Busted are back!

Yesterday me, my twin sister Sarah, mum & Dad went to London to see Busted live in concert at the 02 arena.

We drove to Westfield, Stratford and parked there. We arrived with plenty of time for lunch  and a spot of shopping!

For lunch we decided to go to Wagamamas. I’ve never been before and it was super delicious.  I had the Yaki Soba with prawn and chicken.

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And a side of crispy chilli squid…

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After that we headed to the shops, first stop John Lewis. I really wanted to spend my birthday money, I’ve saved it up in order to buy myself a ‘Fitbit’.

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I’m looking forward to getting my new gadget set up!

We also spent some time in Primark (suprise, suprise!!) Check out my blog over the next few days for a Primark beauty haul blog post.

We made our way to the 02 after this ready for the concert! So exciting, I can’t believe it’s been 12 years since Busted split up. I was also looking forward to Wheatus who were one of the support acts.

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Here are some pictures of Busted:

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I can’t believe that Busted have been split up for 12 years, I was 13 years old! At 25 it’s crazy to look back and see how much has changed/been achieved in those 12 years…

○ Achieved 9 & half GCSEs.

○ Went abroad for the first time.

○ Achieved 3 A levels.

○ Got my first job.

○ Met the love of my life.

○ Discovered my favourite country/place in the world.

○ Graduated from university.

○ Got a morgage and moved into our first home.

○ Started my career as a Teaching assistants.

○ Became an Auntie.

○ Got engaged.
And in just under two weeks time we’ll be married!!!

It was really awesome to watch them live again, 13 year old Roseanne and 25 year old Roseanne were very happy! It was great to hear some of the classics and some of their songs I loved that they havnt performed live before.

It was a really fun day and I’m looking forward to seeing them again at Newmarket nights.

Until next time,
Roseanne 🙂

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Wedding update no 13!

Just a quick update for last week’s wedding planning progress…

Flowers

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Yesterday, my Mum & sister went and ordered the flowers for the tables and to decorate around the venue for me.

We’ve ordered them from the local market in the town centre. They have a great variety and are a bargin. In total the flowers for all 11 guest tables and 5 other tables it cost £50! Happy with that.

Tables & Seating plan

This week we reviewed our seating plan and decided that now we have 94 guest (instead of just over 100) we would cut the tables down to 11 guest tables.

This made the tables much more even and we managed to work out good places to move guests to in order to do this.

This has also saved me making one more centrepiece which is good as they I have already made 11, something else to tick of the list!

Hen do no 3!

Now I know 3 is a bit excessive, but I’m not complaining.

My older sister, who works at the same school as me, and a few other people had organised a suprise work hen do for me.

They dressed me up in all my finery again and off we went for dinner and drinks (lots of drinks!!) at Isaacs on the Waterfront.

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The pulled pork nachos I had were delicious.

It was a really fun night and it was lovely that so many people from work came along to celebrate with me.

2 WEEKS TO GO TODAY!!!

Until next time,

Roseanne 🙂

Wedding update no 12!

24 days to go!

So, as I said I’m going to do a blog each week leading up to the wedding! And this week has been a busy week for making arrangements.

Flowers

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The picture above isn’t my bouquet but is similar in its style and the flowers in it. I don’t want to give too much away before the big day incase anyone attending is reading my blog.

The ladies from my silk flowerscame over and showed us the completed bouquets, buttonholes and corsages, we were both really happy with the final products. So pretty!

I can’t wait to walk down the aisle with my beautiful bouquet.

The DJ

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Last night the DJ we’ve hired came over to discuss music. It was good to get an idea of how the night would go in terms of the first dance and the order of the music being played.

We talked about what we did and didn’t like as well as the requests we already had from our guests.

Videographer

Me and Livy (our Videographer) visited Wantisden Valley on Saturday so that she could get a feel for the venue and where to set herself up.

We checked out the ceremony room and tested out how well our voices recorded, stage set up and where all the plug sockets were etc.

It was wierd being there knowing that the next time I’d be there would probably be the day before the big day!!

It’s coming around so quickly ☆

Until next time,

Roseanne 🙂

My Harry Potter Hen do ☆

This time last week I was en route to my Hen do. It was such an awesome weekend, here’s what we got up to!

Saturday 7th May

My auntie picked me and Tims mum up and we set off for the hen do around 1pm. My sisters, who organised the hen do kept the location a secret from me so I kept a look out for sign posts as we were on our way.

At 3pm we arrived in Watford, found our car park, checked into the travelodge where we were staying and waited for everyone to arrive.

Me, Sarah & Charlotte shared a room.
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‘The chamber of secrets has been opened, enemies of the heir beware.’

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We all had Hogwarts house bunting in our rooms (We were Gryffindor of course!) And a Golden Snitch chocolate on our pillows.

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After a trip to the shops and a quick Krispy Kreme we went back to our rooms and got ready for dinner and drinks.

A table was booked for us at GBK and Sarah & Charlotte had decorated the table to a Harry Potter theme…

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So cool.

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We also had goodie bags with House ties to wear, chocolate frogs, Bertie Botts beans and wand biscuits!!

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The food was delicious. For a review of GBK check out my blog post from a few weeks ago here.

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Me!
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Me, Kerry & Cherisse.
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Hannah, Me & Livy.

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Sarah, me & Charlotte.

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Me & Charlotte D.

After dinner we walked along the town centre to find a bar and decided on a Australian bar called Walkabout. We had a sticker for a free shot so why not!

They did really yummy cocktails and some interesting shots. We stayed here until gone midnight drinking our cocktails and dancing the night away.

We made our way back to the hotel just after 12 ready for the next days events. I still didn’t know what we were doing or why we were in Watford!!!

Sunday 8th May

Sunday started off with breakfast in the hotel resturant.

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After breakfast Sarah & Charlotte got me changed ready for the days events…

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In keeping with the Harry Potter theme… Can you guess who I am??

Hedwig the owl.

This is when they revealed that WE WERE OFF TO THE WARNER BROS HARRY POTTER STUDIO TOUR!!!

Some of the others had dressed up too…
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Charlotte was Prof Mcgonagall & Sarah was Luna Lovegood.

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Kerry was Bellatrix Lestrange & Cherisse was dressed as a Gryffindor witch.

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Roxy also dressed as Bellatrix Lestrange.
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Livy dressed as Hermione.

And now for the best moment of my life, to date.
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I GOT TO OPEN THE DOORS TO THE GREAT HALL The actual real doors, AMAZING. #emotional

I had that smile on my face for a while!

The tour is amazing. Here are just a few snaps…

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It was fantastic and so much fun.

And of course there was time for a quick refreshment break in between…

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Butterbeer and Butterbeer ice cream!!

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BEST. HEN DO. EVER.

Until next time,

Roseanne 🙂

Wedding Update no 11, One month to go!!

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I can’t believe it but it is officially a month (31 days) until the wedding! We are in the home stretch and it’s just crazy how quickly the time has flown since I started this blog In October!

>Check out my first post here.

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I’m going to do an update every week for the last month to document it all coming together, plus the more I blog about what is done and ready the less ill stress about what isn’t haha.

So watch this space…

The big day will be here before we know it!

Until next time,

Roseanne 🙂

Wedding update no 10 ♡

Excuse the long post but I haven’t done a wedding update for a little while as I’ve been so busy!! Here’s what we’ve been busy with…

Flowers

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On Monday 18th (April) the ladies who are creating my wedding flowers came round. They brought along my bouquet for me to have  a look at as well Tims buttonhole and two options for the bridesmaids bouquets.

It was great to see all my flower choices together in the bouquet and they were arranged beautifully! I’m really pleased with them, so much so I didn’t want to give them back!!

We will meet up at the end of May with the final bouquets and buttonholes finished. I can’t wait to see them once they are done.

Vows/ceremony choices
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We have finally decided on all our readings and music for the ceremony and signing of the register.

We sat down together and chose our vows, we picked some that are the same and some that are different.  Yesterday I sent off our choices to the registry office so that they can start writing the script for our big day. It’s getting very real now!!

The wedding dress
I had my final dress fitting on Wednesday 20th (April). They had taken it in at the back as there was a bit of a gape and they replaced the hook & eye at the back with a popper to ensure that it stayed done up

I’m so pleased with how it looks, I was a little unsure with the shape last time but because they’ve taken it in at the back it’s pulled it in and made it a lovely shape on me. I can’t wait to wear it on the big day with my shoes, veil & tiara, with my hair and make up done nicely! Exciting!!

Gifts

At the moment we are in the process of buying the gifts and things for the wedding party, I’m really pleased with what we’ve got so far. I likelovebuying gifts for people, getting something you know they’ll like.

We’re trying to get all the gifts sorted now as in May (ahh it’s here already!!) the final payments are due.

Bridesmaid shoe shopping
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On Sunday 24th (April) me, mum and my three bridesmaids went shopping in Norwich
We thought it would be nice to make a day of it and go somewhere a bit different.

There are lots of shoe shops in Norwich so we had plenty of choice, which is great as the bridesmaids were all looking for something a little different from one another. Charlotte and Sarah were looking for sandals as Charlotte is quite tall already and Sarah will be heavily pregnant therefore comfort is essential! Roxy on the other hand was looking for heels

Once we’d looked around a few shops we stopped for lunch at GBK and met Auntie Frances.

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Once we were refuelled we looked around some more shops!

Sarah picked up some lovely sandals in Primark for £8 they are really pretty and a bargin at that price. They are cream with lovely jems and pearls up the strap. I fancied getting a pair myself haha. Charlotte found some lovely nudey/pink sparkly sandals in Shoe zone for only £7.99 and Roxy found some nice patent, cream strappy heels in Mr shoe outlet for £15!

I’m so glad everyone has found some shoes that they are happy with! That’s one more thing ticked off the list.

Payments
we’ve now paid off a few of the final things as a lot are due this month and some don’t require numbers of guests etc.
Paid
●Decorations
●Car
●DJ
●Venue

It’s going to be an expensive month!!

The final guest list
We have now gone past the RSVP deadline so last night me and Tim put together the final guest list. We went through to make sure we had first and surnames for everyone as we need to write place cards sooner rather than later. It’s all coming together now.

I think that’s covered everything! I’m super excited for this weekend as it’s my Hen do!! It’s been kept as a complete suprise from me so I can’t wait to find out what we are doing. I will do a separate blog post on this when I get back.

37 days to go ♡☆

Until next time,
Roseanne 🙂

Chocolate digestive & malteaser squares!

Here’s another quick & tasty sweet recipe for you to try. There are only a few ingredients to make this super yummy treat:

●Chocolate digestives (half a pack)
●Milk chocolate (X4 large bars)
● Malteasers (X2 boxes)

1. Crush the biscuits with a rolling pin. Leave some dust and some big bits.

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2. Melt the milk chocolate and pour into the digestives. Mix!

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3. Crush a few of the Malteasers and then mix some in whole.

4. Pour into a container or tray and flatten out.

5. Pop it into a fridge until it’s hardened.

6. Cut into squares to serve.

7. ENJOY!
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Until next time,

Roseanne 🙂