Making Memories

Making Memories

SONY DSCThe past week has been full of friends, family, great food and a bit of exploring for good measure. I've done a few productive things on my to-do list - I probably should have made time for a few more - but mainly I've relished actually having some time to walk Bella, take photographs to my heart's content, play Scrabble with my mum and grandma and spend a few hours doing really not a lot.

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Easter weekend began by spending a very special afternoon with four out of six of my bridesmaids and my mum at a dress fitting where we indulged in homemade (and for the most part quite healthy) afternoon tea treats. A glass of bubbly and lots of chat made for the perfect start to our wedding countdown; although we still have just over six months to go, things are starting to feel real now, and I've been trying to get organised to prevent last minute stresses. My sister (and maid-of-honour) was an incredible host, and I am now extremely excited about the hen-do in August!

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This week was made even better by the fact that Mr CC cooked us pancakes not just once but twice (!) for breakfast. Add a drizzle of local honey and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice and you've got yourself a very happy start to the day, and I think it's something we're going to try and make time for more often, not just when it's a bank holiday.

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Finally, Mr CC and I took Bella for her first day at the beach (more on this next week!) and I spent a couple of days this week with an old friend from university. We decided last minute to meet half way between where we live - the Peak District - and had a lovely time catching up and exploring our surroundings. More on this in another blog post soon!

What memories have you made this week?

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Eleanor is obsessed with stories. She writes for a number of online spaces including This is Your Kingdom, edits Creative Countryside, curates #aseasonalyear and teaches at Chalk House. In addition, she is currently studying for an MA in Creative Non-Fiction Writing. You'll find her roving the fields of the Lincolnshire Wolds or planning her next rural adventure.