A Wonderful April

Technically, technically, this post was supposed to go out on Wednesday to join in with the rest of the Wonderful Wednesday gang but I have a good excuse for being a couple of days late…

WE EXCHANGED CONTRACTS! On Tuesday we exchanged contracts on the house that we put on offer on back in January, which means that I am officially going to be a home-owner. It’s been a bloody long process but now we *finally* have that completion date in sight, it is all systems go. I’m running around like a headless chicken trying to get everything organised before the big move, in an attempts to make the whole process as smooth as possible. Of course, I’ve already predicted a million and one things that will cause us a massive headache and a whole load of stress, but I want to make the whole process as fun? (is that the right word?!) as it possibly can be. You’re only a first-time buyer once!

Therefore lately things have been pretty bloody wonderful and I wanted to remember how ruddy wonderful April has been, even if I am a couple of days behind!

Mexico The most wonderful part of April was our holiday to Mexico where we drank endless cocktails, lounged on the beach, went on adventure days and spent time with our friends. We went to Mexico for our friend’s wedding, which was the most glorious wedding that was set on the beach. It was a small, intimate wedding which added to how special it was and of course, it was set in the most beautiful location.

Mexico pretty much has it all, beautiful beaches, history, great food and plenty of things to see and do. We were in Mexico for 11 nights and despite fitting in a lot – there was still so much we didn’t even get to do! Perfect excuse to go back right?

Being productive I am in my *element* when I have a million and one things to do and now I have a moving date, the to-do-list has become endless. On my day off I was able to absolutely smash everything that was on it, leaving my brain a little bit frazzled and well, a bit delirious (just one conversation with the council left me feeling that way to be honest!). I was fall-asleep-as-soon-as-your-head-hits-the-pillow kind of tired, but it was a good tired, a productive tired, that makes you feel like a superhero.

Corn on the cob slathered in salty butter Such a simple joy, but wonderful none-the-less.

The Ambassador On the subject of food, I had the most INSANE dessert from Boston Tea Party. It was a chewy hazelnut meringue, sandwiched with a chocolate, hazelnut cream and topped with more chocolate and hazelnuts.  I am *salivating* just thinking about it. I’ve never had anything like it before, so as soon as I can figure out what it is – I will attempt to recreate it!

Paint charts While consulting paint charts *did* stress me out when it came to deciding what colours to choose for the bedroom, I am including them in a list of wonderful things because the stress of it all, well, was kind of wonderful. Hear me out. The stress was part and parcel of the process of buying a house – it was a task that we sat down to decide together, and argued over, but it was part of this crazy, magical time that I’m trying to enjoy. It also made me laugh at how I had reached peak adulthood when we were bickering over the different shades of white.

Phew, April has been fun! Hopefully, May will be good to me and not *too* stressful. If you wanted to catch up with more lovely lists, check out the inspiration behind it all – Sally Tangle as well as Jo, Cat, Sam, Peta, El and Ellie