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Life Catch-Up: Chewbacca Wishes You a Happy Birthday

I’ve not done a life catch-up for the past couple of weeks because I’ve been really busy. Unfortunately the blog always ends up taking a back seat whenever life happens, but I really am trying to manage both. I just need to get into a good routine and waste less time staring at Facebook.


It’s so beautiful…

So anyway, the week before last was spent catching up on my NaNoWriMo novel. Writing 50,000 words in one month is incredibly difficult, and I ended up ridiculously far behind in the last week. Unfortunately, I only managed to do 44,000 by the end of April, but that is a lot more than I thought I would write. I’ll be doing a post on my experience with NaNoWriMo soon, hopefully.

Someone from our letting agency came round to look at our roof (finally) and thankfully they confirmed that there are holes, and that water is leaking in. We’ve had ‘it’s just condensation’ used as an excuse so many times, that it was a relief to hear someone say that it’s definitely more than that. They should be fixing everything soon, so hopefully we’ll be able to start enjoying the new house, and actually be able to put our stuff back in the bedroom. Our living room is so cramped right now, because of all of the stuff we’ve had to put downstairs!

Last weekend (the 7th), it was Andy’s birthday. I took Thursday and Friday off so I could surprise him by decorating the house and making him a cake. As you’ll probably know from the last post I’m not the best at making cakes, so please try not to laugh at my attempt.

I am hilarious

My Superman ‘S’ is so wonky. So not super. So not good.

The “decorating of the house” basically involved lots of banners, a table full of snacks, and labels saying what I’d put on each section of the table. I made a personalised banner for the cardboard cutout of Chewbacca that lives in our living room, and another personalised banner with Andy’s name on. My friend Nicola also came round to make some lightsabers out of balloons, to go with all the Star Wars stuff I bought Andy.


To top it off, I blew up 170 balloons so we’d be able to spend the day getting annoyed that we had absolutely no walking space. I am so romantic. I think that it looked pretty good when I’d finished – well worth tripping over balloons for the entire weekend!


On Saturday we went down to Andy’s parents in Cheshire for a couple of days, which was lovely. The weather was amazing, and we ended up spending a lot of time relaxing in their garden. Definitely needed after being so busy for the past few weeks!

How has your week been?

10 thoughts on “Life Catch-Up: Chewbacca Wishes You a Happy Birthday

  1. I’m glad that your letting agency finally confirmed that there was something wrong with your roof and that they’ll fix it! Hopefully they’ll get that taken care of soon.

    I like the cakes you made! I think the “I hate you” speech bubble is funny, haha. I also think it’d be fun to be surrounded by so many balloons ๐Ÿ™‚ Love all the decorations!

  2. Looking forward your post on NaNoWriMo. Every year, I say to myself I’m going to do it and I never do ๐Ÿ™

    I’m so glad someone finally told you the truth about your roof. (Ha!) “It’s just condensation” is such a cop out.

    Your icing skills are good! I really want to eat the cakes D: I had Superman and Batman cupcakes for my 21st. Best cupcakes I ever did have ๐Ÿ˜› I LOVE the Star Wars decorations – especially Darth on the Stella Artois, haha.

    Looks like you’ve had a lovely week ๐Ÿ™‚ Mine has just been work filled and trying desperately to catch up on the blogosphere!

  3. Bloody amazing. I love that you blew up that many balloons. I actually struggle to even do one.

    Youโ€™re also lucky that you can even bake cakes… our familyโ€™s oven doesnโ€™t work so I canโ€™t even try. ๐Ÿ™ I think you did an awesome job!

    Happy birthday Andy! ๐Ÿ˜€

  4. Well you got further then I’ve ever gotten in NanoWriMo. XD Congrats on writing so much!

    And the cake looks cute! =3 And so do all the decorations! I want a sword balloon. XD

  5. Sounds like a good birthday party XD I think it’s sweet of you to take time off to get do all this! Your cake decoration skills are way better than mine! I like how they came out ๐Ÿ™‚ And HOMG 170 balloons?! That’s a lot! Acccck! I can’t even tie the buggers, so imagine me struggling to even tie one! Glad you got to relax at Andy’s parent’s house later on ^_^

  6. 44k words is a lot to write in a month! You definitely got further than I ever do in NaNoWriMo. Congratulations! Andy’s birthday looks like so much fun. Chewie looks awesome with his sash ๐Ÿ˜›

  7. Good job with your progress so far! Even though you didn’t meet your goal, you still tried and was pretty close! Hopefully something will be done with getting your house fixed soon!

    The superhero cake decoration looks cute! The Batman symbol looks great :). The celebration looks great!

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