As you read this I’ll be celebrating my birthday in Glasgow with my husband James and our friends (Glasgow is one of my most favourite places in the world). I’ve obviously been reading lots of tips on what to see and do in Lynsey’s city guide feature.
The trip is child-free so the plan is to drink gin, shop, eat, shop some more and find a few live music venues. Did I mention shop? potentially dangerous under the influence of aforementioned gin drinking but so much fun.
James has asked what I would like gift wise and I’ve suggested that I clearly need my Stuart Weitzman Highlands in charcoal grey. He remains unconvinced. Maybe I should ply him with the gin?
Talking of Birthdays, it’s also Mabel’s on the 26th of this month. I can’t believe she is nearly two?! And after a lovely Twinkle Twinkle themed affair last year which was wonderful but a considerable amount of organisation, this year we’re not hosting a party as such but instead are taking her to Severn Valley Railway . I’ve heard great things about it, and Mabel is obsessed with trains. Of course she still has to have a special day outfit and I’ve just received my order of this gorgeous rainbow knitted dress from Boden.
Towards the end of the month we’re shooting the first major section of content for the Rock My Wedding book. We are really excited, and if I’m honest, more than slightly overwhelmed. Luckily our publishers Ebury love what we’ve created so far so we’re trying to be as organised as possible in order to ensure the shoot runs to timings and we capture everything we’ve planned to include. You probably don’t know this but Lottie (she of amazing home decor and immense baking skills) now project manages our shoots (complete with large clipboard and bossy boots). In her previous life, she used to do the same for big chiefs McCann where clients had budgets of a gazillion pounds and their backdrop was a villa in Ibiza….ours is in erm Wales. But you know, I’m sure she will enjoy the scenery equally as much.
Recently we sold the house, AGAIN. And we currently have an offer on the table for a completely unexpected property in an area we had previously never considered. I’ll be sure to update you on any progress or news, but I’ve got everything crossed that March will be the month we finally secure our dream family home.
And, AND!… it’s Easter! Which means lots of chocolate and treats! If anyone is wondering what I’d like, a giant box of Sea Salt Caramel Truffles by Charbonnel Et Walker would be smashing. Thanks in advance.
This year I’ve told myself that I WILL bake a special seasonal cake…..and if I do it’ll be this one, complete with mini egg topping.
Do let me know your plans for this month and how best to persuade James that I REALLY need those boots…