25 April 2014

Hopping To It

Hello lovelies!

I hope you all had excellent*, extra-long, extra-chocolatey weekends :) I realise that this post is incredibly late as a last-weekend round-up, given that this weekend is already upon us (HURRAH!) but, in my defence, I spent Monday to Wednesday in a chocolate egg coma and then last night, just as I was about to hit "Publish", we had a power-cut; which wiped out the wifi. It also meant we had to get ready for bed by the light of candles, my bunny nightlight, and Tom's bike lights; which was much more exciting than brushing our teeth in normal circumstances.

Our Bank Holiday weekend was mainly spent cleaning, weeding, de-cluttering and visiting our favourite place in the world; THE TIP. We even tackled 
(cue ominous sounds of doom) The Loft. It took two trips to the tip, the building of an avalache-worthy teetering pile of bric-a-brac ready for the car boot, and two evenings listing things on eBay, but we got it all done. Phew! 

Thankfully, our weekend wasn't all boring chores. On Saturday we went to our collective besties' house for a BBQ to celebrate their super-secret nuptials! Last Monday, Tom and I were honoured beyond words to be the sole guests at their top secret wedding - not even their families knew!! We actually managed to keep schtum about it since February(!) which was so hard but also rather fun. It also proves I'm An Excellent Secret Keeper, so feel free to send all your juicy secrets my way...

Yay for secret weddings!

In addition to the BBQ fun (with an Easter Egg hunt, which I might have become slighty too competitive about) I also received my parcel from Lauren's cheep** and cheerful Easter swap, courtesy of Clare.

I'm sure it goes without saying that those poor bunnies didn't last the night. 

The nail varnish is a gorgeous coral colour, and I love that it's called "Fruit Salad" because when people ask me "what's that all over your hands?" I can tell them "It's Fruit Salad" rather than "It's the chocolatey remains of two dead Malteasers bunnies". GENIUS, no?

The wrapping paper was very "me", given that the Very Hungry Caterpillar is one of my all-time favourite books. Particularly his impressive munchings on the Saturday...

The parcel above contained these pretty magnets, which are now adorning our fridge and getting along splendidly with all the others. 

I sent my parcel to Sophie in the Sticks, who has posted a photo of the goodies I sent her 

Katie xxx

* Yes, I know I could've put "eggsellent" here, but I kind of feel like puns that obvious are beneath me.

** Ok, I cracked***. 

*** Haha. 


  1. I got all excited and popped over here last night in search of postage and was puzzled to find nought- that explains it!!!

    Hurrah for your besties!!! X

  2. Ooo, secret weddings are so fun! :)

  3. oh wow, get you miss secret-keeper extraordinaire!
    Thanks again for the wonderful Easter parcel :) Good to see you got sent a good one yourself x

  4. Yay to secret wedding and easter and eggs and goodies and bbqs!

  5. Sounds like a great weekend :)

    I like the secret wedding, we're not even engaged but we both know that when we get married, it'll be a secret wedding, just us and the minimum legal requirement for witness, definitely no family. I'd hate to be the centre of attention and surrounded by people I have to tolerate because we're related haha!

    I've just been watching a video on youtube and thought of you... how cool is this?!


    1. I love him!! I really hope Boomer becomes a purchasable item for normal people who aren't millionaires and want robot dinosaur pets!

      Secret weddings do seem like the perfect solution. I, on the other hand, want an excuse to throw the biggest party the world has ever seen, with a million miles of bunting and a candy floss machine. We'll still only have about 30 guests though; we don't like that many people :p xxx

  6. Well I think living by Bunny-light during a power cut is certainly appropriate at Easter! :-)
    That's very cool about the secret wedding! And yay for keeping schtum - I don't think we'd have got away with it if we'd tried that, not because we can't keep a secret but because I honestly believe our parents would've killed us if we'd got married without them knowing! :-) xxx

    1. That would have put a bit of a dampener on the celebrations! xxx

  7. Your dress at the secret wedding is so pretty! And I thoroughly love those magnets and that nail polish. Such a cute name for it too!