Monday, 28 December 2009

Festivities & Frolics


How are you all doing?
Recovering from all the food and booze from last week? Ready to do it all again this weekend?
I am really looking forward to Friday, it is going to be manic but fun at the same time. I am cooking for 11 people on New Year's Day, and it is going to be a big 3 course meal. Hopefully David will give me a hand - he is normally quite good at doing that kind of thing.

So, was Santa good to you?
Like I said in my last post I was spoilt rotten, I was given a voucher for a personal trainer session which is great. Definitely going to use that one early in the new year to get me back into the swing of going to the gym. I think I might keep up the personal trainer thing, especially in the run up to the wedding - maybe one a week or every fortnight just to keep me motivated and lose as much weight as possible before the wedding. It all seems so close now. My little facebook countdown clock is telling me it is only 93 days until the wedding. It is all very real all of a sudden!
Talking of weddings can I just take a wee minute to say a massive CONGRATULATIONS to my brother Craig and his new fiancée Becky. They got engaged last night and I am so pleased for the both of them.

Have a very happy and healthy New Year and I will be back soon.


Saturday, 26 December 2009

Merry Christmas

So, let me be the last one to wish you all a Merry Christmas. This entry was meant to be written on Christmas Eve but the best laid plans and all that so it is now here, on boxing day.
Did everyone have a good day yesterday?
Was Santa good to you all?
I was spoilt as usual, my hubby to be is arranging my wedding ring as my main Christmas present and I got a few nice little presents as well. We also got a load of cash which is great - means we can get a load of stuff for going away in only a few weeks now.

I am not going to rabbit on too much, just wanted to wish you a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year.


Sunday, 13 December 2009


Saturday was a fun filled day for me - well after 12 anyway when I finished work. I had a girlie night out with my friends where we all exchanged our Christmas gifts and indulged in too much wine.

Saturday afternoon though was amazing - I finally collected my wedding dress. After all the upheaval of the last couple of weeks when I thought my dress was missing then it turning up I finally got to go and try it on then take it away with me.
And after all my hassle of trying to lose weight so that I could get into it - I have a tiny amount to go until it fits. I was actually able to get it completely done up and it didn't look too terrible. In fact I felt like a princess in it and really didn't want to take it off. I was so glad it was here and I could see it and try it on as when I ordered it I hadn't even seen the dress in person - I ordered it from a photo on the designer's website. It is even nicer that in the photo as there is a lot of detail that can't be seen properly in the photo.
The dress is currently hanging from the door frame in our hallways as there is nowhere else that is tall enough to hang it from without the dress bag dragging on the floor and David has promised not to look at the dress.

Sunday, 6 December 2009

Christmas is coming......

So, Christmas is only a couple of weeks away and I love it. I am one of those people that puts up the Christmas tree on the 1st of December and doesn't take it down until the middle of January, one that has her Christmas cards written in October and had already bought all of the Christmas presents. I have even started my Christmas food shopping. I went and ordered my turkey for Christmas Day and ordered the fish for New Year's Day and have ordered the Steak Pie for New Year's Day. When my mum and Robert went to Calais last month I even got the to get me some of the booze I am going to want for the festive period.

I love Christmas, I get so wrapped up in it. I am looking forward to having everyone round to the house and putting on a good dinner for everyone. I love watching the kids at Christmas opening up all their presents and just being hyper all day.

Can only imagine how much more I am going to love Christmas once David and I have our own family - I am going to be unbearable.

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Wedding Dress: Tick

So, after my little panic the other day I decided to go into the shop this afternoon to find out more about the whereabouts of my wedding dress and to pay the final balance that was due on it.

I walked into the shop just as the owner was about to call me - the dress arrived this morning.
Panic over.
I am going to try it on and collect it next Saturday, then it is a waiting game until February when we start all the alterations before the main event.

I am well pleased it arrived. Thought I was going to have to tell everyone that my dress was lost in the post.