Took ourselves to Giuseppe’s in Shrewsbury. It was magical - we were the only customers because Giuseppe and his wife are semi-retired and now just run the restaurant for fun. They’ve had it 51 years and know everything about Italian wine and home cooking. Everything about this place is an absolute pleasure to behold, service was slow but so personal, we were sent away with a handshake, a doggy bag and a sprig of citronella to ward off mosquitoes on the way home. I’d rather be eating here than at some chain restaurant any day… 💚❤️💛
Well it rained a LOT at Lake Vyrnwy today. Lucky we like singing and bicycling and playing pooh stocks in a torrential downpour! It is absolutely beautiful in any weather 💙
This week marks our 8 year anniversary!
For our 3 year celebrations we took a day trip to Lake Vyrnwy in Wales which is where Sam proposed to me some years later. On the left you can see us cycling around the lake that day (pre- marriage and not living together or doing any ‘real jobs’) and on the right we’re cycling round Llangollen a couple of days ago. Clearly we’ve become more sensible with time (hello helmets!) but in essence the pictures are the same because we still have the best times doing the simple things. Also Sam has obviously got better at selfies…
We’re heading back to Lake Vyrnwy today so watch this space for a barrage of photos!
At the weekend I went to the Shrewsbury Flower Show with my mum and Pete, bought Sam these candy-esque flowers as he is OBSESSED with our balcony garden 🌸
I also made sure to send Sam a photo of this coffee vendor because there are few things Sam loves to hate more than businesses that use inverted commas to advertise their products…
So for the last four months or so, I have taken part in the body positivity movement on Instagram, including posting photos of myself in my bikini and underwear/bra. Keep in mind that none of my photos have ever been sexually explicit or suggestive and that I have always been fully covered. As far…
This is just not acceptable. Until we change the generic, standard images of women’s figures with which we are bombarded daily (slim, smooth and totally unattainable if you’re not in the tiny % of people blessed with those bloody ‘perfect’ genes) we can never hope to raise the next generation of girls to be confident and appreciative of their own beauty, health and physique.
Super cute anniversary post from
Sam ft. one of our pics from the Harry Potter tour on Saturday :)
Nice thing = home-made Victoria sponge with blueberry compote and lemon buttercream filling.
A magical wedding anniversary
Tomorrow Sam and I will have been married 2 years :) we have been thoroughly spoiled this weekend by my brother and his girlfriend who took us to the Harry Potter tour at Warner Bros Studios in Watford. It was insanely good! Happy anniversary husband!
A man called Ove
I got sent this book in the post the other day by my darling pappy and haven’t been able to put it down. Everyone who has ever become angry, frustrated or fed up with elderly neighbours/friends/relatives should read this beautiful book. I especially loved this analogy about marriage 💙