Off The Record: Pasties, Partying & Positive Thoughts for 2014!
It’s the first Sunday of 2014 and a bloody good one at that! My mum is cooking up a delicious roast dinner this afternoon and then we’re going to be heading up to see my Nan who turns 90 today! 90 years old, what a hero! Her secret? Eating right. Her whole life my Nan and Grandad (who’s 91 by the way!) have home grown their vegetables, drank lots of water and never ate anything processed or stuffed with preservatives in their life. Makes you think doesn’t it. Thinking about all of this actually couldn’t have come at a better time either since me & Em are going to be attending a better living and feel good workshop taught by the fabulous Jayne Rusby of She Is The Resolution on Saturday. It’s called She Is Wild, check it out here!! We’re super, super, super excited to start treating our bodies and minds better! (I’m literally writing this as I’m slurping down an energy drink and tucking into a bag of crisps too! DAMMIT JESSICA)
Here’s what else we’ve been getting up to this week…
♥ Meeting up with Sophie from Crown & Glory and Emily Fisher from Fishee Designs for lunch!! I love how we all have such flexible schedules that we can do things like this. Ladies who lunch rock!! I also feel incredibly blessed to have such awesome friends in the industry who are there to help me & Em out with any business ideas or problems we have, it’s so good to be able to hash it all out and throw ideas around together! Such an inspiration! The restaurant was pretty dam awesome too, it was called Banco Lounge in Bristol!
♥ Road trip songs. Each pick a song and take it in turns to surprise the rest of the car with your selection (cheers Spotify!) There was a lot of bohemian rhapsody, backstreet boys and maybe even a little bit of Mmmbop by Hanson! Totally epic feel good, sing a long songs….for 4 hours. Ha!
♥ Spending New Years Eve in Cornwall! I had actually never been to Cornwall before but really loved it down there! It was also really nice too to not go out for new year, we had 12 of us all stay in with tons of booze, games and good music. It was perfect.
♥ Eating a proper cornish pasty. I’ll be honest, I’m not generally a fan of pasties, but I had a mint lamb pasty with potatoes and onions and oh em gee. It was like a roast dinner in a pastry!! A-Mazing!
♥ James cooking up a meal for me on Friday night! Some delicious bruschetta to start with a generous helping of cannelloni for main! YUM!
♥ Using my new popcorn maker for the first time! It makes LOADS of popcorn and spits it out like a crazy person into the bowl!! Just as fun making it as it is eating it!
♥ Spending New Years Eve in Cornwall with 10 of our closest friends was fabulous! We played games (turns out I am fairly good at beer pong?), drunk lots (Jess…ahem!) and at midnight witnessed a firework spectacular standing on top of a hill and seeing fireworks going off all around the coast – it was fabulous! I know I have said it before but I have such an amazing feeling about 2014 I couldn’t help but feel a little bit overwhelmed to be stood celebrating with the two very people that I know I will be sharing my 2014 highs with.
♥ After a weekend of way too much partying, New Years day was spent travelling home and in the evening we relaxed with a takeaway and the final part of Harry Potter on TV – Bliss!
♥ Although we have worked quite a lot on the blog over the festive period I have been getting really itchy feet to get back to a proper schedule so Thursday was back to it, even if I did work all day in my onesie!
♥ I know Jess has already told you about our lunch date with Sophie and Emily but I too wanted to let them know how thankful I am to have them in my life. 2013 was a great year for making some awesome friendships and to be honest I don’t know where we would be without them? Love you girlies!
♥ Trying to get to grips with Google+ has been somewhat of a fail so far this week but I know when I get the hang of it it will be awesome! I think I may have to write an idiots guide?
♥ Today I will mostly be organising my new office…eeep! I am so excited, I just know it will make me way more productive, lookout 2014 I am coming for you!
What We’re Loving Around The Web…
♥ Green Wedding Shoes Favourite Wedding Dresses of 2013
♥ Winter Couture Inspiration Shoot
♥ Somewhere In Time Inspiration Shoot
♥ Gift Card Jewellery
♥ Confetti Champagne Glasses
♥ Vanilla Craft Blog’s Office Tour (so cute)
♥ Living Room Makeover Tour (oh em gee, I want everything in this room!)
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Well that’s all for this week folks! Enjoy the rest of your Sunday and be sure to keep an eye out for our final Christmas Giveaway this afternoon! It’s a good one….plus there will be not 1…not 2….but 10 WINNERS!!
Eek! Oh and one more thing…Enjoy this clip of Ryan Gosling refusing to eat his cereal…LOL! Ryan McHenry made an hiliarious vine channel dedicated to creating these spoofs of The Gos and these are the best clips!
Much Bespoke Love