One month today until our wedding… Anyone got table plan advice?

Only one month to the day to go to the BIG FAT CAVAN wedding! Holy Moly! Help!… It’s a good type of Holy Moly Help type of feeling! I shall probably be downing a bottle of rescue remedy this time 4 weeks or maybe I’ll just have a stiff gin!

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Anyways, we’ve yet to begin the table plan layout so has anyone done this before or have any advice? I don’t think it’ll be a problem but people do say that bit is harder than you think…

One month to go…

#bigfatcavanwedding

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A life changing Hatton Garden secret… How to make those diamonds SHINE…

So today we picked our wedding bands at Hatton Garden, totally went over the budget but hey, you only live once… Actually I’ve been saying ‘sure you only live once’ for the past 6 months so it’s probably better you only do live once otherwise we would probably be declared bankrupt but sure memories are priceless and … YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE! lol…

ANYWAYS, so your man, the one who makes the rings, not sure if he has a fancy name like a milliner but let’s just call him the ring man who is called Matthew… (we actually went back to the jeweller where I got my engagement ring) and I left the engagement ring there for an hour (after we chose the wedding bands) to get cleaned and he then told me how you do it at home!! So you basically go to Tesco, Sainsburys or a convenience shop of your choice, you saunter down the kitchen cleaning aisle and you grab some PLATINUM FAIRY WASHING UP LIQUID… I was freaking out this was like the most amazing shocking thing I’d heard all year… ‘Sorry what Matthew, are you having a lol’. Matthew was not having a lol.

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My ring is like so sparkly I can’t look at it cause it’ll blind me but not being funny it has gone from dull to DIVA in like an hour.

Now for the moment that’ll change your life…

Step 1 – Buy Platinum fairy washing up liquid

Step 2 – Boil the kettle

Step 3 – Put some liquid in a bowl and add boiling water

Step 4 – Make your dinner and eat it and leave your ring to shine

Total cost of this life changing experience – £1.27

Honestly I think some people know this trick but for those who do not, it’ll change your life.

Shine BRIGHT like a diamond ppl… SHINE FOCKING BRIGHT!

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I’ve literally just quit my job with none to go to… Thanks Alan Watts

So I’ve never quit a job in my life but I’ve decided I’ve had enough of doing jobs I don’t like in places don’t want to be since I’ve moved to London. I am tired of doing jobs I am not passionate about… So… I’ve decided I am going back to do what I want to do and pretending like money is no object. We spend so much time of our lives in WORK so you need to enjoy it. I’ve done 6 years of not enjoying so I’m going to be a journalist/writer now. What I was born to do and what I love doing.. Gonna leave it here with Alan and for anyone doing a job they don’t like, just do that job you want, create your own job if it does not exist and I’ll tell you in a few months how it’s worked out for me… But for now… I’ll leave it with Alan…

Chase the dream, not the competition

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I’m WALKING the Northern Line for Amy!

So ya that is correct, I’m a walking the Northern line with my daredevil friend Bryony on Saturday 9 July. The ENTIRE Northern line… and there won’t be no Johnny Cash to carry me! It will take approximately 15 hours and we will cover about 40 miles. Yes that is a marathon plus some. Thank you. Please feel free to join us at any point or just meet us in the Hawley Arms in Camden at the finishing point. I am going to wear my hair in a Beehive for the occasion!

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Bryony also painted this of Amy… http://www.brightsmoke.co.uk

Why are we doing it?  We basically want to raise as much money and awareness as possible for the Amy Winehouse Foundation. 2 years ago we jumped out of a plane together, last year we climbed Scafell Pike the highest mountain in England and this year we’re walking the line. #walkthelineforamy. If you wish, you can make a donation here to the Amy Winehouse Foundation.

See you at the Hawley Arms in Camden afterwards! Janis Winehouse said she may also pop in afterwards too and give us a hug!

Read all about it all and you can view the route here

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Scafell Pike – June 2015
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Before I almost got frost bite by 100mph gale force winds! 
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September 2014 

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Oh and there’s me with Mitch the night I met him and hugged him like my long lost father as he entered the Jazz bar in Soho and then he invited me to sit at his table and bought me a drink and then I couldn’t actually speak with the shock! He then told me about Amy coming to that bar so I did manage to listen to a few tales!

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There’s no Johnny Cash about walking the line this weekend!

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Spirulina…?

My latest discovery is spirulina, bit late to the spirulina party but you can honestly feel the goodness when you have some of it. I normally add it to like smoothie but I did add it to a salad the other day but be careful when you’re at that craic as it actually has quite an over powering taste vibe. I added a 1/4 of a teaspoon to my salad and that was way too much! Defo stick to adding it into smoothies. You can also add it to water as I’ve seen some people do but not sure I am a fan of that. The below bad boy smoothie which I made this morning has the following…

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  • half banana
  • half an avocado
  • dessert spoon of raw cacao
  • half a teaspoon of spirulina
  • 1 teaspoon of desiccated coconut
  • Full fat milk and water

I wasn’t following any recipe there but just threw a bit of everything in. The taste of the   spirulina is so nice and replenishing in smoothie, it actually feels like you’re getting such good nutrients. I have also become obsessed with Protein Haus, this new discovery in Canary Wharf beside where I work. I wish I had of thought of that business idea myself. Genius!! Giving all the clean eaters what they wish for and desire. So clever! The food there is DIVINE and there is a slight risk I may go bankrupt there. I got this Spirulina bar yesterday.

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Anyone else like spirulina?

Love, light and spirulina

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Fake eyelashes FAILER!!!!!!!

So yeah there I was the other week in the hairdressers and the girl doing my hair had the most alluring eyelashes. As I am a fake eyelash virgin, I asked her some questions like where she got them, how she positioned them so carefully and the best way to apply them. She told me she wore them most days so clearly I was hearing from a true pro! I was going out that night so I decided I’d give them a go. Off I went to Superdrug to purchase the eyelashes which she said were hanging off the end of one of the aisles. I actually bought 2 packs just in case I messed up the first. SO I bought the eyelashes and off I headed home. I was so excited to try them out that night. I spent ages doing my makeup without mascara preparing to apply the lashes. So when the moment occurred, I opened the eyelashes but couldn’t find them in the boxes pictured below. Yeah they weren’t in the boxes below mainly because I actually bought eyelash glue and ONLY eyelash glue. NOT IDEAL!!!!

Just a word of warning for anyone trying out fake eyelashes for the first time. Make sure to actually purchase the fake eyelashes before you try applying them!

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Lemons erode your teeth… not crest white strips!

So I am a total obsessive lemon person. I like to have hot water and lemon every morning but recently I noticed that my two front teeth were like eroding with grooves across the front two teeth… I did think that this was perhaps due to previously Crest Whitening strips which I would leave on overnight (even though they recommended 30 minutes) Rules were made to be broken!!… ANYWAYS I went the dentist the other week and he informed me that it wasn’t the white strips (best news I heard all last year, just bought some more strips on ebay today), it was in fact the acidic nature of the mofo lemon… I was shocked to the core, my jaw dropped and I couldn’t believe it, nor could I speak! Not really but the moral of the story is that if you’re having lemon and water, drink it through a straw!!! I did also bite into the lemon itself on occasions so I think that would have been the final straw for the two front teeth… The front teeth have all now been filled in and I now drink through straws!!

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This price you pay for lemon love!

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