Category: Living

Valentine’s Day

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Well Valentine’s day has been and gone.  I hope all of you who do celebrate it had a lovely time.  I know it’s all very commercialised and we don’t need one day to show our loved ones how much we care, but I do like to do something special just to remind each other how much we love each other.

We can all get so caught up in the big stuff of daily life that we can forget the simple things and I like Valentine’s to just be able to stop and sit and remember how much we love to spend time together.  We don’t do big gestures and we don’t spend too much money, a card, some flowers and a little bit of love hearts spelling out messages were all that were necessary to put two big smiles on our faces yesterday.


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Valentines 2My most favourite flowers from my gorgeous hubby!

And another good thing about Valentine’s day is it starts the countdown to my birthday on Thursday!

C xx

Welcome to my blog

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Welcome to my blog!

I thought for my first post I would do a questions and answers post so that you can find out a little more about me.


What are your reasons or inspirations for your blog?   I blogged before about my wedding in 2011 here: Wedding Blog and really enjoyed it.  I decided a few weeks ago that I would quite like to blog again about my life in general and this blog was born.


How did you choose the name of your blog? I wanted a catchy name and one that I hope people would be able to remember.  I felt Youandmearefamily was perfect as it sums up my little family now, myself, my husband and our dog and hopefully it will be able to grow with me when we extend our family.


Are you married or single? I am sure from the last two questions you have already figured out that I am married.  We got married in October 2011 in Marbella, Spain.  I have to say it has been the best day of my life so far.


Do you have any pets? Yes, we have a 3 year old black and silver Miniature Schnauzer called Hamish, he is my husband’s shadow and will no doubt make many appearances on the blog.


What is your eye colour? Green


Do you wear contacts or glasses? Both.  I prefer contact lenses, though don’t wear them often as I really hate putting them in!


How old are you on your next birthday? Sssh don’t tell anyone this, but I am 35 in two weeks time.  I’m not quite sure how I got here though, time seems to have gone far to fast!


How many siblings do you have? 2 an older brother and even older sister (she’ll not love me for sharing that!) though she will love the fact that most people think that we are very close in age or the odd time that she is younger than me…..not good.


What is your ring tone? I have two, one for my husband calling which is, I’m Yours by Jason Mraz and Crack the Shutters by Snow Patrol for everyone else.


Current favourite Quote? It’s easier to go down a hill than up it, but the view is much better at the top – Henry Ward Beecher