I really and truly had the best time at Caroline’s wedding this weekend. The day itself was just beautiful (I can’t get over how stunning the flowers were!) and I swear I’ve never had so much fun dancing at a wedding before! Usually I feel too shy to dance at weddings, but not this time! In fact I think I might have overdone it, since my toes are *still* numb and yesterday something went pop in my right hip and now my right ankle’s all swollen and painful. But hey! What’s an injury or two in comparison with dancing to One Direction and Ice Ice Baby with your man and his completely hilarious-and-awesome colleagues?!
Below: We were each given a personalised jar of honey as a wedding favour. I’ve already tucked into mine, having it drizzled onto porridge and compote. It’s mighty delicious!
Below: Caroline’s bouquet, along with all the rest of the flowers at the wedding, were put together by Michelle (pictured above right). I think she’s crazy talented. When it’s mine and Jason’s turn to do the whole wedding thing (eeek!) you can bet that we’ll be calling on her skills!
The day after the wedding (after a night spent attempting to sleep in the world’s most uncomfortable bed) we headed into the village of Sidmouth. Whilst in the village, we found a teeny tiny shop called Forever England, which sold beautiful unique, hand embroidered cushions and quilts for amazingly cheap prices. We came away with four scatter cushions, and a pair of socks. Two of the cushions are for our living room sofa, two are for the daybed in the guest bedroom, and the socks were to stop me whining about my sore feet ;)
Oh, and that bed? The mattress was so worn, I had to sleep with a pillow tucked under the left side of my body to stop me from rolling right out of bed. That’s some five star stuff! ;)
We really noticed how much *slower* the pace of life is whilst we were in Devon, even compared with the fairly quiet area of Surrey where we live. The taxi drivers took their sweet time driving us to and from the wedding, the hotel breakfast was served at snail’s pace, the internet was all but non-existent, and noone seemed to care when we were almost an hour late checking out of our hotel room. I think if we’d had another couple of days down there, we’d have got into the swing of things. As it was, we just about got used to tractor-speed when it was time to hurry home again!
Below: I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned here yet, but I’ve been on a kiiind of diet recently. I’ve just been trying to eat far fewer crappy carbs (I don’t know what the technical term is. White bread. Potatoes. Pasta by the bucketload. You know the stuff) and have instead been trying to feed my body a more energy and nutrient-rich diet. Naturally though, I relaxed a bit (read: completely) over this past weekend, and feasted on this gloriously beige concoction. Saving grace were those delicious, al dente vegetables. Yum.