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Lies all lies

Close to 2 months of inactivity. Whoops. I have been distracted by wedding planning, family and uni – countdown to graduation begins. Wedding planning has gone so well, that there is very little to do now except get bridesmaid dresses and the groomsmen sorted out. Yep I am that crazy organised (my mother likes to call it anal retentive).

I have my dress which I will be picking up sometime this week and I have to say as a whole I did not enjoy the whole wedding dress experience. I was contacted about 2 weeks ago to be told that my dress had arrived, I should have been excited, but with uni work piling up and assignments due – and the wedding 6 months away, I was just like “meh”. When I went to my second fitting, I was told that I would cry. Seriously? Over a garment? Now I cry when I watch a particularly moving elimination episode of Masterchef, but I blame that on the music and the cheesy lines. I was sceptical that I would cry when I tried on my wedding dress for the second time. I didn’t. The women at the bridal shop seemed confused by me, they ran to get a box of tissues and waved it around. Nada. Instead I just wanted to try on my shoes to see if they were too high for my dress length.

For me I think the tears will come on the day of the wedding, when I am in my dress with all my bridesmaids and my mum, and when I am walking down the aisle to Mr Apple, but not when I try on the dress because that is such a small part of the whole wedding and what it is actually about, and when I do cry I am sure there will be photos.

On a ligher note, I am obsessed with salted caramel at the moment, I think I will try make salted caramel cupcakes this weekend.

Blog to follow x


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It’s been awhile

and I apologise for that, uni and life just got on top of me a wee bit. Hand in my last essay tomorrow, have an exam on Tuesday and then I am off travelling on Sunday. I will try and be a bit more regular with my posting from now on 🙂


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Wedding things

I have finally got all my save the date cards sent out! It makes my wedding so much more real. I’ve also booked and confirmed my florist, hair and makeup people, celebrant and a very lovely wedding  planner (who also happens to be the wife of our photographer) who is going to help decorate our reception venue.

Save the Date Cards

Now to get back to uni life and study for a test next week. The wedding planning is (sometimes) a nice break.

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Leap Year

I always look forward to leap years because of the Olympics, in fact when I was in primary school I answered a test question “When do leap years occur?” and instead of writing every four years, I wrote the year that the Olympics take place. I still think I was kind of right. I kind of wish I could be in London for the Olympics and after being in Rio I think they have a long way to go before they are ready.

My favourite sport is the equestrian and the gymnastics (seriously how do they do some of those moves), so when this video was released it got me quite excited. We have a strong contingent of Kiwi riders so I am hoping that we can get a medal (hopefully a gold)

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This is my favourite dinosaur…


…just thought you should know.

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It’s been a long a time

I’m sorry I have been absent for some time I have just returned from 3 weeks in Australia and 2 weeks in South America and am still coming back down to reality. I am in love with South America, especially Buenos Aires. Eventually I will put up some photos but for now I thought you might appreciate these.

I love Roald Dahl and would be so excited to get one of these on a letter.

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Christmas memories

This video, which I’m sure most of you have already seen, is hilarious. I am not a parent which is why I can say this. I’m sure when I am a parent I will probably think it is cruel (to be honest I kind of feel that way now and think in 15 years Jimmy Kimmel may get some pay back from these children). However it did remind me of the Christmas where all I got was pyjamas. Seriously, pyjamas from everyone. I got like 10 pairs. I was pretty happy with the first two pairs, but then as I unwrapped each present a small part of my Christmas spirit died. I was about 12/13 at the time and at the height of my horse craze and as I was in the UK I was expecting awesome horse related gifts like brush boots, or jodhpurs, new stirrup irons (those were actually on my list…what a weirdo). The massive influx of pyjamas left me very upset (what an ungrateful brat). When I told this story to Mr Apple he laughed for like 5 minutes straight and I have to admit it is kind of funny.

I’m flying home on Wednesday for Christmas and quite frankly, I would be stoked if all I got was pyjamas.

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