Monday 1 July 2013

A month has flown by already!

So my month off is over! Hasn’t it flown by? I have barely had time to stop and think, so it was lucky that I had some amazing guest bloggers to keep you all entertained while I was away. Did you enjoy them? I hope you did! If you missed any in my Show Us Your Favourite…guest series here they all are again. 

And I just want to say a massive thank you to everyone who helped me out, you can find them all on their own blogs here. 

The move went well, so thank you for all the encouragement and well wishes. We have now handed in the keys to our little flat in Cardiff and are almost sorted and settled back at my parents home in Neath. It will take a little time for us to get used to all the changes and get our lives into a new rhythm but I’m sure it will all settle down soon, at the moment it is just a case of trying to promote and market the new business, whilst keeping up with my writing work and commuting to my TIC job in Cardiff 3 days a week, but I am getting there!

So as it is my first post back I thought I would give you all a little catch-up as to what I have been up to…other than moving.

We managed to squeeze in a much anticipated shoot, which if you follow Cross-Jones Photography on Facebook or me on FB, Twitter or Instagram you will already have had a sneak peek of, if not here is a little selection, but you will find the rest on our new website (please check out the site and let me know what you think of it too!). The adorable Lili-Rose, just 6 days old.

I was very lucky to have been invited to The Ladyboys of Bangkok Gala Night, which was brilliant and so funny! It is amazing how beautiful they all are, makes a women jealous!

I also went to a little Lush blogger event, hosted by the Cardiff store. We got to try some fun non-alcoholic cocktails and get a skin consultation. It was lovely to catch up with some of the ladies, and I have to confess I bought myself a few things for the very first time! I always seem to get bath bombs as gifts and only ever go in to buy gifts for others, so it was nice to finally treat myself to a few things.
 Stefanie of Cowbiscuits trying out the make-up range as hair tint
 All the fun fresh face masks
 Georgina of Makeup Pixi3 trying out the chocolate based face mask
Laura from What Laura Did getting an arm massage

I have been to the theatre not once, but twice! Lucky me, eh? First I went to see Noises Off with my sister and work colleagues, which was great fun. Then I went and saw the awesome Hairspray with my Mum, Sis and Mum’s friend Liz. It stared Mark Benson, Lucy Benjamin and Marcus Collins. I loved it!
The girlies before the show! Biz, me and Briony
Me and Briony ready for the show!!
 Briony and Liz ready for food before Hairspray
 Me and my mum before Hairspray! (yes I know we look very alike!)

And lastly, I was invited to a great little local business womens beauty event called Business, Beauty and Bubbles, held at the Maldron Cardiff. It was a networking kind of event for business women and local fashion/beauty businesses. I meet a few friendly blogging faces whilst I was there, and a few businesses ladies I knew too, it was a nice afternoon of chatting, drinking, eating and a bit of pampering (Thank you Zoe for my lovely nails!)
 Lovely Anne of Stella and Dot
Gemma from Fat Frocks, Mia from By Mimi and her friend (who I cannot remember the name of!!)

So that is a catch up of what I managed to get done, whilst moving, for the last week. Have you ladies done anything fun or exciting? Is there any major news I have missed out on?

Oh and I got a new iPhone with a much better camera! So expect to see some my Sunday Catch-up posts making a return!

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  1. Goodness me, what a busy month you've had! I'm impressed you managed to squeeze everything in!

  2. Really nice picture diary! Also checked your FB page, absolutely adore the baby photos! :)

    Olivia xxx
    Beauty from the Fjord

  3. I really do heart Lush's bath bombs too. I leave them unused as long as I can bear because they make my bathroom smell so good

  4. I'm so glad the moving went great! I'm sure you guys will get the hang of your new life and totally succeed in your new project ;D.

    You've managed to do so much on such hectic days!

    Have a wonderful week! ;D

  5. I'd forgotten to say the website and photos look amazing! Congrats!

  6. You have a very nice blog and you seem like you have a lot of good things going on in your life, so keep up the great work! Thanks for stopping by earlier today! xx Pip

    Easy Outfits by Pip


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