Hello there my little cherubs, Hope you are all well and had a good week? Apologise this is a little late too but been a crazy week at my new job.
Last Saturday me, my fiance Tom, my mum and dad all headed over to Cirencester to watch one of my cousins get married. It was a beautiful service at the church then went back over to my aunt and uncles house for the after party where they did afternoon tea and a ‘cook your own’ BBQ on the evening. Despite the rain it was a great day and night had by all and was lovely to catch up with all our family again.
Nothing new or different this week, except smarter clothes for my new job I started on Monday at Cushman & Wakefield.
My new job work contract and paperwork which I was required to sign and send back.
A thunderstorm, came from no where as one minute it was hot and sunny the next it was dark, raining and thundering and last pretty much the rest of the afternoon into the evening.
Well I tried something new this week, Chicken Tikka Burgers, they were delicious too. I saw them while I was food shopping and thought they would be something different for a change. I added in bacon, cheese and fried onions.
I have started my new job this Monday at Cushman & Wakefield as an AP Clerk (Accounts Payable). I love it, the people are lovely the firm is lovely.
Hope all you lovely people have had a great week too
My nephew loves helping out with everything, whether it be DIY in the house, passing tools, doing gardening or building furnitures you will always find him saying “Can I have a go please”, “Can I help do that please”. So when my dad had to sort the patio out at their house to relay them due to them sinking and needing rebedding down my nephew immediately started saying his favourite words.
Here is my nephew Jack preparing the space ready for the slab to be relayed down, he was banging the stones flat and adding some sand aswell to give it support underneath. Good job little man!
Well what a week it has been again, great weather until today and it started bucketing down with rain. Not what I want for the weekend when one of my cousins is getting married Saturday, let just hope it stops for a little while atleast so all the guest don’t look like drowned rats going into the church.
MAMMA MIA, I brought my mum tickets to go and see mamma mia at the hippodrome in Birmingham for her birthday present as a BIG surprise as she has always wanted to see it and always loved the film, so what a perfect opportunity. We went on the evening of 13th August at 7.30pm and it was out of this world, it was absolutely fantastic, we laughed and sang our hearts out the whole way through the performance, the actors & performers were amazing too and really made it come to life.
Lots of summery clothes like dresses as it has been very warm in Birmingham this week, I hope it is here to stay for a while longer.
Quite a few emails for getting involved in blog posts/articles, now to find time to sit and write them all up. I do love busy times like this when I’ve got lots of work to do.
The fantastic new that my cousin gave birth to the safe arrival of her 4th baby, a girl named Ella-Joy, she already has 3 boys and they have always wanted a girl, and now their family is complete. Also that some selfish idiot wasn’t paying attention while driving and went in the back of my other cousin’s husband car while sat stationary waiting at a set of traffic lights, which with the force of that then pushed him in the back of someone elses car causing the devastating news that their car is a write off due to the cost and amount of damage sustained.
Wouldn’t say it’s a made as such but this week me and my fiance decided to do a BBQ after work as the weather has been gorgeous. We cooked, burgers, hot dogs and chicken, It was so good and the smell of a cooking barbecue is one of my all time favourites. We may have cooked the dog some meat aswell for her tea.
I start my new job on Monday at Cushman & Wakefield as an AP Clerk (Accounts Payable). I’m so excited, cannot wait!
Hope all you lovely people have had a great week too
At the weekend we went to Wales to crash my fiance’s parent’s holiday. We decided to travel down Friday night after work and left about 6pm and arrived about 9pm and came home Sunday evening around 8pm.
This was the view from out the front door of the cottage. It was so peaceful and tranquil, and was just beautiful in every way and I didn’t want to leave.
Well we have just come back from a fantastic weekend in North Wales, Tom’s parents were there on their holidays so we decided to go down for the weekend and take the dog too. We had gorgeous weather and didn’t want to come back. How’s that for a view in the morning?!
Our dog Carly run around on the beach like a lunatic, It was the first time we have seen and taken her to the beach and it was great to see her enjoying herself. We couldn’t get her out the sea, she loved jumping over the waves.
Shorts, Dress and trousers, the weather recently has been mixed but Wales was super hot and I lived in shorts all weekend.
Sadly haven’t read anything this week. I was hoping to read whilst in Wales but there was no time for that. I will hopefully find time soon to have a good read of my kindle.
That I had got an interview in Birmingham on Wednesday, fingers crossed something comes of it. Well not only that now, I was on the train back home and I got a phone call to say that they wanted to offer me the job not even an hour had passed after the interview and I had been offered a new job and accepted, I was over the moon and couldn’t stop smiling.
Food shopping list after being away, It is so hard to try to cook different varieties of food dishes every week. It is my worse nightmare trying to cook. Have you got any tips? Would love to hear some of your meal ideas.
There’s nothing unfortunately to report, It has been a pretty boring quiet week…Except I only went and got myself a NEW JOB, Interview, offer and accept all in the space of about an hour in one day.
The other weekend my fiance took me to Marco Pierre White’s for the first time which is located on the 25th floor in the Cube. Well what a view it was amazing to sit and drink a bottle of champagne and what the sunset.
I haven’t done this sort of post before and I thought it would be a great way to share things about the person behind the blog that you probably wouldn’t find out otherwise. It’s basically an A-Z of all things me…
A is for Animals
As many of you will already know I have always had a mad love for animals and have grown up with a variety of different pets, Hamster, Fish, Rabbits, Guinea Pigs and now our Dog. You can read more about my Pets Here.
B is for Bridesmaids
The begining of the year me and My fiance finally set a date to tie the knot and get married. Then was the task of trying to decide who I wanted as Bridesmaids, after a long while of thinking I decided on, one of my best friends Zoe to be my maid of Honour, and a further 3 bridesmaids who were my other best friend Alexandra, My sister in Law Rachel & my Cousin Natalie. They were all so excited when I presented then with a little box with a little note in, a personalised glass and a bottle of prosecco to ask them, they didn’t have a clue.
C is for Card Making
For a number of years now I have been making handcrafted cards for all occasions. I make Baby Cards, Birthday Cards, Wedding Day cards and many more check out my cards and designs Here
D is for Dog
Most of our friends and family knows that last year me and my fiance rehomed a dog from a family friend who could no longer look after her. Her name is Carly and she is a 4 year old Rottweiler and is just beautiful and the biggest softest you will ever meet. All she ever wants is fuss and attention.
E is for Engaged
3 years ago me and my fiance got engaged and it was the happiest day of my life. It was our anniversary and we had gone away for the weekend. It was a complete shock but was amazing. You can read all about it here.
F is for Fiancee
2 years ago I was very surprised by my boyfriend when he popped the question whilst we were away for a weekend for our anniversary. We have been together 7 years and next year 2017 we are getting married. Ekkkk so excited.
G is for Garden
I have always loved gardening too, and since moving into our own house nearly 2 years ago our garden was plain, over grown and needed TLC so we have started adding some colour. Top photo is before, Bottom is after.
H is for Hospital
A few years ago I took myself to A&E after going over on my ankle whilst playing football in the park with my nephew, I found out I had a hairline fracture and was put in Plaster. My ankle has never been the same since.
I is for Inked
Another word for tattoos… Yes I have 2 one on my lower back and another on my foot. My lower back didn’t hurt but my foot did, quite bad.
J is for Jobs
I have had quite an array of jobs over the years including: A Paper round, Argos, Boots, Iceland, vet pratices and so many more… but am sticking within Admin now.
K is for Kimberley
I was christened with the name Kimberley but I much prefer to be called Kim, some of my friends and family call me Kim, Kimmie & Kimbo or even Kimbee but that’s fine by me as long as it’s not Kimberley.
L is for Little
As most people will know I am a bit of a short arse, just reaching 4ft 11″ tall. I don’t mind my height all the time but sometimes can be a struggle.
M is for Marriage
YES next year July 17 me and my Fiance Tom of 7 years will be tieing the knot. I am super excited and can’t wait but have got so much to organise and decide on.
N is for Never Ending Story
The Never Ending Story was one of my childhood favourite films to watch of all times. My Grandma introducted it to me and I’ve watched it hundreds of time and will never get bored of watching it.
O is for October
For those of you that know me you know how super crazy October is with Birthdays, The months starts off with mine, my fiance’s, My sister in law Rachels, herfamilys. Fair to say it is a very expensive month all round but none stop partying and celebrating partner Graham’s, and our nephew. Then not forgetting more friends and . The best people were born in October!
P is for Pets
All my life I have loved animals and have had all sorted of differents pets, you can read all about them here
Q is for Quiz
Pub quizzes? Love them even if we never win. We’ve been to quite a few over the years with friends, they are great but have never won anything.
R is for Rabbits
As a child I always wanted a pet rabbit along with many other pets. Then one day a friend has a little black Rabbit who had been found as a stray at 3/4 weeks old with a poorly eye has he had been brought in my a cat they think. I then offered to rehome him and get him back to good health. I started with 1, then got a friend for Christmas, called Smudge, she sadly had to be put to sleep, I then rehome another female bunny called Pumkin, who a week after having her gave birth to little Autumn. Then Sadly Pumpkin died so Ive got just 2 rabbits left.
S is for Suits
Suits is a TV series me and my partner have been watching and has us hooked…If you haven’t heard of it or watched it, find it and watch it now you won’t be disappointed.
T is for Turkey
Last year me and my fiance went on holiday with one of my best friends and her Boyfriend to Turkey. It was absolutley scorching hot hitting highs of 40 degrees most days but was an amazing holiday.
U is for University
I always thought I wanted to go to university after leaving school to study but I never did, I don’t regret it but think I would of liked to now.
V is for Veterinary
When I was younger I always had the dream of becoming a veterinary nurse, so I went to college to train and gained experienced in a vet practice, but sadly decided it was not the right job for me. It was such a difficult job to deal with.
W is for Wales
As I was growing up my Grandparents had a house in Twywn, Wales, so every holiday I used to go over with my Mum, Dad and sister and all my cousins. I used to love going Rock pooling and walking along the beach and spent hours in the arcades playing on the 2p machines.
X is for X-Rays
This ties in with my hospital post a litte, as I’ve never had x rays before until I had a fracture in my right ankle then when I was diganosed with a knee issue to try and find out what was the problem.
Y is for Yankee Candles
I am in love with any candles but especially Yankee Candles, the fragrance etc is just amazing but they are very expensive so I tend to only treat myself when theres a sale on somewhere.
Z is for Zoo
A few weeks back I was given the opportunity to go to Twycross zoo for a Blog review and have hands on experience feeding their 3 male giraffes that are fairly new, It was an incrediable experience and they are such amazing creatures. You can read all about my time at Twycross Zoo Here.
Saturday night me and my fiance went out for a meal review at Mission Burrito in Brindley Place and these were hanging from the ceiling, they were lights made from jars. Very colourful and unique. I loved these.
Howdy, Happy Friday everyone. OMG How are we already at the end of another month? It’s really scaring me how quick this year is flying by. We are now under the 12 month mark till our wedding day.
A comedy TV series called “bad education”; It is hilarious and has got the comedian Jack Whitehall as the main actor. It’s a must watch and can be found on Netflix.
Here is a sneak peek at the Movie.
It’s mad to think that last week I was lying outside in maxi dresses and bikinis now I’m wrapped up in Jeans and jumpers due to heavy rain and cold, miserable weather. Oh well – the joys of british weather.
Haven’t read anything this week. I plan to read my Kindle more next week, and especially next weekend as we’re off to Wales to gate-crash Tom’s parents holiday.
As most of you may know, I was made redundant a few weeks ago. I finally have a few weeks’ temporary work at Birmingham University. It’s not great, but it will do for now. I also heard that I had been selected for an interview at an estate agent in Knowle.
Maybe I cheated a little bit, but I made these. I have to say for the price of them they aren’t great but they are edible.
My car went in for it’s MOT on Wednesday and IT PASSED! I have only done 2,500 miles in 12 months because I don’t tend to drive many places so I don’t clock up the miles. I’ve had the car 8 years and it came with 18,000 miles at 6 months old and it now it’s got 50,000 miles so not bad at all.
How’s your week been? Love to hear what you’ve been up to.
Last Sunday we visited my Fiance’s Nan with my In Laws and my nephews. This is my mum in law with my nephews picking strawberry’s in the garden ready to eat. They absolutely loved finding them. After washing them, the boys took them round to everyone to see who wanted one. They were so juicy and yummy. I love strawberries, Do you?
My mum in Law and my Nephews, Alex, Harry and Ben
Have you done any fruit harvests this summer yet? Would love to hear yours?