Month in Pictures: August 2019

August 28, 2019
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The end of August 2019 is rapidly approaching which means it’s time for another month in pictures!

Picked up my Wedding Ring

At the very start of August 2019, I was able to pick up my wedding ring which was super exciting. It’s such a pretty ring and I’m very happy with it. It’s platinum to match my engagement ring with D/E VS quality diamonds in a half eternity style. It fits together so well with my engagement ring. The inside of the ring is also engraved with the date of the wedding. I will admit I did wear them both together for the whole day after I picked it up…just to see what it was like haha.

Wedding ring august 2019

Wedding ring august 2019

Bought Autumn/Halloween Decor

I’d heard rumours that TK Maxx had started stocking autumn and Halloween items so of course, I had to go and see for myself. I’m happy to announce that the rumours are true! I picked up yet another pumpkin scented candle like I don’t have enough already. I also got an adorable Halloween decoration of a cat sitting on a pumpkin. The woman at the checkouts judged me hard for buying autumnal things so early. She was shocked they were even out in the first place.

Halloween decor

Started Packing

Right…so…buying a house is really bloody stressful. Jaz and I have had an absolute nightmare with buying a new build house. Long story short, we bought a house off-plan last October with an estimated completion date of May 2019. The house was then pushed back until July, then September, then December and now we’re being told it won’t be ready until next June!

It was pretty devastating to hear this and we were given the option to pull out and start again which we really didn’t want to do. So, instead, we kicked up a fuss and the house development company have now given us an even better house for the same price, which will be ready slightly earlier. They’ve also thrown in a lot of the finishing touches for free.

While this is still very frustrating it should hopefully be worth it in the end. In the meantime, however, I will be moving in with Jaz and his family in Essex. The move will take place during the first weekend in October so I’ve started slowly packing. Of course, I have to be pretty minimal as I can’t take everything with me so it’s definitely a struggle haha.

I’m definitely excited for this move but I’m also extremely nervous. I’ll be moving from a small town in Somerset to Essex where I’ll have no job, no friends and no family up there so it’s pretty terrifying. Any tips or advice will be greatly appreciated!

packing boxes - august 2019

Went to London

On Sunday the 25th me, Jaz, my mum, sister and friend/bridesmaid/honorary family member haha took a trip to London as my mother had booked to go down the ArcelorMittal Orbit slide which is a 14.5-metre-high sculpture and observation tower in the Olympic Park in Stratford. It was a really great day. The sun was shining, we overate, overspent and had a lot of laughs.

London - august 2019

London - august 2019

London - august 2019

Bank Holiday Monday

The Bank Holiday Monday was a very busy day. Jaz and I started the day with a big breakfast in a local cafe, we then went to Ham Hill Country Park with my mum and sister too as it was such a sunny day. We walked around, took in the views and of course had ice cream. On the way back Jaz and I stopped in The Range where we picked up some round, wooden style logs which we plan to use as table centrepieces for the wedding. We ended the day with a cinema trip to watch Once Upon a Time in Hollywood which was a really interesting movie. I’ve never actually seen a Tarantino movie before and found it totally captivating. Plus the last 15/20 minutes was just manic, funny and I really wasn’t expecting it to end the way it did. I’d definitely recommend seeing it.

Bank holiday Monday - august 2019

Bank holiday Monday - august 2019

Bank holiday Monday - august 2019

Bank holiday Monday - august 2019

Bank holiday Monday - august 2019

As August 2019 ends the best months of the year begins! I can’t wait for the ‘ber’ months, for cosy nights, chunky clothes and so many exciting plans.

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  • Jessica Cantell

    August 28, 2019 at 11:46 pm

    Aww it’s lovely to see your month in photos! Sorry to hear it’s been so stressful with the new build company, they can be so frustrating sometimes (I’m an estate agent!). The wedding ring is lovely too by the way, I love that you have the date inside.

    Jessica |

    1. Hollie

      August 30, 2019 at 11:02 am

      Thank you! Ahh so you must know all the struggles with them then! It’s definitely been frustrating but hopefully it’ll all work out in the end. Thanks! We both got the date engraved inside, makes it a tad more special ?

  • Courtney

    September 18, 2019 at 8:07 pm

    It looks like a great month!! Your rings are sooo pretty, wow!! <3 How exciting that you got to pick them up. I bet it makes the wedding feel so much closer!
    That sounds super stressful about the house buying. At least you were able to get a nicer house for the same price, that's pretty great! But still, it sounds like a stressful mess. I hope it works out earlier than expected for you two! And wow, what a move is coming up! That's a big step so no wonder you are feeling some nerves, but also so exciting. Are you planning on finding a new job there?

    1. Hollie

      September 18, 2019 at 9:17 pm

      Thank you! I’m so happy with the ring ? It’s definitely all coming together haha. Yeah it was very stressful and upsetting as we were really hoping to have our first Christmas together in our own home ? But hopefully it’ll all work out in the end and I still get to move up to the area and live with him and his family until then anyway ? I am planning on finding a new job up there, no idea what yet though, there’s so much more choice and opportunity up there to where I am currently haha.

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