The week that was 365/12

The Wedding of Marianne & Paul from Oliver Kiell on Vimeo.

I thought I’d share with you the teaser Oliver made the very next day and put on Facebook – he’s very good isn’t he? I can’t wait to see the whole video now

I am so pleased with myself that I have got so far into the 365 challenge, lots of bloggers have started to lose their way and it is difficult to take a photo every day and post each week but all I have to do is click on 365 category and I have a small diary of our life to look back on.

Trouble is this week has been a massive catch up for me and looking back on the week’s photos they are of wedding gifts and review products received or food orientated photos. On the whole nothing special happened this week but here’s the account

Saturday – Paul and I have been married one week. The week has flown by and been super busy but we’re still enjoying the photos as they come through and reliving the day all the time. This is one of our gifts which I really love, it makes me smile every time I look at it, thank you Rebecca x

Mr and Mrs plaque

Sunday – A quiet day, I did the ironing, actually I did a TON of ironing that has piled up over the past fortnight but I wore these beautiful pearl earrings. A gift from Tommy, Oana (and Evan) and Megan (and Gracey) for Mother’s Day. I love them they are beautiful even though my photo is blurred – you try taking a photo one handed, on your phone of something you can’t see.

pearl earring

Monday – Kids back to school and I dive into my inbox, 700+ emails to get through. A LOT of thank you notes that need writing which I can’t find anywhere and normal day to day chores to be done too. Just another manic Monday. But lack of thank you notes inspires me at least to take photos of some of our gifts and thank on Facebook in the meantime. These beautiful Cimbro bracelets are from a dear friend in Italy, an unexpected gift with a lot of meaning behind them; given as a sign of distinction and prosperity. And made by jeweller extraordinaire Mastro Paolo who lives and works in Folgaria, his work is mind blowing and I shall cherish these bracelets.

Cimbro bracelets

Tuesday – My first review product this week arrives, Fairtrade coffee with cups and saucers too. Puro must sense I need backup and have sent me packs of energy. This should keep me going for a while. I’m looking forward to a cappucino this morning or maybe a latte?

Puro coffee

Wednesday – Burn out. After two days solid battling with my inbox I cannot concentrate so I go to the supermarket and buy our weekly shop. I’m doing VERY well and sticking to my list until I reach the last aisle …. the cheese aisle and I see one of my favourite Italian cheeses. It’s fattening, it’s not on the list and I don’t care. I put it in my basket and make my way to the till. On opening it back home I manage to eat half the packet in one go! THIS is why I never buy it, it’s so good I can’t control myself but yeee it was worth it *sigh*


Thursday – In all honesty this photo most likely wasn’t taken on Thursday BUT who’s looking, I didn’t take one and this will do as it makes me smile. Paul’s mates ‘The Friday Club’ on hearing our request for donations towards windows we need to change rather than wedding gifts decided to go one step further and put together a handy box for our windows – cheers guys :)

window cleaning

Friday – LONG day but the emails are now down to a respectable 200 ish. I feel more up to date and happier with myself. The best moment of the day is a knock at the door and a parcel delivery. This one my HUSBAND is going to LOVE it’s from Heggies of Hereford and it’s a beef hamper. It includes, two kinds of sausages, bacon, a brisket joint, 2 filet steaks (GOD!! I love them) 2 sirloin steaks (moaning in culinary delight) and two steak pies. I’ve stashed some bits in the freezer and I am so looking forward to trying them and reviewing them on Mari’s World

Heggie's Hereford

Have a great week all Mari x

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  1. Tas D
    March 23, 2013 / 11:48 AM

    Your hair is so lovely and it looks like it was an amazing day!

  2. March 23, 2013 / 11:49 AM

    Mari, what a gorgeous video, brought tears to my eyes! Glad you are feeling slightly more up to date! :)

  3. March 24, 2013 / 10:01 AM

    well done for still going Mari i hope you can keep it up, as its lovely to see your week and words each week.
    Puro coffee is nice i used to use that i my cafe and its great that it is fairtrade too.
    is it still weird seeing your name as Weekes? Or are you used to it now? i think it would take me a long time to be used to having another surname – i have had this one all my life!
    well done on catching up ion all of your emails too – i need to sort through mine too x x
    ps. wonderful video too almost forgot to mention it x

  4. March 24, 2013 / 3:38 PM

    Mari, fantastic pictures however … i have to say what a gorgeous video!! it got my quite emotional!! xx

  5. March 24, 2013 / 6:24 PM

    Fantastic photos. I love that sign – such a lovely gift.

  6. March 24, 2013 / 11:49 PM

    That video is amazing! Indeed he is very talented. I love your Mr and Mrs sign especially :-)

  7. Ali Clifford
    March 25, 2013 / 5:44 PM

    Love that video, congratulations, you both look so happy!! x

  8. March 25, 2013 / 9:27 PM

    Amazingly beautiful video.

    Super photos from the week.

  9. Emma wright
    March 25, 2013 / 10:19 PM

    You have been busy. I hate clearing a back load of emails. can’t stand stinky cheese though x

  10. Jo
    March 26, 2013 / 4:15 PM

    So many lovely presents and I would like your butchery box :-)

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