Wednesday, 15 December 2010

I'm Baaaaaack!

Miss me??

I can't believe I've been gone so long! A lot has been going on and there are so many changes to catch everyone up on! I'll try and break it down into a few different posts. I'll start from where we left off...

In April 2010, Neil and I began the process of applying for his US visa! It was a long and difficult process which required heaps of paperwork, police certificates, photos, medical exams and two trips down to London. I won't make you wait to hear the result though - we got it! We moved to America for good in October :)

Hopefully that's enough to whet your appetite and I'll fill you in on the six months in between throughout the week!

Wednesday, 3 February 2010

iPod Touch

I am a very lucky girl :)

My too-sweet hubby surprised me last night with an iPod touch as an early Valentine's gift! I love it and I am having so much fun I just had to share! I got him one for Christmas (his Mum and our niece also got them for Christmas) so I have been having fun playing and borrowing them but since we're going on holiday soon he decided I needed one of my own. I can't wait to lay on the beach listening to music and playing with my apps!
Even if you are not a gadget person, I would definitely recommend one. They are so much fun!

Thursday, 28 January 2010

Travel fashion

My hubby and I are going on holiday in February and I always stress a bit about what I'm going to wear on the plane. I like to look nice, but I also like to be comfortable. It's always hard getting the right temperature because I get so hot hauling bags around the airport, but then I freeze on board. Lastly, you have to consider what will go with the rest of the clothes you are packing.
Now I should be saving all my pennies for spending when we are away, but I'm really tempted by one of these perfect cardigans...
It looks super soft and what a nice colour! I'd love one to throw on since it looks lightweight but would also be easy to shed when I'm overheating and overexhausted from a longhaul flight. Bring on the holiday!

Monday, 18 January 2010

Fab evening wear!

Check out this really cute dress from
I love a fab bit of evening wear! Just wish I had more occasions for it...

Sunday, 10 January 2010

Work night out!

Lucky girl that I am, today I'm enjoying the second day of my three day weekend! Last night Neil and I went out with my work colleagues for a little celebration of our successful holiday season. It was quite the evening including lots of bubbles :) Other than that we haven't been able to do too much because of the poor weather but we're hoping to get out tomorrow and at least make it to the grocery store so we can stock up on healthy food and stick to our good eating, minus last nights nibbles natch.
We're also getting very excited for our two week holiday in just over a month! I can't wait to just relax and do nothing for two weeks, it's going to be wonderful!

The last thing in this little weekend update is rave review of Soap and Glory "Hand Food" hand cream...

{Image found here}
It is absolutely fabulous! It smells delish, but most importantly it's not greasy! I have never tried a hand cream that didn't leave my hands slippery or greasy. They would moisturize yes, but I couldn't touch anything again unless I washed my hands so I've always just avoided them - until now. I am a converted woman and I urge you to try it for yourself! They sell it at boots and you can get a small size one to try for around £2 so there's really no reason not to. Let me know what you think!

Friday, 1 January 2010

Farewell 2009...Hello 2010!

This past year has been quite the adventure if I do say so myself! My (now) husband and I were engaged in the summer of 2008 and spent half of 2009 planning for our wedding on 12 July.

Just before that, in May 2009, I left my life of four years in Vancouver, BC behind and packed everything I could into a suitcase to start married life in England. We moved into this cute little flat in May.

Since then we have celebrated our first married Christmas, as well as my first snow in England!

{The day we set up our tree}

In the last of the big 2009 changes, both Neil and I started new jobs! I'd say we had a wonderful 2009 and we can't wait to see how 2010 turns out for us!
So far we have a two-week holiday booked to visit my family in February, both of our birthdays in March, possibly attending my cousin's wedding in California in August and whatever else comes along.

Some of my goals for 2010 (for me)...
- Lose a little weight and more than anything just start looking after myself a bit better
- Keep on top of my household chores and try not procrastinate as much
- Create and stick to a budget
- Write and phone my family/friends more

Some of my goals for 2010 (for both of us)...
- Start exercising (again)
- Walk more of the lakeland fells
- Save for a down-payment on a house (and a holiday to the Maldives!)
- Celebrate our anniversary at the hotel we were married (which was flood damaged a few months ago so fingers crossed!)