Millie

Hi! I do exist! Apologies for lack of content for say 7 months! Life has been busy and this took a backseat so I could focus on work and some changes in our lives.

The biggest change was we got a dog! We took the jump to get a dog last August and this was the best thing we ever did (strong words I know)! We had been searching for a few months but things fell through or the rescue dog we wanted got snapped up before we got to view them! Unfortunately those dogs may not have been for us but it led us to get the lovely pupstar we have now.

So without further ado let me introduce the new member to our family! Meet Millie the Siberian Retriever (Husky/Labrador cross)!

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She is the most wonderful dog ever. So sweet and fun.

We put her into training as soon as we could  (with some certificates won along the way – overachiever)  and she has passed her first course (puppy training) and she is now onto her Bronze Training! She is learning so quickly and I am so happy to have her in my life!

As you can probably tell we didn’t get her from a young puppy. We got her from a couple who couldn’t keep her anymore (we are 1 of 3/4 owners) so she was 8 months old when we took her into our family. I am a big believer of giving a dog a home that needs one be that a rescue home or taking them from homes that can not look after them. More and more dogs  are ending up without homes because people take on dogs they can not look after. One of the worst things I have seen of late is more and more Huskies in rescue homes because people think they are getting a Dire Wolf (Game of Thrones). This breed needs a lot of exercise which means many people take on too much! I think if you are going to get a dog, or any animal for that matter, you need to do a lot of research and make sure the animal would get the life and love it needs! They are living creatures and deserve happiness too so please think twice before you take on a pet.

I am sure there will be more puppy posts to come as she grows (and gets more silly..see below HA)

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Happiness is..

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The past week (and month) has been great but there have been some difficult decisions made, ones that hopefully will prove to be the right ones. But even though there have been some hard moments here are some happy snippets of my past week that will remind me of everything I am grateful for as I start a new week!

Long walks in the sunshine.

Spending time with friends and laughing till you cry.

Cooking and eating great food.

Salted Caramel Montezuma chocolate.

Fresh bed sheets.

Cleaning the house at the beginning of the weekend and enjoying it the rest of the time.

Catching up with family.

Yoga- Outside and with friends as well as achieving some yoga goals.

Grass finally growing in the garden and looking amazing!

Beautiful peonies.

Tea (always).

Finally having an Apple computer making syncing with all my apple products so much easier!!

What has made your week much better?

A Sunny Weekend

What a fantastic weekend! This April is a particularly sunny one and I am loving every minute of it! I am trying my hardest to ensure I embrace every minute of it I can as I spend 37 or more hours a week in a laboratory with no window to the outside. This weekend just gone was spent soaking up every spare ounce of Vitamin D available.

We began with a house warming party on the Friday. It was a lovely evening and our friends new home is absolutely stunning!! So happy for them in their new home!

On Saturday I went and viewed a Wedding Venue. My Maid of Honour came with me (The boy may have been a little worse for wear from the previous evening). It was a fantastic day for viewing it as the sun was shining. Needless to say I fell in love and so far this is the top of the list. A wedding was happening that day and what a perfect day for whoever the lovely couple were. Definitely on the plan to go back and view it again so we can both see it together.

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All in all a fantastic weekend! How was your weekend?

Apologies

Hi guys! I am really sorry I have not updated for a while! I have been trying to sort through all my holiday photos (across two devices and two cameras ahh) and sort my laptop out as well as work out Lightroom. So mixed with tech issues and work getting in the way I have neglected the blog! I will be back I promise with a more organised run of posts. For now here is a pretty picture from our holidays!!

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Life lately

It has been a busy old time of late! We have been in the process of buying a new build house and it has been scary and exciting! Last week we had the mortgage people come to our house to discuss all the details so touch wood all goes to plan from here! We also got to choose our kitchen, flooring and tiles for our new home and that was amazing! So much fun to plan our future home! We pay our deposit next month and once that is complete we can start making bigger plans!

As well as that I have been moved departments at work for 6-8 weeks to get my training up and running and I have felt a lot happier than I have in a while. Here’s to this being the start of good things. It’s been hard for me to feel confident in myself for a while now and I’m hoping that I am getting back to my old self!

I have been back to cheer a lot more and loving Pilates so much! I really enjoy being active and my knee is feeling better and better each week! I have not been running as much but each morning I do yoga and pilates so keeping active.

One of my goals this next month is to do more creative things. So I have started baking again, below is my latest creations! Plus I really want to try knitting and crochet as I would love to make my own blankets etc.

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I have been doing some wedding planning also so feeling very grown up at the moment but suitably excited!

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Here’s to even more good times to come!

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Feeling Lucky

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It’s Friday and I am super happy!

The day did not start out particularly well but here is a few things that made my mood drastically change!!

-Payday!!

-Matcha Tea- My second day of trying the amazing teapigs drink

-Cream cheese bagels for lunch

-The Chiropractor telling me I am improving a lot

-The Circle of Life playing on the radio in the car! Brought back amazing memories of seeing The Lion King stage performance in London to celebrate our engagement. One of my happiest memories!

-The boy awaiting me at the front door with a Starbucks Toffee Nut Latte (whilst they are still available I am getting the most out of the seasonal offerings from both Starbucks and Costa)

-As well as a Starbucks he purchased some yummy food to celebrate Chinese New Year and a bottle of wine (It is Friday after all!)

-Listening to some amazing playlists on Spotify

-Discussing future plans, looking at houses and talking about our wedding

-Having a long catch up conversation with one of my favourite people

So even though today started off all wrong it ended up so right!

Have an awesome Friday everyone!

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