#engagementthrowback Paris: Part Two

Waking up, I forgot where I was. I forgot about the ring on my finger. I forgot about the flurry of congratulations. I forgot about the champagne and the Megabus. When I first opened my eyes, I’d forgotten everything and then, rubbing away the crumbs of sleep and stretching up, I realised with a fresh […]

Dear Weekend: Crying over spilt coffee, a day at the farm, a first birthday, a roaring fire and a sunday roast.

We started the day with a fried breakfast. And mugs of tea. And our feet up on the coffee table as we watched the first episode of this seasons The Apprentice. There are two candidates called Oliver and Rebecca this year, so the two of us have decided to back our namesakes and whoever ends […]

Dear Weekend: Gift lists, wedding rings and getting caught in the rain.

Saturday was wet. And neither of us had coats. And we got caught in some pretty heavy showers. And I’d spent a good chunk of the morning curling my hair, which I didn’t want to get drenched. So we ran down the High street, my cardigan over my head, our hands clutching each other and […]

Our end of summer tradition

I like to think that I’ll always have these long holidays, especially these extra-large, indulgent slices of Summer. It’s most certainly a perk of the job. I’ll tell you that for free. And as the end of the Summer holiday rolls around, I like to mark it with something special and different, that makes the […]

A London Adventure…on a shoestring

If you look in the dictionary, you’ll find that the meaning of adventure is ‘a daring enterprise; an unexpected or exciting incident’ and although my recent adventure to London was far from a daring enterprise, it was certainly full of lots of exciting and unexpected incidents. I certainly don’t miss commuting to London, back and […]

It’s beginning to look a lot like Autumn.

I love Autumn. Always have, always will. Hands down, it is my very favourite of all the seasons. I mainly enjoy this season because I am reunited with scarves, oversized, granddad jumpers and all things woollen. Wool is my very favourite of materials. *Provided it’s the soft, as opposed to itchy kind* I love layering […]

(Retrospective) Summertime Gladness Day Sixteen: A jaunt to Cambridge

One of my favourite things about working in a school is the long holidays that come with the job. As a Teaching Assistant I don’t have to take any work home with me other these holidays, neither do I have to come into School to set up shop for September. (Teachers, I salute you, for […]

(Retrospective) Summertime Gladness Day Fifteen: A wedding and a trip to Tunbridge Wells

My friends James and Tanya got married on August Bank holiday monday, which was a day that should have won a medal for the most amount of rainfall. Thankfully the soaking wet weather didn’t dampen the day, not even a smidgen. In fact it was an absolutely beautiful day and I felt really privileged to […]

Bee Pea in London City, where the attitudes bad and the weather is…

Sometimes just getting out, stepping out into the breeze is all it takes. All it takes to shift the cobwebs and the perspective that you previously held onto so incredibly tightly. Life really is what you make it. If you feel low, or sad or disappointed, dig about the little money you have in your […]