Friday, 31 May 2013

Our Wedding

It was an amazing day.  I'm sure everyone says that about their wedding.  In spite of all of the drama and tears and frustrations during the 18 months leading up to the big day, the day itself couldn't have gone any better.

The weather started out dreary, but in the end, we had a lovely - albeit chilly - Wedding day.

And who would have though - a field in English winter makes a great backdrop for wedding photos!

 And what better way to celebrate a wedding than with sparklers and fireworks!

I love reliving it through the photos.  We have like 700 of them but these are by far my favourites!


Thursday, 30 May 2013

Let's get back to the world of blogging

I've taken a long (and not entirely restful) break from the world of blogging.  I've been reading blogs and thinking about blogs, but I haven't managed to find the time to actually commit to my own blog.

There are plenty of arguments out there against the world of blogging - how unrealistic they are and how writer's only focus on the highlights of their lives, painting a perfect picture for readers - making readers feel the inadequacies of their own lives.  I disagree.  As a blogger, it makes you look for the positives and focus on the happy moments you want to share.  Where there is happiness, more happiness follows.

I'm making a belated new year's resolution. I want to make more of the positives.  Make more of an effort to reflect on the good in a day.

What better time than halfway through the year?

SO much has happened since I've been away.

I've moved house with B.  We are still trying to make it a home, but it's big, warm and far nicer than anything I've ever lived in in England! More on that in a future post!

We got married!  That will take a post or two I'm sure.

We went on Honeymoon to the Maldives!  Kuramathi Island Resort was the ultimate holiday.  I even went snorkelling!

B completed Med school!  Finally, Dr B!

We had a second wedding in Ohio with the Americans.  So many familiar faces and happy memories made.  I miss my American friends and family more than ever.

B stayed with my parents and had a crash course in the American system in preparation for a potential big move!  He was able to be a part of the family and attended my brother's graduation!

Nothing much has changed in the world of work.  I love my colleagues and love my job - stressful as it is, I've got a great support network.

I have so much in my life to be thankful for.  Hopefully I can share more of that with the blogging community!