Happy New Year to everyone!
2017 ended a little differently for us this year as we became parents! At the end of October I was put on bedrest & given some medication to keep Rosie cooking for a little while longer. Once I came off the medication, she decided to come 2 weeks early and was born on the 20th November. She is just so precious and we are absolutely loving every moment with her…even the sleepless nights…sort of!
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When we were in the UK, we had a couple of days to ourselves in London. In addition to some city centre sightseeing, we knew that we wanted to do the tour of the Harry Potter Studios. We had an amazing time there so I wanted to be sure to write a blog to share a few things with you. I always find it helpful to read about other people’s experiences, especially at busy tourist venues, so I’m fully prepared to have an enjoyable day.
I did make sure to book our tickets in advance (£46.50 each for the complete studio tour package), and I’m quite glad that I did as some of the days we wanted to go were actually booked up already. We ended up getting a date but our entry time wasn’t until 4pm. We didn’t mind this too much as it did give us the day to do other things too. The website recommends that you allocate around 3 hours for the tour, and that you plan to arrive a little earlier.
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While we were in the UK, Maisy and Buzz stayed at a local doggy daycare! They absolutely LOVE going there and are always so tired when they come home. Every few days the place we take them uploads photos of the dogs playing onto Facebook, which is great, especially when we are in a different country. Here are a few photos from their stay; notice how they gradually get dirtier! 😀 Luckily, they are bathed every week & they had a trim before they came back home. 🙂
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We’ve been back in Alabama for just over 2 weeks after our big trip back to the UK…I’ve only just caught up with my sleep! We had booked our holiday quite some months ago and started organising a few things in advance. It was Adam’s first time back to the UK since we moved to the USA in 2014 so we knew that we would have a lot of family and friends to catch up with. He was also his best friend’s best man so we knew that he would be needed for a few wedding duties, and a stag do! This meant that we couldn’t plan too much on a strict schedule. We seemed to be so busy during our time over there that I didn’t really take that many photos, and a lot of what I did take will be in a separate blog post completely; just for those Harry Potter fans like me. 🙂
Mobile airport is only 45 minutes away from where we live so we flew from Mobile to Atlanta, then Atlanta to Heathrow. The regional plane was the smallest I’ve ever been on!
After a few days of visiting friends & family, we had 2 nights in Sheffield City Centre. We both went to University in Sheffield so it was nice to be back in the city. We stayed in the Leopold Hotel, which is right in the centre, is good quality & a reasonable price too. One of our favourite restaurants in Sheffield is a ‘conveyor’ style Japanese restaurant called Sakushi, so of course we had to eat there. We also tried Bill’s one morning for breakfast. I think there’s quite a few of these around the country; great decor and atmosphere but I wasn’t too impressed with the food. It was still a treat to have a full English breakfast though!
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After our Green Cards were approved back in June (yey us!), we knew that we wanted to start looking at houses. As much as we had liked our apartment, we were getting to the stage where we felt very restricted and watched. The dogs had no immediate place to run around together and I did feel a little awkward heading out with them first thing in my pyjamas, because let’s face it…not everyone gets dressed as soon as they wake up! 🙂 In addition to this, renting was just killing us. It’s so expensive to rent and there’s nothing that we get to keep as the end result.
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For over a month now I’ve only been blogging via Sunday Sevens. I do love Sunday Sevens as it does allow me to keep my blog active, but it’s not what I wanted this blog to be about. I think I’ve had a spate of writer’s block! It’s almost like I’ve been putting off blogging about other things as I know that I haven’t written about sewing for A VERY LONG TIME! This week I’ve reminded myself that I made this blog to share sewing projects but also to document my lifestyle. You may notice that my header has changed slightly in the hope that I won’t worry about blogging about other things. My main ‘worry’ was that someone would visit my blog and think that it would be primarily focused on sewing, and they would actually find a lot of non-sewing related posts. I’ve changed my mindset to think… “Why am I worrying?…it’s my blog!
Threads = sewing
Bobbins = other bits & bobs (yes, I know that bobbins also = sewing but just don’t think about that part!
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