Six months and counting…

I can’t quite believe that Mat and I have been married for six months already. Feels like yesterday he was getting down on bended knee. Seriously where does the time go? Before we know it we’ll be celebrating 1 year, 5 years, ten years… I can’t wait to see what the future has in store for us….

In other news, the blog is FINALLY having a makeover this month, so things may be looking a little strange whilst I make the transition to, I’m looking forward to a regular posting schedule again soon!

Happy weekend, xo hannah


Family + GBK = Perfect Afternoon










A few days ago my mum and youngest brother treated me to a rather calorific yummy lunch at Gourmet Burger. {They do the best angus beef burgers ever!}

It was lovely to spend a lazy afternoon in the company of two of my favourite people, to relax and lark about.

Luca, seems to have changed and grown each time I see him. I’m determined to take as many pictures of him as possible, to capture all the moments that he’s still young and sweet, before he’s lost to boyhood forever and no longer wants cwtches {welsh for hugs} from his eldest sis!

I particuarly love my iphone pictures of him and my mum, so sweet!

Hope you’ve had a lovely weekend, xo hannah

If you really knew me

I love these ‘if you really knew me’ posts that are doing the rounds. I enjoy finding out more about my favourite bloggers, hearing what makes them tick, their quirks, discovering their ‘real’ personalities. I thought it’d be fun to share my own version of the post. Happy weekend, xo

If you really knew me…

You would know that I’m a night owl, I like to stay up late and sleep in the next day.

You would know that I adore bright lipsticks, coral, pink, orange, red I have them all.

You’d know how much I secretly love to sing and that I’ve won three karaoke competitions.

If you really knew me…

You would know that I’m a serious worrier, I find it hard to switch off and relax.

You would know that I enjoy my own company, for every minute I spend with someone, I like two to myself. (Excluding the husband!)

You’d know that I have a thing for Vampire programmes, Buffy, True Blood, The Vampire Diaries, I just can’t get enough.

If you really knew me…

You would know that I’m a dreamer. I have big things planned for this life of mine! And that one day I’d like to own a business from home.

You would know that I have an irrational fear of aliens, one mention of E.T and I feel physically sick.

You’d know that I was a Grampy’s girl and that my heart still aches for him every single day.

If you really knew me…

You would know that I love to travel and am constantly plotting out places to go.

You would know that I’m learning to speak Spanish and want to spend a few years living in Barcelona.

You’d know that I love being married more than I ever thought possible.

On days like today


On hot summer days all you want to do is take it easy and eat ice cream.

If only every day could be as lovely and as simple as this one, xo

Summer holidays, Spiderman and Six year olds

I’ve been looking after my younger brother Luca this week, as he’s started his six-week summer holidays. I adore having him stay and like to be the big sister who makes a fuss and spoils him rotten. Today was lots of fun, we enjoyed The Amazing Spiderman film (that’s really it’s name) and ate chocolate croissants, before visiting the local games arcade.

Having a sibling who is 19 years younger than you is strange to some, but I love it. We get all the sibling fun with none of the rivalry. I just hope that as he grows and matures into the lovely young man I know he’s going to be, he’ll still have time for his old sis. xo

Weekend life

How was your weekend?

Mine was mostly spent snuggled inside with a blanket and giant mug of tea! But on Sunday the husband and I ventured out to my aunt’s house for our annual family bbq.

We had planned on meeting at the beach, but the British weather soon put a stop to that idea! Instead we had a crazy house full of cousins, aunts, uncles and siblings and a giant buffet to share.

I love weekend family time! X






Grampy’s Girl


Today would have been my Grampy’s 91st birthday. How I miss him so.

I’d do anything to make a huge fuss of him and hold his giant hands in mine once more, to hear his voice and see his smile.

Happy birthday Gramps, wherever you are there’s a candle burning just for you today. Xx

Happy Father’s Day!

For today’s post, I wanted to share a retro-style photo of my dad and me, but I  couldn’t find one, so I was a bit stumped on what to write, until I saw these prints by Pen & Stitch. I thought the simplicity of the message was lovely, a perfect Father’s day gift.

Here’s my own message to Mark, my daddy…

Thank you dad for being there whenever I needed you, for always picking up the phone when I rang and rushing to my side whenever asked…

For giving me two of the best siblings a child could wish for…

For coming to every drama performance and everything else I asked you to see…

For welcoming Mathew into our family…

For being bank manager, taxi driver and counsellor all rolled into one…

For your sense of humour and fun…

For being YOU!

From experience I’ve learnt that any man can have children, but it takes a special man to be a father, to love unconditionally.

Dad,  Happy father’s day! XX

Sneak peek: Wedding Pictures

Sorry about the lack of posting, my laptop has all but died and posting on my phone is a pain! (Deleted posts galore!)

Mat and I got our wedding pictures back this week and I thought I’d post a few for you today, hope you enjoy them! I’ll be doing a very very long wedding report soon! 😉










Pictures taken by Maria Farrelly Photography xx



What do you have planned to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee? I was hosting a BBQ for the family. We were going to deck the garden out in Union Jack bunting and don face masks of the royal family. (Hands up who wants to be Kate?) But it seems the Great British weather has conspired against us, as after two weeks of glorious sunshine, the forecast for Sunday is torrential rain. Sigh!

So to distract myself from the disappointment, I had a look at the wonderful Jubilee whimsy present on Pinterest…


Tea towel here


Hunter wellies, just may need these!


Cool Napkins!


Bit of nail bling




I want this t-shirt!


And I really want this!

Whatever your plans, I hope that you get to spend your extra, extra long weekend enjoying it with your nearest and dearest. (I’ll be stuck in work all week!) xo, Hannah

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