Thursday, 8 October 2015

Fictional Friends

For the last few days I have felt like utter crap on antibiotics with some bug. Not wanting to think or do anything. When I was sick at home I used to always watch movie after movie after movie. Now when I am sick it is back-to-back Jeremy Kyle. So these last few days I grabbed our Friends DVDs and the two Sex and the City Movies. 

It's funny how watching something that you have always loved but lost among the other crap going on in your life is like bringing yourself back from the dead. That's how I feel watching Carrie and Rachel. The two women I respected and grew up wanting to be and dress like... somehow it got lost... 

(That is except for when I picked out my wedding shoes which are completely Carrie Bradshaw approved!)

SO... I am once again snuggled on the sofa with my kitty, baked beans on toast watching the Sex and the City movie once again!

Icons are vital for a person. It is something to focus on when everything else falls apart. Something to strive towards and aim for. I had forgotten that. It's good to get some 'me' time and refocus on ambition and dreams... and wardrobe goals!!

Yeah for Sex and the City! Thank you for helping me get better! 

It's also nice to re-watch SATC when you know you now have your very own Mr. Big... 

Sunday, 4 October 2015

A New Product Obsession

So I have had a Keels Simple Diary in my desk for quite a while now and I write in it sporadically. However, after reading quite a few blogs about making the most of life... turning things around... etc etc I routed around in my 'messy' drawer and found it again. 

The concept of the diary is fantastic. It's not the teenage blank page to blabber in. Instead it really makes you think about the day choosing a description for the day and giving you an exercise to complete. 
It is great! Really helps to level your mind and go to bed with a clear vision. 

Anyway there is my pitch over my new obsession. 

Saturday, 3 October 2015

The Perfect Venue

On the plane home from Vancouver my future hubby bought me The Knot magazine. My heart must have dropped a million stories when I saw the checklist. Things you don't even think about are listed. Whoever said weddings were about the Bride and Groom were wrong! 
So far our planning has been a roller coaster. 

BUT, there is one thing that has kept me smiling and makes me feel  light as air when I think of it and that is the venue... We looked at many places online and visited a few but it was a drive through the Cotswolds with my brother-in-law that brought me face-to-face with my fairy tale. I was really worried about finding the location, everything depends on it and the places we visited were nice but nothing compared to this feeling. It gives you butterflies and bubbles in the tummy. Amazeballs!

Last week I had the joy of showing TidyBoy the location, and after a walk around the village, a peek in the church and the venue he turned to me as he opened the car door for me and said, 
"I don't like it... I love it!" Happiness! I was made up!

Down this very small one track road with a turning you hardly notice you drive a typical country road until you hit the most picturesque village in England. The first thing you see is a gorgeous french Riviera style manor. A little stream trickling around a country inn and the tiniest of churches nestled between them. Anyone in their right mind would picture the most romantic wedding there and I did. There was nothing like it. From finding that venue everything else just fell into place: the colour scheme, the theme, the centrepieces! It was everything my childhood self would have imagined for my wedding! 

No matter what other crap gets thrown in the lead up to the actual day I cannot wait to marry the man of my dreams, with my Mummy by my side and looking like a Princess in Purple Heels!