Wednesday, 18 January 2017

17 Things to do before I'm 30

I realised on New Year's Day that I can officially say 'I'm 30 next year'. Vomit.

I'm not too bothered by age but 30 seems an awfully round, grown up number. An age where I should legitimately have my shit together that is looming ever closer, and my shit is very much not together. I started writing a list of things that I'd like to do before I'm 30 and thankfully I'm on the way to ticking some of them off, but here is the whole 17 (for 2017 of course, definitely not because I couldn't think of 30...)

Saturday, 7 January 2017

Five Thoughts on Buying Our First Home

We've been in our new home for just over a month now, though it feels like we've been here for months. We've settled in incredibly quickly and have already started to put our stamp on it (you can have a look out our first little tour here) by painting it and filling it with our nonsense, there is so much left to do but it already feels like home.

We've had a little while to contemplate the move, the process of buying a house and started to realise how bloody expensive being an adult is so I thought I'd scribble down a few initial thoughts on the whole thing while it's fresh in my mind (while staring wistfully out of our rather bare bay window).


Monday, 2 January 2017

Dry Ginuary

Sigh, the festive season is over and we must all return to real life. No more regular cheese and biscuits, no more Prosecco every day and the return of the feeling of hunger. It's also the inevitable Dry January, I am all for cutting down on alcohol, it's obviously horrendously bad for you, but why add another touch of punishment to an already bleak month? I've decided to take a stand and partake in Dry Ginuary, limiting my alcohol consumption to only gin.

Or maybe I won't drink any alcohol at all this month, I just don't work well with rules or labels so if I tell myself I can't drink all month, that's all I'll want to do. It's nice to give myself the option. To bring in the new year, we cracked open the December Gin Explorer box which had been hidden in moving boxes for the past few weeks, after all it would be rude not to join in with Dry Ginuary.

Thursday, 29 December 2016

A Tour of our New Home

After 4 weeks of slowly but steadily moving boxes and making our new house a home, we are finally settled and have officially moved out of our old house! Our new home is nowhere near finished, there are piles of boxes in the dining room and rooms that we have no idea what to do with but it's all ours. We're already incredibly happy here and I thought (after a little nudge from Mat) I'd give you a little sneak peek into a few corners of our home. Take a look below to see more...


Sunday, 18 December 2016

The Ultimate Manicure and Pedicure with Margaret Dabbs

I must confess, I’m a serial nail biter. I have been since I can remember and even though I stopped around 5 years ago, when I’m stressed or scared, I slip right back into bad habits. Recently with the busiest time at work and the whole buying a house situation, you can guess that my nails aren’t in the best condition. Thankfully just before everything kicked off, I headed to Margaret Dabbs in Alderley Edge who treated my nails to the best manicure and pedicure that I’ve ever had. 
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