Book review: The Motion of the Body Through Space

Lionel Shriver’s turn of phrase is an art form in this exploration of obsession, jealously and – ultimately – stoic love. From the very first line, Lionel Shriver’s The Motion of the Body Through Space sets the tone of wry commentary in a well-worn marriage, as the husband declares himself suddenly taken by the idea … More Book review: The Motion of the Body Through Space

Alpine Roadtrip Part #3 – Cortina & the Dolomites

The second half of our roadtrip after our 48-hours of rest was to be in the Dolomites, the Italian Alps. Rather than classic mountains however, the landscape of the Dolomites is even more dramatic, with soaring stacks of rock creating strange and otherworldy formations. Neither of us had been before, and our (rather limited) research … More Alpine Roadtrip Part #3 – Cortina & the Dolomites

The Final Fortnight

The final countdown is here! It’s just under 2 weeks to go till the Big Day – final details are getting sorted, crafts completed, lists ticked off. We’ve also had a shed built and the front room is ready for repainting after a lot of wall destruction and replastering… But we never could keep things … More The Final Fortnight

117 days

It’s just 117 days until our wedding day. Just under 4 months. 17 weeks. That’s not too many. I think my last update was about The Dress Hunt… and I can update you to say that I have indeed picked the dress, and all going well will be picking it up next week. Simon’s bought … More 117 days

The Dress Hunt

With wedding prep well under way, the 3rd bedroom re-decorated, and a new kitchen set to be fitted in the next few months, it made sense to start the search for The Dress. Back in January I got in touch with my bridesmaids, mum, and mother-in-law-to-be and we settled on a date in mid-March for … More The Dress Hunt

The Road to Mrs #3

Today is a momentous day. As I’m sure most over-excited organised people do, I have several ‘days left’ countdown widgets on my phone as we crawl towards exciting dates in the diary. Today, we hit 299 days till the wedding. Every time we break a hundreds barrier, we get a bit giddier, and it becomes … More The Road to Mrs #3

The Road To Mrs #2

The other day I realised something. For the last 6 years, I’ve worn two rings on my right hand, both gifts for my 18th birthday and both the only jewellery I tend to wear besides earrings. Yet the moment I received one destined for that third left finger, the others disappeared. It seems small and … More The Road To Mrs #2