new hobby (will reveal all soon), I feel really refreshed and happy again!
Hope you all enjoyed your weekend too and got up to lots of mischief!
Earlier this week I was tagged in a YouTube video by my lovely friend Steph. For those of you that have watched her videos you will know that she is a genuinely happy person. So I was more than pleased to pass on this tag – there are only a few questions and I will tag a few of you in to share the love!
1. What food makes you happy?
This is hard, I love ALL food! If I could pick 1 thing it would probably be sweeties. I would prefer a big bag of Haribo over a bar of chocolate any day!
2. What movie makes you happy?
Hmmm a happy movie….Up. I love it it just makes me feel good! The movie that has the most memories for me though is either Spiceworld OR The Sound Of Music. The Spice Girls were a massive part of my childhood and I love how cheesy the movie is, The Sound Of Music is an all time classic and I love it!
3. What song makes you happy?
This is hard. The one song I will put on in the car and really ruin with my singing is Dominio by Jessie J. I get my groove on and end up with a smile on my face! There are 2 other songs, one is Mr Blue Sky by ELO abd the other is called Echo Beach, it’s so old, but it reminds me of summer holidays to Devon. My dad used to make tapes for our trips and they would always be on there and we all sing along!
4. What item of clothing makes you happy?
Strange question….Ok it doesn’t make me fell happy, it makes me feel confident and that is my Black Jeans. They pull me in at the right places and go with pretty much everything.
5. What’s you happiest memory?
Wow! That’s difficult! I have A LOT of happy memories from throughout my mere 26 (ok almost 27 years!). 2 that spring to mind straight away was my holiday last year as a family to my godparents, I remember being sat on top of the roc just looking out on lower manhatten and feeling really content, I had the same feeling sat on my godparents porch just a few days later. The other one is with Matt, it’s a really silly one but we were in Weymouth visiting his grandparents and I had way too much drink the night before and was really feeling sorry for myself and said something like ‘no one cares, nobody loves me’ (i think when I called my mum she showed no sympathy) and he turned round and said ‘well I love you.’
6. What beauty product makes you happy?
This is easy! I have only just started using this product it’s a shampoo (that still counts?) by Milkshake. It’s purple and after 6 weeks of having my hair coloured it still looks as great as it did when I first had it coloured.
7. What do you do to make yourself feel happier when your down?
I tend to just keep myself to myself when im not feeling great. I also look for holidays online or I might watch funny you tube videos.
Here is one of my favourites….
8. List 3 random things that make you happy…
Seeing people I care about happy
I will a few lovely people that I follow on Instagram to share their Happiness with everyone too! Here is the original video by Steph….
A couple of weekends ago now my beautiful cousin Trina had her Hen Party! It had been planned out for a few months and when the day got here I was shocked that it had arrived. Trina was very specific about what she wanted do and wanted to play a big part in the planning process, she hosted a ‘Team Bride’ evening and it was decided on Afternoon Tea & a night out in a club with a cocktail class thrown in for good measure!
Me and fellow bridesmaid Hels had a bit of a last minute dilemma over getting her some quirky bridal party bits, but managed to get some sashes, name badges and a veil for Trina to wear. Once everyone had arrived at Trinas that was getting a taxi to the hotel we put on all her fun bits ready for an afternoon out with the girls!
We headed down to a Hotel on the seafront and we’re joined by various family & friends of the bride. We were all then served a lovely afternoon tea, consisting of various finger sandwiches, cake and of course scones! Hels did a lovely little speech thanking everyone for coming and we all chatted and giggled whilst sipping champagne!
To make sure there was plenty of posing preparation for the wedding we got everyone together for photos before heading to Tiger Tiger.
When we arrived at the club we were taken through to one of the rooms where the cocktail making fun commenced! Everyone got to make 2 cocktails from the list and the guys that were teaching us were fantastic and made the night great. We had booked out a booth in the hawaiian themed room and it was HUGE! The drinks kept flowing and there was plenty of dancing!
All in all everyone had a great night including Trina, it was certainly a fun way to celebrate becoming a bride!
Sat at work the other day, my thoughts turned to summer and what mischief I can get myself into! I am a big winter lover, but there is something about clear blue skies and the sun shining that just puts a smile on my face!
So I got my thinking cap on and browsed through Pinterest of some Summer Bucket List’s and got some ideas together!
Have A Picnic
I am a big foodie as you all well know and I am quite lucky to live near the beach, a national forest and lots of lovely open space so why not pack up some food and head out for the day! So what do you pack for a picnic? What are your favourite things? For me, its tuna mayo & cucumber sandwiches or maybe some cheese and pickle sandwiches. Mix it up with some vegetable sticks and dips, even some humus might do the trick! You can’t beat some marshmallow & strawberry kebabs either, oooh or even some chocolate dipped strawberries! Play a few games of Frisbee or maybe just laze about and catch some rays, definitely a picnic on the cards for the summer!
When I was younger I knew summer had arrived when my mum and dad would take me to the strawberry fields and we would pick a couple of punnets and come home and me and dad would always have them with condensed milk! Last year, I didn’t get round to picking any strawberries as we were away for 2 weeks and I had broken my foot! This year however, I will definitely be going to pick some strawberries, maybe even take our nieces!
Enjoy An Evening Drinking In The Sun
For those of you that don’t know, our house has always been an open house and quite often will hold impromptu evenings in front of the fire in the summer drinking and snacking and just having a laugh. They are my favourite evenings, when it’s just random and chucked together and they often tend to be the best evenings too, so although it’s on my idea list, I know it will happen at some point anyway!
Of course, those are just little ideas of things that I would like to do, there are loads of other things you can get up to. You could visit the zoo, have a water fight, host a BBQ, play rounder’s, go crabbing! The list is just endless, why not tell me what some of your favourite things to do in the summer are, you might even inspire me to do something different!