Things I’ve Learned Whilst Shopping For My Wedding Dress…  

I’ve done it. I’ve finally done it. After two years of window shopping, Pinterest stalking, trashy telly watching, endless questioning, bridal boutique-hopping… I’ve finally bought my wedding dress. Phew!


I’d love to tell you that I’ve always been one of those nonchalant types, never really thinking about her wedding day or what her dress would

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look like. But I’m not. I am definitely not. I’ve always dreamed of that day, in that dress, with whoever I love there with me, surrounded by friends and family. That has never wavered. (Well, actually it has, once, but that’s for a whole different post).

There are various things I wish I’d known before embarking on that final stage – actually setting foot in a wedding dress shop (or a bridal boutique as I now know they are called… fancy!). So, I’m going to tell you all what I wish I was armed with before diving it head first (into the experience and into the dresses!).

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September Goals…


septemberThree months. Three months until my favourite month. December.

Confession: I am a fully grown child who gets more excited about Christmas than your average 6 year-old. I’m not even a little bit sorry.

Yes. I’m one of those people.

Until then, there is still so much to do! I’ve decided to put my thoughts out there into the world in the hope that, because I’ve typed them, I’ll be more likely to do all of these things. Not the most original of posts but I’m hoping it’ll make me more excited for the present, rather than waiting ‘til tomorrow, Friday, my birthday, the weekend, Monday, Christmas, New Year (Hogmanay here in Sconny Botland), after –insert event or time of year here -, whatever it is. Something I am guilty of, so I’m actively trying to stop myself from wishing the years away.

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  • Dublin Trip

My girl squad and I are currently planning a weekend away to my favourite country in the world, but a city I’ve never been to! I think this is the last one to tick off my list for Ireland. They are the most fantastic girls and I’ve heard Dublin is a fantastic city! Please leave any recommendations or suggestions below! Anything and everything welcome.



  • Spend more quality time with Greg.

I know, I live with the man! But it’s the quality part that matters. After work we cook dinner and collapse on the couch and muster the strength to describe our days in less than a tweet-worth of conversation. I’m ashamed of my effort when I think about it. Before we lived together, and Greg worked away, every conversation sparkled and the

days and hours were counted ‘til we saw each other again. It was bliss and something that can easily come back. Living together means things get comfortable and easy. Both of which are lovely, but it is so important to still make the effort where possible. I want to disappear somewhere with him, switching off all electronics and create our own little bubble for the day. Our only worries being each other.


Life and work can get so busy that it seems to fall down the list of priorities. Not intentional, but something that has to be watched and caught before it gets ridiculous. I quite like the wee ginge, and I’d like to show him how much I like him more often.




  • Lose at least 5lbs.

As you may or may not know, I have recently started Slimming World (blog post coming


 soon!). I’m not saying it’s the way forward for everyone, it’s just that I am currently

painfully unhappy with how I feel in my own skin at the moment – something I intend to fix before I marry the love of my life, next July.



  • Get more items ticked off the wedding ‘To Do’ List



As previously mentioned, I’m getting married next July and, although we have ticked off lots of big things, there are still

some left over and I’d love to have them well and truly booked up and organised before the month is out. Wedding-related post coming soon for those interested!






  • See our niece and nephew more often and take more photos of them.


They are my world and are growing up way too fast *cliché claxon *.

It is true though and I’m mortified when I think of how few photos we have of these tiny, gorgeous humans. This will be fixed. I hope.




  • Get into my teaching groove.

I’m new to the game and this will be my first full month of teaching. 

I really want to embrace every aspect of this wonderful vocation and I give it my all.


I am excited to be the protective lioness over my gorgeous cubs.




What are your goals for this month? Let me know in the comments below!

Til next time,

Kirsty x

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My Bucket List…


I’ve had a ‘Bucket List’ since I was little, although I didn’t know that’s what it was called at the time. Although some think they’re a flash in the pan, I think they’re great. Gives you something to strive for and look forward to if you’re lucky enough to plan one from the list! I seem to add to my list everyday! From grand, international adventures, to treasuring the simple things in life. Both are equally as important.

Here are some of my top Bucket List items…

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An Open Letter to the Parents of the Children I’m About to Teach…

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I post this the night before I take up my first teaching role. This fills me with excitement, but also unbelievable nerves. I believe that if I were completely fine at the prospect of being responsible for a classroom full of children – for both their learning and their general happiness and wellbeing – it would be a cause for concern. The following is an honest account of what I would say to any parents of the lovely children I am about to be fully responsible for, or any parents of children starting a new stage of school.

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Things I’ve Learned During my 21st Century Blackout…


4f666614af2955f19a259eecfc3aa39f--trips-my-daughterI am the first to tell you that I am the most ham-fisted, clumsy individual in the world. There is an infamous scale in my family where they describe something as ‘Kirsty-friendly’ as a level up from ‘child safe/friendly’. I’m 26.I proved that theory recently as I managed to drop my phone by holding onto it tighter. I know. I did this outside, on my driveway when I was in a rush, naturally. Not only did it hit the ground, it bounced twice and landed face down on the stones. Had it only fallen once, it was fine. The bounce onto it’s face was the final straw. Shattered but alive, it soldiered on for a few days until it completely died when I was halfway through replying to a text from my future mother-in-law. Great.


I write this the night before I get my phone back, and I’m ashamed to say it’s been the longest few days without it. I would never have said I particularly relied on my phone that much, but enjoyed the security and comfort of knowing it was there if I needed it. However, this week has taught me otherwise.

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My Top 10 Tips for Students Starting University…


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It’s that time of year again! No, not Christmas (I wish!). It’s the time of year where students everywhere are excited/bricking it at the thought of starting life as a fully-fledged student! This year I graduated as a Primary Teacher and I was recently asked what tips I have… so I thought I’d put some of my mangled thoughts down on cyber paper! As I said, I did Bed Hons Primary Education, but I’m sure these tips could translate in many degrees!

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If you’re not following them, you should be…

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The internet is full of unhappy, cruel people. However, I like to focus on the fact that there are so many wonderful, genuine and kind people out there in the cyberwebs. Some local, some not. Yet they’re all really good eggs. Here are just a handful of my favourite bloggers* at the moment…

*Side note: a lot of these ladies have YouTube channels too, should you be so inclined. Click on their lovely faces to be transported to a world of loveliness! 

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