Blogmas Day 5: Who needs a Christmas tree?

I really want a Christmas tree this year. Like really, really bad. But my bank balance won’t allow it. And even if we opt for a small artificial tree, that’s still money we could – and let’s face it, should – be spending on the wedding or the honeymoon or the fund for our future […]

Making a house, a home. (Home accessories on a shoestring)

It’s not long now until Oli and I tie the knot…159 days to be exact! And we cannot wait. I’ve said it before in multiple posts and I’ll say it again now; I cannot wait to live with Oliver and for us to share a home together. And as I count down the days until […]

Lunch and Dinner at IKEA

As excited as I am about all things wedding related – and believe me, I’m very excited about all that – I’m much more excited about building a life with Oli, it’s just as important, if not more important, to plan our marriage, as well as this giant celebration that will take place next year. I’m […]

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…in my bedroom

It’s that time of year again, my favourite time of year in fact. Christmas is well and truly, undeniably here. And boy, am I glad. I absolutely love Christmas. Working in a school at this time of year is brilliant fun and the combination of Nativity rehearsals, Christmas dress up day, Christmas lunch, the infamous class […]

Summertime Gladness Day Eleven: I scream for icecream

For my 24th birthday my wonderful boyfriend bought me an ice cream machine. I’d wanted one for a long time, my love of ice cream awakened on my recent trips to Italy, where I consumed gelato on a twice-daily basis. As a child I was never really that fond of the chilly desert. But since my […]

A room of my own

One of my biggest worries when I faced my final few weeks at university, besides the exams, was coming home. Back to the home that knew the naive, young thing that I was at 18. I grew up at Uni. A lot. I found independence and I was reluctant to lose it, I’d become my […]