Father’s Day

I had a different and more detailed post plannned for this week but our internet has crapped out and won’t work on our laptops (no Netflix!), so a post from my phone will have to do!

I’d like to wish all the dads, daddies, papas, fathers, step-fathers and fathers-in-law a very happy Father’s Day; I hope you have a wonderful time and that you get spoiled by those you love.

And if you don’t have your dad with you – for whatever reason – just know that I’m thinking of you and I hope that today isn’t too tough.

There are two great men in my life; my dad and Gary. Both are kind and patient and funny and loving and I feel lucky to love and be loved by them.

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VJ x

 

Life Lately.

Visiting friends. Charlie’s next ninja belt. Lots of motorbike rides. Our fifth anniversary. A night away in an airstream. Sending out save the date cards. Going to our first (and probably only!) wedding fair. Going back to our venue and falling even more in love with it. Making plans for the summer.  Introducing Charlie to the motorbike. Plenty of Cassidy cuddles. Getting onto the healthy eating and exercise wagon. Bootcamp. An impromptu day-date. Lush baths. Smashing my work target. A heatwave. A care package from a sweet friend. Family time. Quiet times, busy times, just life really…

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Life is good.

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VJ x

Black Thunder.

Ever since I’ve known him, Gary has wanted a Harley Davidson.

He has always ridden bikes and he previously had a small Harley, but it wasn’t The One.

So when he got a bonus from work, there was really only one thing to do with it…

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It’s a Harley Davidson Breakout and it’s the bike that he has been dreaming about for his whole life.

After five years of saving and MONTHS of research and planning, he finally found the perfect bike two weeks ago and we collected it yesterday.

It’s an amazing bike and I know that we will have so many fun adventures on it together!

I am also so happy that he finally got what he has always wanted. He always uses his bonus on things for other people and it’s great to see him use this money to properly spoil himself.

And as for the nickname it’s been given? Well, listen to this…

You’ll certainly hear us coming…

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VJ x

Life lately.

Spring has arrived. We’ve tidied up the garden. We accidentally bought a sofa bed and decided to gut the spare room. We’ve made plans to see friends and family, right up to August! Charlie got a brilliantly glowing school report. Cassidy’s face has healed. Gary is going to choose a new motorbike next weekend. I dyed my hair bright red. Our rose bush and plum tree both have new blooms on them. Things are changing for me at work. We booked a photographer for the wedding and ordered ‘Save the Date cards’. We’ve started growing carrots. I started re-reading the Harry Potter books for the billionth time. We’ve started browsing for our yearly holiday. I booked appointments to go wedding dress shopping. Charlie has finally started using his two wheeled scooter, rather than his toddler one. We’ve fallen in love with the new Ed Sheeran album. The sunshine has made everything better. We’ve been on walks and had lazy days. We’ve had food with friends and laughed until our sides ache.

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Life is busy. Life is loud. Life is messy.

Life is good.

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VJ x