I had an alarm set for 6am to get my long run done on Friday morning before heading to my friend Jo’s wedding this weekend. However I woke up at 5 to the noise and flashing of the torrential thunderstorm and I quickly rethought my plan. Luckily the weather calmed down by 4pm, and I managed to complete my long run around Warwick and Royal Leamington Spa. More on this Rest & Run stay tomorrow!
I was honoured to be a bridesmaid in my friend Jo’s wedding this weekend to her
boyfriend husband, Tom. She was the calmest bride, completely chilled out while we had our hair and make up done, and 15 minutes EARLY for the ceremony! There was a huge group of our friends there from school, so it was a lot of fun partying with these guys.
Tom’s New Job
Tom started his new job last week, and it is full on. He’s working as a First Officer for an airline out of Birmingham airport, flying within the UK and Europe. This week he’s been on earlies, reporting by 6am, which means waking up around 4am! He looks so smart in his uniform, lots of people have asked if he’s going to wear it for the wedding – NO!!
Flowers for the Wedding
My Mum and I drove out to Green and Gorgeous in Watlington to chat about wedding flowers. I know the sort of colours that I want for the wedding, but not the exact flowers (although I’m gutted that peonies aren’t in season in Sept). My aunt suggested this flower farm as they do a combination of pre-prepared flowers and DIY, meaning we can buy our bouquets etc from there, and get the flowers we need to do the table centres ourselves.
We were lucky to be given a gift voucher for a tasting menu for two at Shaun Dickens at The Boathouse in Henley from my friend Char for our engagement and used it for our first date night in months last week. We had an incredible eight courses, including a lot of fresh fish and local, seasonal ingredients. It was a very rich but delicious, and we’ll definitely be back in the new season for a celebratory meal – you don’t have to have the tasting menu every time, they also have an a la carte and a weekend brunch menu!
I’m off to Utah tomorrow, via Denver, Colorado, with my Mum. I’m so excited to explore the National Parks in Utah, explore some running trails, go hiking, a bike tour and go to In-and-Out Burger (worth the 40 min drive!). After 10 days in Utah, I’m heading back to Denver to catch up with my cousin and to finally run with an awesome running blogger I’ve followed for years – Amanda from Run to the Finish! Love that blogging makes the world smaller!
Have you been to Utah? Any tips/advice for my trip?