Last first date.

Exactly one year ago, ,I couldn’t find my shoes, didn’t know what to wear, was running late and took the longest route ever as I was about to embark on my last first date.

Exactly one year ago I didn’t know this was to be my last first date but as fate would have it that’s exactly what it was!

May 20th marks the start of a journey, our journey together. So much has happened in this time, it’s gone so quick, the saying goes time flies when your having fun and its certainly fun with lots more exciting adventures to come.

I’ve found my soul~mate,my best friend,all thanks to that ‘crazy little thing called love’ ❤️x

Pull~don’t push.

I’m sure I’m not the only one who has ever pushed a door which clearly said pull or vice~versa.

This very analogy got me thinking don’t push away those who you love and care about~pull them closer and let them love you and support you.

It’s no secret and probably no surprise that I am better at writing about how I feel than actually saying it sometimes, my mouth has a habit of running away with itself before my brain is fully engaged!

Hence I love to write it clears my head and allows me to think properly and clearly.

We all know a problem shared is a problem halved~even when that seems like the hardest thing to do, try and find a way to do it, often things build up and can seem far worse and unsolvable when they are locked up in your own thoughts.

❤️❤️❤️

On that note last night my thoughts were Interrupted by a very unwelcome army of ants marching around my lounge and indeed one of two brave ones decided to have a stroll up my arm!

That was the last straw for me. Those tiny little things reduced me to tears!

I am so very grateful to have such wonderful people in my life and I know that I will most certainly be practising the pull don’t push way of doing things.

I truly believe that love holds the key to unlocking any door however big or small.❤️x

Road~Trip

It’s been a long #humpday but a good one.

We have had a road trip to visit family in Surrey, it was a whirlwind trip as usual but we managed to see my Nan aswell as my parents and my uncle who is visiting all the way from Yorkshire.

It was lovely to catch up with everyone, the time went far too quick as it always does and as we drove away waving goodbye I was reminded as ever that although they may only be 40miles away~that 40miles can feel like a million miles at times.

I may of left home nearly twenty years ago but I still wish they all lived nearer.

Before I left I couldn’t resist taking a snap of this wine carrier unfortunately it’s empty but it’s also our family namesake. That made me smile as did sharing some old family pics with my Uncle.

Family time is priceless. ❤️x

Busy

It was a breakfast on the run kind of morning here today.

Although let me clarify that clearly there was no actual physical running from me~a bit of power walking maybe or perhaps I was just jet propelled out of the house by the stress of my teenagers attitude which is larger than life this fine sunny morning!

Either way I grabbed an unhealthy choc chip swirl and shoved that in my mouth on my way to work.

I’m telling myself it’ll be ok because I did get up and do my exercises and I then walked the almost two miles to work, so let’s hope thats taken care of those naughty calories!

Have a happy Tuesday everyone.❤️x

Beautiful Bank~Holiday

I cannot believe how very lucky we have been with the beautiful, sunny weather.

This weekend has gone by in a flash~we certainly have been busy.

With lots of walking along the seafront and through some lovely woodlands too.

The hot~tub has also had plenty of use and has been very refreshing too.

We have seen a variety of cars at Goodwood and finished the weekend with a family bbq in the sun.

The only thing missing has been the biggest two, who have been with their Dad, and as ever whilst I know they had an amazing time too I always miss them and wish they were with us too.

When they returned home tonight we nipped out to grab a cheeky ice~cream and to enjoy the sunshine before it was time for bed.

Long may this sunny weather continue.❤️x

Go for it…

Earlier this evening I waved my big girl off with her big backpack all ready for her very first over night hike for the Duke of Edinburgh award.

Her hike is tomorrow but tonight she will be with her Dad.

As I called out goodbye and don’t forget to drink plenty of water~her eyes were rolling and her hair was flicking in that way only teenagers can carry off!

Her reply was a long yeeessss as if I of course no nothing, I looked at her~my strong willed, stubborn big girl with a heart of gold and I thought to myself there you have it~I have always said that attitude and determination will come in handy one day and that day will be tomorrow. I know she will have an amazing time, she’ll work hard and give it her all.

Another proud Mummy moment for me. You go girl. ❤️x

Spring in my step

Pinch,pinch first of the month and all that jazz.

I’m springing into May quite literally~I decided to drag myself out of bed and restart my exercises that have long since been forgotten.

I did 20 minutes of what should probably really be described as ‘prancing’ around with my hand weights listening to the Greatest Showman (much to the amusement of my kids!).

I have swapped driving to work and now walk everyday which gives me plenty of fresh air and exercise aswell as racking up a few miles and lots of steps~ now to stop Chocolate Friday once and for all and I should find myself winning!

With a family wedding to attend in less than 3 months I am aiming to lose some weight for my new outfit which I need to decide upon, a task that is never easy at the best of times let’s face it.

Today marks a new day of a new month~the sun is shining and I’m smiling, let’s hope both those things last! Have a lovely day everyone. ❤️x

You are you

I love this it’s simple yet true.

Sometimes we think too much,worry too much, question too much.

In amongst the what’s and whys just remember there’s a reason why someone loves you like they do and they love you because you are you.❤️x

Wednesday Wander

There’s nothing like a cheeky little mid~week child free day off.

This is exactly what we had today so we headed to Brighton and had a good wander around the lanes.

Finding a fab coffee bar was one of the highlights of the day of course!

We couldn’t go by without popping in and sampling an Americano and also some delicious banana and peanut cake which tasted much better than it sounds.

We certainly did some steps today and luckily avoided the rain too.

After all that walking we stopped for lunch and had the biggest pizzas~I was well and truly beaten by mine.

All too soon it was time to head home. What a happy #humpday it’s been.❤️x

One today ❤️

I would like to wish a very happy birthday to ‘Crazy little thing called love’ yes today marks one whole year of my little blogs existence.

So much has happened in that year it really has been crazy!

Crazy in a very good way and very different~from starting out blogging about dating apps and indeed dates to meeting the love of my life and everything in between.

As ever I thank everyone in my life who helps to make it what it is, for letting me share photos, screenshot your texts and write about everyday things good and bad.

My children although they don’t know it yet provide me with plenty to document from eye rolling to moaning, to making me prouder and happier than they will ever know.

My friends whom are always there with advice, fabulous memories,laughter and lets face it often drunken shenanigans!

My whole family who are just fab and I love so very much each and every one of them.

And of course my lovely boyfriend~who supports me through everything, takes fantastic photographs for me (that are much better than mine!) and loves me unconditionally even when I’m a grumpy cow!

Not forgetting everyone who reads and follows ‘crazy little thing called love’. Here’s to another year of love,laughter, good times and making memories with many more to come.

I raise my coffee cup to you all and wish you a very Happy Monday.❤️x