Blooming El



Happy Wednesday all! I managed to sneak past last Wednesday without anyone noticing I hadn't posted (until now, when I've just admitted it to you all). I was having a bit of a mare on Tuesday evening, trying to find a hotel to stay in Belfast that was 1. Not ridiculously expensive, 2. Not out in the sticks and 3. Not a complete hell hole. I think sometimes mine and G's (mainly G's) high standards really do get in the way. By the time I had given up and slammed the lid down on my laptop, I was in a bit of a mood and THEN I remembered that I should be scheduling a wonderful Wednesday post. I failed, miserably. However, I am back this week and raring to go with all things lovely!

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New Life

So my *kind-of-practically-is-may-aswell-be-step-sister* gave birth to a beautiful little girl called Harriet on Thursday. I found out via the very modern form of Facebook that Rheya had a bit of a tough time in labour BUT I am sure herself and fiance James would do it all over again because Harriet looks like the most wonderful little reward. I am yet to squeeze those chubby arms and cheeks but I can't wait till I do. Congratulations again guys!

Bruno Mars

Will this guy ever stop being funky? Seriously. Like, stop hogging all the damn funk and give me some of it. On Friday, Bruno Mars' new album was released, so I did what any sane human being would do...downloaded it from Spotify and jammed to those funky sounds all the way to work. FORGET YO INSTAGRAM AND YO TWITTER. 

If you haven't listened to it yet, I urge you all to pick up your phones, tablets, laptops and get on down to some of those beastly Bruno beats. Some favourites of mine include Perm, Straight Up and Down and Chunky

A Weekend Away

After the trouble we had with finding a hotel in Belfast, I really thought I wouldn't get to visit a Christmas market this year. However, after ditching the travelling by plane idea and researching the best Christmas markets in the UK, we finally came up with a plan. On the first weekend of December, we're visiting Nottingham AND Coventry to explore their Christmas markets and finish the rest of our Christmas shopping. I'm really looking forward to spending more time with G. Now he's moved back to his old store, he works almost every weekend and with myself working throughout the week, we hardly get to spend a whole day together, so I'm feeling super lucky to have him to myself for a whole 48 hours. 

P.s. If you have any recommendations of places to visit/eat in Nottingham or Coventry, please do let me know! 

Being Helpful

On Saturday, I helped my *not-yet-but-will-be-eventually-sister-in-law* set up her eldest daughters party. There was sooooooo much stuff to prepare but luckily we had six hours to make the hall look like a fairground. From pick n mix, to cake carousels, a mini hot dog stand and a balloon arch. The end result was wicked. It looked brilliant and myself and Mel were really quite chuffed with our work.

Date Nights

Yes, notice the s! PLURAL date nights. On Sunday, I took G out after work. We dined in a well known Italian restaurant, before settling down in front of the big screen to watch Fantastic Beasts at Broadway Cinema in Letchworth. It is the cutest (and warmest!) little cinema, with lots of extra legroom and ticket prices that don't break the bank! The film was much better than I had expected, I would definitely recommend it! 

Yesterday evening, G took it upon himself to surprise me with a date night. We ate Italian (again) and then visited Barn Theatre in Welwyn to watch The Lady in the Van. I thoroughly enjoyed the play and was really impressed with the acting, especially the lady who played Miss Shepherd. 

I never get to spend this much time with G in the evenings, so it has been rather lovely. He now has to work nine days in a row but I'm not too fussed because at the end of it, I'll get to spend a whole weekend with him. Hip-hip-hooray! 

That's all for this week my lovelies! I hope you're having a fantastic week and are experiencing lots of wonderful thaaangs. If you would like to share your wonderfulness with myself and the gang* on Twitter, then please do and don't forget to use #wonderfulwednesday! 

SallyMichelleKateJoHelenCatSamLauraMimmiMartinaIsabelle, and Kerri.


  1. Congratulations on the new addition to your little family! Also I look forward to reading about the christmas markets you are attending! Im hopefully heading to Bristol if the weather holds up. Last year we went to Bath and it was raining so bad, made it impossible to enjoy! Fingers crossed this year will be better :D xx


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