5 Blessings In My Life

Today is mine and Joel’s 1st year wedding anniversary. I can’t believe how quickly this year has gone! It feels like yesterday we were enjoying our special day with all our family and friends. I count my lucky stars every day for the life I’m living and here are 5 of my favourite wonderful blessings.

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My Husband
Wow… I still can’t get used to that. ☺️ He drives me crazy. He’s absolutely bonkers. He’s messy and we have completely different styles but I can honestly say he’s my soulmate. I love him unconditionally and feel so blessed to have found ‘the one’.

My Health
I’m healthy and happy. I have eyes to see, ears to hear and legs to walk the Earth. If all were taken away, I’d still feel blessed to have pure imagination and my soul.

Travel
I have been to some truly amazing places around the world like America, Italy, Australia, Barbados, Spain, France and Mauritius. To experience different places and immerse yourself in their cultures is something I will continue to do and I feel blessed every day that I have the ability to fulfil this desire.

Family
They’re your most important allies and I feel so blessed to have a strong willed, gorgeous and funny family. At every family get-together, I sometimes just like to sit and watch  every one talk so I can take in every moment with them. Some day the amount of people at the dinner table will change and you’ll wish you could have a past moment back again just to have one more time with them. Treasure every moment with your loved ones.

Home
I love our house. It’s bricks, paint and furniture to most but to me… it’s home. It holds so much love right now and one day that love will grow so much stronger that we won’t be able to contain it. I’m so blessed to have my lovely little home.

Katie ❀

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5 Ways To Win My Heart

I’m so lucky to have someone that won my heart so long ago!

Make me laugh
I love to laugh. Who doesn’t? So to have found someone who makes me laugh every day is so special. This is the main thing that attracted me to my husband and captured my attention.

Show interest
Friendship is the foundation to any relationship and when you’re true friends you show an interest in that person wholeheartedly. You need to be my biggest fan to win my heart.

Treat me
Buy me flowers. Chocolate. Take me out. Even just let me watch my show on TV or pick a movie. Sure it can be a little selfish but it’s not all the time…! Only to win my heart ♡

Long walks
There’s nothing better than taking a long walk, chatting and being silly together. We have lots of lovely memories of meaningful conversations whilst on one of our walks in the woods.

Be sincere
I truly believe in love at first sight. I just knew I would marry Joel since we met at 16 years old. Everything about our relationship was sincere. There was no way of faking our feelings for one another. So at the moment we could tell, that was it, the rest is history.

Katie ❀

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A Few Days in Devon

Flights out of the UK were super expensive over the bank holiday weekend and when we’re trying to save for some big house developments we wanted to take a local trip away somewhere. Joel used to visit North Devon with his family every summer, so we thought it would be really lovely and nostalgic for him to revisit some much loved places for his birthday.

Appledore

We stayed in a little flat in the seaside village of Appledore. This is such a cute place and great for families as there’s lots to keep you entertained. We ate fish and chips at Sylvester’s, had a couple of lovely meals at The Seagate, indulged in some homemade Devonshire ice cream and Joel drank some home-brewed Devonshire cider (of course!)

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Lynton & Lynmouth

For one day we visited Lynton & Lynmouth, another cute seaside village (they’ll be a running theme here! haha!) and we climbed the rocks in the river with our little nieces. The Rum & Raisin ice cream was the best!

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Clovelly

We then spent the day just the two of us in Clovelly. If you’re looking for amazing views and cute British cafes to have cream tea, this is the place to be! But be warned… it’s a hell of a steep climb! We saw a lot of people struggling in their flip flops on the very old cobbled streets but thankfully I packed my trainers (always prepared for every eventuality!) It’s so worth it though, as I got some lovely shots and even a butterfly posed for me.

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Hartland Lighthouse

One night we watched a documentary funnily enough about North Devon and the presenter visited Hartland Lighthouse, so we thought on our way back from Clovelly we’ll stop off and get some nice shots. It was such a misty and rainy day, so I only managed to get a few but I love how mysterious and haunting they turned out because of it. Then on our way back we stopped off for a round of crazy golf in Hartland Quay. Oh and for the record, I won and even though it was Joel’s birthday I couldn’t just LET him win!

Update: He wants a rematch…!

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Instow

Lastly, we spent the day with our family on Instow Beach and then back in Appledore. It was the perfect way to end our little holiday.

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Have you visited any of these lovely places in North Devon? I’d love to hear about your experiences too! Follow @lovenorthdevon for updates  🙂

Katie ❀

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