Life Lately, another catchup

I thought I’d share another quick catchup of things I’ve been up to over the last week or so – it doesn’t seem like that long ago that I wrote a ‘what I’ve been up to’ post but I guess that’s testament to all the fun things I’ve been out and about doing! Plus – these are my favourite types of posts to write so I don’t need an excuse to sit down and write one really.  My June 2014 photos folder is already overflowing with sunshine and fun days out and I’m so excited for all of our other summer plans.  Can you tell that warm weather puts me in a good mood?

We spent last weekend in Weymouth celebrating Tom’s birthday with his friends and family.  Tom lived with his parents in Weymouth before we moved in together in Christchurch three years ago so he always loves going back there and catching up with friends.

It was such beautiful weather that we spent most of the time in his parents’ beautiful garden lazing in the sunshine and enjoying some cold ciders and mojitos.  On Saturday night we went out to The Stable – I’ve mentioned this pizza, pie and cider chain on my blog lots of times; we have one locally in Poole and the Weymouth one is also great.  Tom worked his way through one of their cider tasting boards – five different ciders that vary in taste and strength, ha!

Me and Tom

On the Sunday we had an amazing barbecue in the garden – was such a perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon.  Tom’s Mum’s pavlova was a sight to behold, and very tasty!


The last few days have been a flurry of more barbecues, sunshine, a bike ride in the forest and good old fresh air.  When the weather’s like this I’m not sure there’s anywhere I’d rather be.

Apple tree

A lot of people have been asking us how we’re getting on with wedding planning lately, which is why I rather cheekily entitled my latest post for Love My Dress ‘How’s the wedding planning going?’ I’ve shared all of our developments and inspiration in that post – suffice to say we haven’t got that much further with it.  We’ve booked the venue, photographer and caterers but nothing more yet.  I’ve also been to see some dresses with my Mum last week but not made the final decision quite yet as I want to try on lots of different styles to see if there’s anything else that makes me go ‘WOW’.  Aside from dress I’m not sure what we need to nail next – maybe Save The Dates as I want to make sure everyone puts next April in their diary so we get all the right people there!

some of my favourite wedding inspiration photos – collage featured on

We also need to think about wedding rings – as you know I’m clueless about most things wedding so finding this guide to buying wedding rings was helpful; I’d like to get an engraving on both of them too.  I’m not sure of the type I would like, just something sparkly I think (how superficial does that sound?)

img credit: (it’s a little out of budget…)

This weekend we are off to Christchurch Chilli and Cheese festival, where Tom and my Dad will most likely be pitching up at the Ringwood Brewery stand.  I love that they have fun things like this where I live, fingers crossed the weather gets the memo and it stays lovely and warm (but not so warm that the cheese melts).

What have you been up to this week?

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