Wedding rings, etc.



We have an actual agenda of topics to cover in this little post here, so let’s get started with point number one- shoes!

Jason and I spent this Saturday in Guildford, because we had Stuff To Get Done. Wedding Stuff. Like buying rings and whatnot. But first of all, we stopped by the new Superga store which had opened up that very day on Market Place (about halfway up the High Street, on the left hand side). We were invited along to see what Superga’s all about, which turns out to be making the cutest little trainers (I’m a child of the 90s so would call them ‘plimsolls’, but am 99% certain that’s not the correct/cool name for them anymore!) in a rainbow of colours and patterns! The shop is teeny tiny and pleasingly minimalist, with shoes arranged in ombre rows that are total aesthetic food for the soul! ;)

After some pretty intense deliberation, I picked out a couple of pairs that I’m sure are the closest things to trainers I’ve owned in at least a decade. A decade! I have this awful habit of wearing really inappropriate footwear for the weather/occasion (I don’t really enjoy wearing boots, so would usually rather have chilly feet and wear little ballet flats or shoes than anything sensible), so am hoping that maybe a couple of decent pairs of trainers will bridge the gap!

On a sidenote- seriously, what’re trainers like this called? Plimsolls doesn’t seem the word. I feel like my sister would die of shame if she heard me refer to them as plimsolls ;)

What I wore :: Jacket (from Toast, similar) || Top || Trousers || Loafers

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After our date with the rainbow shoe store was over, we moseyed back down the high street to pick up coffees, and then headed into the very same jewellers where Jason bought my engagement ring from just this time last year to start the process of choosing wedding rings!

Picking out wedding rings was pretty surreal- and I managed to hold the ol’ emotional temperature down at a low-ish setting the whole time we were in there, which was unexpectedly great! ;) I guess I’ve become pretty used to wearing a ring because trying bands on myself didn’t feel as crazy as I expected it might- but seeing Jason try on a wedding ring for the first time was something else entirely! What is it about seeing your man wearing a ring on his wedding finger?!

I had my engagement ring cleaned up whilst we were in the jewellers too, which is great because it’s no longer all clouded up with mud and pastry remnants and whatever else seems to get caught underneath it. Jason warned the jeweller that they’d probably find a loaf of bread rising out of the cleaning solution next time they went to use it after mine’d been in there. I wouldn’t be surprised, you know!

After we’d deliberated and deliberated and deliberated some more (okay fine, I was the one doing all the back and forth-ing, Jason made his choice pretty quickly), we placed our order for the rings to be made up, and then headed out for a beautiful, elegant lunch at the swankiest restaurant we know of.

NOT REALLY. We totally went and picked up a couple of sublime chicken gyros from Meat the Greek. We know how to party, okay?

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I’ve been meaning to do a proper little review of Meat the Greek here for ages, ever since we first discovered the joy that is a super soft pita stuffed with chicken, french fries, garlic sauce, chopped tomatoes, and Greek herbs.

Classy it’s not, delicious it most certainly is. The chicken isn’t greasy and has tons of flavour, the tomatoes are always fresh and juicy, the pitas are divine (soft and chewy), and the garlic sauce is creamy and flavoursome but not so strong you need to drink Listerine afterwards if you fancy talking to anyone close up. And there are chips in the wrap. IN THE WRAP. It’s an entire meal (carbs, veg, protein, dairy…) all in one! If you ever find yourselves in Guildford, head to Chapel Street (walk up the High Street, and turn right between Baby Gap and Jack Wills), and treat yourselves. You won’t be sorry.

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We took our little picnic back to the car at Jason’s offices just on the river, turned the heated seats  on and T Swift’s album up loud, and tucked into our feast. Between bites of gyro, I treated Jason to renditions of Style, then All You Had To Do Was Stay, then Wildest Dreams from 1989, which he was so totally into you can’t even imagine.

And so endeth tales from a sort of higgledy piggledy day in my beloved Guildford! It was a delightful one, especially since we picked up a couple of packets of mini eggs from the petrol station on the way home, and spent the rest of the afternoon drinking coffee and praising the person who first thought of wrapping chocolate in a sugary coating. Genius.

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  • Debbie

    Those plimsolls look amazing, I love the rainbow colours. I’m relatively close to Guildford so I need to check out Meat the Greek, chips in the wrap sounds delicicous.

    I’m really excited to pick out wedding rings, although my other half doesn’t know what he wants but hopefully he’ll find something.

    Debbie x

  • Mimmi

    Picking out wedding rings must be so exciting! And those wraps sound amazing. Seems like you had a really lovely day :)

    xx Mimmi, Muted Mornings

  • Dani

    Those wraps look delish! Am rather craving one myself now after reading your description. My fiancé and I were looking at wedding rings the other day too, I totally understand what you mean about seeing a ring on your man’s finger! Can’t wait for it to be a permanent fixture :) xx

  • http://www.mà Nicky Nelson

    Lol! “Plimsolls”! When I was 6 I moved from London to Worcester and when I went to my new Infant School they asked me if I had my “pumps”, I had absolutely no idea what they were talking about! They looked at me as if I was from Mars, explained what they were to which I exclaimed in my broad cockney accent “Awwwwww, you mean plimsolls!!!” Thank you for making me smile Sophie x

  • Alice Skinner

    Could not agree more about the whole thing of seeing your man with a ring on his wedding finger! It still gets me a year later! You must be so excited now the rings are bought!!

    My husband calls those type of trainers ‘daps’ but having googled to see if that is the new word it says that ‘daps’ is the wales version of plimsolls/pumps! No further in the hunt for the new ‘cool’ word! but daps doesn’t sound quite so archaic to me.

    Sounds like you had a brilliant day :D thank you for sharing it

  • Hannah Lane

    What a lovely post – I am studying in Guildford and love reading your posts about shops and restaurants to visit, thank you! I’m also guilty of wearing ballet pumps through the winter – need to invest in a pair of these…

  • Denton & Lou

    It’s such a fun experience… I think watching the guys take their turn in picking rings makes it feel really real (unless they too have Pinterest boards of their Dream Day!!). They can sometimes get so picky and particular which is so lovely, watching them get all proud!

  • rosie alittlelusciousness

    I think they are plimsolls… aren’t they?! Those chicken wraps are everything… seriously want one now!
    Rosie xx

  • Lizzy

    Chips IN a wrap? Yes, yes and yes.

    Lizzy from Nomad Notebook

  • Georgia Christakis

    Actually the French fries (American here) in the gyro is quite a common thing in a lot of places in Greece. Didn’t make me drool any less when you described it though!

  • Charlie Swift

    Pumps! … right? Seven months to go till our big day, we really need to start thinking about things like rings… and a lot else! My engagement ring was bought on Etsy but it would be fun to go into a shop together for the wedding bands.

  • Fi @ this and that blog

    I wander around Guildford is one of my favourite past times too! There’s just so much to see and it’s such a beautiful town. I’m intrigued about Meat the Greek though, I’ve never heard of it let alone tried it. Definitely one to add to the list! Fi. x
    p.s. I’d call those pumps over trainers personally.

  • Pili G

    Lovely post! I love the shoes and that food looks delicious!



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  • Ala

    I’d love to try one of those, maybe next time I’m home or in Surrey for an extended period I’ll make the effort to go to Guildford! Also Mini Eggs just yes. Everytime x

  • Sed Bona

    I’m so glad to know I’m not alone in wearing inappropriate footwear for the weather/occasion. I’m fairly certain there have been multiple offenses of suede pumps in rain…

    Sounds like I need a pair of plimsolls (I still use the phrase!)

    Sed Bona

  • Rhianna Bowe

    Loved this post, Rosie! That food looks SO delicious!!

    Rhianna | robowecop

  • Charlotte @ Educating Elsa

    I think I’d call them pumps but then again that’s what I called the shoes I wore for P.E. at school so that’s probably just as bad! Haha. That food looks INCREDIBLE even though I’m a vegetarian. I’ll have to see if I can replicate it at home minus the meat :)

  • Emily

    That all sounds so exciting!
    Lovely post :)

  • Carly Richardson

    Sounds like a great afternoon! Those gyros look amazing! Now I’m hungry!

  • Joanne Scrace

    Born in the 70, grew up in the 80s. We called them bumpers. I’m probably old enough now that it’s come back around. If not, start calling them bumpers and get ahead of the trend. Maybe.

  • Caroline L.

    You guys are too adorable :) And at least you Brits have cute things to call your shoes … ours are all flip flops and sneakers and whatnot, ha! Not half as cute as any of yours!

  • April @ aprileveryday

    I’m so glad I’m not the only one that wears innapropriate footware haha! Shane is always telling me off for it, because I go out knowing that it’s cold wearing only my moccasins then moan the whole time that my feet are cold haha!
    Those gyros look absolutely amazing! I want one now haha!
    xo April
    April | April Everyday

  • Elizabeth Rebecca

    Getting your rings must be so exciting – I’d call the shoes pumps.

    Lizzie Dripping

  • WhatLydDid

    Hats off to you for retaining elegance mid huge bite! (btw- if a picture is a thousand words, what a brilliant way to truly illustrate the deliciousness of those gyros!)

  • Christi

    That Greek gyro looks delicious. Will make sure I will get one next time I am in Guildford

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