A weekend away!

A little while ago, on Groupon,  I found a great deal for a night stay for two with a three course meal and breakfast included so I brought one for me and Tim!
We went last weekend which was great timing as it’s half term for me and Tim had just finished a busy stint at work  so it was a much needed break.

We stayed at a lovely place called The Scole Inn, in Norfolk, once we finally found it (gotta love sat navs)

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I had a lovely relaxing bath and a good read of my book before we went to dinner.
The food was really yummy, hearty food and we both really enjoyed our meals.

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                   Tim’s dinner

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                 My fish & chips

The Inn was really homely and had some lovely features, big fireplaces, wooden beams and old chests and knick knacks to decorate. They gave such a warm feel to the place.

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Our breakfast the next morning was yummy too! Breakfast is a must when it comes to me & Tim and hotels and you could have as much as you want, Bonus!

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We spend the rest of Sunday having a look round Wroxham Barns, having lunch and playing mini golf.

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It was lovely to get a chance to spend a bit of time together away from home, having fun and relaxing without worrying about cooking etc.

And of course I was back on my SW plan on Monday,  it’s good to have a treat every now and then 🙂

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Until next time,

Roseanne  🙂

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Happy future day!

So yesterday was the day that a film about the future turned into a film about the past, Wednesday 21st October 2015.

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We were supposed to have hover boards, 19 jaws sequels, flying cars and rather questionable fashion sense! (See through ties,  really?!)

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I can’t believe, having loved the back to the future trilogy as a young child,  that we are now in 2015! I always used to wonder would 2015 really be like that, and I can’t believe it’s come round so quickly.

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Me and my sister Sarah love the back to the future films so to celebrate future day yesterday we went to the cinema to watch all three films, back to back! EPIC.

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This is us between films 2 and 3!

It was really cool to watch all the films on the big screen and I feel like I’m a part of the history of a film franchise that I love.

We havnt got it too bad here in 2015, hey its not what they expected but we’re doing alright and when back to the future is still being shown on TV in years to come I can say to my children I watched this film when it was in the future, the present and the past.

It was really good fun and it seems rather apt to leave you with this thought….

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Happy future day guys!

Roseanne 🙂

The wedding so far!

So, our wedding…

The venue

Wantisden Valley      
Woodbridge

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We both loved the venue as soon as we saw it! It’s an old converted barn with a beautiful marquee ceiling, fairy lights and some lovely features. It’s in gorgeous surroundings too which will be fab for taking photos.

Colour scheme

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Our colour scheme is dusky pink and sage green.

They look lovely together and work well for both the bride and groom side, tim wasn’t too keen on wearing pink haha.

Bridesmaid dresses

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I loved these as soon as I saw them on the BHS website. I almost went for the short length version but I am really glad I didn’t in the end, the long ones look really elegant.

They were on sale too which was great! Love a bargin.

The flowers

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These are just some ideas I’ve had so far.
Gerberas are a definate as they are my favourite flowers 🙂 I love the green gerberas too as they are a bit different.
I’ve also always really liked cream roses.

Catering

We have gone for an Italian theme for our food as we both love Italy ♡
Tim found an amazing wood fired pizza company, their food sounds delicious!
Pizzas, antipasti, salad! They also do yummy food for the reception too, I can’t wait.

So that’s a little snippet of our wedding so far 🙂 super exciting.

Until next time,

Roseanne

Where did it all begin…

So I thought I’d do a blog to give a little background to mine and Tims story before I start sharing all our wedding plans.

Me and Tim went to the same high school, he was even friends with my twin sister but, we didn’t know each other until we were 19.
We had mutual friends who we’d met in separate circumstances and one day the group merged and we started to all hang out together.

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We used to all meet regularly at our local pub ‘the Heathlands’, which has sadly since been replaced by a tesco, sad face 😦

It was on a night out that we all met up and we started to hang out. He truly was one of the loveliest,  funniest, most caring people I’d ever met and he still is.

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After months of growing friendship and hidden feelings Tim plucked up the courage to tell me how he felt and the rest, they say, is history! 

We made it official on 11th June 2011 and on saturday 11th June 2016 (5 years on) we will become husband and wife ♡

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                 The proposal

Tim asked me to marry him in our favourite country, Italy in the city of Florence on Sunday 9th August 2015.

Italy is a really special place to us as we both love it, especially the food, and it was the first place we went on holiday together.

We were on the Ponte Vecchio bridge or the gold bridge. It’s lined with little jewellery shops, hence the name gold bridge.

After some window shopping Tim stopped and and asked me if I’d like to go back and get the ring I liked, when I asked why he said;

Will you marry me?

Of course I said yes! The one in the shop window fitted, it was perfect!

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So that’s us.
There will be a wedding update in the next blog post!

Roseanne

The C Word…

Now some people won’t like me mentioning Christmas already but, there are a few things I’m looking forward to receiving  for Christmas so I thought I’d share them on my blog.

People who know us know that me and my twin sister Sarah like LOVE Harry Potter and there are a few awesome things that have come out recently that I’m super excited about.

1. Harry Potter colouring book

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Adult colouring books are quite on trend at the moment and I have a couple so you can imagine my excitement  when I heard about this one!!
I can’t wait to get started, it’s really therapeutic and, I’m not ashamed to admit, quite fun!!

2. The illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone

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This looks epic!! Me and my sister have said we will buy this for each other for Christmas and I can’t wait.
From the snippets I’ve seen the pictures look fantastic. It’s a bit  different and there is something really magical about the first book, where it all began, so it will be really cool to look through.
So yay for Christmas!

Right, that’s my geeky bit done.

Until next time,

Roseanne 🙂

My Slimming World Journey

So last September I joined Slimming World. I have never had a problem with my weight throughout my life, quite the opposite in fact, yet into my 20s it all went a bit down hill…

Before slimming world
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My older sister Charlotte joined a group at the school where we work and, reluctantly I went along a couple of weeks later, I knew I needed to do something and it was so much better and easier than I though.

I had a perception of those sort of meetings, Fat fighters of Little Britain was the image that came into my head, but I was pleasantly surprised and really got into the extra easy plan…you can eat so much!!

2 stone later however, I seem to have lost my way a bit. The wedding is a massive motivation to me and I know that I need to get back on track because I will be gutted if I look back at my pictures and don’t love them.

when I got to my 2 stone award
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I loved how I felt when I got to my 2 stone award, it was awesome!

I Read this in the slimming world magazine and it really struck a cord with me. My lovely fiance Tim  always tells me I look beautiful and that he loves me how I am, it doesn’t make a difference to him how much I weigh, the problem, I never believe him.

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If you don’t love yourself, it’s hard to accept that someone else loves you.

I would love to agree with him and be comfortable with my body, he always looks so sad when I say; ‘no I’m not’.

So I’m back on it with full force and determination!! Tim and my sister have been really helpful so fingers crossed I can get that stone off by Christmas.
I will be giving Michelle, our slimming  world consultant, my 2 stone award back until I’ve earnt it again.

Here are my rules, that I set for myself, to succeed now that I know where I went wrong:

1. Stick to the plan properly.
2. Dont have fizzy or crisps.
2. Have SW hi fi bars to satisfy my chocolate cravings.
3. No treat after SW unless I lose or stay the same.

I am back in control! #choicepower

I’d love to hear about anyone else weight loss journeys!! Talking about your weight can be quite hard for some people and its quite a personal thing but, if it’s what you want never give up.

Until next time,
Roseanne 🙂

Blogging.

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So, Why write a blog?

There are a number of reasons and here they are:

  1. Since I graduated from University 2/3 years ago I have really missed writing. I was one of those sad people who enjoyed writing their essays.
  2. My twin sister has started her blog recently and although I took the piss a little bit she was right, it’s actually quite addictive and therapeutic.
  3. I thought it would be a nice idea to document the journey up to our wedding so that I have an outlet when it gets stressful and something lovely to look back on when all the planning is over.
  4. And lastly because I thought it would be a nice way to share all the things I love.

Hope you all enjoy reading it as much I will writing  it.

Roseanne 🙂

Wedding bells

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So on the 9th of August 2015, after 4 years & 2 months together, Tim asked me to marry him!!! ♡

So, I thought I’d jump on the blog bandwagon and document the lead up, stresses and fun of wedding planning, amongst other things.

So here goes…

Roseanne 🙂