What I did last weekend: Our Anniversary

On Saturday, Sunny and I celebrated 4 years of being hitched!  I feel like I should say that it’s gone quickly, but so much has happened in those four years that it feels like it might as well have been a century.  Anyway, we’re usually quite low-key when it comes to romance, but we did end up doing a few things to celebrate. ♡

We started the day off with a lazy breakfast with cards, and one of my favourite quick and easy weekend breakfasts is egg in the hole with streaky, crispy bacon.  🙂  Then ended up taking Bungle to the beach for the morning since the weather was so nice.  It’s been the soggiest August since I can remember, and yet summer officially stopped by for the bank holiday weekend.  I can’t decide whether I’m happy about the sudden warm weather, or irritated by it (you had your chance summer and you blew it!) – but it least it gave me the chance to take my new Zara top out for a spin when we went out to dinner in the evening.

Top – Zara, Skirt – H&M (old, similar here), Bag – TK Maxx (similar here), Earrings – H&M (out of stock 😦), Shoes – ASOS (old, similar here)

We went to the Custom House for dinner which, in case you’ve never been or heard of it, is literally right on the edge of Cardiff Bay’s barrage.  It’s one of those market-style restaurants where you go up to a kind of butcher’s counter and pick your meat – which is always top quality.  Sunny went for some venison and I went for some posh fish (sea bass) and chips.  Would definitely recommend if you love seafood, and/or are a rampant carnivore 😉

After dinner we went for a quick walk over the barrage and watched the sun set over the Bay, which was lovely… until Sunny got bitten/stung by something lurking near the water.

On the way back Sunny drove me to two McDonald’s drive-ins to track down a strawberry milkshake for afters… and then we got up at 4am to the sound of Bungle barking at the mess he’d made in his bed (doggy diarrhea – great!).  Not the stuff of storybook romances, but definitely of lasting love.  ♡

How was your weekend? 

3 Years (+8)

Today I’m celebrating being hitched to my best friend for three whole years.  Three years doesn’t sound like a lot of time, but when you tack on the eight years we were together for before we skipped the broom then we’re talking just over a decade in total.  The first three years of our marriage were very much a baptism of fire; in a very short space of time we lost a very dear friend of ours (our maid of honour) to cancer and two grandparents – but we’re still here, and still very much the silly nineteen-year-olds who went for a 2am walk along Swansea Beach on a whim and then barely a month later became inseparable. (Just minus the pink hair and with an added glorious beard…)   🙂

Surviving a Long-Distance Relationship


Last week my bearded beloved and partner in crime went away for a week on business – the longest we’ve been apart since we got married two years ago. Now, I know what you’re thinking; ‘Nia, a week apart does not a long-distance relationship make’, but we’ll get to that in a minute.
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