9 February 2014

The Sunday post # 6

The first full week of February has turned out to be quite the exciting week! We handed in the application for the house on Monday, and by Thursday we knew the house was ours! We move in next Friday, Valentine's Day, so it's been hectic as we don't have very long to pack and get ready. It also means we've had to cancel our Valentine's Day plans, but I can't wait to be in our new home with a takeaway instead! I've spent the past few days ordering everything we need for the new house, running to Argos in the rain to buy all of our kitchen electrical's, as thankfully they have a sale on at the moment, and booking moving vans. I haven't had a chance to start packing yet, but I'm going to tackle that from tomorrow as I have a ton of uni work to be getting on with too. We're going to be without a sofa for a while, but we finally decided on one from the DFS sale and it'll take four weeks to arrive, but I'm smitten with the sofa we went for. I have also finally ordered my new makeup storage and makeup desk. I went for the IKEA Malm Chest of 6 Drawers and the IKEA Malm White Dressing Table with a glass top. I also want to add the Malm White Chest of Drawers later down the line when we have some spare cash for more furniture, as they'd be great for clothes and/or work storage! Luckily, other than the sofa which we will have a wait for, we have everything we need. I can't wait to go 'home' shopping for all the more decorative pieces, cushions, nicer curtains, ornaments and nic-nacs.

Despite it only been February, I'm already thinking about summer and the line ups for festivals I go to year in and year out. With moving into our own home, doing two full camping weekend festivals this summer is really not on the cards, so we're putting Leeds off until 2015, and debating whether to do the same with Sonisphere. Although I really want to go to Sonisphere this year because Iron Maiden (best band in the world!) are headlining, as well as it being the first Sonisphere since their unexpected (but slightly predictable) demise in 2012. One festival we are definitely doing and putting money aside for, is Download. We live 15 minutes away, so we're going for at least one day and getting the bus there and back! We're 100% going on the Friday, for Rob Zombie, who is pretty much my favourite artist, ever. I've seen him live twice, both at the front, his shows are incredible and I've never seen an artist live like Zombie before! If you're a festival go-er too, let me know who you're excited to see this summer!

This week I also took part in #TimetoTalk, which was such a wonderful success. I shared my own #TimetoTalk post, but have been reading posts every day since by searching on the hashtag, and it is so wonderful to see so many people talking openly about their mental health.  

Today I'm going to try and grab the few hours I have to relax and enjoy a traditional Sunday dinner, before a hectic week of juggling packing with work and moving home.... Happy Sunday lovelies! 


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  1. Ooooh! This pretty much sounds like my life at the moment, We're moving into our new flat Monday 24th, and it's manic? which sofa did you end up with we got the Amulet sofa in slate but I was totally in love with the orbit, but it was a little uncomfortable for me! I wish you lots of luck in moving and hope its super easy lol! :) Great post! x

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    1. Ah I hope the move goes well for you! It's so manic, but so exciting too! We ended up going for the DFS Sorba corner sofa. I can't wait for it to arrive! Thanks so much lovely :) Good luck with your new home! xo

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  2. Look fwd to seeing pix of the new pad, good luck with the move x

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    1. I can't wait to share it with you all! Thank you :) xo

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  3. Congratulations on your new home, hope the move goes well! xx

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  4. Oh my god have a blast at Download! I've wanted to go since I was 15! :) good luck with the big move! :) x

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    1. You should go! I prefer the atmosphere at Sonisphere - but Download is so much fun! Thank you :) xo

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  5. Congratulations on getting the house, so exciting!! Good luck with the move! (:

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  6. Good luck with the move :)
    Sonisphere did take a bit of a downhill spiral didn't it but I am holding out hope for it this year!
    Download last year was absolutely fantastic although the camping was horrible and rainy lol. I think next time I will definitely buy day tickets and go stay somewhere warm and dry for the evening. The bands were heaven last year :)
    Congrats on the house xx

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    1. Thank you lovely :) I'm so excited! I really wanted to make Sonisphere this year but I think budget wise, it's not realistic! We decided to just get day tickets for Download last year, coming home each night and just going when the first band we wanted to see started. BEST idea we've ever had! Haha! xo

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  7. I have seen Rob Zombie live and I have one word - amazing!
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    1. He is incredible! I have hugged that man three times <3 xo

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  8. Congratulations on signing for your new home!
    I used to go to Leeds and Download every year as I always love the lineup. I then discovered Beatherder and Boomtown which are so magical and wacky. But this year we have (almost) decided to not do any festivals so we can save as much as possible towards our goal. It's really hard seeing the lineups announced and friends talking about getting their tickets and reminiscing on previous years. It's torture! Instead we are going to Woodfest in Whales. Not your normal festival as it is all about Wood haha. It's only £12 per day and there's camping too so we are going to make that a little holiday.
    Jenni xx
    The Thrifty Magpies Nest

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    1. Thank you so much Jenni! :) Every year I say 'this is the last year for festivals', because they can be soooo stressful. But then bands get announced and you just can't say no lol! xo

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