• Art,  Crafts,  Lifestyle,  Photography

    A Beginner’s Workshop in Calligraphy

    Wedding planning can take over your life. Up until recently I thought we were doing quite well; we seemed to spend a small proportion of our time planning the big day and had a good balance of other activities. However, with our impending nuptials just around the corner, it’s now part of pretty much every weekend. It’s also all we talk about to our friends: I didn’t want to be that person but it’s happened. You can’t help it though. When it’s taking up so much of your time, it’d be a lie to answer ‘What have you been up to?’, without mentioning our wedding. The good thing is it’s…

  • Food & Drink,  Lifestyle

    Good Riddance 2012

    Well this is a little embarrassing. It has been almost 2 months since I last blogged, which is by no means acceptable. In that time we’ve had a series of up and downs so I haven’t felt much like blogging. Christmas 2012 felt very different, we often all embrace it to the max however this year it appeared to be quite a struggle. Parts of 2012 were amazing, like moving in with Alan and going to visit his sister in New York – I suppose the downward spiral began when we both lost our jobs and moved in with my parents. I love living at home more than I thought,…