Life in June

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Wow I wasn't expecting to be absent for so long! Its amazing how much life has just got in the way of late. I've been so busy with my new job and wedding stuff and generally enjoying all the nice weather we've been having I just haven't had time to blog! I haven't even been reading anything, my bloglovin feed had over 2000 unread posts the other day!

I don't usually do instagram posts but June and the start of July have so far been so busy it was the easiest way of explaining what I've been up to and why I've been so absent.

So in June I turned 29. It wasn't a big extravagant birthday, birthdays are usually small quiet intimate affairs in our family, but it made me realise I'm one year off 30, which does kinda scare me a bit. I'm not sure where I thought I would be when I turned 30, but I'm pretty sure I thought I would feel grown up and mature - truth is I feel none of those things. My tastes have changed slightly but some of the those teen-like insecurities and urges to go nuts still remain. Despite being a quiet one I was reasonably well spoilt by friends and family.

This years birthday was especially quiet as it was so close to my hen weekend. Even though we don't get married until September, hen and stag parties have been held in plenty of time, as the organisation of them has been a bit of a big deal and I figured I could do without that stress so close to the wedding. Me and my best girls went to Butlins for one of the music weekends and we had a fab time. I organised little gift bags, with perhaps the cutest straws ever - so cute no one wanted to use them! I was appropriately attired as the bride to be, with a sash and veil and the first night was a special effort to be dressed up. The second night we did 'I'm a Celebrity' fancy dress. This is probably one of the comfiest fancy dress outfits I've ever worn (if not exactly the most glamorous!) Again, various 'bushtucker trials' were presented, along with the obligatory Mr & Mrs quiz. All in all though I was pleasantly surprised and nothing was too shameful! (Aside from perhaps my hangover!)

Wedding craft remains in full swing - I anticipate the glue gun will make an appearance well up until the night before! If I could give anyone any advice that wants to DIY their wedding it would be to start sooner rather than later as everything will take longer than you expect! I saw Hannah put up a post the other day to advise she would probably be absent from her blog now due to wedding stuff. I haven't intentionally been absent and I don't want to be, but I can't guarantee as regular posting as I had got into the habit of doing - already I've missed my usual monthly scheduled posts. I spent one evening after work making these hangers for my bridesmaids dresses the morning of the wedding. It small touches like this that add a real personal feel, and I know they will make the 'getting ready' pictures look extra special.

Despite all this craziness I decide to add extra pressure to myself by deciding that the house must be immaculately deep clean and the garden must be far more attractive. Me and the other half are not gardeners and its generally something I find a bit of a chore. That being said, I've always commented on how nice it would be to be able to sit outside etc. We made a conscious effort at the weekend to have a good tidy up, and the whole of Sunday was spent completely de-weeding the patio - by hand! It has made such a difference though. We had a general tidy up of the patio and clipped the hedge in that area a little more and finally added some flowers. Toby was clearly impressed with our work! Scott then went that little bit further and bought a little table and chair set. I was made up! As is typical, just after we had finised all this work and got the table out, it went very dull. Luckily it brightened up whilst we were making dinner, so we enjoyed our first meal 'al fresco'. I made the most of the good weather the other day by spending a few hours sat outside working, which was much more pleasant that sitting indoors. We intend to keep doing a bit more work, and I'm hoping to get a few more flowers in, and I can't want to start taking some blog pictures outside whilst the lighting is so bright and I have somewhere to take them.

I've still managed to find a little time to squeeze in going to work! Some of you may remember that I started a new job. It's been very busy and at times very stressful and I haven't always gotten home until much later than I used to. In amongst that I'm trying to apply for a permanent position, which should seem easy, considering I'm already doing the job but actually, It's almost more stressful when you are applying for what essentially feels like your job.

I always try not to apologise for being absent from my blog, as hey, life gets in the way and sometimes hobbies take a back seat, so I'm not going to apologise for not posting, but I will apologise for not reading all your lovely blogs! Are there any interesting posts you think I must read? What have you been up to recently? Let me know! Hope you haven't missed me too much or thought I'd abandoned this little place.


  1. Welcome back! Looks like you had lots of fun in your absence. Looking forward to reading how the wedding goes.
    BTW, I hoped I'd feel grown up by now, it hasn't happened & I'm nearly twice your age - God that sounds awful!

  2. lovely pics :)

  3. I'm a new reader and I really love all your photos and your posts :) I've bookmarked your blog and I would really appreciate it if you took a look at my blog too <3
    Marissa Jamie : Faithfully, Marissa ♡


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