Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Family Thoughts

Family is so important. Which is why its so great that I get along with Josh's family. 

I'm not going to lie at first I thought it was a challenge to get his parents to like me, and then I met his grandparents. Now i'm thrown into drinks with his aunt and uncle and the other week we went for a meal with 9 new faces! That was definitely a fun one. 

It makes it easier that Josh's family are incredibly loving and easy to get along with! 

What made me think of this is that I probably spend more time with Josh's family than my own! Which is really be honest but the older all the kids get the less time my family spends together! (I've just added get the family together on my summer goals list.) 

It doesn't help that my family is probably the opposite of Josh's, for a start i wouldn't call anyone in my family a drinker (let alone heavy drinker)! Excluding myself and Abbie of course. Whereas Josh's family love a good drink. Most of the time we get with Josh's family its probably for a meal which turns into drinks, whereas my family would rather whack out a boardgame than the shots! 

Though I have to say after my aunt and uncle's anniversary meal a few weeks ago Josh and my sisters boyfriend Jack got so into playing I think they enjoyed it more than anyone else!

Then there's the fact that my older sister who is a similar age to Josh does everything she can to get out of family arrangements, yet half the time its Josh who's dragging me to these things! Dragging is the wrong word maybe because I definitely go willingly and looking forward to it, but it gets my point across. 

I started thinking about this a lot recently over the past month because we've been out with Josh's mom's sister and her husband many times to their local pub and ended up dancing and very tipsy, we went for a curry (i don't even like curry) with his dad's cousins Ali and Wendy and the meal where I met practically all of his dad's side of the family in one go which was pretty nerve racking considering i just thought it was going to be the four of us! 

And the weekend just gone particularly where we went to a barbecue at Ali and Wendy's house and I had an amazing time. Ali and Wendy in particular are very funny and loving people and along with another of Josh's relatives Sarah (not sure how they're related its hard to keep track of that and names haha), who we now have plans to visit in Bristol later on in the summer. And the rest of his family are very easy to get along with and there's no awkwardness (thank god). 

It just makes me think how hard it would be to be a part of Josh's life if it was any different, and to be honest i would definitely finish this post up saying that I don't know who I would miss more if me and Josh decided to go seperate ways, him? Or his family? 

*josh is the one with the white moustache, which he may actually look like in the next thirty years* 

Would love to hear your input in the comments! Do you agree with the importance of getting along with the other half's (yes i was introduced as Josh's other half and his work friends call me his "mrs" which I find very weird as its new to me and we aren't getting married anytime soon) family?

Monday, 20 July 2015


I don't know what it is about birthdays, but they just really get me excited! I have always loved celebrations and any excuse to buy presents. Birthdays are a sure fire way to get (most) people in a good mood. 

We were counting down the days till one of my work friends Laura's 21st and we happened to be working the same shift on her last day of work before the week she booked off for the occasion, and since she didn't know i'd be seeing her before her birthday (surprise!) we spent it celebrating. 

To make it even better on my break I went out and bought some candles and a cake, then hid them in my locker. It was a late shift so the inside of the store was empty and I had told my manager Kyle about the cake so we rushed to get all the cars through drive through as quick as possible. Laura knew something was up and you could see she was getting nervous evertime Charlotte came up to front counter to see if the cake was ready yet! 

When drivethrough was empty Kyle and I tried to light all the candles in a massive rush, and we took the cake to Laura. Who tried running away, much to her dismay Kyle wouldn't let that happen and we all sang happy birthday! It was a really nice end to my shift and I know Laura loved it despite her embarrassment. 

Then a few days later on Saturday Josh and I headed over to Charlotte's with some other girls from work, since Laura's so persistent Charlotte couldn't keep her away from her house for as long as she'd hoped so Laura was the first person to her surprise party. Why doesn't that surprise me? It was a nice night with everyone and I hope Laura had a great 21st. George even made curry and I tried it and liked it! Me?? Guess I have no excuse now when Josh wants to go for a curry... 

Overall it was lovely seeing Laura happy and celebrating her birthday with her, and all the little surprises were lovely. If you have any stories of surprises i'd love to know in the comments! 

The back scratch multitask.

Life is pretty sweet right now, its SUMMER can I get a hell yeah? So even though i'm not at college i'm seeing my friends more, my boyfriend more, and my paychecks are looking good. 

I'm currently lying in bed taking roll of Josh's back scratcher  its incredibly cute that for once Josh fell asleep on me instead of vice versa! He woke up a few minutes ago moaned he was hot, demanded a kiss and a backscrscratch , then rolled over and fell straight back to sleep! 

So here I am trying to scratch Josh's back with hand while writing this blog post with the other hand on my phone. I'm a multitasking queen!

Mmhh.. Now there's crumbs in the bed, after I momentarily paused this post to munch on the donuts next to the bed that I made Josh take me to Tesco's for earlier. 

How do you tell when you've become too comfortable in a relationship? Is it when you laugh so hard at their jokes that you fart and not very discreetly (totally never happened I will deny my laugh-farts ok). 

Or did this become apparent when I dragged Josh down the tampon aisle and then the chocolate aisle and told him to prepare for the week ahead. 

Or when you start bypassing the cuddles after sex and stand with the window cracked open wafting yourself to create a breeze looking nowhere near sexy hunched over and panting, yet not giving a shit. 

I think me and Josh have got too comfortable. Yes. 

But I can't complain, the romance is still there! He bought me flowers last week for my birthday, we still hold hands over the table during dinner and to be honest I have never been so affectionate or felt such affection before. The more we see each other, the longer we're together, and a lot of the time when we're not together shows me how much i'm loved, and it's fabulous.

What i've noticed more than ever though is I am a jealous person. I get a serious case of the green eyed monster if anyone else has Josh's attention. 

When we first got together I encouraged Josh to go out with his friends, and I enjoyed the time away to do something else. Now i'm trying to guilt trip him into thinking of me the whole time he's there, which honestly defeats the point of him being there, and when it comes to other girls... Just trust me when I say I am not proud. 

I've never considered myself a jealous person before but it didn't take long to unveil the truth. 

But this relationship malarky is good! It's nice and i'm happy. Ew gushy. Now i'm gonna go eat the rest of these donuts. 

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