Smiles All Round

FlowersJust a few of the beautiful flowers popping up in my Dads garden

We got engaged and then I disappeared for a week. How rude!

So where have I been?! Well, Rob and I went up to Rochdale (close to Manchester) to visit his family and to let them know the news. We drove up there and stayed for a few days. Those few days were full of late boozy nights, hanging out with family, sleeping in, showing off my engagement ring, a day out in York and shopping in my favourite mall…The Trafford Centre.

A few other things making me smile recently…

~ Getting emails from friends on the other side of the world, making you feel closer than you actually are.

~ All the Congratulations we’ve received regarding our engagement! Thank you!

~ Having a little black cat sneak into our house and surprise me by pushing my bedroom door open with his nose while I was watching YouTube videos! He was adorable, but realised pretty quickly that he doesn’t live here and left when I said hello!

~ Filling up on delicious tapas then ordering the best cheesecake I think I’ve ever had. It had a digestive biscuit base, honeycomb pieces, chocolate sauce and malteasers on top. I’m drooling just thinking about it!

~ The beautiful powder blue De’Longhi kettle and toaster gifted to us by Robs Mum. We’ve always admired them (any time we browse department stores picking furniture etc for our dream home…just us?!), but never thought we could afford any decent appliances! It may sound pretty sad but I can’t wait to use them! Oh the exciting life I lead…


I hope you all had a great weekend! Let me know what has been making you smile!



Break Out The Bubbly

On Sunday May 18th, Rob and I went up to the White Horse in Westbury,
where he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him!

And I said YES!






20142014 ~ Engaged!!

And of course I have to include a picture of the ring!

Engagement Ring



The ring belonged to my Grandmother, then my Mum. My Mum gave it to me a few months ago and Rob has had it ever since waiting for the right moment.

Because he didn’t buy a ring for me, he surprised me with the Michael Kors watch that I’ve been lusting over for about a year!
(I’m a pretty lucky girl I know)

Michael Kors watch

We’re up in Manchester at the moment to tell Robs side of the family, we’re so excited and happy to finally make it official! It feels a bit strange to say Rob is my fiancé, but also pretty amazing.

After a difficult year so far, it’s nice to have some good news for a change!