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!

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Spring Has Sprung…I Hope!

When the first sign of spring decided to poke it’s head out of the ground, we stopped by our favourite garden centre to pick up some daffodils and some tomato plant seeds for my Dad.
Yes..those daffodils that still haven’t made the slightest bit of effort to bloom! (this week, I know it!) 

Whitehall Garden Centre

Whitehall Garden Centre

Whitehall Garden Centre

Whitehall Garden Centre

Whitehall Garden Centre

Whitehall Garden Centre

Whitehall Garden Centre

Whitehall Garden Centre

Whitehall Garden Centre

Whitehall Garden Centre

Whitehall Garden Centre

Whitehall Garden Centre

Whitehall Garden Centre

Love all the beautiful colours! They instantly put you in a better mood.

I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend and get to celebrate St Patrick’s Day today with some sunshine and good friends. Be safe!

Thanks for reading!

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Randoms and Loving Lately

Just a few random pictures from life back in England lately, and two things I’ve really been loving!

1. Beautiful Autumn coloured flowers

2. Delicious walnut and coffee cake

3. The only damage we had from the St Jude storm

4. Rediscovered my love of drawing recently! I’m no Da Vinci but I enjoy it! 🙂

5. My first boiled egg in aaages!  Made for me by my lovely Dad!

6. My new Ray Ban Wayfarers that Rob found for a steal on a UK website, absolutely in love with these!

7. My Talula Trooper Jacket from Aritzia in Vancouver.  I think I’ve worn this almost every day since I got it in September so it was definitely worth the price tag for me!

Hope everyone had a safe and happy Halloween!  Now it’s all about Christmas, and Thanksgiving if you’re in the US!

Thanks for reading!

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