Monkey & The Brain

A blog about married life


"I do"

Team Bride's Catchphrase

My maid of honour has a certain way of saying the words 'oh, that's lovely.' Ever since the hen, we've all been mimicking it, and sending a hungover recording of her saying it to end pretty much all of our conversations, as well as saying it to each other repeatedly in person, alwa…

Bridal Party


Two Days Prior

Yesterday was our last full day together as an unmarried couple, and we spent it in style - there was a couples massage (accidentally booked a thai one, feel like we've been beaten up), lunch at Teacup Kitchen, a manicure and eyelash extension top up (for me), Suits pick up, hot chocolate with…

It's All Fun And Games Until...

... four days before your wedding, when you're sat on the living room floor, making up 80 pick and mix favours while your fiancĂ© sleeps off a late night video game tournament (he's the sexiest nerd I know.) So far I have made up 10 of 80 bags. I feel like I've been sat here for hours. …


I loved him so I photographed him. That is all.

Five Guys Burgers And Fries

If you ask D, he will insist that this was his first ever Five Guys. It wasn't, we had one when I took him to a Star Wars exhibition in London, but I'll let him off.

He went for a D classic - cheeseburger with just ketchup, and a cloudy lemonade. Not what you'd call an adventurous choi…

The Last Friday & Saturday...

... With my current name. Argh!

I should have spent all of today doing wedding stuff. It was what, ideally, I would have done. But instead I spent the morning all alone on my maid of honour's couch watching rom coms (My Best Friend's Wedding, To All The Boys I've Loved Before, Monster…

My Wedding Ring Has Arrived

So that's 2 for 2. And in just over a week I will be promising to wear this ring every day from now until forever. How cool is that?


Gotta go carry on reading now, Gi Fletcher has really sucked me in

L xx

Life Through A 90's Filter

As he was heading out of the office today, my colleague Tom told me about an app he'd discovered on our team's favourite daily gambling quiz, HQ Trivia. It's called Huji, and it gives photos a 90's-esque disposable camera feel. I. Am. So. Into. It.

Here is a photo I took with D to …
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