Wedding Guest

Being a wedding guest is actually so stressful! Especially when it’s in a different town. I mean not only have I got plan what to wear, how to do my hair and what shoes to wear; I have to also plan accommodation and transport. Thank goodness, I am not the bride .. I would be a major Bridezilla.

So I’m attending a wedding Mid August as my cousin is getting married. The church ceremony is in Reading and the reception is a half hour drive away in a fancy hotel.

The outfit

Okay, so being a female my first thought is what to I wear. Actually this thought also guided me to another thought, I probably should loose some weight? It’s defiantly helps having a goal, for weight loss. Now I’ve lost the initial weight, I was ready to order my dress 3 weeks before the wedding. I trolled through website after website, I looked in Next, Missguided and New look. Do I go extra, so I go sophisticated, do I go summery.. what if it rains. Eventually ( 2 weeks into looking) I found a light lilac, off the shoulder, sweat heart cut midi dress that I thought could be the one. I ordered it from Boohoo.com and had it delivered the next day. I loved the colour when I opened it, and I tried it on and it fit great! It was maybe even a little to big for me ( which is good because I always order the same dress size on boohoo.com)

The Nails

I had my nails done a few days before the Wedding. I had Almond shaped weddings, with purple Sheelac and Chrome over the top.

The Hair

So the day before the Wedding! I have visit Pretty Please in Hove ( where I get all my blow drys done) They have washed my hair, and pinned it up! I’m to sleep with the pins in, for my hair to bed ready for the BIG day ( My cousins Big day, I’m sound like its mine)

The Accommodation

This was complicated! So the wedding ceremony is in Wedding but the Reception is in a different town. So I have booked the Premier inn, in Reading by the oracle (ยฃ52 a night) for the Friday. Then on Saturday, I’ve book The Bird Hand Inn which is where the reception is! ( so I can get drunk and stumble back to me hotel) and finally I’ve booked the Premier Inn ( again) so that I’m back in Reading as my family live around the corner! NIGHTMARE! But I do think this is the easiest way to do it!

Pre Wedding Eve

It’s the day before the Wedding! Today so far I’ve worked until 1pm, had my hair done and it’s now 3pm. I’m almost finished packing but I’ve taken up 2/3 of the suitcase because I couldn’t decide what make up to bring, so I’ve brought all my pallets! ( not sure where my boyfriend stuff is going to go woooops) I’m waiting for Tony to finish work, so we can get on the road!

On Our Way

4:30pm and we are on our way! There is lots of of traffic, so we are taking the country roads! It takes us a while to get there and we arrive at 6:30pm at the Premier inn by the Oracle in Reading. Time to get ready for some dinner in the hotel, I’m looking a bit crazy with my pinned up hair.

Wedding Day

It’s the Big day ( For Sam and Ashley). We woke up at 8am, and got changed into some comfy clothes for breakfast in the hotel. The breakfast wasn’t that nice, as it was a little greasy for my liking. I enjoyed a Costa Cappuccino and a glass of fresh Orange juice.

Once our bellys were full, it was time for a hot shower and a hour and half to do my make up. For my make up I used my Huda Beauty Rose gold edition for my eye shadow, my Revolution baked bronzing Pallet and my usual make up. I actually did my eye shadow first, as I knew it was going to be quite heavy. Then cleansed my face , before doing the rest of my make up. Once, finished I unpinned my hair and I was ready to go.

My Dress is from Boohoo.com, and it’s a Sweet Heath cut, midi dress. I wore my black scrappy block heels from Primark and my Envelope clutch from New Look.

Once, I was ready ( and took a few selfies) we got in the car to pick up my Auntie Lizzy before driving to the church.

Church Ceremony

The wedding Ceremony started late ( which is typical for a wedding) The Church was beautiful with Tall stained Glass Windows. The church was were my nanny and Grandad for married many many years ago. The Ceremony was lovely and the priest made lots of jokes keeping us entertained throughout.

The Hotel

We checked into the bird in hand Hotel after the Ceremony and freshened up. My dad went in a separate car and managed to sneak KFC into our room! We were all greeted with Pimms and sat outside in the Sunshine. The Hotel was super cute!!!

The Food

Unlike most weddings, the sit down meal was a BBQ!! I Had a hot dog, a burger and lots of salad. I also discovered that the American mustard I had smothered my food in was actually spicy French mustard. The puddings were a miniature selection and were very delicious.

The Toast

I must of been tipsy at this stage because I kept joking that they were going to give us roast, rather then us doing a roast. I realised this wasn’t the case when we were all handed a glass of wine. Lucky my dad and Tony didn’t like there’s, so after I drank there’s too.

The Party

Our tummies were full, our livers were saturated with alcohol and we were ready to boogie. There was lots of R&B tunes for me to dance too.

Bars Closed

At 11pm it was last orders but we were not ready to go to sleep yet. We decided to have an after party. It was the Bride, The Groom, my cousin, their friend, Tony and myself that carried on through. The Hotel told us off for drinking downstairs, so we drank our champaign in the car park. ( classy but fun)

It was safe to say we were all pretty drunk at the wedding. I had consumed Gin, wine and champagne ( I won’t even tell you about my hangover) I thought it was a good idea, to tell everyone to go for a family breakfast at 9am the next day. When i woke up, it didn’t think it was such a good idea.

Overall

It was a great Wedding! So lovely to see my family old ( 13 years I haven’t seen some of them for) that had travelled from America. It was amazing to drink with my cousins, and I’ve actually invited them for a night out in Brighton.

Dieppeย 

6am and my alarm is ringing. The only time I love to hear my alarm is when I am going on holiday.

I jump straight out of bed, grab a towel and downstairs to shower. I only washed my hair yesterday but I would like freshly washed hair for today. I trip away with the girls is going to be selfie central. I purposely woke the my boyfriend, so I could climb back in bed for cuddles before setting off. 

We arrived at newhaven port around 7:30. We had toasted sausage sandwiches and tea, before boarding the boat. The boat trip took 4 hours and I start reading a new book. We went outside for around ten mins but came back in as it was too windy. When we exited the boat, we went the wrong way once we realised and turned around we could not find anyone on the boat. We eventually found the exit and the security man laughed at us for holiding everyone up.


It was very sunny when we arrived in Dieppe, we took a bus from the port to central Dieppe. From  there we managed to flag down a taxi and us to take us to our hotel. Our hotel was called the F1, and cost 44 euros. It was the only hotel we could find that would accept 3 people in a room. It had a bunk bed in our room and the toilets and shower where communal on each floor. We thought it would be fun, as we always have fun when we are together.

Once settled in our hotel, we drunk cava and got ready to visit the town for dinner.


For dinner we went to a lit up French resteraunt, that seemed to be very popular. Serena and I, had muscles in a garlic sauce and chips. Anna has a carbonara with their local cheese, Anna didn’t eat all of her food after Serena put her off by telling her it smelt bad. We had yummy cocktails with dinner.


After dinner, we visit the kite festival they had stalls, and Tippies and of coarse kites. It was not as lively as we thought, perhaps it was busier during the day. 


We walked further down to the seafront, where we shared a crepe for pudding and bought a bottle of wine ( classy I know, but we had plastic cups yay) 


Anna and I, walked in the sea. It was still humid, the sea was mildly warm and sun was setting. 

Around 10pm, we looked for a taxi. In the end we had to call one. “Parlez-vous anglais” I asked, ” wee wee” he replied. I told him where we were and that we wanted to go back to our hotel. I was feels pretty proud of myself. 

Back in the hotel, we ate cone crisps, drank orange juice and ate some strange crisps that tasted like peanut butter. We all had a three way spoon, before Serena went into her bunk bed. 

I had a okay night sleep, apart from being woken up by Anna to take her to the communal toilet! She also stole the covers a lot of the night. 

In the morning, we woke up around 9am. We decided to google map and walk to the McDonald’s that was 15 mins away. I was a little bit wary about walking there as I felt we where out in the sticks and would have to walk along main roads. It turned out to be a simple 15 min walk.

We ordered petite de’j, which is the equivalent to their mcmuffin.. Apart from it’s just bacon and egg. It was โ‚ฌ2.50 for Petit De’j and a cappuccino, so I treated the girls to breakfast. 

To head home, we decided to take a taxi. This time we phones three taxi company’s and none of them spoke the slightest bit of English. With only twenty mins to go, before we had to check in to the ferry, we had to ask the manager of McDonald’s to speak to the taxi man and order is a taxi as she spoke a little English. She kindly did it for us and the taxi took 15 mins. 

On the way the girls fell asleep, but I was too much into my book to fall asleep. Outside, the wind was a lot calmer and it was much more peaceful. 


Once we arrived back to the UK, my boyfriend picked us up to go home. Very cute, that he got out of the car to give me a big hug. 

The trip to Dieppe cost me around ยฃ97 including boat, hotel and spending money. It was sunny weather, and Dieppe had very scenic beaches, boats and buildings. 

I enjoyed spending time with the girlies, laughing, drinking, trying to speak French and have a giant sleep over in bunk beds. 

Revised bucket listย 

At the start of the year I made a bucket list and I have done a few things that I can tick off. For my birthday the girls planned a week of suprises, from stuff off my published bucket list. I have made a revised version of my bucket list below:

Bucket List
Meet an elephant in the wild: booked flights to Thailand and going to wash and look after them in chaing Mai 

Go to Disney land

Kayak through caves 

Go on a ghost walk / hunt 

Complete a half marathon 

Hug a panda bear 

Go on a ski holiday 

Ride hot air balloon 

Fly a kite: girls bought me a kite, hoping to do in next couple of days

Hold a monkey 

Stand under a waterfall 

Write letter to my future self

Be sent flowers at work 

Volunteer at a soup kitchen 

Bring food to the homeless 

Have a price of writting published 

Try acupuncture 

Have my palm read 

Go to a murder mystery night 

Go to a casino: visited casino in Brighron Marina, wasn’t what I expect. I think I expect what you see in the films in Las Vegas. In the first ten mins, I was ยฃ10 up but when I leave I had lost ยฃ30 in total. Maybe not for me haha.

Go to bingo: loves bingo, the girls took me. My friend Saskia won money on a game that she wasn’t even going to play. The read the numbers very fast, so you have to concentrate. Got my gala bingo card now, can’t wait to go again.
Go to a fashion show 

Have a make up lesson: had this done on my birthday, they took me to bare minerals where I had a make over, they did half of my face and I did the other side. Good make up, although I did add to it when I got home. Learnt mainly how to conture my eye lids and blend colours together.


Go wine tasting : girls took me to this for one of my birthday suprises. Loved this, we tried 6 different wines. My favourite was ridgeway, which is actually a Sussex wine. I now know how to slurp my wine to get the most of flavours. I also know how to swish around the wine in the glass, to see how much suger and alcohol is in it. 


Take a cookery class 

Fly in a helicopter 

Spin records like a dj

Be a member of a tv Audience 

Sleep in a castle 

Visit a Buddhist temple: will go in Thailand 

Visit the Pyramids 

Go to Octoberfest 

Go to Dublin 

Floating lanterns on a beach 

Sit on a jury 

Be taken to Paris 

Visit the Dead Sea 

Feed a exotic animal: will do in Thailand 

Try a watersport 

See wall of China 

Go to a full moon party 

Achieve somthing for make a wish chairty

Drive a sega way 

Go to Pompey 

Go glamping 

Go on for dinner or the River Thames 

Amsterdam: went in June with my boyfriend had a awesome time!! Loved the canels and little houses. Beautiful place.


Hawaii 

Visit a factory: does the Heineken experience in Amsterdam count?? 


Win somthing amazing 
I shall be doing a new revised list! 

To be continued …. 

First weekend of Mayย 

Okay, so I went to a friends BBQ on Friday and they where discussing my blog. It’s nice to know people actually read it and I’m not just talking to myself like a crazy person. 

So they drunkenly requested for my next post, about our cute evening. 

One of my best friends lives in an amazing penthouse in Hove, with great views of Brighton and Hove. 

We where greeted by the most amazing Strawbery Daquri cocktails and we where later fed yummy BBQ food.


It was a rare occasion where all my best friends were all together and a few of the boys. I was also requested to give Oli a shoutout ha.


Later on the evening, we all cuddled up under blankets. The highlight of the evening was the fireworks over the seafront.

We also went from sophisticated cocktail and champaign.. To adding vodka to vodka ice.

Over all, I had a lovely time and had a really cute night.