I mentioned briefly in my last post that I don't write anywhere near as much as I used to, or come to think of it, anywhere near as much as I'd like to. Perhaps it's all part of getting older but I seem to have much less time than I used to!
So where have I been this time you ask? Well, four days after my last post, it was my birthday and something that still gives me butterflies when thinking about it happened. Whilst I would love to give you the full story in all it's glory (I'll keep that for another time), the shortened version is my partner in crime appeared in the living room with a birthday cake topped with a ring! I'm not sure how I coped keeping it a secret for a whole week but I managed and didn't put my foot in it once.
So I said yes, as you'll have already guessed or seen on Instagram. I knew Jay was the boy for me from the moment he took me for a parmo for our first date. The original plan was to have a long engagement, save more money and well pin more things to my Pinterest. However fate has played a hand throughout our entire relationship and sure enough, a last minute cancellation in the venue of our dreams (Crook Hall) meant before we knew it, we were getting married this July!
Everyone keeps asking me if I am stressed about planning a wedding, or if I'm pregnant and the answer, just so we're clear is no to both. It's been a doddle to be honest and lots of fun. There has been lots of meetings though and this combined with normal life and work and then a diagnosis of CFS for me has meant that while I had every intention of writing the next part of the story... it got put on the back burner and before I knew it, I had other things to write about online.
So apologies now that Girl in the North might become a wedding blog for a few months but as a soon-to-be bride I've been seeing a whole new side to the North East that I've never experienced before. There's so many wedding fayres, boutiques, craft stores and outlets I never knew existed that everyone should know about and I plan to come onto them later and I absolutely promise not to leave it till after the wedding, honest!