Blogging is a little like therapy.

Being able to share my story yesterday has really helped me. Instead of keeping everything cooped up, I was able to get it off my chest, even talk to someone going through a similar thing.

I’ll be trying to blog more often now, I really will. 

I have the time, I have the need. I’ll be back. Who knows, I might even tell you about my wedding!

C.x

Hello!

I’m back. Well, I’m trying to be back.

When I first started this blog, I was really good at updating you all with my life on a day to day basis, but now? Yeah I went off a little bit. But here I am, trying again!

Since we last spoke properly, a lot has happened.

I know you all know I lost my Granddad in September, that was a pretty hard hit, especially when it was only around 15 months since we lost Nanny. It sucked, but with the help of Joe and my family and friends, I’m managing to get through it. I started Uni again, which again I’m pretty sure you all know, but hey! My blog, I can repeat myself if I want to. My sister gave birth to a beautiful baby girl and my brother and his girlfriend had a beautiful baby boy – proud auntie right here! Oh, and we booked our wedding!

Yes, we booked our wedding! On the 13th May 2017 I finally get to marry my best friend. The one I laugh and cry with. The one I’m grumpy with half the time. The one who just makes everything better. I cannot wait! The only hard thing is, the wedding isn’t where we live, it’s actually a couple of hours away! Not that I care, it’s beautiful, half way between the two families and I, no we, love it.

So now, I’m in the process of trying to finish a postgraduate diploma, plan a wedding, make sure we don’t lose our flat (tenancy coming to an end), be an awesome auntie and be a person all at the same time!

I’ve joined a couple of wedding planning groups on facebook, and I’m in touch with the lady who helps us plan things at the reception so it’s not all bad, I have a lot of help! It’s just nervewracking! Next on our list is sorting a photographer and giving notice to become man and wife.

Now for the big decision – do I keep my name, or change it?

C.x

Come say hi!

I’m all over the social world, so why not come and check it out.

Instagram; @imcrispybacon
Twitter; @imcrispybacon
Photography Instagram; @cbaconphotography

Come check me out 🙂 I promise I’ll be back soon boring you with the stories from my life.

C.x

Wedding Planning

Wedding planning is genuinely the most stressful thing I’ve ever embarked upon in my life. Amidst this uni course, house hunting for our move to somewhere completely new, and trying to work out how much money we need, the wedding is driving me absolutely mad!

It’s not just the big bits that are driving me mad, finding a venue, dress, photographer, etc., it’s the supposedly smaller things. – the guest list. It’s driving me absolutely bonkers. We’re trying to work out who we really want there, while also trying to make sure the important people are invited and trying not to upset anyone.

It’s genuinely the hardest thing I have to do, and to be honest, I just want the wedding here so that I can be married to the love of my life. Why does it have to be so frustrating!

C.x

A lot happened last year

I know I’m really late to the game with the whole “this happened last year” post, but actually, I’ve been so busy with work that I haven’t had the time to really sit and process the amount that happened!

I graduated! I managed to get through three of the hardest years of my entire life and graduated with a 2:1 honours degree. It was AMAZING!

I got my first job. The experience was amazing and I can’t thank the people I worked with enough. They made the transition so smooth and they were all so supportive. I don’t think I could have done it without them.

Joe and I moved into our own little home. This, in all honesty, is the absolute highlight of my year. It was the time when we both came together and made a home, started our lives and realised just how much we are a team. It’s the best decision we ever made!

I got back into uni! Ha, within 7 months of leaving I was back! But I’m doing something I love with all my heart so I don’t regret it in the slightest!

I became an Auntie! EEEK my sister had a little, beautiful baby girl! It was the most amazing experience meeting my little sisters beautiful little baby. It’s the best feeling in the world.

Finally, I lost two of the most important men in my life. My Granddad and my Uncle Bob. My Granddad passed away in September and it killed me. The only solace I can find from this though, is that he’s back with Nanny. The absolute love of his life. My Uncle Bob was an amazing man who did so much for me and my family, it’s heartbreaking that he’s gone, but he’s in a better place and no longer in pain.

It’s fair to say 2015 was a year of ups and downs. A year full of challenges that we’ve managed to overcome. But now it’s 2016 and it’s time to look forward.

Happy belated new year everyone!

C.x

Home.

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Home Turf.”

Five things that make my home, home.

  1. The canvass we had made of our favourite photo together.
  2. A cute little picture of a pinky promise. Our thing.
  3. My photos.
  4. My Disney DVD’s
  5. My books.

I’m a simple girl at heart. As long as I’m surrounded by the people I love and some books and my disney DVD’s to keep my mind occupied I’m happy. Other than the things that stay in the house, home is always better when Joe is here.

C.x

Have you missed me?

I’ve been missing on WordPress for a little while, but I’m back… with rainbows.

As some of you may, or may not, have noticed that I’ve been absent for the past week. I’m not sorry I haven’t blogged, although I have missed it, because I’ve been enjoying a nice relaxing – well, sort of – break with Joe in the Lake District. It was a much needed break for us and we’ve enjoyed every second.

We’ve ventured through mud, forests, pathways and mountain ridges and even found a cave! It’s been absolutely perfect. I have a lot of photos to show you all, but most of them will go up on my photography blog or onto my brand new Flickr page (it’s currently empty, give it time).

Anyway, i just wanted you all to know that I’ll be back to blogging properly again this weekend. There will be lots of stories and photos to share with you all. Until then, I’ll leave you with this gorgeous photo of a rainbow that I took (properly edited/watermarked version to be up in the next few days over on the photography blog).

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Copyright: Christina Bacon. The Fairfield Horseshoe, The Lake District.

C.x