Blogmas Day 22 (aka Day 25): Happy Christmas from London!

I’m not really sure what’s happened to my counting skills but I must have missed a day or two somewhere because I’m not yet at Blogmas Day 25 and I should be because if anyone is reading this, then, well today is Christmas day! So Merry Christmas one and all! I hope you all have the […]

Blogmas Day 19: Why?

Sometimes horrible things happen. Terrible, awful things. Like earthquakes. And floods. And hurricanes. People die, families are torn apart and there is grief. Real and palpable and painful, everywhere. And we, as humans, we look up. Up to God or some higher being and we raise our arms at Him or them, or whatever it […]

#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 […]

A Summer Holiday in France

It’s taken me a while to actually sit down and write about my summer adventures and I think that’s because subconsciously I’ve been trying to preserve them. As if writing about them makes them a thing of the past. So here I am, sitting in my garden, off sick, trying to make myself feel better by […]

Saying yes to the dress

Disclaimer: This will be the first of many wedding related blog posts. Just saying.  Ok, so this Tuesday I went Wedding dress shopping for the very first time. Prior to getting engaged, I successfully managed to resist the very real temptation to feign a betrothal and enter a bridal shop to try on shrouds of […]

The Ring: Thoughts on why I’m now obsessed with gazing at my own hands

I’m not sure if this is even a thing – or at the very least, a proven thing – but since I’ve started wearing a ring every day, the fair hairs on my ring fingers have got a lot darker. They’ve never been so prominent! I told Oli this the other day and he just […]