Pumpkins, Watsky and Wedding planning…

I kicked off this week by meeting my friend Debbie for a quick drink (it had to be quick as I had double booked myself with Ocado – oops!) and delivering a HUGE pumpkin. Debbie’s uncle grows enormous vegetables on his allotment and enters them into competitions. The pumpkin had won a prize in a competition in Harrow and was being donated to a local school for their harvest festival. I think that the pumpkin weighed around 50kg, but luckily two caretakers did all of the lifting for us as I am pretty weedy when it comes to upper body strength! The school were very grateful to receive such a gift.IMG_6145

I also went and checked out Watsky at Scala in London on Wednesday. He is one of Phil’s favourite artists, but his songs are quite fun. He also writes a lot of poetry which is quite moving. Having not seen Watsky live before, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I was pleasantly surprised at the amount of energy he gave. There is no doubt about it, the guy is talented. The crowd were electric and I noticed that his fans generally don’t think that he is ‘alright’, they think he is amazing. I felt like I was amongst a cult. All in all, it was a fun evening.

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We are making progress on the wedding planning front too… I went wedding dress shopping with my Mum!

We went to a shop in Northolt called Bridal Affairs. They were absolutely fabulous. The staff were friendly and really helpful. There was no pressure either, which was great as it is such a big decision to make. I had actually been taking it quite lightly, but people pointed out that everyone will be looking at the dress and it will be in all of my photographs and memories of our big day. Now I am definitely making sure that it is ‘the one’. Unfortunately, neither of the dresses that I tried on were perfect for me, but it has helped me realise what will be perfect even more.

For a start, I do not want a huge dress. The dresses were so difficult to walk in and I was constantly paranoid about treading on it, thus resulting in either falling flat on my face, or ripping the dress, revealing my nudeness to the world. They were really heavy too and I felt that I resembled a bride from ‘Big Fat Gypsy Weddings’. No thank you to wedding night back ache and sore hips. So basically, I have realised that I am really fussy and practical. The search continues…

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We also had our first proper rehearsal for the first dance last night with Alex and Nick. It went really well and I think that we have made great progress. Looking forward to bringing Kim and Simon in next time!

Today we found Phil’s wedding ring and so we snapped it up. I am so pleased to have that one checked off of the list. Slowly, but surely, everything is starting to come together.

I spent some time with Grandad this week, looking through old photographs. We both enjoy reminiscing, so expect more of these throwback photographs in future blogs!

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I love these two photographs. Such a nice one of Mum and I. The one with Grandad is completely typical of how he was when I was younger, always playing with me and having adventures. I am so lucky to have him in my life.

In other news, I woke up on Tuesday with a sore ankle. I am not sure what happened exactly, but I think I have strained the medial part. I’ve got it all strapped up and am trying not to over exert myself. Hopefully it will be normal again in a couple of days!

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I’m now going to stuff myself with Ben & Jerry’s whilst watching trash tv. Enjoy your weekend!

L x

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