Sunday, 26 May 2013

A married woman!

Well, it's been 2 weeks since I last blogged, and it's been such an exciting, unforgettable 2 weeks- the best 2 weeks of my life!

My wedding to Alex was definitely the best day of my life! I woke up at like 5.30am so excited, like a child at Christmas. I was at my mum's and there was a house full: me, mum, dad, brother, sister, 7 bridesmaids, al's mum, aunties, uncles, cousins, make up artists, photographer, hair stylist, florists... thankfully it wasn't stressful though and we could all enjoy the morning together :)

Then as we were getting into the cars to leave for the church, it started pouring with rain! However, the rain made some great photos of all the family helping to keep me and the bridesmaids dry, all giggling away! :)

The service was lovely, my little mama did some readings and it all went smoothly. The last wedding to be held in Ruxley Church.

Then Alex drove us to our reception at Glenmore House in our car that he'd put tin cans and ribbons and bows on.

We did the photos before the meal. Luckily it had stopped raining so we didn't get all wet.

Then we had a lovely meal and had the speeches.

After that, the evening guests arrived and Alex and I cut the cake and had our first dance, with my cousin Jessie singing it for us- "a thousand years".

Then everyone was dancing and drinking lol :D

On the Monday, Alex and I jetted off to Tenerife for our honeymoon :) We missed our puppy Barney so much! We called him everyday to hear his little bark haha. It was lovely to relax and spend time just me and Al, but we realised that we really are home-birds- we missed our friends and family so much!

My health for the wedding was beyond miraculous! For that one day I honestly felt like I didn't have CF. It was like God let me have a day off to enjoy myself fully and not have to stop every 5 mins to catch my breath or cough. Obviously, I did still cough every now and then, but I felt like I had all the energy in the world and could dance forever. I loved it so much!!!

I've been back from Tenerife for nearly a week now, and for the most part of that time I have been asleep! I'm not sure if it's because I'm ill or if it's just a come down from all the excitement and hard work of organising the wedding. I'm hoping it's the latter! Time will tell...

So what's next?! Back to reality now and sorting out everyday odd jobs. I'm looking forward to all my friends coming back from uni for the summer and have a few dogs booked in to groom :)


My dad, his brother and their best friend are game designers in their spare time. They have just designed a new game and are fundraising to produce it. Take a look :) They are nearly at their goal amount! The video tells you about the game- also it's funny watching them trying to act ;)


Thursday, 9 May 2013

2 days to go!

Just 2 days to go until my wedding! So excited :D And the best news (for me) is that my chest is sooo much better! This combo of steroids and Septrin (oral antibiotic) has made such a difference. I am hungry, coughing a lot less and can actually stay awake for more than 4 hours. The docs really got it right this time, and I'm so thankful.

All the wedding prep is done so it's been a week of pampering ourselves, which is lovely :) The weather looks to be typically English haha, but oh well. We are getting married in my family church that we've been going to for like 20 years, and it's the last wedding before it's knocked down (they have built a new church next to it). So our local paper wants to do an article on it! We've had our little interview, just need to send them photos from the day. Can't believe it- that will be another thing crossed off my bucket list :)

The only thing I'm gutted about our big day is that our little Barney Bear won't be able to make it :( He's just too hyper- only being 5 months old- so it would be more hassle than it's worth lol. But he's going to have an amazing day with some friends from the church, running around and playing all day!

What has taken me back the most is the kindness of people during this time in my life. Friends are making such an effort for our wedding- booking in hair appointments, spray tans, buying new outfits, buying confetti and little things. I know it might sound weird, but I just couldn't really believe that people are making such an effort for my wedding. Like most of my friends are students or working so hard to keep themselves afloat during these hard times, and the fact that they'd spend their earnings on things for my wedding, instead of things they might actually really need just touches me so much! Not to mention a patient from my mum's work (who I have never met) has made a cake for us! The kindness of people really does make me appreciate all my friends, family and even random patients!

So if you're coming to my wedding and this applies to you, thank you so much. I'm sure I will never forget my wedding day and I promise I will never forget the kindness and generosity of you all. See you Saturday, I love you!

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Hen Do!

My hen do was just over a week ago now and it was literally the best night of my life! The morning and afternoon were quite stressful, I wasn't feeling great and had quite a bit to do. Plus the hen do started at 1 in the afternoon so there wasn't much time to get it all done by. Once I was ready I de-stressed thankfully and enjoyed firstly seeing a lot of my family and friends at my mum's. She'd bought little nibbles and drinks bless her! My sister Abi had arranged some games, one of which was pin the willy on the guy and Abi had drawn a worryingly life like picture of a naked man haha!

Then 23 of us travelled up to London. Omg, trying to cart 23 girls, all in fancy dress, through London stations is a nightmare haha! You have girls going toilet, withdrawing cash, tickets not working, people buying drinks, shoes hurting... the lot. Thankfully I had my Aunty Yasmin who travels regularly on London trains, and my friend Katie, who is a born leader, to take control and get us to Dreamboys :D

Once we were there we had free cocktails and a meal. We had front row seats for the stage (after using my disability card- perks of CF 'eh!). There was a drag queen, a singer and loads of HOT HOT HOT guys!! Some striped all the way lol. Was so funny. They got me on stage too and blindfolded me and made me touch him and stuff! It was such a good show!

After the show had finished, the place turned into a club so other people came in. By midnight we were all knackered- seeing as we'd been there since 6ish lol. So we went home :) Some of my friends had grabbed one of the stripper's trousers and given the to me as a souvenir ;) hahaa.

 On the underground

 My favourite Tommy!

All us girls <3


Since then, I've been resting up to try and get better for my wedding. I went on IVs again the day before my hen do, and I finish them in a few days. I was put on Tobramicyn and Ceftazadine (don't know spellings). I'm still quite run down and tired and there is a lot on my chest still. So, again, I'm a bit disappointed. I guess after the wedding and honeymoon, the best option for me is to actually go into hosp for 2 weeks and have IVs. But we'll make that decision when it comes :) Until then, just 10 days until my wedding! It doesn't seem real. Honestly, I'm glad though because I really really dislike change and don't cope with it well! Status quo- if nothing changes, nothing can go wrong hahaa :P 

Speak soooooon xxx