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 […]

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 […]

Fancy dress on a shoestring

Ok, so budgeting for a wedding doesn’t leave you with a whole heap of disposable income. But life still goes on. You still have everyday things to pay for. Like food, and days out with friends and fancy dress costumes. I don’t know about you but I find fancy dress shops to be some of […]

A summer night ‘out out’ and about

University seems like such a distant memory sometimes as if it never happened. Yet whenever I see my Uni housemates it’s like I’m immediately a student again, as if I’ve slipped back into my old student ways, giggling and laughing about the things we did in Canterbury, all those years ago. I started this blog […]

My birthday: Notes on turning twenty five

This Saturday I turned 25. Twenty five years of age, people! I’ve reached my mid twenties, I’ve made it; I’m that little bit closer to thirty. How terrifying is that! But this year, instead of my usual excitement about the onset of birth related celebrations, I sort of forgot about it. My birthday suddenly came […]

Dear Weekend: Our engagement shoot, our anniversary, a Gatsby-esque party, prosecco in a hot tub and a day of sporting finals

This weekend was a great one, a long and busy, full-to-the-brim kind of one. The kind that feels like a summer bumper edition of a Girl Talk magazine, crammed full of fun and happiness. It started off with an engagement shoot which my amazing friend (and bridesmaid <3) Sarah and her boyfriend did for us […]

(Retrospective) Summertime Gladness Day Seventeen: Deers and Double Dates

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I absolutely love The National Trust. And Knole Park is one of my very favourite National Trust places to visit. Mainly because there are deers a plenty there, scattered around the wide, open and very green grounds. I’ve taken so many people here, including Oli when […]

(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 […]

(Retrospective) Summertime Gladness Day Fourteen: A Devonshire Adventure

After a week at Christian festival Soul Survivor, Oli and I ventured down to Devon to go on holiday with my parents, my sister and her husband and my adorable niece (who was, at the time, on the cusp of turning three). To shorten our journey, we stopped off at the National Trust’s Barrington Court. […]