07 October 2017

Holidays, Engagements + Future Plans

Ian and I recently returned from a three-part holiday to North Berwick, Fife and Yorkshire. As Ian couldn't get the time off, I had already spent almost a week at Canty Bay (near North Berwick) before he arrived for the last couple of days of the holiday. He arrived Thursday evening and we were so happy to be reunited after five days apart! We enjoyed a Chinese takeaway and a relaxed evening. On Friday afternoon, we took the dogs for a stroll along the beach and sat on Red Rock (my favourite place to play as a child). Then Ian made the most romantic gesture by asking me to marry him! I immediately said yes, almost before he'd finished asking! We'd been together seven months at that point, which may seem short to some people, but this has been the best year of my life and during this time I have discovered a different outlook on life and we both agree that if you've found something this amazing, don't waste a minute of it! We are both over the moon, as are our families and friends.
On Saturday we drove across to Crossgates in Fife to spend a few days in a little house we found on Airbnb. It was ideally located for both stunning, scenic walks and a trip to the cinema and plenty of eateries. We watched IT at the cinema which was really good and very creepy! We'd definitely return to this area again.

The remainder of our holiday was spent with Ian's sister and her family down in Yorkshire. We had lovely weather and Wilson enjoyed the new places to investigate! Ian and I drove into Hull to watch Kingsman: The Golden Circle at the cinema; it was really good!

We enjoyed our holiday, but were both glad of our home comforts during the last weekend before we returned to work during the week.

Wedding plans are in full swing, of course, so that is very exciting! The cottage is very nearly ready, minus a kitchen, but that's a minor detail, right? We are planning a 2019 wedding to allow us time to plan and save some money, as we are also going to be saving up for an extension to the cottage which will hopefully give us a further two bedrooms, another bathroom and a separate living room.

I hope life is treating you well! I'm looking forward to keeping cosy during the autumn and winter months - lots of throws and candles are a must! Oh, and hot chocolate, of course.
Emma xxx


  1. Massive congratulations to you my dear, this makes me so damn happy! xx

    1. Thank you Laura, it's so exciting! I'm so glad you are also doing well :) xxx

  2. Congratulations to you both!!!!!!! I am SO happy to read this wonderful news. You deserve a happy ever after. You look lovely together. And I love romance. Well done Ian! xxx

    1. Thank you so much, Liz! It seems it's been a wonderful year for us both! Looking forward to many more :) xxx


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