Sunday, 21 January 2018

A Bit of a Refresh


This year we promised ourselves we're going to tackle the house, get rid of those little niggly jobs we've been putting off and investing in bigger projects that we've, let's be honest, been ignoring.

We bought our Victorian terrace house over a year ago now and we are still in love with it, but there are a few bits and bobs that need fixing and improving sooner rather than later. There are big things like the leaky roof and little things like keeping on top of the housework with full time jobs, but we're making steps to make our home and lives better.

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Friday, 12 January 2018

Planning our Five Year Anniversary


Time is going so quickly at the moment it's ridiculous, is this what happens when you're a grown up? At the end of this month Joe and I will be celebrating our five year anniversary but it seems like only yesterday he made me try haggis on our first date, it was Burn's Night after all.

Five years is a pretty long time, the longest I've ever put up with anyone without breaking up with them at an airport (a story for another time) but we're not the most soppy of couples and it's also at the end of January, six weeks after we last got paid, so we want to celebrate but nothing too extravagant. I've put together a little list of fun but affordable treats in case you're in a similar situation or just fancy treating yourself after January misery.

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Wednesday, 3 January 2018

24 Hours in Belfast


Can you believe it's already 2018? I feel like the end of 2017 flew by in a daze of snow, blankets, cheese and wine. I didn't even get a chance to write a single post in December thanks to life getting in the way but I'm determined to post more regularly this year. I thought I'd start with a few snaps from our last trip of 2017 for a little wintery wanderlust and to get me back in the swing of things.

In the depths of the one snowy weekend we had last month we, after a rather substantial delay of course, flew over to Northern Ireland for one of Joe's friend's weddings. Neither of us had been before so we we added on a extra day to explore Belfast after the wedding instead of heading straight home.

The wedding itself was absolutely bloody magical, it took place in a teeny chapel followed by the mince pies and mulled wine in a beautiful mini mansion house which we had free reign of, followed by dinner, dancing and gin.
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Friday, 17 November 2017

A New Breed of Fitness Tracker


November always brings a bit of a health kick for me. After the indulgence of my birthday in October (I'm 30 next year so it's going to be SO unhealthy!) and before the Henry the Eighth levels of gluttony of December, I like to have a month of detox to make it ok to almost exclusively eat cheese for a month.

I usually cave halfway through the month when the stress of working in ecommerce around Black Friday hits but I've been pretty good so far! I am writing this with a glass of prosecco in hand but we can just ignore that... There are a couple of things that have really helped me stick to my November health kick, one of these is the Nokia Steel Fitness Tracker which they very kindly sent me to test drive to take part in their City Moves challenge and the other was giving being vegan a go, more of that to come in a later blog post.

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Thursday, 19 October 2017

A Stay at Formby Hall


One of my favourite things to do is to go away for the weekend, as much as I adore our home I absolutely love escaping to a hotel with Joe, it feels like such a treat. A selfish little night or two away where we are just us, we don't have to worry about work, emails, the pile of washing or the endless DIY that needs finishing starting.

Towards the end of summer we visited Formby Hall just outside of Liverpool for an utterly selfish date night before I went away for a few days. We got so lucky with the weather too, it was beautiful!
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