Back in London, + back to normal.



‘Has everything gone back to normal now?’…

is the question I’m being asked most often these days. ‘How does it feel being a wife?’ is probably the next most frequently asked, with ‘has coming down from all the excitement been tricky?’  following in closely behind. And the answers to all three? Yes, yes, and oh my GOODNESS yes!

The return to normality has been a strange one, if I’m honest. I told you before that it feels as though everything and nothing has changed, and over a month in it remains true. I look at Jason and still see the same constant, steady source of happiness and love and inspiration and joy that he’s been to me for the last six years. We still stay in and watch television or read books and cook dinner together most weekday evenings, and have friends and family over for wine and dinners cooked outside on the grill at the weekends. We still say hasty ‘hi and goodbyes!’ as he arrives home just as I’m heading out of the door to exercise classes, trade off who gets the dog most during one week or the next, and still bicker about really super important issues like ‘you forgot to hang out your towel to dry again’, and ‘for the love of God please put that damn electric drill up into the loft where it belongs’.

But normality has this new resonance now. It feels…deeper, maybe? More profound, more secure? I’m not sure there’s even a word capable of expressing it. I keep glancing over at Jason and catching sight of his wedding band, and the mental picture of placing that band on his finger in front of the people we love most in the world last month comes dancing into my mind, and then I’m beaming like a fool in the middle of Waitrose or sat in the meeting room at his offices or wherever we both happen to be at the time. It’s magic.

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True normality is coming back slowly, and though at first I was reluctant to say goodbye to the few weeks of fizzy excitement that surrounded the wedding, coming back to our regular routines now feels lovely in its own way.

Being back in London last week felt like the final step in returning to regular life. Running for trains, spotting mice in the Underground, lugging round bags full of cameras and spare batteries and memory cards and chargers, getting blisters on my feet from walking walking walking all day long- it felt cathartic, in its own funny, tiresome sort of way.

I’d headed over to Shoreditch for a day of working and brainstorming and taking photos, and just generally having a long awaited catch up with my love Tania. We’d not seen each other since the wedding, and had so very much to tell one another that the afternoon ended up being not quite as productive as we’d envisaged…

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What did get done though, in our characteristically diligent style, was the eating of some outstandingly good food. I’d picked up some bread and coffee on my way through to Tania’s, and was met by the sight of cookies being placed into a hot oven to bake, and the promise of courgette and potato rostis with poached eggs for lunch. What can I say- my friends are just the greatest! ;)

We sat about chatting whilst eating cookie batter off wooden spoons, then faffed about taking so many photos of our poached eggs and their runny yolks that they’d turned stone cold by the time we actually picked up our knives and forks.

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Since cookies and tea weren’t quite sweet enough for our sweet teeth, we decided to go for a  wander through Borough market in search of gelato. Despite not having the first idea where to find good gelato around Borough market, we happily stumbled upon 3BIS Gelateria, just next to Neal’s Yard Dairy. It was a little overpriced, as is to be expected of all food and drink at Borough market, but absolutely delicious and with plenty of special diet options, too. I chose the soy pistachio gelato (not because it was soy especially, but because you can never go wrong with pistachio), and it was so creamy you’d never for a second guess it was made from something other than cow’s milk.

Worth a visit, if you ever happen to be in the Borough market area and find yourself in need of a second lunchtime dessert…

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  • Charlie Franklin

    Love this outfit!

    Charlie x

  • Cerys {mascara & mud}

    Hair. Envy. ;)

  • Amanda @ Rhyme & Ribbons

    I love that cardigan! x

  • Natasja

    Gorgeous photos!

  • Melanie Fontaine

    I love how you describe your feelings about marriage and how normality hasn’t changed at all while it also feels so much more profound! It gives me warm flutters to think that hopefully one day when I get married, I’ll feel exactly the same way! :)

  • Imogen H

    I love the description of your feelings about your marriage now, it’s lovely! Makes me hope for something like that in the future. :) You cardigan is amazing, such a beautiful colour and it looks so, so cuddly!

    Imogen //

    • Rosie

      Thanks so much Imogen! <3 And it is seriously the cosiest thing, I really want to pick it up in the other colours now…

  • Polly Rowan

    I imagine it must be a weird feeling returning to normality after such a build-up, but you’ve made it sound so lovely too. I really want to try making rostis now! It could be a nice weekend brunch idea too? The cookies look divineee. xx

  • woodenwindowsills

    I can imagine after months of wedding planning and so much excitement and expectation built up around that one day, coming back down to earth is a strange feeling – at least you’ve still got loads to keep you busy :) Alice xx

  • Courtney

    I love this post!! Such an inspiring way of speaking about post-wedding life!

  • emily couture

    I loved this post and hope you had a wonderful wedding :)

    emily xx

  • Hannah | That Adventurer

    Those rostis look lovely! And I can totally imagine how weird it must be going back to ‘normal’ like that!

  • Lauren S

    I can imagine it feels like a crash but to hear you still beam every day is lovely! And Borough Market is just a foodie dream, always time for second dessert!

    Lauren x

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  • Mimmi

    What a lovely post! It must feel a bit weird to go back to the everyday after a wedding and a honeymoon, but your everyday sounds really wonderful and happy! And Borough Market looks like such a great place for a wander and some treats :)

    Mimmi xx
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  • Elizabeth Rebecca

    Gorgeous post Rosie – you’ve made me feel all warm and fuzzy at the thought of getting married.

    Lizzie Dripping

  • Polly Cat

    Great post Rosie, I love your writing style. So glad you’re enjoying life. The little bursts of joy that you get when looking at Jason’s wedding band are adorable :) x

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  • Pili G

    I love your outfits here. Also, this pictures are amazing, London looks so great through your eyes!

    Welcome back!



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  • Samantha @ Samantha Rose Says

    I just love this post so much! Such an inspiring take on marriage and the “come down” after the wedding fun. Just lovely :) XO

  • Caroline L.

    A lovely normality is so beautiful … isn’t it what we all work so hard for, after all? :) And oh man, I could never say no to anything in Borough Market. Back in June I had an afternoon train to Paris to catch, but I still insisted on having my lunch at Borough … couldn’t miss it for the world!

  • Nicky

    Lovely words & lovely photos! Welcome to married life! x

    • Rosie

      Thanks so much! It’s a fun club to be in, isn’t it? :) x

  • Abby | Lace & Lilacs

    Lovely, Rosie. Lovely. <3

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  • Iulia Elena

    That icecream looks delicious! xo

  • Hannah Haworth

    Really enjoyed reading this. I felt very much the same in our first month. But I think we went a bit wrong with one of the choices we made. A month after the wedding we upped sticks and moved out to the country, having lived just 10 minutes walk from town before. This completely changed our lifestyle, so we weren’t able to just slip back into a closer version of ourselves. We had to reinvent ourselves completely. It was tough. Turns out, we hated living in the country so last month we moved back to the city – and we’re finally starting to feel that comfortable familiarity coming back yay!

  • laura chambray and curls

    Love this. Totally on board with the everything changing but nothing changing, in the best possible way! I’m still feeling ridiculously soppy post honeymoon so this hit right home!


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