Monday, 23 August 2010

The Anniversary Picnic! And feeding the horses :D

So we went to the beach as planned, and our first Anniversary was honestly one of the happiest calmest most fun days of my life :) We just sat and ate and chilled and paddled :)

There were thouuusssands of hoverflies (any other Brits reading - have you noticed the amount of hoverflies lately? Or is it just a Yorkshire invasion of them?) which threatened to ruin our picnic - there were 11 on one of my legs at one point!

But luckily genius Alex came up with a plan! We used our coolbox as a distraction and put its ages away from us and most of them gathered around that instead of us and our food!
That bottle of 'wine' in the above picture was non alcoholic as Alex was driving back, and it tasted nothing like wine but it was so unbeliveably nice! I have no idea how to describe the taste - but it was delicious :D

Us two :D

Alex with a big beam on!

And enjoying one of my yummy cupcakes ;)


Chalk heart made by Alex :D

A toast to us! <3

The gorgeous coast - you wouldn't believe it was Brid would you? :)

The log plume? Flume? I'm never sure what theyre called!

Carousel :)

The HUUUUGE seagull that had his eye on mine and Alexs ice cream ;)

I've been going to Bridlington for years now, and have never noticed this cannon before!

We wandered around the town and bought an ice cream at the stall we bought one from on our first date last year and sat on the same part of the harbour that we sat was so lovely. We drove back home and chilled out for a bit - and watched Father of the Bride 2! What a film!!! I just love the sets, the kitchen and the baby suite is to die for! Alex and I spent a happy hour or so doing impersonations of Fraaaaank ;)
The night finished with a lovely tea out at Frankie and Bennys (the location of our second date) and then back home for a cuddle. It was just such an amazing day/night, I'll never forget it :)
Different note and a bit morbid I know, but this is a grave in the church yard of my Aunty's villiage where we went yesterday. Its cracked open because of something growing inside of it...creepy I know!

I think I'm going to come back nearer Halloween and going to take some more pictures!

Here were some horses that also live in my auntys villiage :)

The black one was a right bully! He kept neighing and bucking his head loads when he was right near us and then kicking the poor blonde one. I've never been scared of horses but I was of him!
I loved this chap though :) He was so calm and friendly, so my Dad and I pulled out loads of grass for him to eat and gave him carrots to eat too :)

Heres my Dad feeding them :)

This brown one was like chomp chomp chomp :D

He was so peaceful and nice, I loved stroking him!
Think he needed a bit of a haircut though bless him ;)


And havent they got beautiful eyes!

As I walked away he stood and watched me go, the turned and sloped off back to his hay....I think I shall visit him again some time :)
He is my Auntys dog, Grace Kelly! She is so beautiful and such a well behaved puppy :)

We kept having these big long cuddles where she'd just flop on my lap like a big lump of rubber :)

We went bramble picking last night, and got a good haul! My mums planning on making bramble wine, ready for Christmas :)
And this was a little birds nest that was visible in one of the bushes! Theyre so clever these little birds, using mud and the teeniest tiniest twigs to fill in the gaps :)

How was everyone elses weekend? Hope everyone had a good one, despite the rain! :D

Friday, 20 August 2010

Baking things for our anniversary picnic :)

Well here is my time to be soppy ;)
Tommorow will be a year to the day that my gorgeous boyfriend and I went on our first date,and in my eyes got properly together, because I knew from that first date I didnt want anyone else :D

So I told all the scummy boys who were hanging around me where to go, and Alex and I carried on dating (which was a lovely change, actual proper dates! I wasn't used to them with the horrible boys I'd known before) and slowly but surely got to where we are today :)

This is one of the first pictures taken of us, because this night, last year, was the night he asked me out. We were at our lovely friend Krissie's 21st birthday party and in case you couldnt guess, it was fancy dress ;)

I was Jessica Rabbit and Alex was one of many smurfs!

Our Aims came asLady Gaga (make up by moi) and my beautiful sister came as a 1920's flapper :D

This dress was handmade my me and my mum, we stuck on every sequin by hand!

So, we are celebrating the day by re-creating our first date, a stroll down Bridlington beach :)
So, I have spent the full day baking all sorts of yummy treats to have at a picnic were planning (good old British weather permitting!)

Some heart shaped brownies covered in edible gold glitter!



And the mess that it left ;)

Here is a photo album I got him, with all the photographs from our first year!

Instead of buying a card, I thought I would make one! I always said I would paint or draw something for Alex thats really cool, but apart from daft doodles never got round to it.

But heres a painting of us two :) its the front of the card.

A nice little letter that I wrote him, sealed in wax!

Of course Angel was by my side allll day wagging her tail and hoping for a bit of sponge or chocolate!

My mums famous Ginger Parkin recipe was used to make this...yummmmmmmmmmm

Cupcakes before they were iced! (these photos load in a daft way, all back to front!)
Ginger Parkin in the silicone baking tray.

Brownie !

the chocolate when I poured it into the whipped eggs!

Cool patterns eh? :D

So hopefully, tommorow will be ace :)
Well done to everyone who got their A level results yesterday by the way or today, I remember being nervous!


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