Our little blog has been around for just over a year and it’s already proved invaluable. It must have something to do with only going on one trip in the last 3 months but I’ve found myself reading past posts and reminiscing about all the amazing places we’ve been since we started our OE. It’s crazy how quickly I’ve forgotten all the funny stories and awkward situations we’ve experienced. Blogging can sometimes be the last thing we want to do but I’m so glad we’ve stuck with it. Reading old posts has really motivated me to write more even if it feels like we don’t have anything exciting going on! Which brings me to the past 3 weeks…

We’ve been stuck in the work/eat/sleep routine for the last little while and the lack of exercise has definitely caught up with us. Add in wanting to look good in a bathing suit for our beach trips this summer and my WEDDING DRESS (that’s weird to type) next year and yeah, I need to get in shape. We’ve both signed up to the gym and are slowly getting back into the routine of working out. A nice thing about London gyms is that most have swimming pools which (when you have lots of beach/water oriented holidays planned) will come in handy for increasing our (nonexistent, at least for me) swimming skills.

So excited!

Last week, I went to see Viva Forever with a few of my girlfriends. As you may know, this is the new musical based entirely on Spice Girls songs. For someone who was a massive Spice Girls fan in her early teens (I won’t give you all the seriously embarrassing details but there may or may not be a photo of me dressed as Scary Spice floating around), it was such a fun night and I highly recommend it!
Most theatres hold discounted tickets for walk ins to buy for the performance that night so we got to sit in the 3rd row for only £20!

Matt’s work just moved into new offices in the West End so hopefully we can get more deals like that.

view from Matt's desk

View from Matt’s desk

After 4 years of using my trusty D60, I’ve upgraded my camera to the D7000. It’s something I’ve been thinking about doing for a while but got serious about researching a replacement after our trip to Norway. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with my D60 but it is an entry-level DSLR and I’ve outgrown it. There were many reasons for choosing the D7000 but the main one was that it’s a lot of camera for a very decent price.

I was going to wait until shortly before our trip to Egypt to buy it but I’m so glad I didn’t – it’s going to take me that long just to figure out how to use the thing! I wasn’t expecting just how different the layout was going to be from my D60 so it’s taking me a little while to figure out which button/dial/shortcut does what but that’s all part of the fun! I’m really looking forward to taking it on our next trip although I’m not sure if St Patty’s Day in Dublin is a safe place for an expensive camera…

Speaking of trips, I think I’m getting cabin fever and cannot wait to get out of London. I’m counting down the days until our travel plans for the year really kick off.


We’ve also been busy with wedding plans and have nearly got a few of the bigger details locked down…but I’ll save that for another post.