Monday, 4 April 2016

It's not goodbye it's just see you later.....

Okay I've decided to hide a lot of my old blog post, just for now.

My husband and I are currently renovating our family home, and we are adjusting to life as new parents. So life is pretty crazy around here.

Once we have settled into our new home I'll be back. But who knows then that will be. Until then follow me on Instagram.


Monday, 27 July 2015

Heads up Damage Control, there's a ring around her finger

[Lyrics // Motion City Soundtrack- "Together we'll Ring In The New Year"]
The historic and tranquil Shanklin Chine is now my favourite place in the whole world. Two weeks ago we sat down on a bench under a glowing yellow light. With the fog swirling in and a cool sea breeze refreshing our faces, Matthew got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. I could write about the whole experience and share with you all the lovely words Matthew said, but if I’m honest after he ask me and I said yes, the rest is a blur. I cried, we kissed and I cried some more. I’ve now spent the last two weeks on a engagement high, that’s why it’s taken me this long to write about it. 

I never knew I could feel this way about someone. He makes the smallest things feel like the biggest adventures. And he can see the best in me, even when I don’t. I know Matt will read this. So my darling!! The adventures we have shared in this small time have felt like a life time. You have traveled to the other side of the world with me, brought a house with me, you’ve made me a mother and now you want me to be your wife. I am so honoured that you want to share your life with me. So thank you Mr Mr for being my best friend and prince charming, you truly make my life better and I love you.

But before I go, I thought I would leave you with a nice photo of my ring (taken with my DSLR) because we all know when a girl gets engaged that's all people wanna see. "Oh your engaged Congratulations, now show me the bling!!!" I am so in love with this ring. It is 110% my style, simple, classic and just a little bit of bling. Matthew knows me well. 
Jrae "The Future Mrs H"
xo xo

Thursday, 1 January 2015


So it’s the first of January and I guess I should be writing about my amazing year and all about the adventures I’ve been on this year. And I should be sharing my goals and plans for the year ahead. But I won’t. Does that make me a bad blogger? Then again, I’m not a good blogger in the first place so what does it matter! Anyway I am so very grateful for the year I’ve had and yes it has been a wonderful year. Top of the list being that Matt and I brought our first home together. 

About this time every year you’ll find me writing a long list of things I wish to accomplish in the year ahead. But this year I’ve decided to keep it simple. We have a very busy year ahead of us, Matthew and I. With all the work on the house that needs to be done, the trip back to Australia in February for my sisters wedding and my family coming over here for Christmas later in the year I think we’ll have plenty of things to keep us busy in 2015.

Keeping it simple, maybe that is my goal for 2015.

xo xo

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

HOME // the beginning of a bathroom

A few weeks ago I shared the exciting news that Matt and I have just brought our first home. And already we have made a lot of progress, But it’s far from a liveable house.  A room has needs alot of work is the bathroom. Here are the before photos.

I never  hate the colour green, but after seeing this bathroom I am 100% sure that we won't be keeping the green.  One of the first things we did was rip out the old bathroom. And rip it out we did indeed. Everything is gone, the bath, sink, floors, even the wall and door way has been removed.
Here's where we currently are with the bathroom, if you could call it a bathroom.
I’ll be honest, it’s kinda scary to see how bare the space is. And the fact that it doesn’t even look like a bathroom anymore is even more scary, I know my team of builders will do an amazing job. But it's still a scary processes to see our bathroom like this. How do you deal with the stress of seeing your first home being ripped apart? I am feeling a little over whelmed by this whole process so far. I'm sure with time I'll get use to all of this.

xo xo

Monday, 1 September 2014

BITS + PIECES // An overcoat Will take me anywhere

[Lyrics // Band of Horses - "The First Song"]
It's feels so strange to be writing this, but it's been a one year since I said goodbye to my family and friends in Australia and moved to England.
Everyday I miss them more than the last, and everyday I fall more in love with the Isle of Wight. Which isn't easy, having two things I love so much being on opposite sides from one another.

But today I'm going to be sad. Today is a great day. Today marks one year since I decided to finally follow my dreams. So let's look back at the things I've done over the 12 months.
I took my first plan flight by myself. I moved to the Isle of Wight. I went to my first camping festival (bestival). I meet Matthew (at bestival). Lived with my dear friend Luke for the first time. I went to my first west end theatre show (book of Mormon). I colours my hair orange and then it faded. Joined a bowling team. My first English Christmas. Had my first real Christmas tree. Bought a house.
Oh and list goes on and on. Let me just show you.

It's was a year of first. The best thing about first's is seconds, I getting to do them all over again. 
I'm excited for year two, and all the adventures Matt and I will be doing together. Like taking Matt to Australia for the first time in February, his never traveled that far before so that's exciting.