A catch up: November 2017

Booking city breaks
We had planned to opt for a city break in the UK to celebrate our anniversary in January with Manchester and Liverpool being top of our list. But when I started looking into it, train prices were terrifying. Seriously what is up with the trains in this country? I decided to have a browse to see what Ryanair was offering and after scrolling past about 5 different Polish cities (I won't be back for at least five years), I stumbled across Bordeaux. The rest is history and now we're proud owners of £20 flights to France. We're looking forward to three days of stuffing our face with cheese, gorging on fresh seafood, eating too many croissants and drinking the delicious local wine. It's not a massive city and I have a few things on my list that I definitely want to see. But I am always on the look out for any recommendations - has anyone ever visited?

House gossip
The house is going full steam ahead right now and really starting to come together. The kitchen is looking lush and I couldn't be more in love with it. It's slowly becoming the kitchen of my dreams and I never realised just how excited I would be over a butler sink and a range cooker. We've got the worktops being cut at the weekend and hopefully the electrician coming in to finish off the electric then we can start tiling the walls. I already know that it's going to be my favourite room in the house.

Feeling festive
Blame it on working ten years in retail and hospitality but I'm not that much of a Christmas fan and only really start to get excited about a week before at the prospect of eating cheese and drinking too much gin. But this year it hit November 1st and suddenly I couldn't contain my excitement. Now I have my own house to decorate, my excitment is in overdrive. I'm feeling the most festive I've ever been and am LOVING it. Although my Christmas bauble habit is slightly getting out of control...


  1. Ooh, Bordeaux sounds like a perfect destination for a weekend break. The cheap flights you can get are crazy, aren't they? £20 is more than it costs to get to my nearest city in a cab although that is a cab is infinitely cheaper than the train - madness! x

  2. Oh have a really great time in Bordeaux! How exciting! x


  3. Ooh your anniversary trip sounds great. It's crazy that you can fly somewhere cheaper than you can to train it somewhere in the UK!

    Leanne @ Leanne Marie - Beauty | Fashion | Lifestyle

  4. Sounds and looks like you had quite a nice time on your trip, the place looks and sounds lovely. Looking forward to more posts from you soon, keep up the good work and good luck!

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