October has been a funny old month and, if I'm being completely honest, I'm glad to see the back of it. Having recovered from my post wedding blues I then suffered an Achilles injury which has meant no running, caught a nasty sick bug and had an embarrassing night out which made me realise that I'm not mature enough to be a married lady (the less said about that night the better!)
Here's what happened in October that didn't make the blog.
Picture Perfect Tyne
I have taken a lot of photographs of the Tyne over the years but this one is by far my favourite. I took an early morning walk along the Newcastle Quayside and it was stunning. There wasn't a cloud in the sky and the reflection of the Bridges and the Baltic in the Tyne took my breath away. I just love those moments in life when you see something so beautiful it makes you stop for a second and appreciate how great life is. I couldn't resist capturing the moment.
I have a whole cupboard full of suitcases and overnight bags, I certainly don't need any more. But when I spotted this beauty in Primark I just couldn't resist. I think it looks so much more expensive than its £15 price tag and even Simon was pretty smitten as a few days later we bought him the guy's version. It's a great size and you can stuff more than enough luggage in for a weekend away. I took it along on our luxury Minimoon and I don't think anyone would have ever guessed it came from Primark.
Trafford Centre Loving
This month Simon and I went to the Play Expo gaming convention in Manchester and I was so happy when I realised that the Trafford Centre was just across the road. We managed to pop in for a few hours during the afternoon. I'd never been before and if it's possible to fall in love with a shopping centre, I fell pretty damn hard! Gorgeous pink columns with gold features and massive fountains - the place is a dream. I spent most of the trip running round Selfridges lusting after all of the handbags. I've made Simon promise to take me for a proper shopping trip there soon.
Whilst we're waiting for our official wedding photos to return, I just can't resist sharing a few sneaky things on my Instagram. When we were organising our wedding we were keen to have some really personal touches that we could have as keepsakes after the day. Instead of favours we opted to have a Caricaturist and I love this drawing he did of us, a forever memory of our wedding day we framed it immediately and it's now proudly on display in our lounge.
We decided that we wanted something pretty special on the top of our wedding cake so got ourselves a bespoke mini Simon and Chloe topper from Cake Toppers . I was so worried that it'd get smashed on the day so we made sure everyone knew to take great care of it and now we have it to keep forever. If you're looking for a personalised cake topper for a celebration I really can't recommend these guys enough. The detail of my dress is spot on and I can't believe how cute mini Simon is!
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