Thursday, 17 April 2014

He put a ring on it!


April 14th was our 4 year anniversary.
We never really do much, simply because we always
think it's just another day. We exchange a card and a small gift, but nothing extravagant.
However, this year we both decided to have a slightly bigger budget, after everything that
has happened health-wise in the last few months, it was nice to spoil each other a little :)
There was only one thing I really wanted, a beautiful candle from JewelCandle. They are gorgeous scented candles, with jewellery inside, which can be worth from £10-£250, it's a total surprise.
 Other than that, I told W I didn't mind what he got me, and left it to his imagination.
I knew what I wanted to get him - a BBQ for summer. Typical man, that's all he wanted! But I couldn't just leave it at that, so I got a few other things for him that I knew he'd like. 





I also got him a card from 'Scout', our puppy :)
 

 
He's an ex-submariner with the Royal Navy, so nautical is definitely 'our' theme. I got some gorgeous nautical wrapping and an atlas print gift bag (both from Paperchase) to wrap his gifts. First was a set of his 'n' hers mugs (from Next), following the nautical theme. I also ordered a Name a Star that I had dedicated to him -in hospital he told me I was his North Star; the one thing guiding him home. 
 I knew right away that I had to buy him a star. And one of his favourite things (c'mon, everyone's favourite thing!) is food, so I went to our local American Candy store (Fizzy Lips) and bought some little bits for him - cheetos, grape and pineapple Fanta, pixie stix and laffy taffy - all his favourites.

Then it was my turn to open pressies! Next to a box of very expensive looking chocolates and an IOU for a gift that would be arriving in a few days, I couldn't help but notice the beautifully huge bunch of 12 red roses sitting in the hallway. I've never been given roses before, and I was gobsmacked at how lovely they were. And there was my favourite thing ever - my JewelCandle! Cinnamon Bun scented, it was lit within seconds!


I was adamant that I wanted to dig the candle out, but Woody made me wait the 5 hours for the wax to burn down, until I'd moaned enough that he got it out for me. He turned around to hand me it so I could suss out whether it was a £10 or £250 beauty, but instead of coming over, he got down on one knee. Well, I started giggling, as girls tend to do. Not in a million years was I expecting it, and I wasn't sure if he was joking or not. He wasn't ;)
Yep, he asked me to marry him!!!!!!


I can't believe I'm....


Although the ring luckily fitted, and was truly stunning, he knew that it wasn't 'the ring',
so after an amazing conversation, we decided to go shopping for our actual rings the next day :)


My JewelCandle ring <3

Being a woman, it only took me 3 hours to pick a ring - I thought that was fairly good!
I had an idea in my head of what I wanted, and I wanted to try on a few rings to see.
I did, and the second I put this one on, my heart skipped a beat.....

He actually called up my parents who are in Gambia for 2 weeks,
and asked my dad's permission for my hand in marriage ;) 
Once both our parents knew, we told our sisters, and then our closest friends before
the inevitable (and cringey) 'facebook relationship status update'.
I have been overwhelmed by amazing messages, comments and the amount of 'likes' I've recieved and I read and appreciate every single one. Thank you so much :) <3

 I can't believe it!!!!!



Sunday, 13 April 2014

Sunday Social 13/04 Bests!


Hey y'all!

Today's Sunday Social is all about our bests!

1. What was your best birthday?
Wow, that's a hard one! The older you get the less exciting they are.
My favourite ones were when we were kids and our parents would hire out a hall
and all our friends and cousins would come in fancy dress :)

2. What was your best vacation?
Again, I can't pick just one :) Every single holiday
to Turkiye has been amazing. Best place ever :) In fact,
check out my Oludeniz post to see why I love it so much!



3. What is the best date you've ever been on?
This one. 
4 years ago today, I'd been texting this guy I knew through mutual friends
and we worked in the same building for the same company (I was front of house, he was
backstage), and we'd both come out of relationships and got texting about what we wanted and long story short, it turned out we wanted the same things in life. So 4 years ago 
I was getting ready to go have dinner at his house just around the corner (small world!),
which would end up being our first date. I stayed over because I genuinely realised at about 1am I'd left my key at home, and the rest is history! This date never really ended <3 


4. What is the best movie(quality) you've seen?
I can't really pick one, I love so many! 
Safe Haven? The 6th Day? The Shining?

5. What is the best TV show ending of all time?
Uhr, I don't really have any TV shows that I can think of that
have ended. Maybe the ending to The Hills? Suddenly seeing that it was
all fake (as if we didn't think that anyway!) and the cast having the last laugh.
I thought that was pretty good.  

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Next week's questions

1. 5 songs you'll listen to the rest of your life
2. 5 things on your bucket list
3. 5 celeb you'd love to hang out with for a day
4. 5 things you always carry in your purse
5. 5 books on your reading list
6. Share the last 5 pictures on your phone 

Have a great Sunday!

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Yearly tattoo rant!


 Most of you guys have stopped by via a Google search that brings up my tattoo as one of the results. Thanks! It's great to have you stopping by! 
As those of you who have read A Tattoo Should Choose You will know, 
I've had some issues with a tattoo of mine. Specifically, this one....


http://livinginthemoment87.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/a-tattoo-should-choose-you.html 


Now I have no problem with people sharing my tattoo - it's flattering!
What I do have a problem with is people a) pretending it's theirs and b) removing my watermarks.

Every couple weeks, I google image search the various versions of my tattoo photo
I have taken and mostly, Pinterest pops up. I love seeing people's thoughts and their
ideas for having a fingerprint tattoo too.

 
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http://livinginthemoment87.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/a-tattoo-should-choose-you.html

 But what I don't like is this...


Come on now, this isn't yours. And if you've copied my design,
sorry, but you've got me and my boyfriend etched into your skin
for eternity.

And... 

And I'll just keep deleting until you find a Pin to adjust your attitude
(or just link the damn picture to my blog, simples!)

And...



Apparently me and Woody have a kid we know nothing about...!
Well done for sticking a nasty effect on my photo to make it 'different' (if this 
was what your tattoo actually looked like, I'd ask for a refund...!) so you can
pretend it's yours. Unlucky that I can tell it's MY tattoo and not your 'Mom and Dad's fingerprints'
Let's hope it's not really a part of you forever.


Sorry to be a party pooper, but I get sick of it! Don't remove my watermarks, don't 
pretend it yours and don't get shitty when keep reporting the image for copyright infringement!
This tattoo means everything to me, and for you to come along and trash talk, it's not nice.

And to those of you who are lovely, sharing it with my story, asking for advice with your own prints, you guys are the best :)

Sunday, 6 April 2014


Good morning people!

Today's Sunday Social is all about Twitter.

1. When did you join twitter?
I can't even remember. It was probably about 2 years ago. 
I still don't use it properly.

2. Who is your favorite non-celeb to follow?
I love all the psychology and science accounts. Geek.

3. Who is your favorite celeb to follow?

4. Have you ever had a celeb respond to a tweet?
I've actually had a couple :)
Chad Michael Murray, anyone?! ;)
 
 


5. What is your favorite store/brand to follow?
I do like OnePiece so that's probably my fave.

6. Give us three tweeps we should be following.

 
 
and be sure to follow me!!

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Next week's questions

These are all about our bests!

1. What was your best birthday?
2. What was your best vacation?
3. What is the best date you've ever been on?
4. What is the best movie(quality) you've seen?
5. What is the best TV show ending of all time?
Have a wonderful Sunday!

Sunday, 30 March 2014

Sunday Social: 30/03


1. What is your ideal way to relax?
Snuggling with Mr. Wood, Scout our pup, 
watching Netflix :) oh, with a cup of earl grey decaf,
of course!
 
I've got to wear something comfy, too.
My Breaking Bad onepiece is usually the best :) 
 


2. Where is your favorite place to be?
Home, surrounded by the people I love.
Or laying on a beach catching a tan ;)
3. Who do you consider your biggest role model?
My momma. She's the best person I know, and she gives the best advice. She's always
there to help me, not just as a Mum but as a friend, too.
I don't know what I'd do without her.



4. What does your life look like in 3 years?
I don't know! I can barely see ahead by a few months at the moment.
I hope that I will either be in a lovely, steady and well-paid job,
or have been accepted to study the DClinPsy doctorate. 
We'll have one (maybe 2) little ones, and perhaps be married.
Oh, and the blinkin' house will be decorated!!!! 
5. If you could go back and change one decision, what would it be?There's only one thing I'd change and that's not go to Turkey for
Christmas in 2009. Although maybe it was a good thing - I saw someones
true colours and made a quick escape from something dangerous.
6. What is your biggest accomplishment in life thus far?Oh gosh. I think it's an accomplishment to find love. I think
a lot of people confuse lust, infatuation or convenience with love.
But I can honestly say that we're stupidly and completely in love,
even 4 years on, and have literally never been happier.

And getting through 4 years of Psychology...!

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Next week's questions

These are all about twitter!

1. When did you join twitter?
2. Who is your favorite non-celeb to follow?
3. Who is your favorite celeb to follow?
4. Have you ever had a celeb respond to a tweet?
5. What is your favorite store/brand to follow?
6. Give us three tweeps we should be following.

Monday, 24 March 2014

Sunday Social 23/03: 3's!


I'm so late this week as we've only just come back from a weekend up country :)
Today's questions are all about 3s!
1. What are the top 3 things you can't go a day without doing?
Telling Woody I love him.
Checking my social media.
Talking to my Mum, even if it's just a quick text.

2. What are 3 things that scare you the most?
Robots, dams/reserviours and wind turbines. 
3. What are 3 places you want to see before you kick the bucket?
Arizona, California, Australia
4. What are 3 movies you will always love?
The Proposal, The 6th Day, Safe Haven

5. What are your 3 favorite current songs?

At the moment I love Happy by Pharrell Williams,
the remix of Word Up! by Little Mix, and this gorgeous
song.....  



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Next week's questions

1. What is your ideal way to relax?
2. Where is your favorite place to be?
3. Who do you consider your biggest role model?
4. What does your life look like in 3 years?
5. If you could go back and change one decision, what would it be?
6. What is your biggest accomplishment in life thus far?
Have a wonderful Sunday!

Sunday, 16 March 2014

Sunday Social: 16/03


Hey y'all!

We've had a really good week here! For those of you who don't follow my blog, my boyfriend was seriously ill with guillain barre syndrome, and has been in recovery since last Autumn. But after changing meds, he's doing so much better, and paired with the spring sunshine, it's made for a lovely few days :)

Time for this week's questions!

1. How much time do you spend on Social Media a day?...be honest
Too much. Way too much. But I use Facebook to keep up with
assignments (we have a few Uni groups to discuss things) and I
probably check Instagram a few times a day.  
I jope maybe now it's getting sunny out, I'll not be stuck inside looking for
things to keep me busy. 

2. How long were you reading blogs before you started a blog?
I got into my friend's blog, and decided now that we were going through the same sort of life changing experiences as she'd blogged about, it might be nice
to do the same. I've kept a diary every year since I was about 11, and I was getting a bit slack, so this was a replacement to writing things down by hand. 

3. What is your favorite kind of cupcake?
Oh wow. I do love any of the cupcakes from Costa! 
Their Sicilian Lemon is amazing. 
But my favourite is probably Gingerbread <3 





4. Do you eat fast food? If so what's your favorite?
No. It's something I used to eat but haven't for so many years now.
If I had to, it'd be Subway - veggie patty, yes please.

5. What is the most random thing someone would find in your purse?
Nothing that's too weird. Probably something of my nephews.
His toys end up in there somehow. 

6. What is the weirdest TV show you watch?
I have to say, I think American Horror Story is pretty weird!
It's one of our favourites, but I don't deny it's a bit odd.
Season 1 was definitely our favourite. I can't wait to find out what S4
will be!




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Next week's questions



1. What are the top 3 things you can't go a day without doing?
2. What are 3 things that scare you the most?
3. What are 3 places you want to see before you kick the bucket?
4. What are 3 movies you will always love?
5. What are your 3 favorite current songs?

Have a fabulous Sunday!