Tuesday, 26 April 2011

a birthday, a wedding and an asbo dog.......

So, where do I begin? After wasting far too much precious time changing the look of this blog I thought I'd pop back for a little update. How I wish I had a bit more technological expertise than a tadpole, I spend an inordinate amount of time sighing and having violent thoughts towards my laptop than is healthy.

So.........I'm back, who knows for how long, but I have been keeping up with you all out there, enjoying catching up and absorbing all those fantastic images. Losing bloglines has meant that I've lost track of some of my fave blogs, but I cannot get to grips with the new one so I'm relying on my sidebar.

How was 2010 for everyone? Here in the VH household things have been a-changing in quite a major way. Not only did I hit the big 40 last July but finally, after 15 years of blissful (ha!) happiness Ian and I finally took the plunge and got married! It was the most fantastic day, a very short civil ceremony at the pump rooms complete with music from The Waterboys and then 90 people squeezed into our diddy back garden for afternoon tea. Food was supplied by all our fabulous neighbours and friends, as were the flowers and cakes. It really was a special day which brought home once again how fortunate we are to live here.

The icing on the cake came courtesy of Emma and her fantastic photographs. Having followed her blog and loved her photos we asked if she'd take pictures of the day for us and she did us proud. They were exactly what we'd envisaged and she captured the spirit of the day perfectly, what a clever lady!


..............finally, a chance to use all those vintage teacups I've collected over the years



.................this photo sums up the atmosphere of the day perfectly, we laughed from beginning to end


............how she managed this one I'll never know. This is how I look in my imagination, not in real life!





It's the time of year when the garden starts to come to life and I've been experimenting with picnik's effects and loving the polaroid effect.

Which brings me to the latest addition to the family, a very naughty, hyperactive but extremely cute new member of the clan. Doesn't listen to anything I say, has a habit of chasing joggers round the park and steals shoes, newspapers and any food within reach.............what have we done??


...............asbo dog aka Peggy, how could you resist?

29 comments:

bibbitybob said...

It's so good to see you back! And wow, what a catch up. Happy belated Birthday, congratulations on your wedding (you look stunning, by the way) and good luck with the pooch ;) x

Jem said...

Lovely to see you back! :-)

Congratulations on your wedding you looked gorgeous and it looks like a great day was had! Envious of your new arrival, haven't yet been able to convince the OH we need a doggie asap!

Jem xXx

SWEET MARY said...

Soooooooo nice to see you back in blogland. Congrats on the wedding and the pics are very cool.

Claire said...

Hi, welcome back, congratulations to you and Ian, you look stunning, lol at your comment of how you only look like that in your imagination, you do really look like that honestly :) . You look like you had a day that was relaxed, fun and vintage, judging by the pictures, exactly how it should be!!
I bet Peggy is spoiled rotten!!!
Claire xx

Lesley (Notesfrommydays) said...

Aw you looked fab it must have been a lovely day :-)
Nice to see you in blogland and congrats on the wedding and turning 40 :-) (my 40th this year eek)

A Thrifty Mrs said...

You're back?! Yay, I'm thrilled to bits. One of my favourite blogs is back! Hurrah.
Congratulations, you look so happy and beautiful.

Marian and Mari said...

Hurrah!!!!You are back! Congratulations on your wedding you look fantastic. Look forward to reading your blog again, have really missed it. x

Fiona said...

Really good to see you back and huge congratulations on your Wedding. Also congrats on reaching the big 40. I get there myself later this year! I've just started a new blog(having also spent most of the last year not blogging due to reproducing!) so I will make sure to add you to my new sidebar so I keep track of your blog.
Fiona

Curlew Country said...

Hello Julia! What a treat to see you back blogging. And what a fantastic day you had altoghether. I saw of the pictures on Emma's site and thought they were just fantastic. You looked divine.

Hope to hear more again soon.
Stephx

P.s Congratulations on your new friend too - looks very handsome and cheeky too - perfect.

Bobbie said...

You have been missed. Congratulations on your wedding and birthday. Lovely photos! Welcome back!

Faye 'Country Chic' said...

Oh it is so lovely to have you back... I too have not posted for a long time, but frequently check on my favorite blogs and I must say what a delight it was to see you back! Congratulations on your wedding, it looked utterly beautiful. I too am planning my wedding for this summer... lots still to do, but loving the whole process. I will start blogging again very soon as I did enjoy it so much.
Warmest wishes,

xFaye

retrorose said...

Oh I am so glad you are back. i thought you had gone. I have given up the blogging but am now running www.homecraftrevival.com as a one day a month event. If only it took 1 day a month, it has me quite busy but it's lots of fun. We did get back into our house and it is brilliant. It will be so good to follow the blog again and see how you are. Congratulations on getting married! Gx

Things Hand Made said...

oyh my goodness, that was a bit of a blast from the past! What a year. Nice to have you back. I saw you at the science festival last year but didnt want to say hello as you wouldn't remember me!

Things Hand Made said...

so next time we think we see each other at the science/lit festival we should say hello! I thought I was the one with the forgetable face!

LittleGem said...

Hooray you are back, I am so pleased, so lovely to see what you've been up to!
Congratulations on your big day, you looked wonderful.
Dont stay away too long!
xGemma

melanie said...

Lovely to see you back :)

Congrats on the wedding :) xx

Emma Bradshaw said...

Well hello stranger? How are you? You've been missed in blog land! Hope to catch up soon, Emma ;0)

p.s. how's the blanket coming along?

Sew Recycled said...

Welcome back! And congratulations! Took my other half 16 years to finally ask me to marry him! How lovely you looked, im sure you always look like that!
Emx

prettyshabby said...

yay!! how fab that you're back again Julia, I really have missed your blogging.
Congratulations on tying the knot, your wedding ..and you.. look utterly gorgeous.Love the new blog background and the new naughty but cute asbo dawg! xx

Louise said...

So pleased to see you back just thought I would look your blog and low and behold, you have returned. Congrats on your wedding, fab pics. As for the Asbo dog, I can go one better ours takes my purse out of my bag if there are no shoes left!

Claire said...

There I was, reading a new house mag, admiring a gorgeous summerhouse and all the gorgeous things in it then I read the actual article and realised the lucky owner was you, the change of hair colour threw me lol, really suits you. What a fab space you have, I imagine the kids have to drag you out of there to feed them lol. Claire x

Suzie Sews At DOTTY RED said...

Oh my oh my, look what I stumbled on, you blogged... please come back, your missed. What a wonderful day, the photos are amazing. Congratulations.

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