Oh Beautiful Madeira

Afternoon Blogging world!

In 2016, despite what my lovely line manager thinks I didn’t take all of my holiday allowance. Now in the grand scheme of things this wasn’t a massive issue because I like to think I’m quite savvy with the days I do have and I did spend 3 weeks getting married and on our honeymoon. So this year I decided I would make the most of every day that I have.

When the oppertunity came up to attend our friends wedding in Madeira, Portugal we jumped at the chance. Mr and Mrs Willetts FIRST wedding as Mr and Mrs Willetts. I’m sure the first of many but it’s all pretty exciting!

So this weekend we packed our bags and headed for the tiny island just off the coast of Morocco. We stayed in the Forum Apartment which can be found HERE. The apartment was modern, clean and set in the heart of Madeira so everything was easily accessible (good find Mr Willetts).

Now I must say the island is breathtaking, the people are so relaxed and friendly and the food is incredible! I’m almost certain I must have put on half a stone.

The wedding was set in a beautiful church on the top of a mountain and we later spent the evening dancing and eating at a lovely hotel along the coast. There are some small slight differences between a Portuguese wedding and an English wedding but it’s always fun to experience new things!

Mr Willetts and I were truly honoured to be invited even if Mr Willetts was upset he had to wear a suit jacket and a tie (his least favourite outfit). We even managed to squeeze in a Baptism of a friends son on the Sunday before flying home.

If you ever get the chance to visit Madeira I would highly recommend it even if it’s just for the beautiful scenery and the brand new sculpture of Ronaldo’s head… which we did actually miss but I’m sure we’ll be returning just and will check it out!

March and April are turning out to be pretty busy month’s for Mr Willetts and I… I think we’ll both be glad for our Holiday in May so we can sit back and relax…

Mrs Willetts x

2017 Goal Setting

Hi Blogging world!

Sorry its been a while since I last posted! It appears work and life have taken over and I  haven’t had much time to stop and reflect. That got me to thinking. I can’t spend the next year being so wrapped up in work and the day-to-day that I don’t actually achieve anything.

So I decided I was going to set some goals. I had some serious down time and got to thinking… Now I’m not one for New Years resolutions because I end up breaking them or Mr Willetts spends every waking hour waiting for me to slip up and give it a good old “I told you so” (I know such a supportive husband) so I try to avoid resolutions but setting goals makes it sound more achievable. I’m not planning on giving anything up instead planning on achieving something!

Now if you’ve never set a goals I have a few tips…

-Start with the end goal and make your way backwards

-Make sure they are achievable. You don’t want to get discouraged too easily if it turns out to be slightly harder than you anticipated!

-Review your goals every now and again to ensure your making progress and not letting your day-to-day get in the way of the future!

-Make time for your goals – work, tiredness, pretty much anything can be used as an excuse for not achieving your goals so set time aside to focus on them.

1.Achieve 500 followers on my blog

This is not a long term goal but it’s a perfect way to achieve the big goal of blogging consistently to a wide audience. At the beginning of the year when I decided to start this blog I did not anticipate how much time it would take to blog! I love every minute of it and can’t wait to start typing again! So the how… I think at this point I just need to be more consistent with  what and when I write so I mapped out a few ideas and spent the afternoon in a coffee shop planning my next few blogs… I’m super excited to share them all with you…

So tell all your friends to watch this space!

“Thats not a very big goal. You could walk down the street talking to people and find 500 followers” – Mr Willetts

2.Add something new to my CV

As much as I like to think I could run around restaurants and bars for the rest of my life it turns out that as I grow up and get older it isn’t as easy as it used to be. It’s definitely a good thing to see your CV current and add to it where you can. Adding to your skill set can only broaden your opportunities. With that said I am looking into some part-time/evening courses that I think look quite interesting so watch this space! My dad always said I could do anything I put my mind to… step aside Sir Alan Sugar.

“Start making some real money so I can spend my days on the golf course” – Mr Willetts

3. Drop back down to a comfortable weight

Now anyone who knows me will know I have never been particularly worried about what I eat, how often I eat or my weight. I was always quite gifted in the metabolism department… however as I start to slow down in speed around a bar so does my metabolism. A month or so ago I went back to my parents house and my mum still has my wedding dress hanging in her bedroom. Being the princess that I am I INSISTED on trying it on again and pledged I would do it every year until it no longer fitted. My mum being the most supportive person to any stupid idea that comes out of my mouth helped me step into the wonderful dress and then came the disappointment. As I went to pull the dress up over my arse I realised it wasn’t as “comfortable” as it was when I wore it back in September. We double checked that the zip was “all the way down” and in that moment I realised I was now TOO FAT for my own wedding dress. It wouldn’t zip up past my bum! Inside I cried… outside I laughed.

I later went home and weighed myself… I realised at this point it was time to stop eating EVERYTHING I look at and start moving more! So I joined a gym again and have practically been eating air for the last couple of weeks.

“I think you’re already very comfortable… this is how you got yourself into this [weight] situation” – Mr Willetts

As always Mr Willetts is ever the inspiration! Let me know if you guys have recently set any goals or resolutions and what you are doing to make sure you achieve them! I definitely think writing them down and sharing them with you guys is inspiring me to actually achieve them and not just let them sit on the sideline.

Mrs Willetts x

 

 

 

Becoming Mrs Willetts

I couldn’t possibly start a blog about being Mrs Willetts without letting you guys in on the big day. Mr Willetts and I got married on September 8th 2016, which seems like forever ago now. I recently opened the wedding album back up to take another look into the big day!

Getting ready with my bridesmaids and spending the morning drinking Prosecco and being pampered is definitely my idea of fun! At this point I need to give a HUGE shout out to our make up artist Charlotte (check out her page she’s basically a magician for your face) and Beth our incredibly talented hair dresser. We’ve known each other since we were kids and she is super super talented! I’m so proud of what she has achieved.

The ceremony and reception were held at the beautiful Skylark Golf and Country Club in Whiteley. We actually managed to combine everything Mr Willetts required for the wedding (a golf course to play in the morning) and my long standing dream of getting married in a barn. The first time we laid eyes on it we both knew it was perfect!

It’s important at this point to let you in on one of Mr Willetts’ point of view (this is basically his interpretation on a situation). The below picture is described by Mr Willetts’ as “the biggest signing of his career”. He is big on most sports and this is us signing a life long (no-where near the type of money players such as Messi or Ronaldo receive) contract forever binding me to Mr Willetts’.

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The bit in between the ceremony and the after-party are all a little bit of a blur so the pictures are a really good way to help me remember exactly what happened! I would like to say this was due to a little too much Prosecco for breakfast but i’m sure it was a combination of the excitement and how quickly the day passes!

When it comes to first dance songs I may sound a little biased but I actually believe ours is the best. Boyce Avenues Cover of Katy Perry’s Teenage Dream. Click here to have a little listen…if there’s no tears by the end of it… you have no heart.

NB- I asked Mr Willetts for the song name… he scratched his head for a good 30 seconds before remembering…

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When we were looking for a photographer there was only one option. Our friend Lila is the most incredible photographer and has an amazing eye for capturing moments that sum up a million emotions. Mr Willetts and I aren’t particularly big fans of posing photos so for her to capture these magical moments we will be forever grateful!

I cannot express how much I loved this day and it will forever stay in our hearts! A HUGE thank you to all the bridesmaids and groomsmen and everybody involved in making this day perfect. This was definitely the most amazing start to our adventure as Mr & Mrs Willetts.

“It was a great day. I played incredible for the first 9 holes but fell apart after that. Got a great roley. The pig was pretty good but £600 on flowers we got mugged off there…” – Mr Willetts.