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No Books Allowed (#5)

Welcome to No Books Allowed. This is a new monthly feature hosted here, which is used to discuss things things in life which aren’t connected to books. This post can be used to talk about days out, music, TV, video games, films etc for all those book bloggers out there who do occasionally do stuff other than read and go to book events!

May 2013 

Wow, May… what a month! I can’t believe its June pretty much already by the way either… I mean where has the year gone? 
Anyway, this month was filled with goodies that I can’t even begin to go into. It had a busy start with my parents coming to visit from Bulgaria. I hadn’t seen them since last October so it was awesome to see them again. I also saw a bunch of my extended family too including my cousin’s baby who was so adorable, I didn’t want to give him back! 

After that things quietened down a bit… well I say that but after the weekend of visiting the extended family, trying on bridesmaid dresses and finding my outfit for my friends wedding (more on that soon) things were fairly hectic all month. I think I possibly had about five minutes rest between May 1st and 25th! I also, as a gift to my friend who got married, made a TARDIS Post Box too which I am soooo proud of so I am sharing that with you! 

Weekend Away
So for the afore mentioned wedding, my partner and I went to stay in a BEAUTIFUL eco-lodge with the Bride and Groom and the Bride’s sister and her boyfriend. I knew this lodge was going to be really nice and peaceful but I never expected it to be as amazing as it was. It was in the middle of a nature reserve, with not much going on around in and just the small market town of Richmond (North Yorkshire, not London Borough) nearby…
We got there on the Thursday, spent the night chilling out and having a couple of drinks, then the wedding was on the Friday so that was a bit hectic, the saturday was spent out on the deck, chilling, having a barbecue then playing zombie board games on the evening. Unfortunately we went home on the Sunday, I could have stayed for days longer but all good things must come to an end. On the way home we stopped off and had a walk around the town I went to school in which was nice as I don’t think I’d ever shown my boyfriend around it before, it was a glorious day too so we had really gooood ice cream! 

So I glossed over the wedding in that last paragraph because it deserves its own! This was my first involved wedding, I had been a guest at them before but as I was maid of honour at this one I had more to do! We got to the venue and had a few drinks whilst getting ready, let me tell you it was crazy watching 5 girls get ready in one small hotel room! 

The cutting of the cake (with a sword!), the bridal party and
my card for the happy couple!

After that we made our way down to the ceremony room and whilst trying not to cry me and the other girls went in before my beautiful friend Steffi. She came in sobbing which nearly set me off but I couldn’t cry, not because I didn’t want to, but because I needed to do a reading… 
The ceremony was amazing and I loved the vow choice that Steffi and her new husband chose. Then I was called up to do a terrible reading of A Lovely Love Story by Edward Monkton, which is obviously about dinosaurs! I messed up a couple of words but in all fairness I managed not to cry and that was what was taking up all my concentration! 
We did all the pictures and then the meal which all went well. Then later on the cutting of the (TARDIS) cake and the first dance made me well up all over again…. I was sure to include a few book quotes on the guest library cards (how cool is that by the way!) which included Harry Potter and The Hunger Games. 
Steffi and her husband are perfect together and I absolutely loved staying with them and watching them tie the knot, it was beautiful and Steffi was the prettiest bride ever. I wish them both all the happiness in the world because they deserve it. 

Other stuff


Obviously music, TV and films really took a back seat this month (as did reading really… oops) but I managed to get a few things watched played and played. Video games were barely played but I kicked my boyfriends butt a couple of times on Playstation Allstars, the fat Princess is an awesome character, and we are hoping to start up back on Borderlands 2 now that he’s finished his uni course. 
TV and Film wise, I watched the last few episodes of Dr Who and am very annoyed that I have to wait until November for the conclusion of THAT! We also watched an amazingly messed up movie called The Experiment which I definitely recommend, Adrien Brody and Forest Whitaker star in it and its perfect if you like a good psychological movie. 

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