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Anniversaries, Family Times And Cruises

It’s been a week of celebrating in the Christie house. We haven’t done loads, things have been pretty quiet by our standards. But here is what we have been up to this week.

Our 25th Wedding Anniversary.

This week we have been married 25 years, omg I still can’t believe it when I say it. We have had the most amazing life together with 2 wonderful boys, a bear baby, 7 house moves ( I think we are finally settled, but its been fun finding out) and so many incredible memories.

Visiting Salzburg on a River Cruise

We spent the whole of last weekend going out for dinner, having country walks and chilling together. Chris bought me a beautiful gift and flowers and we spent our anniversary evening having dinner at one of our favourite restaurants with our two favourite people in the world.

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The boys are growing up so quickly. It’s great to get their undivided attention every now and then. I didn’t take many photos but did get a few from our walk.

Flowers in the countryside
Walking in the countryside
Toby on a Country Walk

We now have our anniversary trip in September to look forwards to, when we get to spend a week chilling in the sun at Ikos Oceania, which is our favourite Ikos resort.

A New CorkScrew

I probably need to get out more but I worked on a collaboration with Cruisinart and Wayfair over on Instagram this week. And as part of the collaboration I was sent an electric corkscrew.

I have never been able to open wine so this is blooming amazing. Its a pretty cool gadget, I have got to 46 years of age struggling with wine bottles, so yes I am a tad giddy about it.

Cuisinart Electric Corkscrew

The Building Work

The weather has been hit and miss, as has our builders turning up, half of the render is on and so far I am mega disappointed, we asked for white, they said yes but to me it looks white with a hint of grey and it cost a bloody fortune. Apparently it will look white when the sunshines, no words!

Until they finish we can’t do a thing so its a case of waiting for now. Its not all their fault the weather hasn’t helped but I think the grey tint to the walls has added to my frustration. Chris assures me as it sets it goes whiter, I really hope it does.

Norwegian Encore

Donna and I have been invited to the inaugural cruise of NCL Encore at the end of October. We are both seriously excited about it as the ship looks incredible for cruising families that love activities and onboard adventure. And NCL ships are pretty spectacular, omg the Ocean Blue seafood restaurant was to die for on the Norwegian Bliss!!!! so hope to get to try that again. I can’t wait to share more about this wonderful ship. I mean come on look at that picture? It’s so exciting.

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Norwegian Encore For Families

Next Week

We have a quiet week ahead, Jack needs to sort his bedroom so no doubt that will be a big job! But the next couple of weeks are going to be all about planning and organising. A bit like the quiet before the storm as the months ahead are looking pretty crazy.

Have an amazing weekend whatever you have planed.

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12 Comments

  1. 30th August 2019 / 12:51 pm

    Happy Anniversary! You and your hubby get around! The cruise sounds spectacular. Hope you have a wonderful anniversary trip.

  2. 30th August 2019 / 4:02 pm

    I’m so jealous of all your cruising!! Belated Happy Anniversary, 25 years is good going. I can’t believe I’ve been with my current husband 17 years this year…especially as I spent 14 with my former husband…eek! that makes me feel old. (or maybe I was a child bride!) Thanks for linking up to #wotw

  3. 30th August 2019 / 5:09 pm

    Happy anniversary! The cruise looks like it will be amazing! #wotw

  4. 30th August 2019 / 10:18 pm

    Happy anniversary to you and your hubby. It sounds like you have had a lovely time together. Those flowers are beautiful!
    I didn’t even know an electric corkscrew was a thing! Genius!
    That doesn’t sound good about the building work. If you pay for white you should get white!
    That ship looks amazing! Wow! Is that a race track on it!
    Have a great weekend x

  5. 31st August 2019 / 9:03 am

    I had to chuckle at you saying you needed to get out more! I can quite understand the excitement over the electric corkscrew. I struggle with opening wine too. I hope the render works out whiter and the building work speeds up for you. Happy anniversary to you both. Definitely worth celebrating. The cruise boat looks amazing from on top. One to look forward to. Have a great weekend. #wotw

  6. 4th September 2019 / 12:54 pm

    Wow that cruise ship it’s disney on water fun!!! Happy anniversary. Hope to catch up with you soon hunny.

  7. 4th September 2019 / 4:56 pm

    Aww happy silver wedding anniversary to you both. That cruise ship looks amazing. Sorry to hear that the rendering is causing stress – fingers crossed that it does whiten up. #WotW

  8. 5th September 2019 / 5:22 am

    Wow what a week.
    Huge congrats. 25 years is pretty special and I love the way you celebrated as a family.
    Ash and I are only at 15 this year but best decision I ever made.

    That corkscrew is a little pretty. Would look nice on my kitchen side.

    Cruise, oh so jealous. One of the only things I have really wanted to do my whole life. Can’t wait to see more at the time.

  9. 5th September 2019 / 11:55 am

    Happy 25th Anniversary, definitely one that needs to be celebrated. I would also get excited about an electric corkscrew, I can never open bottles! I hope the builders are right and it will look more white for you. Have a lovely week x

  10. 5th September 2019 / 2:58 pm

    Happy anniversary lovely, you both look so happy. I hope everything has bee sorted for you x

  11. 5th September 2019 / 10:02 pm

    Happy Anniversary! Super jealous of your trip to Ikos, I keep hearing great things about that resort and it’s in my list of places to visit.
    That cruise ship looks absolutely amazing, I can’t wait to hear all about your trip.

  12. 8th September 2019 / 6:41 pm

    25 years is amazing Sarah and a very happy anniversary to both of you, I bet you can’t wait to be sipping that first cocktail at Oceania. Oh the building work sounds very frustrating, and I hope that it turns white for you. You know me and cruises, but that ship looks amazing x

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