Posts Tagged ‘wedding’

Review – Timeless Toys Party Bags

Written by Lauren. Posted in Miscellaneous, Reviews

We have spoken quite a lot about Timeless Toys on the Blog due to them being one of our favourite wooden toy shops.  It was very exciting when they decided to launch Wedding and Party favours for children and we were thrilled when Spud and Spike were asked if they wanted one each.  Because we didn’t have an parties or events where they would need distracting I decided to save them for the epic 3 hour train journey home from Nana’s and Pops’ house.  With prices ranging from £3.99 – £14.99, depending on the contents,they are slightly pricier than ordinary party bags but the contents are so worth it.  You get quality wooden toys that will last and not be thrown away or broken within a few hours.

A Fantabulous Bank Holiday Weekend

Written by Lauren. Posted in General

On Friday we travelled up to Reading to stay overnight with Nana and Pops.  The journey was a nightmare, it took us 5 hours to get to Bristol (usually a 2 hour journey) so we stopped at the huge retail park to stretch our legs.  The Asda Supercentre is amazing.  It seriously made me want to move to Bristol just so it could be my closest shop!

We finally got to Reading 7 hours after we left home and both boys were ecstatic to see Nana and Pops.  After lots of playing, dinner and a bath they both crashed out in bed whilst we all sat down to a gorgeously greasy Kebab and chips.

Nostalgia

Written by Lauren. Posted in General

I’m feeling all nostalgic today!

4 years ago I met my Hubby.  We were both very different people back then and even though it doesn’t sound very long, so much has happened since that it feels like an entire lifetime.

I can (but won’t bore you with it!) tell you the day that I met my Hubby in full detail right down to what we were wearing and silly conversations that we had, he certainly had an impact on me.

I was working as a Nanny at the time in a lovely little village (where the Vicar of Dibley and Midsommer Murders were filmed and where the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang windmill resides.) My boss was extremely nice and let him stay in my flat (on the sofa before you think badly of me you dirty minded people!) and come to work with me as long as I did the jobs properly and he wasn’t that much of a distraction.  He wasn’t a distraction to me but certainly made my job easier!  The three children I looked after loved him, especially the baby girl.   Our first official date was an 8pm picnic at the Windmill.

About a month later I went on holiday with them and it was one of the hardest weeks of my life, I just wanted to see him or speak to him but my phone bill would have been horrendous.  We joked around via text for a lot of the holiday, deciding baby names and what our wedding would be like.   Somehow the joke about marriage went on and on and we both got to the stage where we were trying to make the other one chicken out.  He picked me up from the airport in his Uniform and said we were going to Gretna.  I was the one that chickened out, purely because my mother would have killed me!  We then had an absolutely awesome Summer together.

My parents had a big party on the Bank holiday weekend in August and we told my mum about our wedding joke.  Surprisingly she told me that I had to marry him.  So that was that we were getting married.

On December 1st 2007 I married my soul mate.

We have our ups, including two absolutely amazing babies and we have had some pretty horrific downs but have found the strength to work through things together. We get a lot of criticism but it is nobody else’s business and nobody knows what happens behind closed doors.  He can piss me off something rotten but he can also make me feel like I’m walking on cloud 9.  He makes me laugh every single day and his cheeky grin gets me every time.  I Love you Hobble and have had an amazing 4 years, here’s to forever.