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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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Tracey Williams

Sunday 8th of September 2019

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


Thursday 5th of September 2019

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.

Kerri-Ann Hargreaves

Thursday 5th of September 2019

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

Laura - Dear Bear and Beany

Thursday 5th of September 2019

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


Thursday 5th of September 2019

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.

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