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Fro-yo

Okay, so this Frozen yoghurt thing has become a little bit of an obsession! I think I am in LOVE! plus it has to be a self-serve… their ratio of strawberries to cookie dough is so wrong! I mean come on the strawberries are just there as a token gesture not really to enjoy. plus marshmallow sauce! My mouth has tasted heaven!!!

4th July

Hi Guys

Sorry its a bit late… and we haven’t posted in a while.

 

I just want to tell you about how amazing the 4th July celebrations are! So we spent 4th July with Gillian and family, first of all we had a street parade where all the kids dressed up their bikes and we all walked around the block. Followed with a big street party!! We spent the day before with the kids decorating the bikes with all different accessories from the dollar and under store!

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Me and Anne wanted to embrace our American side.. we went out and bought white dresses vest tops and cardigans in opposite Red and Blue! And of course a high pony with ribbon. also with clip in red and blue hair!!! We had a complete stranger ask to take a picture of us as she loved our outfits! This was before we opened our mouth for her to get even more excited as we were ENGLISH…4th july outfitDSC_0047

The block parade was massive!! we were at the front of the que and yet these were the people in front of us! The parade started with the fire truck then vintage cars. After the kids were able to ride around the block. DSCF6474

 

They get excited on the 4th July…. I mean very excited… some people talk about dancing on cars (FAME!) but lets top that and say dancing on the roof! Yep speakers and teens dancing on the roof of their house!!!
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Once we had walked around the block we were then ready to eat! My first snow cone… I had quite a few, and then a glow in the dark mouth. Hot dogs EVERYWHERE!!! And the sauces were just weird! I passed on the mustard! DSC_0052Then the street party began, Egg and spoon race, Hola-Hoop competition, Tug of war 
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and best of all water balloon throwing competition. DSCF6489 DSCF6492If you thought you enjoyed fireworks at 5th November…. imagine that with evening heat… happy Americans…. and not FREEZING hands! 
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We were so lucky to spend 4th July in America with the cutest family…. True American style

 

Heidi

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Hello..

Hi everyone!

I haven’t really had chance to introduce myself as Heidi has been loving life with the blog but I’ve been crazy busy at work and maybe socialising a tad as well!

So I’m Anne, hi!! I’m Heidi’s better part, obviously.

We met at uni in Leeds, I’m from Nottingham, England and Heidi is from somewhere down south, I’m still not totally sure where but shhh! Don’t tell her, Mummy and Daddy Judge that, they’ll kill me. We won’t go into the story of the time where I dared to be in the same county as their house and not go visit them, I mean seriously, how rude and inconsiderate can I be?!

She’s the best, and along with Elle, our complete opposite of us best friend and future housemate, we make quite the team! On a scale of typical girl, Heidi is the ultimate girl, Elle is the total opposite and I’m at that fun little place somewhere inbetween. So we balance each other out pretty well I would say

It’s now 41 days until we fly, can you tell we are pretty excited?!

I have to say, although excited, I’m also quite apprehensive. I was the one who originally planned going to LA and then Heidi jumped on that bandwagon (I’m sure she’ll have something to say about that!!) but the reason for me going out there is to help my church. Hi, I’m a Christian! And yes I am a crazy Christian, more because I was crazy before I became a Christian!!

The story of how I decided to go to LA is a story for another day but let’s just say I hadn’t exactly planned on being in America this summer! But my church has just planted a church out there so I’m going to help.

So I’m pretty apprehensive because although my church knows I’m coming, I’m not totally sure how I will be helping out and in what capacity. That for me is a pretty big thing because I don’t know if you had gathered from the Event Management degree or anything but, I’m a planner. Just seeing- how-it-goes is not a mentality I find too easy with the big stuff! Sometimes I can be too chilled out about big stuff (as I’m sure Heidi will tell you) but other times I’m like this, pretty darn scared!

So yes, I’m VERY excited, if not for anything else other than to hopefully gain some sort of tan although it is a possibility I will return from 2 and a half months in LA paler than when I left!! But I’m also pretty nervous.

I’m also determined to find Heidi a holiday romance.

And that is all!!

Lots of love,

Anne