I very rarely get personal on the blog but today is a pretty special day, one year ago today I got married.
Now I’m sure you’re expecting me to gush over my husband and say how awesome married life is (which it is) but I’m not because I’m just not that kind of girl.
So I’m going to share what we got up to in our first year of marriage with a few little observations in between.
First of all, we got married! It was a fun but for me a highly stressful day. Given the chance to do it again, I’d elope. I’m not even kidding!
After the wedding and a stay at St Pancras Renaissance we farewelled our families and jetted off to the Maldives for a blissful two weeks. It was exactly what we needed after the wedding. We had an absolute blast and it was the coolest way to start married life.
Upon return we jetted off again to Italy. We ate, drank, hiked, saw the sights and kept pinching ourselves that we were actually married.
It was around this time that actually I realised I did feel different, getting married did make me feel different. I felt like me and Dan were a family now (ok that is the only gushy bit). As we got back into our normal lives things only got better. The honeymoon phase carried on.
We began to make our plans, you know the ones without kids, lots of wine and lots of travels.
He took me to an American Football match and being a good wife I now sit for hours and watch it with him, I even bought a jersey. Go Raiders!
When I was drunk and walking through Kings Cross station and desperately wanted a picture with the Harry Potter trolley he obliged.
We got all romantic listening to the sweet sounds of Sam Smith.
We spent Christmas with our friends in Germany and went crazy at the Christmas markets.
He watched me spend £600 on a handbag and was totally cool with it. If anything he encouraged me.
We had snowball fights in the Arctic Circle in Tromso and got all romantic under the Northern Lights.
We did our first road trip together around Scotland and had an argument after just 5 minutes because I drove in the wrong direction but laughed it off as soon as we got back on track.
He took many many selfies with me even though he hates them.
We went on a sweet holiday to party island Ibiza with friends.
He understands I have to take photos…..of everything.
He doesn’t read my blog but tells everyone that we know and meet I have one anyway.
We are about to do one of the most stressful things in life….move house! So wish us luck with that venture.
Dan is without doubt the best husband I could ask for. He cooks, cleans, makes the bed every day and pretty much does everything for me. I also need to mention he has OCD so if I do it it’ll never be up to standard so best let him get on with it.
But in all seriousness I am lucky, he is a great guy, full of life and there is never a dull moment with him. He doesn’t act his age, he loves to travel like me and we live a totally crazy, busy fulfilling life. Our future looks bright and I hope the rest of our marriage is as exciting as this year. When people say the first year is the hardest I genuinely don’t understand, this year has been easy if anything. We’ve just got on with our normal lives but kind of pinch ourselves when we look down at our hands and see our rings. We have a lot of plans for the future and I am so happy to be able to share them with this guy.
We are spending our anniversary at the St Pancras Renaissance where we spent our wedding night as we just love Kings Cross and in particular this hotel. So here’s to the next year, whatever it will bring.