Thursday, 15 September 2011

Who says romance is dead?

Not my parents that's for sure.

Actually they would probably be the first to declare that they weren't as 'smushy' as I make out, but I am here to tell you that they most certainly are.

This week they will be celebrating 34yrs of wedded bliss.

34 YEARS!!!

Wow!!! *Round of applause please*

Back in 1977 was where their love story began...

Back when flares and mini skirts where all the rage and my Dad rocked a rather impressive afro!

Fast forward 34yrs to 2011 and they're still going strong...

Thankfully they've ditched the flares and mini skirts but the afro seems to have stayed put, although it's a slightly different colour.

How to they keep their relationship fresh after all those years?

Well it seems they are looking to their past for ideas...

When my parents were younger they owned a little sailing boat, and would spend many a romantic weekend on board. Now 30 odd years later they've donned their sea legs and are ready to do it all over again. 

My Dad has just purchased a canoe and will be picking it up on Friday 16th of September, the exact date of their 34th wedding anniversary. 

Oh and did I mention that just last weekend, almost 34yrs after the event, they visited the church where they were married? 


Here's to good old fashioned romance!!!


P.S I hope the canoe comes with life jackets!!!

Friday, 9 September 2011

White (and green) wedding

Up until quite recently I had only ever been to two weddings. First was my teachers wedding where I sang as part of the choir - cue a slightly squeaky out of tune version of 'All Things Bright And Beautiful' and a rather embarassing moment when the teachers dress blew up in the wind! Second was my Sister's Boyfriend's Sister's wedding, I only attended the evening do, but somehow managed to be caught on the wedding tape snogging the best man! Cringe-o-rama!

On Saturday I attended my first 'proper' wedding. It was the wedding of my gorgeous cousin Hollie to her fiancĂ© Phil.

How beautiful are they? And what a gorgeous colour scheme! The white and the green are lovely together.

The day was perfect, apart from a bit of pesky rain! The wedding ceremony itself was beautiful, the couple had chosen to have a slideshow entitled 'Where it all began', which was a selection of pictures of Hollie and Phil from birth to who they are now. This played whilst the couple signed the marriage register, a great way to keep the guests entertained!

The rest of the day was just as perfect, a truly scrumptious wedding breakfast, lovely heartfelt speeches, a beautiful first dance, and some impressive/dodgy dancing on the dance floor.

My parents provided the dodgy disco dancing - cue me and my Sisters holding our heads in shame!!! Ha! Only joking! It was actually pretty impressive watching them throw some shapes, I could definitely see where I get my amazing moves from!!!

Well there's only one more thing to say:

Congratulations Mr and Mrs Sinclair!

Thursday, 1 September 2011

Let's go barefoot baby!

Recently I had the pleasure of visiting The Trentham Estate in Stoke-On-Trent, UK. There is literally something for everyone there, from monkeys to shops, adventure playgrounds to mazes, it's certainly not somewhere where you can get bored. 

I have to say though my favourite part of the day was the Barfuss Park - Britain's first Barefoot Walk.

This 1km barefoot walk has lots of different textures to invigorate and 'massage' your feet. They have mud, gravel, rubber, wood chip, water (although we didn't get to experience the water as the lake had dried up :s), hay, pebbles and lots more!  It's certainly a very interesting not to miss experience. 

Although a little painful at times, the Barfuss Park is seriously worth it. Walking the 1km I experienced extremes of pleasure and pain, giggling and 'owwing' my way through the whole thing.

The end product: Very muddy but very smooth feet!

Check out these websites for more details and to find a Barfuss Park near you!