It’ll be alright on the night (and day – i hope!!!)

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So, it turns out that inbetween working full time, planning a hen night and a wedding, attending various parties (I am after all a social butterfly!) and trying to spend some quality time with my husband to be, there isnt much time to blog. This proved problematic considering my plan was to blog through the run up to the wedding. It is very clear to see that this plan was very short lived…

But now it is now official, I am married, and i have worn my manolos. ❤ they are beautiful but they hurt my feet. (for hurt read killed.)

I have to say though, the wedding day was awesome, and went way too quickly. 😦  I know that i am biased, as it was my wedding, but it was just perfect – partly due to the people invited, but also due to all my hard work before hand (i joke – well a little; it was definitely NOT steve’s as it took him forever to order the suits!!)

I have to say a massive thank you to my family and friends who all worked their ass’ off planning and making things for the day. It really was appreciated, and all came together perfectly.

So now thats all over, the only thing left for me to conquer is the mountain….

Well, isnt this going to be fun.

I like to pretend im prepared, but im not. I dont like camping and i hate public toilets, never mind being faced with no toilet. I like to shower in private and i love my tempur mattress. So i can see now, exactly how my 10 days up a mountain are going to go.

Putting all that to one side (it pains me to do so) i am mega excited. Not only do i get to see a beautiful landscape, and meet a whole now bunch of people; i get the opportunity to go to a school that has received funding from the charity i am climbing for and see exactly how the fundraising money is spent and how much it means to the staff and children at the school.

I think for me this is going to be an adventure of a lifetime and hopefully it will make me a better person because of it.

So, with 3 weeks to go, i am doing exactly what you would expect someone to do who is taking on the world’s largest free standing mountain – eating a pile of takeaway and unheatlhy food, and doing no exercise what so ever…





Wedding Woes, Hens and Ducks

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Today I have discovered that the most stressful part of planning a wedding is planning the hen night. Traditionally this is done by your bridesmaids, and to be fair to both by bridesmaids, sisters and friends, they have all helped where they can and offered to plan the night, but 1. i am a little bit of a control freak with these types of things, and 2. i have uni friends, welsh friends, work friends, friends from high school, etc and, well they aren’t all in the same country as each other, let alone the same vicinity, so, for simplicity, i decided the easiest thing to do was organise it myself!

Now, i am regretting this decision…(although the control freak in me begs to differ!)

Firstly i hate asking people for money, and although so far this hasnt been too bad it still pains me to do it!

Secondly, I am probably not the best at organising these types of things. So what could go wrong?

Well, i booked everyone a room in the travelodge, miscounted the number of rooms i needed and now the rooms are £85. I cannot believe it. I am in a rage! I am also now £85 lighter than what i was this morning, so bye, bye the jack wills dress i had my eye on!

Moving swifty on…The second most stressful thing about planning a wedding is your husband to be. If he is anything like mine, although he is very excited to get married, he doesnt quite understand what “you need to book a fitting for a suit for you and your best man (or men in our case) and you need to do it NOW!!‘” actually means! And so with only a few weeks to go, we still have no wedding suit for the grooms party. (I am hoping this very subtle hint changes this fact at some point in the not to distant future.)

To be honest though, its not all doom and gloom. Picking the wedding rings, designing the cake, youtubing church hymns to see which ones sound the best, and actually realising how many friends you have who want to share your day with you, has all been really nice and something that I will treasure for ever!

What I guess i am trying say is that, for all the stress and headaches that getting married causes, it is actually one of the most exciting things i have ever done (i mean, i would hope that it is assumed from the off that this is the case, but you do hear some horror stories about couple splitting up before they even make it down the aisle!) Although i know it is not for everyone, if im being honest, it is something that i had always imagined i would do but never really thought that much about what planning a wedding would be like. (I mean between all the talking i do, i didnt really have that much time to think about it!)

Anyways, as we are drawing nearer everything is starting to come together and there are only a few more things left to plan…The biggest worry on my mind now, is, whilst we are all at the wedding, WHO IS GOING TO LOOK AFTER THE DUCKS!!!