Tuesday, 11 October 2011


My Save the Dates were successful! However all the information I sent with them is now completely useless. Our first venue was a noooo when Le patron was super odd. Our second venue decided to close down..luckily no money had been paid....we still have 11 months to go but I need as much accommodation to be near the venue as possible easier said then done in dark central Brittany. Finding a restau or salle is fine, one with suitable accommodation for a mix of rowdy Brits, Scots, Yanks and Franks is a different matter...within walking distance..as taxis don't exist.

....my invites look nice though!

Saturday, 27 August 2011

I'm cheap.....Save the date

It is not a secret that Mark and I at this point in time are poor, possibly as poor as church mice. Weddings and lack of money don't go hand in hand, well Emily and inexpensive weddings don't go together to be honest. We are lucky that we will get some help from my parents but I can already feel the panic set in. You know its going to be hard when the Save the Dates make you have a cold sweat. However phase one on how to have (hopefully) the wedding of your dreams for NO money is to find a printing website such as Truprint or Jessops. These websites normally have a incentive to join ie 20 free photographs on first purchase...Some of them even do free delivery! I found a template that I really like online and customized it and then uploaded it to one of these websites. Yes it is on photo paper... however I think they are slightly unusual and very cute (I'm biased!).

I do think you have to be willing to trawl the internet, Mark was impressed with my creativity... (what else does he expect from the women he is going to get hitched to!)

Thursday, 7 July 2011

2 years older

It is July 7th 2011, I haven't 'blogged' in over 2 years. Where did the time go? I spent a year training to be a teacher and failed miserably at first at finding any type of work after finishing. I think I am on a upward work spiral......Maybe? Mark lost his job and is now retraining to become a Mental Health Nurse. This meant we had to move 4 hours 'up' the country to Southampton, something I am still not that impressed with and miss 'home' like crazy....although getting to used to not having a life is getting easier. Seriously I definitely don't <3 Southampton, It gave me my first points on my Driving License (GAH).
I (I mean we) got engaged last October...shiney ring, big white dresses, bridesmaids dresses, BIG BILLS.I <3 the idea of weddings, the organisation part not so much.

I am firmly in my Twenties now which isn't as bad as I thought it was going to be.

I think weddings, jobs and Southampton are my new focal points.

Monday, 20 April 2009

Back..for good??

Goodness me I haven't posted in a while. I had the urge to blog today, so here I am. It has been a busy couple of months, I am now coming towards the end of my teacher training year. This year has been so hard in terms of work and sheer exhaustion. I love it more and more everyday but I also get blue about how hard I work, the tiredness catches up with me to often. I have been spending more time with my friend C, she has had a difficult couple of years but life seems to be so much easier for her now. Clouds of depression are hard to deal with, I realise how lucky I am to be happy and to have a lovely boyfriend and one day a career. Though I need to remind myself sometimes. I am to be one of her bridesmaids in June, which is very exciting! I graduate the day before, so double celebrations. My one niggle is the fear of being unemployed in September, with this awful credit crunch, jobs are scarce and hard to come by. I have grown up in the last few months, which scares me. Not all the time, the ridiculousness which is me still bubbles up occasionally, but I seem to say wise things and seem to be Agony aunt for most of my friends problems. I have no idea really, I have been with mark such a long time I don't remember singledom. I didn't like it, but who does when you are in your teens?

Sunday, 7 December 2008

The time has come......

I thinks it is most obvious that I seem to have blogged less and less. I seem to lack any motivation to do it, so I think for the time being I will not be posting. My life is hectic and my job difficult and takes up my life, and due to the nature of it I wouldn't feel comfortable writing about it on here. I want to say thank you to everyone that has read this blog and has been supportive, particularly in the past year which hasn't been the most easiest.

Best wishes for 2009 xxx


Wednesday, 19 November 2008


Another quickie post...Since I last posted, I've been slightly run ragged. We've basically settled into our new flat, the bedroom is a bit of a hidey hole for half unpacked boxes, but everywhere else is sorted, kind of. I keep meaning to take pictures, but haven't. I will get down to it..soon I have friends and family after a sneaky peek. I started at my placement, and its ok. I may LJ about it, as blogger isn't really personal enough . Ooh this past weekend I went to see Donovan Frankenreiter play live (Jack Johnsons pal), and it was fab. brb

Sunday, 26 October 2008

Sunday update

I've been out of limbo for the last couple of weeks. I started my placement and am kinda enjoying it, although with my 2 and half hour commute (1 way) to uni for half the week and working the for other half, I've been rolling home completely knackered and not getting any outside work done. This week, I'm on half term so hopefully I will get most of the things that I've pushed to one side done.
In other news, we've moved in to our new flat which is lovely (pics to come soon), but although we've been in for 3ish weeks, we're not totally unpacked (another one of my jobs that needs to be done!). Anyway, I'm expected to produce Sunday lunch for M's family, so I better get a move on!