Success is what you make of it!

Success – how do you know when you have achieved it? What on earth does that even mean? As you all probably already know, I am smack bang in the middle of a career change. I’ve had ups and downs during this period, mainly ups really but my downs are centred on a similar thing … Continue reading Success is what you make of it!

Top 10 Tips for Wedding Planning

So as we creep closer to the end of my wedding planning journey, I wanted to put a list out there for all of you planning a wedding to help you on your way. I was a complete newbie to this wedding planning malarkey and even though I loved every single second, there were also things … Continue reading Top 10 Tips for Wedding Planning

‘I do…’ not have a clue what I’m doing! The Bridesmaids.

Up until now, things had been taking me by surprise; the proposal, the registrar, the dress but choosing bridesmaids was easy; there was never any doubt in my mind who I would have by my side! In fact, that was the most straightforward decision I made and I made it long ago! It was NO … Continue reading ‘I do…’ not have a clue what I’m doing! The Bridesmaids.

Live life in the moment; why I left teaching.

So, this blog has been a long time coming! I am feeling nervous and excited to be finally doing it, writing it and putting it out there! I’ve gone to write it a few times but it hasn’t felt right; it feels right now. I am 100% content with my decision so now is the … Continue reading Live life in the moment; why I left teaching.

‘I do’…not have a clue what I’m doing! THE dress!

My next lesson to learn was just around the corner (literally – you’ll see why later on)! Ever since I had thought about our wedding (way, way before he even proposed) I pictured what kind of dress I would have. “I just want simple” I’d say “I don’t want to spend much” I’d say. I … Continue reading ‘I do’…not have a clue what I’m doing! THE dress!

‘I do’ …not have a clue what I’m doing! The Legalities.

So, the next step? After the proposal? Lap up all the attention, enjoy celebrating with the ones you love and look forward to the planning. This, would you believe, went well, without a glitch and I loved every second of it. So much so, that returning to reality was difficult, that is until I realised … Continue reading ‘I do’ …not have a clue what I’m doing! The Legalities.

‘I do’ …not have a clue what I’m doing! The Proposal.

For those of you who don’t already know, I recently got engaged. It was the most perfect proposal; on the beach (my favourite place) with some of my favourite people close by! Perfect! Those of you who know me well will know that I’ve been ready for this (engagement, wedding and marriage) for a little … Continue reading ‘I do’ …not have a clue what I’m doing! The Proposal.

“Leave a little sparkle, wherever you go.”

Dear Nia, Wow, well three months ey? You’ve been gone three months. That’s crazy! When you were getting ready to set off to New Zealand, I said to you I’d become your pen pal via the internet and write a Dear Nia to you once in a while. Well, I must admit, when I said … Continue reading “Leave a little sparkle, wherever you go.”

Life is what happens when you’re busy making plans…

...but failing to prepare is preparing to fail, right? So what the devil is the right thing to do? Do I plan...whilst life goes on around me and risk missing it but apparently avoid failing? Or do I live my life and take in every minute without planning and prepare to apparently fail? How confusing! Surely it … Continue reading Life is what happens when you’re busy making plans…