A Wedding

Today was my mates, sisters wedding. It was a gorgeous ceremony. The wedding breakfast was lovely. I was in some official photos as well which I didn’t expect but I like the idea of all the ceremony guests having a photo together.

We then had a break before the evening part. A group of us went to the hotel rooms that they’d booked. At one point myself and a friends girlfriend got stuck with a load of kids. Luckily we played games that occupied them.

I did feel sorry for the bride and groom for the evening part though. Majority of the day people had left and all friends that were invited for the evening part didn’t turn up. It ended up being 10-15 of us filling up the dance floor. Making use of the DJ.

Even so, it was fun. It tired me out but fun. I was ready for bed when I got home.

Wedding Venue Reserved

We’ve reserved our venue for our wedding. Which also means we’ve selected a date. On my dreams list, I’ve put to be married in 2021. As it happens we’re gonna be getting married in 2020!

In less then two years time I’ll be a wife.

I’m excited but there’s a lot to do and to pay for.

First step we need to book a provisional date/time for the registrar to ensure we can get someone to marry us on the day we have selected with the venue. It’s gonna cost us £30 to get the povisional date and time booked.

Second step is to pay the deposit for the venue. It’s gonna got us £500 for the deposit. We saw the venue today for the second time, this time the coordinator showing us round and talking us through things.

We’ve told a select few our date for the wedding. It’s been happiness all round.

Steps Concert

It was the girls night out this evening. Myself, my mum, B and her mum we went to see Steps!

I’ve always liked Steps. I grow up with their music. Even saw them when I was a kid in concert. All I remember about that was H flying around on a big letter H.

We all had a good night. We had a good seat. I believe no matter where you were in the seating area you could see the stage perfectly.

I’ve been more mindful and enjoying the experiences I’ve had this week. It’s been great taking it all in rather than having my phone in between me and where I’m at.

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Happy Birthday Dave

We got up and ready to go to his birthday surprise. He was surprised and happy when he found out he would be driving a tank. He absolutely enjoyed his self.

I was able to be a passenger in the tank. I’m glad I did. I don’t think I would have enjoyed myself if I just waited for Dave to finish. He loved it which is the main thing. I think I’ve given myself the hard task of beating the present giving.

After the tank driving experience, we went to Kirkby Hall, an English Heritage place. It was nice to see both ruin and rooms to look in. Plus there were lovely Peacocks roaming around. One even decided to claim the gate entrance.

We decided to drive home but if we saw anything we’d stop to have a look. I saw a sign for Priest House, a National Trust Property. We stopped to look on the outside of the home. Even if we saw inside we’d only been an extra few minutes.

We carried on our journey home, seeing another National Trust sign. We turned off the motorway to Woolsthrope Manor, the birthplace and home of Sir Issac Newton. His place was beautiful, getting to see the Apple tree. What I liked about the place was the science centre and film. It gave the place an extra something.

We weren’t on the road much longer till we stopped at Grantham. We walked around the town and picked up lunch. Deciding then we’ll drive all the way home.

I was glad for that, in the end, I was getting tired. Once home, I rested, leaving Dave to play on his game console. The rest gave me a boost for doing to his parents, having a catch-up and a few friends over for dinner, B and D.

They have decided on the wedding venue and date. They’ve brought it forward a year. We now have 2 weddings to attend in 2019. I’m excited. It’s been a long, but great day.

Happy Birthday, my love, until next year ❤

 

Demi Lovato Concert

OMG! What a night!

I’ve laughed, cried, danced and sang my heart out. All thanks to Demi Lovato concert in Manchester with my best mate, E.

I’ll be surprised if I have a voice in the morning. But it was worth it. I’d do it all again.

Below is all the photos I took, as I wanted to be in the moment, enjoy every moment of it.

I 100% did.

When she’s next back in town, I’d love to go again.

I want our big day to feel right

We went to a wedding open day at a venue close to home today. Before going I had in my head that I don’t want my wedding in a marquee but this one impressed me. It had that indoor vibe rather than a tent popped up.

This venue (The Holmefield Arms) has turned out to be a real contender. The only doubt about it is about disabled access to the ceremony room. This could make or break this as a possibility.

I liked this one over The Rodgerthorpe one we saw last month at a fayre. The disadvantage to that venue is the numbers. Think I’ll keep my eye out for an open day so we can see a set up for the wedding space.

Even though we decided we’re gonna get married in 2021. We’re unable to book a venue. I’m glad we’re looking as we’re able to take our time looking around. I can get a feel for the places without having to rush to make a decision and have that doubt behind my choice.

I want our big day to feel right in all ways.


Watched: Peter Rabbit > 4 out of 5
Keeping up with the Jones > 4 out of 5
The Colony (2015) > 3 out of 5

Road Trip: Southhampton Overnighter

An early morning to get down to Southhampton by lunchtime. We’ve gone down for Dave’s Uncles 50th Birthday Party. This journey is different for me in the fact that I’m not driving. At first, it seemed a little strange but great though.

I felt I could relax more. I took my neck pillow I was given for Christmas 2016. This is the first time I’ve been able to use it in the car. I never thought I’d sleep but I did. I spent half the time sleeping.

The time I was awake, I didn’t get antsy once. Suppose there was not much goal work I could do.

The afternoon before the party was lovely. Spent time with members of Dave’s family, had a walk, then got ready.

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The party itself was good, it was held at their local golf club. They even had a photo booth. Similar to the ones seen at the Wedding Fair last week. It made us decided we’d like one for our evening wedding entertainment.

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We’re staying at a local Premier Inn, the bed in comfy, cannot wait to sleep.