Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Here's to 2012!

Well, 2011 was certainly an eventful year. I learnt alot about myself throughout the year, and did things I didn’t know I was capable of doing, that was mainly due to the encouragement of my Hubby. I learnt lots about my family, that wasn’t all good but most of all I was amazed with our friends, and those that really went the extra mile when we needed their love and support. Whilst I have no wish to re live the first six months of 2011 the later part of the year was simply amazing ♥

We had the best Wedding Day on July 2nd, the sun shone all day and we were surrounded by our family and closest friends it was followed by and incredible Honeymoon in Mexico, followed by a month of celebrating milestones and turning points in our friends lives including Weddings and Leaving Parties and then what seemed like the most unimaginable thing happened.. … Let me explain.

The last thing my gynaecologist said to me back in 2010 was “Miss Hull I must inform you it is unlikely that you will fall pregnant”. … Those words haunted me for what seemed like a life time.

So, it was to our amazement shortly after my last blog I found out that I was actually pregnant! I did 27 pregnancy tests, which meant we lived on beans on toast for a few weeks. .. literally! I had a doctors and a Midwife appointment and I had terrible morning sickness! But I still couldn’t get my head around it; I spent weeks in what felt like a daze. It seemed like the longest four weeks EVER before we went for our 12 week scan. I remember lying on the couch and feeling sick with nerves, I closed my eyes, too scared to open them and look at the screen that was right in front of me, I squinted and had a quick look, I looked up at Squidge who was smiling and welling up, I looked back at the screen and there it was. Until I saw our baby on screen, I couldn’t let myself believe that I was actually carrying our baby.

We have just returned from a weeks break in North Cornwall, probably our last before baby arrives. It was a wonderful New Year. We celebrated with my sister and her now ‘fiance’ on the beach. We had a fire, sparklers, lanterns, mulled wine, champagne, apple juice and hot jacket potatoes. It was by far my best New Year to date.  I don’t know if it was looking back over the year and all that had changed, being with my nearest and dearest, feeling the baby moving around inside me or what, but it just felt wonderful. The sea breeze and the light drizzle when the clock struck twelve felt fresher than ever.

Its outstanding the difference a year can make in peoples lives. So, whilst 2012 is going to bring about lots of change for the ‘Squidges’ I think it’s definitely safe to say were ready for it. .. well, if you ever can be!

Thursday, 20 October 2011

I love Autumn!

I love Autumn. This time of year is without a doubt my favourite. The nights are drawing in, the leaves are falling from the trees, the wardrobe is changing *cue another heat wave. .. grr!* There is something refreshing and nice about it. I love the crisp mornings, and chillier lunch time walks around the park. This week I have been preparing myself for Autumn 2011. I have purchased my new winter coat (birthday pressie!) and I cannot wait till I can wear it properly and not just prance around the house in it, I also have purchased my new winter boots (also a birthday pressie!) My new boots arrived this morning, they were the first pair I fell in love with, I wanted, I didn’t have to argue over the price with Hubby and most importantly they fitted over my chunky calves without being wide fit! This is unheard of, it normally tales me most of the winter to find a pair that fits all the above criteria. They were obviously meant for me!! <3 Its my birthday Monday, so I have planned a nice walking day, in and around Poole- So I can wear all my new things! Yey!
Also, with this time of the year comes Christmas, already the luxury biscuit packs, boxes of chocolates are in Tescos and the endless amounts of the same old gifts *yawn*are taking over the boots stores. I’m not a massive fan of Christmas which some find odd considering my love of Autumn and Winter. BUT this year I have decided crack on and be organised, I have actually started Christmas shopping- in October, completely unheard of for me. And even more surprisingly the stuff that I haven’t got, are listed for everyone, budgeted for and on one amazing spread sheet! (colour coded obviously!) I already have the cards, labels and some fancy ribbon. .. wrapping  the pressies and watching people open them are the best bits for me! Other than that, I can take it or leave it, much to the disappointment of the Hubby who actually is ‘Mr Christmas’ himself, the thought of decs and a Christmas tree cluttering up the lounge does not fill me with Christmas joy in the slightest!
In other news, I am fully aware that since my last blog the 1st of October has been and gone and ‘Layla Squire’ is still on Facebook. Am I shocked no, am I disappointed in myself yes. I still struggle to work out what exactly I do when I spend so much time on there. I don’t play the games, I don’t do the Farmville stuff, I rarely see the photos these days because they are hard to see on my phone and I rarely join groups or events. So mainly then I look at peoples status’s .. Gosh, what an exciting life I lead! I’m putting it down to the fact I rarely use the laptop these days, I only use my phone to view it and I can’t deactivate my account from that, God that is a poor excuse!

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Unlucky or Just Clumsy?

Well the last week has been a little um. .. eventful to say the least, the dishwasher and the washing machine packed up within 24 hours of each other, my tyres seemed to sprout wires out of them, one of my pairs of work trousers broke and I seemed to be in to smashing anything and everything glass on our kitchen floor. .. brilliant! O and I started a new diet yesterday which I broke by having a Chinese for dinner last night, thinking I would try harder today which went down hill fast as I scoffed a bloody lovely jam sandwich for my lunch, I’m not sure I will loose any weight this week. Personally I blame the weather for my naughty’nuss it has been ever so cold, I have really felt the difference in temperature this week. In fact today I am wearing socks and my shoe boots, I think it is time to perhaps put the flip flops away till next year.

In other news, I stayed in on Saturday night. I have to be honest, I loved it. As much as I have thoroughly enjoyed the last few weekends out and about, I did love having an early bath and staying in, in the warm, snuggled up with hubby but most importantly waking up fresh as a daisy ready to go and watch the football on Sunday morning. Sunday League football is brilliant, not so much the actual football but the action on the side of the pitch, seriously I reckon Men are worse than women for bitching and arguing. .. Priceless!

I am also seriously considering coming off Facebook. .. Gasp! I never thought I would seriously consider it. There are many reasons really. .. the first being, I only ever now use my phone to look at it as it seems to have changed its layout ‘again!’ when I use our laptop and I cant bare it and secondly well there isn’t a secondly or anymore reasons come to think of it, I just thought I would try it. I think I am going to do it as of the 1st of October. .. I wonder how Hubby would feel about us having a joint one. .. just so I can look at everyone’s photos! Ha! I’m not sure how I will get on. .. tragically I imagine and I will be logged back on by the 3rd with a million status updates about me “going to bed because I’m tired” or saying that “I am not drinking again!”

Anyway, I don’t have much else to report this week, although I am looking forward to a Take Out night with some good friends on Saturday night (o dear, there goes the diet AGAIN!) I am amazed that we got invited back after our last trip over there, where Squidge chucked beer all over their brand new sofa when their dog (new puppy at the time, but with the longest legs in the world)  jumped up at him and Tra and I broke the downstairs toilet door handle and I may have just left it placed hanging on the door until the next person went to use it. .. eeeeek! Mind you it has been a good 18 months!

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Newly Wedded Bliss!

So.. .. my first blog!

I never thought I would ever blog, and I am excited to start, I just need to work out how it all works now!

I heard about blogging last week through a friend, who I hadn’t realised had been blogging for a while, then whilst at her leaving party on Saturday night I discovered some more of my friends blog, so I thought that I would give it ago.

I have recently got married, July 2nd of this year, which was the BEST DAY. I can honestly say that since our Wedding I feel so much more settled, secure and generally very content. We had the most fabulous day EVER which was surprising given the amount of things that could have gone wrong on the day and the very stressful build up, you cant choose your family hey! And even the sun was shining, which seemed to be very rare during the months of June and July this year. We went to Mexico on Honeymoon which was amazing. We really did enjoy every minute of our Wedding day and Honeymoon. After nearly six years together (next month), getting married just felt PERFECT!

So after the Wedding comes settling back into ‘newly wedded bliss’ I think that’s what people call it?? I think all the stress and the build up to our Wedding and with it having been being planned for a good 18 months I found myself suddenly not knowing what to do with myself. We got back from honeymoon and Squidge went straight back to working late’s, so that was very odd not seeing him and we found ourselves bickering. .. over what I cant remember now! We generally don’t argue, so to bicker and go for the first few weeks of married life, was slightly worrying to say the least!!! Remind me to blog one day about the day after our Wedding. …  in all serious’nuss now everything has calmed down and the Wedding now seems like a distant memory, unless you walk into our lounge which wherever you look is a photo, 17 I think Squidge counted (I think he exaggerated!) O and our spare room which has my dress hung up and put out display with everything else Wedding related up there, I think I speak for us both when I say were back to being ‘Lay and Squidge’ again, we have reached that ‘newly wedded bliss’ bit (thank the Lord!) I love being married, it is the best.