Life lately

It feels like a long time since I’ve written on here, and I thought I’d give you all a bit of an update on what I’ve been up to, which may also explain my absence!

August was an incredibly busy month with so many things going on I think I had something on every weekend! Equally September is shaping up to be pretty hectic, but hopefully I’ll start getting back on here a little more regularly.

V festival

V festival

Towards the end of August I headed off to Chelmsford with some friends for my first camping festival. I bought the tickets back in January and I honestly had the best time. The Biebs was a total disappointment, but I love, love, loved Little Mix, David Guetta and surprisingly, Sugahill Gang. Rihanna, who I had wanted to see ever since she cancelled a concert in my first year at Uni was good too. It was great to get away for a weekend with friends and despite the windy weather, have great fun playing drinking games and hanging out in our tent. If the line up is good next year I’ll definitely think about getting myself a camping pitch!

marathon training

Marathon training

I’ll cover this one separately but it’s a bit hit and miss. I got in a few long runs and my midweek runs, but not all that I should have done, mainly because I was just so busy trying to fit everything else in. Not an ideal situation, particularly as I’m now injured(!!!!), but I’ll cover this in another post.

welsh cider

Visiting friends

The first two weekends of August were taken up with seeing friends. On the first weekend I drove down to Cardiff to spend a weekend doing bridesmaid duties and trying on many a bridesmaid dress. At the time it definitely gave me a bit of an incentive to make sure I’m in tip top form for next May, but I’ve not quite got round to getting started on the bridesmaid diet just yet!!!!!

The weekend after I headed round the M25 to spend time with my other two muffin pals and see one of their new houses. It’s so exciting to see my friends buying houses and getting married, and I’m already looking forward to the next step! We spent a lovely, sunny, afternoon in their new garden enjoying BBQ and about 10 types of cheese. I’m not kidding – my muffins and I are all about the cheese. In fact, the variety of cheeses definitely outweighed the variety of meat options!

first time buyer

Becoming homeowners

This is a big one! After having our offer accepted back in March, James and I finally moved into our house on the bank holiday weekend in August. It was a bit of a mammoth weekend of moving stuff in and unpacking, but now we’re nearly there, with just a pile of things ready to take to a car boot. The house will definitely be a project in time (goodbye dark wood EVERYWHERE!), but we’re not planning on doing anything for the time being. We’ve decided to just live in the house for a while, save up money, and really know what we want to do before making any changes, but I’ll definitely be planning on blogging and documenting more about our house buying process and our DIY projects!