Thursday, 22 December 2016

Graduation!




I graduated. Crazy.

I think the craziest thing is that I only started this blog to remember bits and bobs and record my uni journey, and now it's over. So glad I decided to do that - hi5 past-Lavinia! It's not over for the blogging parts of my life stuff - that's defo still happening girrrrrll!

Uni was THE best experience of my life, but was also one of the hardest. It literally felt like I was crawling up a mountain most of the time, but I defo wouldn't have changed it for the world, as it changed me so much. 

So. Jon and I graduated. We're graduates. And that's so cool. 

xx

Saturday, 17 December 2016

Honeymoon



Our honeymoon has been amazing. We decided to not go too far - instead staying at a spa 10 minutes down the road from where we live. 

The first night we slept till lunchtime, then went out for a late lunch (where I spilt an entire cup of cranberry juice on our garlic bread😱), got back and slept for another hour and a half. Then we went to jon's mum's as he'd left his suitcase there with all his clothes in πŸ˜‚. We stayed there and opened some wedding presents - so overwhelmed by the generosity of the people around us. 

The second day we went to the spa and felt sooo out of place. We were the Lorelies in a hotel full of Emily and Richard Gilmores! We embraced it though and I had an amazing trout fillet for dinner, Jon had steak. And I know I'm a veggie and I would never eat it, but his steak smelt great! 

The third day we decided to check out the spa. We went swimming, used the hot tub, sauna an steam room. I also spilt a cup of water everywhere (it's becoming a very bad habit of mine πŸ˜‚). We also booked massages for the next day and then went out, ate a Subway and got some board games. We know how to partay! πŸ˜‰ We had dinner at the hotel again. Jon had the same and I went for the veggie option. It was something I couldn't pronounce (a provenΓ§al vegetable pithivier) and I wasn't the biggest fan of it. Going out for dinner tomorrow it is then! πŸ˜‰ 

The fourth day we had breakfast and got our massages. I was sooo relaxed after mine! 45 minutes felt like 5! And we got a smoothie before and raspberry sorbet after. Jon was also buzzing after his because the masseuse told him he needed to have frequent massages because of the knots in his back. That's gunna be an expensive habit! πŸ˜‰ We then used the spa and then played lots of board games before going out for dinner. 

The fifth day was hometime 😟. We stopped off at Jon's parents house and ate lunch there, and opened the rest of our wedding presents. We then left and went back home, back to reality, but not before getting nandos for dinner! πŸ˜‰ 

xx

Saturday, 10 December 2016

We got married!!!!


So, it looks like number 13 on my bucket list can be ticked off!! Me and my Jonno tied the freaking knot! 

So, we've been married just over a month now, and I can already tell you that it's the best decision I've ever made. Ever. But enough of that, let me tell you about our day.

So the night before, Mum, her fiance, his kids (who are about my age), and my little bro (18), went to have a few drinks at beefeater, as, y'know, it was a special occasion. My mum went up to the bar, and asked, "right, what is your most 'out there' drink?!" to which the barmaid was like, "huh?" Mum replied with, "well, she's getting married in the morning, so we need a good one." The barmaid continued to make me a woowoo. There was also a very drunk man who asked me, "are you actually getting married?!" and when I said yes, and he asked me why, I replied, "because I've found a guy, who is great."

We left the bar at 12, and my brother and sis-in-law came round so my sis could do the finishing touches to my dress (which she actually made with her actual hands, like what the heck), and we were in the hotel room till about half 2 am, me standing in the dress, and her cutting bits off and sewing bits on. 

It took me ages to sleep that night, and when I woke up in the morning, I couldn't get back to sleep!

My bridesmaids cam round about 9ish, and we started to get ready! Mum and I got into the car that was to take us to the church on time, but the driver's satnav broke. Cue to us arriving at the church 25 minutes late... Oops!

Apart from that the day went really smoothly (except the reception venue giving us vegetarians completely different food Jon and I had picked - but they reimbursed us for that, so that's good!), and I enjoyed every single second of it. It honestly was the best day of my life and I was so overwhelmed by the generosity and love of our family and friends. It was amazing. 

Now I'm going to bombard you with way too many photos. Enjoy. 

xx