Thursday, July 31, 2014

100 Happy Days: 51 - 55

Zooming past the half way point!

This arrived at school...I'm slowly getting used to my name-to-be, but still get a kick out of seeing it!  Also, how cute are This Is Nessie's deigns?

Also on day 51, I attended a super fun blog meet up!  Prosecco, gambling, and a metric tonne of pizza.  Such fun!

Day 52 I headed to the o2 to see the magnificent Dolly Parton with Shona and her parents.  Such a brilliant gig!

Day 53, high fiving with Jenna.  Across an ocean.

Also day 53 - a girly tea of pitta, dip, veg.  When Matthew's away I tend to live on suppers like this!

Day 54, I inflated JEFF, the dinosaur I won at the aforementioned blog meetup.  Here he is rocking my ICT tie.

Day 55 Matthew and I attended the cocktail party thrown by the class parents.  Always a fun event, and I was beyond spoiled and got a sweet gift too.  Lucky girl!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Bridal Shower

On Saturday I had my Bridal Shower, and it was really lovely.  The lovely Eileen and Emily put it together and it was such a treat to catch up with so many of my favourite ladies and get a little spoiled!  We drank fizzy good, ate treats (including Eileen's awesome madelines), played games and generally had a super time.  In this busy season of making and buying and organising, it was such a treat to have a chill day (the ladies even provided a couple cleaners to whip the house into shape ahead of the festivities!

Thank you to Emily and Eileen for putting everything together and to all the ladies who came, or who sent gifts and happy wishes our way!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

100 Happy Days: 46 - 50

Day 46 saw my hair and makeup trial for the wedding.  I love the natural look we managed to work out - as a girl who often goes makeup-less, I was worried about scads of product!

I like my hair too - pretty and simple, with a hint of my usual curly madness.

Most impressively, the whole look survived a 2 hour nap!

I love summer naps.

And winter naps.

Heck, any naps.

Day 47 saw time for Matthew to fly off to Portugal for his stag do!

 Meanwhile, Shona and I caught a cabaret!

Mmmmmm, elderflower.

Day 48 was all about morning cuddles with Poppet.

And exciting texts!

 And having a glass of wine and a bowl of salad for tea, while watching some SaTC.

Day 49, and Matthew had been away for 48 hours.  Leela was *desperate* to find him and trotted around the house for a good half-hour doing her patented Matthew-miaow (ma-maaaaaaoooooo).  Then we snuggled.

Day 50 I had a co-chair meeting for Junior League.  With wine and snacks.  So excited for the coming year!

Monday, July 28, 2014

Meal Planning Monday: July 28th

It's been a while since I did #mealplanningMonday, but when is better than in the midst of the summer break?  I'll be doing this for a couple of weeks, then will probably take a break when we hit our wedding frenzy!  After that I'll be hoping to do it every week - when life is busy (and with 9-12 hour days plus 2 hours commuting each day, it has to be described as busy) it's so nice to know food is sorted!

So, on with the plans:

Monday: 'Cheats' roast dinner - grilled chicken, boiled potatoes, vegetables, stuffing and gravy.

Tuesday: Soup with fresh bread for Matthew, as I am out for a long overdue catch up with the lovely Katie.  We are heading to an amazing Greek/Lebanese restaurant, so I'm looking forward to hummus, chicken, and salad!

Wednesday: I'm out at a new members event, but will make spicy conchiglie with chicken and peppers - so tasty and I can leave a plate for Matthew to heat up when he gets home - it reheats beautifully!

Thursday: Pitta bread pizzas - so easy and simple!

Friday: Salads, I think - at the moment in London it's pretty warm, so a lot of our meals are light and simple.

Saturday:  We are at a whatever the bride and groom decide!

Sunday: Beans on toast (with a smattering of mature cheddar for me).  Because sometimes it's exactly what you need!

Looking forward to linking up.  What's your go-to lazy tea?

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