I'm feeling so happy right now! With Autumn round the corner I am constantly daydreaming about cosy knits, pumpkin candles and hot chocolates and I love it. This month has been pretty busy and I don't see any sign of things slowing down any time soon! Here are a few of the things that didn't make it to the blog.
Our First Wedding Anniversary
The highlight of our month was definitely celebrating our first wedding anniversary. As well as enjoying our luxury stay at the South Causey Inn we spent the first part of our day retracing our steps and saying "this time last year" to each other. We enjoyed pancake stacks at our wedding venue, the Parlour at Blagdon and then had a little stroll round Northumberlandia, where we had our wedding photos taken. I loved wading through the thick grass where our photographer Katie Byram took our favourite photos.
Cream Tea for Two
I am so happy! This month I finally got to try out Violets on the Newcastle Quayside. I've been wanting to try the cute cafe ever since it opened but it's damn hard to get a seat, it's so popular. I was thrilled when a spontaneous stroll past paid off and I managed to bag myself a prime table by the window. Cream tea was ordered, the scones were perfect and I can definitely say that it was worth the wait. I can't wait to go again! I need to try the brunch and afternoon tea.
Northern Wedding Jam
I know what you're thinking! Yes, I did celebrate my first wedding anniversary last week but it doesn't stop me from being very passionate about the North East wedding industry. So when my lovely friend Kayleigh recently got engaged I pounced on her and organised a visit to Belle Bridal Magazine's Northern Wedding Jam at The Baltic. Showcasing some of the best wedding creatives in the region we had a fantastic afternoon pottering around watching bridal fashion shows and admiring amazing cakes.
Staycation Lusting at Middleton Lodge
After attending a team building event at Middleton Lodge this month I am desperate to book myself in for a luxury staycation. A beautiful country house snuggled away in the North Yorkshire countryside, this has to be the ultimate romantic break! The bedrooms look so cosy, the food in the Coach House is supposed to be superb and they even have a little treatment room. Let the heavy hinting to the husband commence!
Pumpkin Spice Lattes
It really isn't Autumn until you've had your first Pumpkin Spice Latte of the year and I was keen to grab one as soon as they reappeared in Starbucks. I love them so much but have to limit myself to one a week or I'd be in there every day drowning in cream and overloading on sugar.
I love Autumn! The beautiful colours and crunchy leaves never fail to put a smile on my face. I really noticed a change in the seasons during a lunchtime walk along the Newcastle Quayside last week. The sun appeared after a morning of rain showers and the reflection of the blue sky in the puddles alongside the red and orange trees was stunning. Safe to say I took a lot of photos on my phone that day!
This year I was in desperate need of new boots for Winter as well as a snuggly coat so a lot of pennies have been spent. Whilst I like to invest a bit more money in the practical parts of my wardrobe I've also been purchasing a few bargains from Primark and my latest obsession is my new camouflage jacket (my smart arse husband likes to pretend he can't see me every time I wear it!)
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