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#Project365 week 21: happy and sad family occasions

This week there have been some happy and sad family moments.
Day 140: we headed to Gloucester for my great uncle’s 80th birthday. I love family occasions and the children adore each other.

Day 141: Ollie wanted some peace and quiet in the garden but Zach had other ideas! The weather was grey and miserable but didn’t rain: bit chilly though!

Day 142: the sun was back and Ollie decided that Zach was his friend after all as there was a good chance of getting some tea time treats from the slowest eater in the world…

Day 143: I have been invigilating exams for the past few weeks but on Wednesday I just couldn’t get Peter Andre’s Mysterious Girl out of my head and had to stop myself singing it all through the exam!

Day 144: a sad day as we attended a funeral but the grief is counterbalanced by a celebration of a long and happy life.

Day 145: can you believe it is half term?! The schools broke up today so time to unwind with some wine and DVDs

Day 146: we decided earlier this week to have a BBQ, of course we woke up to rain but carried on anyway and the sun joined us, yay!

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Wedding Wednesday: JJ’s House: here comes the bride!

I am not a big white wedding dress kind of a girl. That’s what I always thought! However, when I got the chance to choose a dress from JJ’s House I changed my mind…
I spent HOURS searching the site for wedding dresses. It was so difficult to choose as they are all so beautiful and there really is a design (or many!) for everyone! There are also prom dresses, occasion dresses and a wide range of shoes and accessories.

The dress I chose was an ankle length one but as I am so short I correctly guessed that it would be the perfect floor length on me 🙂
I never envisioned myself in white so I was stunned at how amazing it felt in the dress which is so lightweight and comfortable. The sequin and bead detail are beautiful.

It is possible to custom size the dress for an extra £15 but I decided to stick with my usual size 8 and the fit was perfect.
I also got a petticoat but this dress has beautiful layers of netting that didn’t tangle round my legs or need further puffing out.
My wedding colour scheme is purple and my bridesmaids will wear lilac whilst the page boys will have Cadbury purple waistcoats. I wanted accessories to fit in with this and chose a beautiful bag and shawl which look very striking against the pure white of the dress.

The dilemma I now have is that Chris will see these pics so will see me in the dress which is bad luck for the wedding!
I am so in love with this dress!
Many thanks to my old school friend Roxanne at R Dexter Photography for taking the photos: it was great to catch up!

*I received this dress for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own, all photos were taken by R Dexter Photography.

Baby Secrets Pram Pack review

As well as the LOL doll, Anya was excited to get her first Baby Secrets set from my trip to Blog On X in Manchester.

Baby Secret babies have a white nappy until they are dipped in water at which point the nappy turns either pink or blue. They can be bought in single bathtub packs or in combi packs that include a high chair, cot, rocking horse or a pram.

This pram pack comes with 2 babies that can be seen and one hidden inside the bathtub.
There are 3 birth certificates to complete for your new babies when you have found out whether they are boys or girls: thinking of names is a tough decision!

What I loved was the ease of the colour change. It happened quickly and definitely so the colour change was clear to see.
The babies themselves are cute and have accessories that are moulded onto the body so no tiny little pieces to lose.
Anya plays with the babies alongside her Barbie and Disney dolls as they are a perfect size but also pretends to be their mum herself and wants to build up a full nursery by getting the other packs!

*I was given this Pram Pack at Blog On X in exchange for a review. All opinions and photos are my own.

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