Sunday, 13 January 2019

Hey guys, long time no blog, sorry for the radio silence but life ran away with me and y'know, these things happen.

I'm back today for one simple fact: I feel like I am dying. Dramatic, perhaps, but I've had this sickness thing since Thursday that has absolutely floored me. And I mean that in the sense that I have not left my bed, did an actual victory dance when I kept a plain potato down for more than an hour sort of floored. The struggle has been oh so real, especially since I'm now officially freelance again and rushed off my feet, and taking time out to put my head in a toilet is going to seriously effect the structure of my days when I recover. Gotta catch up. Gotta stop thinking about what strawberries look like when they come back up. You know the drill

There is a light at the end of the tunnel, however, and that is that said potato is still inside me, as is the toast I followed up with, and the smoothie. I have entertained myself between napping and groaning 'please just killlll me' at my husband (who hasn't obliged, how rude) by watching Meghan Markle's Hallmark movies, playing a mobile phone game called 'Choices' (currently trying to get a prince to marry me whilst copping off with all his mates) and reading thrillers by John Hart, who I discovered only last week, and now can't get enough of.

Oh and the dogs have been keeping me company in the most annoying of ways, including sleeping ON me until I cramp up in agony, and keeping a watchful eye on everything I consume.

Here is one of them now, making sure my toast goes down OK, for example.

Ain't she a nuisance sweet? ;)

Now, over to you... Tell me, what have I missed? x

Time Ran Away With Me

Sunday, 2 December 2018

Haven't posted since October? After months of posting thrice daily? Absolute madness.

I will be back soon with some rambles, I promise.

But first, toast 🍞

Photo Dump

Friday, 26 October 2018

{About a million photos incoming. You have been warned}

First things first, we went AXE THROWING! It was a double date with D's soul mate v good friend, and his new squeeze. She is lovely. D won overall, but that bullseye he's pointing at? That was MINE! I made him pose with it after he smugly entered the round against me with the words 'looks like she wants to lose, going against me'


We went to Beeston last week, and stopped in at Bendigo Lounge for lunch. I've never seen D so enthusiastic about a chicken salad {"THIS IS AMAZING!"}, and I've remade the chorizo hash twice at home already

We also admired the local street art, and bought some jam at the farmer's market. It's lush

I spy a local hero, hidden in the blur

We discovered the perfect boy's and girl's bedrooms in a weird show home just off the motorway {v. Stepford Wives, it was}

Went for ice cream, because apparently it's warm in October now

And met a woman WALKING HER OWL, dead casual like, in Wollaton Park. It had a very soft head. But apparently it eats live chicks for breakfast so adding one to our brood is a no from me

Speaking of wildlife, I spent far too many minutes on Sat trying to coax this lad out from under our car, to very limited success. And we found some wildflowers! Again, it's October. What's cracking off?

Spent the night at my mama's, eating lasagne and fussing the dogs

And, last but not least, and to conclude this photo dump, we went for a carvery with the twins and their mother. Look how old this child looks. From 8 to 28 in the blink of an eye. Time sure does fly from tantrum to tantrum ;)

Lottie xxx

In A Slump / Over The Hump

Thursday, 25 October 2018

We got turned down for the mortgage amount we needed for our dream house this week, despite both being absolutely baller and having plenty of money both in the bank and coming in to justify what we wanted to borrow. The reason? We're self employed. Ay carumba mama mia the world does like to punish those that try to make their own way through non-traditional means

As the move was going to take us back to be close to my family and my best friend, this news has put me on a bit of a downer. So I've stayed away from the internet and most other forms of communication in order to avoid coming across as a bitter old hag. Which is exactly what I have become over the past few days, I will be completely honest

But a turning point hath cometh and, last night, whilst making a nice meal together and listening to a YouTube playlist called 'music for cooking,' D and I agreed that it's not the end of the world, that we'll make the best of having to stay in the north west for longer than is desirable, and that we would just both continue working hard until the day the bank acknowledges our efforts and MAKES IT RAIN

So, despite my slump, I am 99% now over the hump, but wanted to share this anyway, because life sucks sometimes and marriage isn't a perfect thing and neither is any other aspect of life. Also to dump a couple of photos that don't do the home we wanted to grow old in justice, because there were puppies, and I got distracted photographing them rather than the property. (That picture of the dog was meant to showcase the enormous garden, for example...)

Back with an overview of the last week soon. Hope your mood has been much better than mine ;)


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