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M’s coming home!

9 Aug

Yay! After four months and a one-week delay because his ship broke down, M is finally on his way home! He’ll be flying back from Rio tomorrow and is due back in the UK on Saturday. Can’t wait! Am heading up to Edinburgh tomorrow to meet him and, of course, will be using it as an excuse to partake in some of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival at the same time. Watch this space!


The post has come!

6 Jun

Hooray! M’s been away for nearly two months now (only two more to go ūüė¶ ) and at long last the letters he’s been writing every week since he left, have arrived – all at once! I bought M the traditional airmail envelopes as a leaving present because we both thought how lovely it would be to be able to look back at handwritten letters in years to come and I’ve been checking the post eagerly awaiting the tell-tail flash of blue. I’ll be savouring each letter – after all, it could be another two months until the next batch arrives!

Happy 30th my lovely M!

11 Mar

Sorry for the lack of posts for the last week or so. Have so much to fill you in on! But, before I tell you all about my adventures of the weekend past, must just write a little note about this weekend. Have just got back from a trip home to the West Country to celebrate M’s 30th birthday (see cake below) and to mark the 25th anniversary of the Beckington Village Music Hall – a community institution!

Started M’s bday¬†with the tastiest coffee ever and a catch up with my close friend KT in Beckington’s lovely French-inspired coffee shop Mes Amis. People come from miles around just to sample the homemade cakes and savouries so it is well worth a visit if you’re ever in the area.

Then home to unveil M’s masterpiece of a birthday cake. Was so excited about giving this to him. It was made by the extremely talented Emma Morton-Turner ( who made our wedding cake and she’d themed it all around his traineeship¬†and him heading off to sea. It provided quite a talking point and when we served it up (after Wales beat¬†Italy in the rugby, hooray!) I’m pleased to say it tasted¬†just as¬†amazing as it looked.

M's 30th birthday cake

M's 30th birthday cake

But the main celebrations didn’t happen until the evening when we headed to the local village hall for the last night of the Music Hall, an evening of cabaret, comedy sketches, and community entertainment that was celebrating it’s 25th anniversary. I should say here that this is more than just a village show. People travel from around the UK and queue from 4am in the morning just to get tickets. It’s an annual institution in the village and a prime opportunity for everyone to get together, have a laugh, and raise money for a good cause. And, for M, it was another chance to enjoy some cake when a surprise one was brought out in the interval complete with firework-like sparklers.

A perfect way to mark a very special day.

Happy bday M!!!


30 Oct

So I thought I should fill you in on some of what M’s been up to – just so you don’t think I’ve forgotten him! He’s been busy studying maths and mechanics for upcoming exams but, to put your minds at ease, he’s still finding time for a laugh. Check out the picture he sent me just now – three of his fellow students. And they say uni is all hard work…

Who said onesies were just for girls?