My quarantine diaries: week one


What a bloody week eh?!

I thought since we’re all living through something momentous, it might be nice to document how it goes week by week. Think of yourself, dear reader, as the Wilson to my Castaway. 

I’m still working, so the amount of time when I’m required to entertain myself is fairly limited. But here are some of the things I’ve discovered this week which have actually turned this into a pretty positive experience (let’s see what I think in a few weeks’ time!).

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My favourite books of 2019

2019 was a year of reading for me. After a good few years of drought, I found my love of books again and I read or listened to 24 of them altogether.

The below list isn’t ground breaking and there’s nothing you won’t have come across if you’re up on your bestseller lists (or, frankly, if you listen to The High Low podcast – where I get most of my recommendations!). But if you’re looking for your first read for 2020, here are five of my favourites…

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How to handle rain on your wedding day

Ah, weather. The British are obsessed by it. And it can be a cruel mistress – no matter what time of year you get married, you could find yourself dodging showers (or downpours in our case!).

Given the 2018 we had weather-wise, and the summer-like October days that came after our wedding, we were incredibly unlucky to get heavy rain for most of the day and balmy 9 degree temperatures. But it wasn’t a disaster!

So, if you’re obsessively checking the weather forecast and it ain’t looking good, here’s my advice.

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5 benefits of a restaurant wedding


A restaurant probably isn’t the first thing which springs to mind when you think ‘wedding venue’.

Gorgeous stately homes, rustic barns or festival style marquees are probably the main options for couples looking for a place to host their day.

Although it might not be the most popular choice, a restaurant is a really easy option – especially if you’re after something understated.

We’re getting married at a registry office and then heading to a restaurant for our celebration. Here’s why…

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On being a bride

If you follow me on Instagram you might have seen that I’m getting married in October.

We’re having a small wedding without many traditions, so I wanted to share a bit about what we’re doing for anyone who wants a bit of alternative wedding inspo.

I’m starting with some of my observations and feelings through the planning process, and – spoiler alert – it includes some stuff youre not ‘supposed’ to say. It mainly falls into how we’re supposed to feel, and how we’re supposed to look…

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