Sunday Smiles

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My Sunday Smiles

I haven’t done a Sunday Smiles in a few weeks, with very good reason… Two weeks ago I got married! We were really lucky as although it was rather cold, it stayed dry all day.

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We then went to Iceland for our honeymoon (read about it here). Then as it is a magical holiday, we went to my happy place, the most magical place of them all… Harry Potter studio tour! You know it’s bad when I’ve been more times than some of the employees (this was my 4th visit).

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As our wedding was very small, only immediate family and best friends, we then had a big party for the rest of our family this weekend. We had a live band, hog roast and a Harry Potter wedding cake!

What’s made you smile this week?


Sunday Smiles is a weekly meme created by me at Tumbling into Wonderland Books. It runs every Sunday. Want to find out more or join in the fun? Check out the details here.

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Sunday Smiles

sunday smiles

My Sunday Smiles

My colleagues completely caught me unawares and and did a surprise bridal party in the staff room, which was absolutely lovely!

The season of weddings began yesterday, after one of my university friends got married. It was a wonderful day and best of all, it stayed dry! She’s from South Africa so they served South African food – which was incredible. Then followed it up by a barn dance, which was lots and lots of fun.

 

What’s made you smile this week?


Sunday Smiles is a weekly meme created by me at Tumbling into Wonderland Books. It runs every Sunday. Want to find out more or join in the fun? Check out the details here.

Sunday Smiles

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My Sunday Smiles

It’s been half term for me this week. I’m aware that I’ve been neglecting my blog quite a lot recently and had every intention of updating it with reviews and what not. However, that has clearly not happened. I didn’t even log my laptop on this week, that’s how busy I’ve been. I also haven’t even picked up a book (I know!)

So what have I been doing this week? I’ve been sorting out a ton of stuff for my wedding because pretty much everything that could go wrong has gone wrong. Most recently, the place that I was meant to be having a meal at on the day closed down suddenly and my sister’s mum is unable to make the wedding as she’s having an opp (completely understandable!) but I fear this means that now my sister might not be coming for my wedding. So I’ve started this week pretty stressed! So I’ve managed to blitz through a load of things, finalising the bridesmaid’s dresses, sorting out the flowers, visiting the venue for the party, sorting out a hog roast for the party, sending out final invitations, buying things for decorations and finding a new venue for our meal. So, not much!

I have this bright idea, which will probably go completely wrong, to have the table decorations made out of books. We’ve bought second hand copies of our favourite books (Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings) and I’ve had a go at making heart confetti and paper roses. I’m pretty happy with how they’ve turned out so far but we’ll see if I’m still saying that after I’ve made hundreds of the things!

Finally, before we went away we just introduced our two gerbils together. I was really nervous about leaving them alone just incase they turned. Luckily we arrived home to this adorable sight.

 

What’s made you smile this week?


Sunday Smiles is a weekly meme created by me at Tumbling into Wonderland Books. It runs every Sunday. Want to find out more or join in the fun? Check out the details here.

Sunday Smiles

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My Sunday Smiles

What’s made you smile this week?


Sunday Smiles is a weekly meme created by me at Tumbling into Wonderland Books. It runs every Sunday. Want to find out more or join in the fun? Check out the details here.

Sunday Smiles

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My Sunday Smiles

I don’t know about you but I’ve had a wonderful week!

I had my Performance Management observation on Monday, which I was obviously dreading, but ended up having a brilliant observation! So that was a great start to the week.

It was my birthday on Friday and I was absolutely spoilt rotten. My parents got me a freaking helicopter ride! How incredible is that!?! We went out for drinks and my bestie came around.

Then yesterday we went to see Book of Mormon. I’ve been wanting to see it for ages but it has to be booked quite far in advance as it’s usually sold out. With very good reason. It was absolutely brilliant! It was not at all what I was expecting. It was hilarious and rude and crude.

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What’s made you smile this week?


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Sunday Smiles

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My Sunday Smiles

 

It’s been half term! Woo! I did absolutely no work this week, which has been absolute bliss but I’m definitely regretting it today. 5 hours later and I’m just about done!

We booked to go away to Edinburgh for a few days, which was very lovely – you can see everything I did here. Highlights were definitely cocktails and food at the Boozy Cow, seeing baby koalas, squirrel monkeys and pandas at the zoo, and the cannon going off at the castle.

 

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My Sunday Smiles

You know how last week I said I had been naughty and bought a stupid amount of books? Well, I maaaay have done it again. I’m not even sorry. It was 3 for £10, how can you say no?

I bought Open Very Carefully and Zog and the Flying Doctors for my class. I was also an idiot and went to buy The Lion Inside but accidentally clicked kindle, so now it’s no use to anyone 😦 I also bough Parsnips, Buttered : How to win at modern life one email at a time, The Light Between Oceans, Forensics: The Anatomy of Crime and The Hufflepuff Edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.

Although I’ve bought a stupid amount of books I’ve actually done some reading this week! How Do Dinosaurs Play With Their Friends was not my best purchase, but that’ll teach me for not reading the children’s book before I buy it. I completed Parsnips, Buttered : How to win at modern life one email at a time by Joe Lycett, which was so so funny. I also read Saga and Fables (reviews on Thursday).

Saga Vol. 1 by [Vaughan, Brian]Fables, Volume 1: Legends in Exile (Fables, #1)

A child also made me stifle laughter when they randomly asked “Do you know what boozy means?” When I asked them if they did, they replied with “It means when you’re really really cozy.” How adorable is that?!

My friend’s child also seriously thinks babies are conceived by the man weeing on the bed and the lady sitting in the wee. I really hope they haven’t gone around telling their friends that!

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Sunday Smiles is a weekly meme created by me at Tumbling into Wonderland Books. It runs every Sunday. Want to find out more or join in the fun? Check out the details here.

Sunday Smiles

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My Sunday Smiles

I’ve been so naughty this week. I’ve bought a stupid amount of books even though I don’t have the time or space for them!

It didn’t take much persuading but I bought Blood for Blood because I liked the first book so much. I was looking for some good children’s books about friendships (If you know any, please throw your suggestions this way) and ended up buying two books. Then I accidentally bought Sarah Millican’s autobiography.  I’m such a nosey moo and have started getting into autobiographies – mainly about female comedians. Yesterday we were in the Picaddily Waterstones and it would be rude not to buy a book from there, right? So Daz got the the first two Witcher graphic novels and I finally bought Saga.

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My housemates both watch YouTubers playing video games (don’t ask me what ones, I have no idea….) In one of the videos they were telling each other facts to throw each other off. My house mates have been repeating some throughout the week. my personal favourites are;

Did you know a blue whales’ penis can be over 8ft long?

Did you know the ant eater has the largest penis to body size ratio?

Did you know 1/4 of your bones are in your feet?

 

What’s made you smile this week?


Sunday Smiles is a weekly meme created by me at Tumbling into Wonderland Books. It runs every Sunday. Want to find out more or join in the fun? Check out the details here.

Sunday Smiles

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My Sunday Smiles

This week I’ve been feeling rally sorry for myself. I’ve been ill. I hate being ill and I’m one Wolf by Wolf (Wolf By Wolf, #1)of these people that pretends I’m not and power through. Seriously, i went to school with the flu and fell asleep before. So the fact that I had to have not one but TWO days off week this week was very frustrating. On the plus side I spend my day just sleeping, reading and having a bath – so it’s not all bad, right?  I managed to finally read Wolf by Wolf which was incredible and I spend the evening gushing about it to my housemates – My review is due to go up on Thursday but to summarise it, if you haven’t read Wolf by Wolf , go and read it! Cheer Up Buttercup

As it was payday, and I used up all my bath supplies having so many baths, I went a bit crazy in Lush and bought lots of lovely new ones. I particularly like Cheer Up Buttercup (it’s so zingy!)

I’m also really excited because I’ve finally been put on a place for Maths training. My Mr finds it weird that I’m so excited about this (and he’s head of Maths…).

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Discovery Collection Golden Rooibos and Caramel - Loose Infusion (Image 1)I apologise that I’ve been absent for the past couple of weeks. I’ve been getting home from work and falling asleep at 7pm. I’ve not wanted to look at a book. I’ve certainly not wanted to have to think and write anything. All I’ve wanted is tea (I have a gorgeous golden caramel rooibos which I would highly recommend – buy here).

My Sunday Smiles

On the first day back at school we all join together in the hall for a whole school assembly to welcome everyone back. One of my little ones starts crying, so I beckon her out of the row and whisper “What’s wrong?”. Normally the child would whisper back. Not this little one. A loud as you can, in our silent hall, she announces “I miss my cat.”

We have crappy movie nights where we watch terrible movies and rip them to shred, or occasionally make drinking games out of them. I’m very reluctant to announce which movies these are as many of them a quite popular.We found this out when my housemates and I were telling our friends all about our evenings and it turned out all the films we were watching were favourites of one of our friends…. whoops. We would love any recommendations! As long as you can get them on Netflix.

I haven’t read a book in over a month, until today! I finally caved and bought Lily Collin’s book, which I’ve been eyeing up for a while. It’s not overly long but I’m still thrilled that I’ve managed to complete it, unlike most books recently.

What’s made you smile this week?


Sunday Smiles is a weekly meme created by me at Tumbling into Wonderland Books. It runs every Sunday. Want to find out more or join in the fun? Check out the details here.