Monthly Archives: December 2013

Merry Christmas…

Mince pies eaten – 86 (low-balling) No of time ‘The Holiday and Love Actually watched – 16 (each) Presents wrapped – too many Yule Log trial runs – 3 (nailed it. We *think*) Terry’s Chocolate Oranges waiting to be eaten – 6 (they’re not Terry’s, they’re MINE) Trips into town with Stella just to look [...]

Categories: Behind the Scenes at AOW
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The Story Of Us…so far

There’s nothing better than a bloomin’ good love story at Christmas time. Sarah and David’s story is like a subplot from Love Actually or half of The Holiday (the two best festive romcoms ever, in my humble opinion), it’s sweet and sincere, has just the right amount of luck and ‘can they make it work’ [...]

Categories: Family, Friends and Relationships
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A sucker for a bit of christmas

It’s the last instalment of 2013 from the lovely Rach, who has spent the last six months giving us an insight into the start of a new business (as well as some rather lovely pictures of some very pretty dresses). Rachel thanks all of you guys in this post, but I would like to take [...]

Categories: Any Other Wedding, Money and Career, Wedding Planning
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Weekend Wonderings

I’m having some neighbours over for a Christmas party this afternoon.  Obviously, the most important part of a Christmas party is the menu. Mulled Wine I’m going with Delia’s recipe.    I like’d the sound of Jamie’s, but then Jamie ruined it by asking me to make a syrup.  Sod off, Jamie.  Mulled wine should [...]

Categories: Weekend Wonderings, Written By Anna
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Any Other Photo {Sarah and David}

This morning’s AOP s another ‘no groom’ one. Despite that, it’s not lacking in affection or love – the love in Sarah’s ‘not favourite’ photo shines so, so brightly; it’s a joy to behold. Also, I would like a Hannah. Plsthx. I need to begin by stressing this is not my favourite photograph from our [...]

Categories: Any Other Photo
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Dear Father Christmas

This post was inspired by A Safe Mooring’s beautiful post which is far more heartfelt and stylish than I can ever aspire to be – let’s face it, I wouldn’t know a lumberjack-meets-librarian if one punched me in the face). December 2013 Dear Father Christmas, This Christmas, I would really like the following things. I’m 34 [...]

Categories: Written By Anna
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Like exams and Christmas…just with more make-up and cherubs

This is Rach M’s wedding report. It is, as you would expect, fabulous, honest, and hilarious, all rolled into one brilliant wedding report. I’m not going to add any more than that because Rach has done such a good job herself, but I do just quickly want to say how much I love that AOW [...]

Categories: Any Other Wedding, Becoming A Wife, Wedding Planning, Wedding Reports
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Weekend Wonderings: There Is No Passion To Be Found Playing Small

Nelson Mandela died this week.  I know that over the next few days and weeks, there will be no end to the tributes pouring in, to the articles written about his life.  I hope beyond hope that  those articles retain respect for the man, for the life he lived, for the change he accomplished and [...]

Categories: Weekend Wonderings
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Any Other Photo {Anni and her girls}

A super stylish AOP for you on this chilly Friday morning, have you ever seen such a gorgeous bunch? But it’s not the to-die-for frockage or the beautiful hair that’s the focus here (though, seriously. Stunning, much?), it’s the love and the joy. and friendship. Wrinkled noses and all… I have spent hours, days, possibly even weeks [...]

Categories: Any Other Photo
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What you should do

Katy sent this in to us saying ‘I’m sending this in before I get annoyed with myself about how preachy it sounds’. I happen to think it’s the opposite of preachy. I think it’s open minded, positive, and really pretty inspiring. Katy has followed the path that so many of us have – Worked hard [...]

Categories: Life, Life Experience, Money and Career
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