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    20 things that brought me joy in December

      So I’m very aware it’s the middle of January (in fact people are already excited for pancake day next month) but I do love looking back at these posts and as December was my favourite month I couldn’t miss it! Better late than never…  In case the photo wasn’t enough of a give away –  Matt asked me to marry him on the 8th December and I couldn’t be happier. It was the perfect proposal – just us two in our beautiful home <3 Safe to say we’ve drunk a lot of champagne to celebrate…. 2.  Which takes me nicely onto the next equally exciting event of last month…

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    My Christmas Bucket List

    Now that the 1st December has passed it’s well and truly time to talk about Christmas. I’m determined to make this year even more special as we move back into the house and for the first time this year we’ll actually be cooking Christmas dinner in our very own home and I’m so excited. (Although I say we but let’s be honest – Matt is head chef). Our Christmas traditions are a few days delayed this year as we wait to move back in to the house but I thought it would be nice to share with you all my Christmas bucket list and the traditions which really mark the…

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    20 things that brought me joy in November…

      I think it’s safe to say that this month we more than made up for not socialising in October catching up with friends over beer and food – what’s better? Whilst we’re not back in the house yet we are so very close and we have seen it completely transform the past few weeks. Here’s 20 things that brought me joy in November…. 1. Lunch at the Ivy in Leeds with my mum. 2. The H&M in Glasgow – oh my, that home department. 3. Celebrating my friend Anisha’s birthday with a few g&t’s. 4. Fundraising at Trafford for the amazing charity I work for – so incredibly proud…

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    20 things that brought me joy in October

      October has absolutely flown past me. Other than my birthday it is my favourite time of the year as autumn arrives with its beautiful orange leaves, sunny crisp days and the first steps towards winter hibernation –  which obviously include my obligatory rerun of Gilmore Girls from the very beginning and the purchasing of many many scarves. I don’t think I’ve fully embraced October as much as I would have hoped. The house has obviously been still very much on the forefront of our minds and not forgetting everything that comes with it from renting a house in the interim to balancing work whilst multiple tradesmen need letting in…

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    20 things that brought me joy in September

    September didn’t exactly end the way we ever thought it would. An electrical appliance fault resulted in a house fire in our beautiful home causing severe smoke damage throughout the house. The past week has been extremely difficult and we are still coming to terms with everything but I thought given our current situation it was even more important that I wrote about the things that brought me joy in September, to remind me of those small but yet very special moments which help shape us and our days <3 1. Spending a day being the biggest kid ever skipping around Disneyland Paris. 2. Queer Eye marathons cosied up on the sofa.…

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    My summer 2018 highlights

     With the first week of September in full swing and the early signs of autumn appearing on the trees I thought now would be a good time to share with you my highlights from the summer – before I get too distracted buying jumpers and boots on ASOS!   Interrailing… It feels like so long ago now but in June at the start of summer, Matt and I spent two weeks on an interrailing adventure exploring Denmark, Germany, Italy, France and Spain. It was a busy two weeks full of adventure exploring new places and revisiting favourites and we had the best time. I can’t wait to print the photos out…

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    20 things that brought me joy in August

    Oh I’ve missed these posts! I started them back in January after being inspired by Sophie Cliff’s ‘finding the joy in everyday’ project and I thought now would be a good time to bring them back. August started without many plans but turned into a pretty lovely month. Here are 20 things that brought me joy! 1. Taking our little goddaughter to the park and seeing her cheeky smile when on the swings. 2. Catching up with old workmates. 3. Watching St Vincent at the Leeds 02 – it was a pretty amazing set. 4. The new season of Suits – I wish I had Donna’s wardrobe. 5. Homemade curry…

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    2018 so far

    Well hello there! It’s been a while hasn’t it? The last time I properly blogged was February so I thought it was about time for a little catch up to tell you what I’ve been up too as 2018 has been pretty damn good so far! I got a new job…. My goal for 2018 was to get a new job and in April of this year I ticked that achievement off the list! After 3 and a half years it was time for me to move on. As much as I absolutely loved the people I worked with, I got to the point where I knew exactly what I…

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    Welcome to terrace53

      Well hi there, it’s been a while hasn’t it? Welcome to the all new terrace53 – an interiors, lifestyle and travel blog. It’s been on my mind for a good few months to take the leap and move on from pedalandpout with a new name, new domain and new layout but if I’m honest I had lost all interest in anything blog related for a while, kept on changing my mind and well, time just seemed to run away with me! It wasn’t until a few weeks ago when I was at home lying on the sofa watching Suits that I just decided quite randomly there and then to…