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Have you made a Bucket list ?Exploring British heritage first stop Stonehenge !!!

So yesterday I and my husband have decided to explore hopefully many of the great British heritage places around the UK.

I have decided to start a bucket list and could decide what I what to put on it because I have what I want which is my wonderful family. So I thought about anything that I’m intrigued with and just things to do that’s isn’t soo costly as well. Most people put things on their bucket list that aren’t achievable and are unrealistic to achieve. I know that’s the point so you can push to do the things you wouldn’t but mine is different as I want to actually just be able to do different things with my family and husband because of my diagnosis.

So my bucket list so far is

  • Visits Stonehenge and many historic sites
  • Weekend in Barry and visit all the filming sites of Gavin and Stacey. (One of my favourite sitcoms.)
  • Family holiday abroad
  • Visit Rome
  • Try and do something once a week which is scary or achieve something.

It’s working progress!!!

Back to our visit to Stonehenge. The drive wasn’t too bad, it took it’s two hours to get there. We’re glad we had tickets as if you didn’t buy a ticket you can’t really get that up close to the stones.

I want to say thank you to my brother Colin who brought us the tickets the day before. If your wondering you can pay when you get there also but it’s a bit more expensive.

Our tickets were bought online. Here is the link in which you can purchase them.

Stonehenge ticket office

You don’t realise how big they actually are until your up close to them and the history of them is just amazing.

It took about 2-3 hours expiring Stonehenge and we then still had time to waste so we decide to drive another hour to sunny Bournemouth.

Lucky for us it was a beautiful day and it was lovely.

Photos of our day, all photos haven’t been zoomed in at all, this is how far you can get to the stones !

Sunny Bournemouth!!!

Our next visit will be to Barry island but we might get to visit another heritage site before then as the children have split up for there school holiday.

It’s so hard now to find some good things to do in the summer holiday, so we are on a mission to try.

Anyone have any good days out that they can recommend, please use the comment to recommend for people.

Hope you all enjoy your summer holidays with your children. And one thing I love about summer holidays is the traffic on the read is soo much less congested it’s great !!

Happy summer holidays to you all !!!
Enjoy making happy memories with your children. I know I will. Xx

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Gavin and Stacey returning For another Christmas special !!

So I’m sitting at home just relaxing on this raining Friday afternoon watching Gavin and Stacey. It inspired me to blog about what they’re up to and what I think about the new upcoming Christmas special.!!

So we’ve all heard James Corden and Ruth Jones have finally decided to write another Christmas special!!!!

I’m soo excited as I’m sure many others are too.

They started filming the special last week back in Barry and I can’t wait to see it !!!

My husband and I will be travelling to Barry island in a few weeks to go to all the iconic filming scenes, a new blog to follow with an update on it.

I wonder if it will be just as good as the first one!! I do wonder tho if it was good I dear to do another one. Sometimes it can ruin the whole series. I have my fingers crossed that it’s not a disappointment.

Over the past ten years, people talk about Gavin and Stacey, soon as it past November we all start seeing people posting that there watching the Christmas special. It was the Christmas special that made the show bigger than they thought it would ever become.

Love Actually star Joanna was spotted in a festive outfit of red midi dress and plum coloured patterned coat, despite the summer temperatures at the moment.

She completed her look with pearl earrings and a pair of ankle strap heels.

Mathew was seen in his character’s typical get up of dark jeans, tan shoes, a grey top and a short black and red tartan Harrington jacket.

James Corden teases exciting details from Gavin and Stacey Christmas special

James Cordon, who co-created the show and plays Gavin’s best mate Smithy, was also in attendance for filming but remained behind the camera.

James, 40, was seen putting a finger to his mouth to shush people when the noise levels went out of control and were later seen capturing snippets of the action on his mobile phone.

It remains unclear if he was recording clips for his social media or personal use.

Maybe for another series showing the making of it like the last one.!

I wonder if ness (Ruth) will make another iconic phrase or use the Santa Ohh Ohh Ohh merry Christmas phrase again.

We are yet to see Smithy in his iconic jacket, and yet to film.

James on set directing the Christmas special 2019

It will be very interesting to see how the characters have moved on and what the children will look like.

If Stacey had a girl or a boy, or how baby Neal would be like now he’s older ???

What are your views on how it will be played out????

Comment your views below !!!

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F**k you Cancer !!!

Missing our wedding already !!! 😡

I can’t believe it’s already been 1 month since I became Mrs Scanlon.

All my friends and family telling me to make sure I take it all in because it will be over in a blink of an eye and I was. But I did listen to them and I love that I remember so many fantastic things about that day.

One thing I’m not enjoying is changing everything over to my surname !! WTF it takes soo long. I’ve only done two things.

One thing I’m so happy about is our wedding video. It’s so beautiful and I couldn’t be happier.

It captured all those memories. X

Big C Update!

I wanted to touch on an update on my diagnosis. So after the wedding a week later I went for an MRI scan and yes the Brain tumour has grown Again!!!!

So currently I’m waiting for my doctor to let me know what will be the next step!!

I was supposed to get a call last Friday as they had a meeting at queens court London but haven’t heard anything.

Two things I’ve noticed about cancer docs and giving news!!! They always tell you the news on a friday, so you end up having a total utter shit weekend!!!!

Then seem to take ages to let you know what’s going on at times!!!! What the hell!!!!

anyway, at least I was told the okay to still have my chemo treatment. So friday i had my treatment again.

My second home

An update on the cancer part of my life will be posted soon as I know.

So the past two weeks I’ve been super busy.

I wanted to touch on the fact my beautiful caught Lilly is shaving all her hair off in support of people going through chemo at our local chemo ward.

Lilly has been growing her haor for a whole year to brave the shave xxx

to raise as much money she can to give them something they could appreciate, by hopefully raising enough to be able to get vouchers/days out/week end So they can spend quality time with there loved ones. Going through it myself I know that’s what counts when you feel like it’s constant appointments, treatment, scans and more.

So Please help my daughter to reach her goal and donate below.

Lilly’s fundraiser event

We also will be putting on a fundraiser event which takes place at Dunstablians Rugby Club on the 25th August 2019

There will be a car boot in the morning, pitch fees and all derails are below

There will be a fundraiser evening held at the rugby club as well, details of the event to follow soon.

Please feel free and we encourage you to do your own some sort of little sponsor or coffee morning events to support Lilly to help raise as much as we can.

I’m such a proud mummy and I hope you all can make it xxxxx

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Yet It Starts Again!!!

So it’s starting again #fuckyoucancer

So I had my head MRI scan done last Wednesday and on Friday I got a phone call (the no caller ID call) yes that’s the one, the one when you know it won’t be good !!!!

Why do they do that????

Anyway, I was told one of my tumours is growing again in my brain !!!

So obviously I got really upset 😢 and angry 😡 at the world and everything. But I’m getting so used to the bad news which is so sad and no one should have to get used to bad news Ever!!!! That I wasn’t as bad as I was all the previous times.

So the plan is my scans will go to the hospital in London tomorrow and they will get checked over and discussed what the plan will be. Either surgery or the gamma knife surgery again like I had last time.

One thing I will say going through all this, is it makes you very aware of your body, Maybe to in-tune with your body, because if something doesn’t seem right I panic straight away, knowing it could be something else. I definitely need a copy strategy for hospital visits and treatment. Can anyone recommend anything??

Having the treatment or going for scans I’m absolutely fine with, it seems to really affect me from the build-up, like waiting in the waiting room, or having to stay in the MRI machine for 1 and a half hours and not be able to just leave. I think the main cause is not going through with whatever I’m going through but the end result/outcome of it all which is constantly on my mind 24/7

Does this affect anyone else????

If so does anyone have any good coping strategies???? Please comment any of you do!!!

So for the past week 4 days I’ve been deflated again, but I’m not letting the big C get the best of me or consume my day!!!

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Cancer sucks !!!

A memory !!

Soo I woke up today and saw my timeline memories on Facebook. I realised it’s been two years since I had my lumpectomy and lymph nodes surgery.

It’s crazy, when I look back I remember how I felt at that time. I felt in despair, I felt I was going to die, and in a panic.

In this picture I had just got home a day after my operation, I had to wear those lovely socks for three days !!!

As time goes on it makes you realise to relax a little bit about the situation. Nothing will happen in a instant but over time !!

Since this picture I have had a whole set of chemotherapy treatment, and her2 drugs,

I have to have full body MRI every 3 months to keep an eye on my progression. I have been treated for three brain tumours, and now have Head MRI’s every 4 months.

I’ve been diagnosed with bone cancer as well and I’m still fighting 💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻

I’m currently on a treatment called katcyler and it has its horrible side effects.

This picture below is me when I was preparing for my gamma knife surgery!!

It looks worse than it feels !!

I had to have the support brace put on when I had my treatment for my brain tumours. The is called Gammer knife radiotherapy surgery.

This was me a week after the surgery 👍🏻👍🏻

At the Ideal Christmas home show !!

I guess what I’m trying to say today is no matter how much you go through, pick your self up, dust it off and carry on. You have each day to live for and enjoy each minute of it.

There’s soo many, too many people going through the same thing I hope one day there’s a cure !!

Sign up for race for life !!!

I’m supporting race for life this year and walking it with my husband, friends and children, I hope who ever reads this will sign up and join us to raise money for cancer, we will be walking on the 7th July at stockwood park, Luton. Feel free to join us 👍🏻

Click the link to sign up

Race for life

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How to put your own touch to your wedding!!!

Good evening, so I just wanted to share with you what I did for my wedding regarding stationary, props and decorations.

    My wedding invitations

I had to really look around to find something I could make because I wanted to give it a personal touch it so easy to just order your invites nowadays I didn’t want to do that. I wanted them to come from the heart.

So I searched everywhere and found this on Pinterest

You can either click on the Pinterest above and find it or click the link below👇

https://www.downloadandprint.com/blog/diy-translucent-wedding-invitation-with-vintage-charm/

Also here is the link to the video on how to make them. There is a variety of different types of invites to choose from, on this site.

https://youtu.be/HIaUbeiHuoU

I also wanted to make some flower pieces for our top table, so I brought all of the items in this picture from The range they looked stunning. I paid roughly to make one £35

The bird cages were from B&m stores £10 each

Our present/card table

  1. Card box – from Esty
  2. Love sign – from The range
  3. Flowers in vase and mirror – from The range
  4. Man and woman ornament – from The range
  5. Message in a bottle sign – from Ebay
  6. The Instagram sign – from The range

As you can see I brought a lot of my props from the range, they have a huge variety of wedding bits and the prices affordable.

Instead of a wedding guest book, I wanted to do something different, so I thought of this idea.

I thought a message in a bottle was great so I made three bottle signs with 1 year / 3 years/ and 5 years, so on each wedding anniversary, we will break the glass and read the messages from our loved one.

I thought it was. A great way to remember our wedding day and are- live it. x

The wine holder was brought from eBay

Here is something similar Wine rack from eBay

Some more inspiration for you all is the step ladders they were made up of my newly husband and I and I wanted to honour my dad as he could be at our wedding as he has passed.

All items again brought from the range.

The sign was brought from eBay.

Welcome banner!!!

Table plan!!!!

Both brought from Babyobadi online

They are also on Facebook!!

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Miss tansley to Mrs Scanlon

  • After all the stress 18months of wedding organising, I finally got married.

It was such an amazing day, from start to finish.

The venue we choose was Horwood estate in Milton Keynes. Horwood house

It was such a beautiful venue. The staff was amazing, so we close to make a full weekend of it.

It was the first venue we looked at and we knew straight away it was the one. I would definitely recommend this venue as it comes with great packages, which includes the cake, DJ, draping, centrepieces, and flowers.

If your looking for some inspiration here’s links to all our suppliers we used.

  1. The flowers – – The flower company in Bletchley Milton Keynes

2. The cake – Bakerman in Harlington

I had two dresses for my wedding, which I’m now so glad I did. It was so hot, (I think May is a great month to get married) that I changed into a more relaxed flowing dress for the afternoon evening. I got married in the big princess dress and felt a million pounds.

3. Princess dress- more Lee from Ivory and lace

Toddington.

4. My 2nd dress from Web 2 be Milton Keynes

To leave it for today I will finally post a beautiful picture of my children, they were so well behaved on the wedding day and the venue was very family oriented and they didn’t mind the children enjoying themselves.

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I will blog again this week all the decorations I made and where I brought them from for inspiration for any couple who likes how we did our wedding.

So that’s my first ever blogging post and I really do hope it had help any bride or groom out there for inspiration for your wedding.

If you live in the area please visit the venue, it really is worth it.

feel free to comment xx