Gay Marriage Is Now Legal!

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29th March 2014 will go down in history as the significant day when gay marriage finally became legal in England & Wales!

Welcome to Marriage Equality!


It's crazy to think that Civil Partnerships have been legal for 10 years in the UK, and that gay marriage is finally into law. We're very grateful for all that Civil Partnerships has done for us as an American- British couple, but we are so grateful that gay marriage is now legal. They have not yet announced the date for when a Civil Partnership can be converted to a marriage, but we hope it will be this year! (& most definitely before 2015, when we actually get round to finding our venue and setting a date!)


Congratulations to all the lovely same-sex couples getting married today! & for all the years to come! We wish you all a very happily ever after!


Tonight we will be celebrating at Attitude magazine's 20th birthday bash, also in honour of gay marriage. We are featured in Attitude's special edition 'Love & Marriage' out now! You can buy a copy online, download it from the App Store or buy it at WHSmiths in the UK (we havent been able to get hold of a copy yet!) 

To all those who have bought the issue just to see us in it, thank you! & thank you Attitude to featuring us!


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We Like You March!

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March so far has been great and we've thoroughly enjoyed making the most of our weekends, this is largely to the sun actually coming out and we're no longer stuck with gloomy days! Well certainly at the weekend, and that's when it counts right?



On Friday (7 March) we met up one last time with the lovely ladies Lacey and Natalie before they headed their separate ways back to LA and NY. We met up with them at Wahaca at the Southbank and they loved the innovative Mexican street food restaurant. 



We enjoyed quite a few margaritas and had a great time, we just wish these girls lived closer to us!! It's definitely a lot harder as you get older to make new friends and truly find those you can just easily have a great time with, we seem to find our all over the world! They even brought us pain au chocolat from PARIS as they had just returned from there on Friday- "I could die".



We took my parents out for lunch on Saturday (8 March) for my Father's birthday. It was a beautiful sunny day so we decided to visit a restaurant we hadn't been to before- Go Go's Waterfront Restaurant at Windsor Marina. 



We were all really pleasantly surprised by the decor inside (black chalk paint walls) and the food was certainly unusual- South African mixed with British theme. Whitney and my mother had the bacon and banana burger, which apparently was awesome! My father had the surf and turf espetada and I had the vegetarian version with roasted vegetables and halloumi. It was so tasty!! 


We realised someone working at Go Gos had an American accent and Whitney had a feeling they were from Hawaii. We were right! Turns out she's from Hawaii, called Megan, married to a British man and living in Windsor. If you thought that was a crazy coincidence- they got married on the same beach we got engaged!! Waimanalo beach is both our favourite beaches!! What are the odds?!


We even decided to spruce up the Wegan Garden, it's been a bit abandoned by us and looking rather bare and dull. My mother accompanied us to the garden centre and tried to steer us a away from the bright Granny coloured flowers, but she didn't win. The next day we were rather pleased as well as realising it sure does look like a snazzy Grandma lives at Wegan Manor!! haha. 


Kisses was very excited we were gardening and almost got injured multiple times- her claw got stuck in the metal measuring tape (most horrid thing ever to hear her meow in pain!!) but all was well, until she tried to pounce at any holes we were digging, get in the tree by mother was cutting and last, but not least, we realised the black bag of shrubbery was moving- she was underneath it all! She nearly got taken away in a black bag!! Oh Kisses, how we love you.
Last Saturday we went on the hunt for two glitzy dresses for the event at the end of march, but have had no such luck yet ah! It's so hard to find ONE dress, let alone two!! #femmecoupleproblems


We also had my sister Beth stay the right, and perhaps drunk a bit too much wine and champagne! 



Sunday was a lovely hot day, that we took advantage and attempted to sun bath! Not sure if really did much, but it was a great feeling to be in the sun! We continued our dress hunt, with no luck, and returned with an ottoman that we managed to get a great deal on. The home nesting never ends!



We're looking forward to this weekend with Whitney's friend Julia and Marcus coming to stay, they are arriving in a few hours!


Then next week we have Attitude magazines glitzy event to look forward to! It's to celebrate their 20th anniversary and their 'Love & Marriage' edition, which we are in! You can order your copy here. Question is... what WILL Wegan wear?!

So yes, we like you march. Keep the sunshine coming!
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Memories...

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The best part of keeping a blog is to look back upon the memories, those big and small. Over the last year or so (since Whitney moved over and we conquered the distance), I sadly find less time to blog about the small and big times that we share. I can't believe that it is already March - three months since Christmas and I have yet find time to blog about that!

With Spring around the corner, and the sun finally out, it seems silly to wan to reminisce about Christmas. However it was a special time for personal reasons- my Aunt hosted Christmas at hers (as her and my mother take it in turns), my cousin Charlotte was about to pop out her first baby, and Whitney's mother was staying with us for the second time.





We (the "children") dressed up in tacky festive jumpers this year, foregoing the need to look extra special, why not look extra Christmas-y! It was a wonderful day all shared together, and the excess food did not bring on an early birth for Charlotte- hooray! JJ held out and was officially welcomed into the world in January 2014. (Pictures later in the post!)






After Christmas we stayed the night in London- something Whitney and I have not done since she moved over, seeing as we live so near. Whit's mum wanted to see the London sights without running for a train at Waterloo (last year we nearly missed the train as gave up running on the platform!) We stayed at the funky hotel Citizen M and we had a lovely dinner on the 32nd floor of The Shard- the tallest building in Europe. Afterwards we headed to the bar, and Whitney successfully table hopped until we got a seat by the window with a perfect view of London and Tower Bridge at night. It was a lovely night, however I couldn't truly enjoy all the champagne, food and cocktails due to having a very bad cold (that lasted until I returned to work!)





Beautiful JJ arrived!! :) We are getting rather broody (aka maternal clock ticking).. uh oh...

But our darling Kisses is definitely our beloved child for now! We recently made the tough decision of getting her spayed so that she can run free and be a happy little thing! Even if she's still falling down trees and running happily towards a growling cat to make friends...





We took a trip to Wales to surprise my Grandad for his 80th birthday- isn't he looking dapper! & we took a a trip down memory lane in Cardiff!



This year is already flying by so fast with so many amazing things planned and friends to see. We recently went to visit our friends we made in Hawaii, Sonney & Ken, who have now relocated to the UK and have just given birth to their first baby- we can't wait to meet him!!


Last weekend we caught up with Lacey, Whitney's childhood friend. You may recall Lacey kindly picked me up in New York to transfer me across town to another airport. Whitney was meant to be wirh me but alas this was when her visa was unexepecdly denied! Whitney and Lacey had not seen each other since Whitney was a tomboy and went by the name of Scott!! We had such a fun night and it was great t be around Americans again, even if when we arrived I briefly thought Natalie was dead as she did not wake up despite Lacey trying to wake her up.. then when she realised we had arrived, she jumped up so quickly and was wide awake that it took me by surprise!! She later fell asleep later (jet lag or drink to blame?) and Lacey tried to wake her up once more so that she knew we were off to the bar... However she was unsuccessful, despite falling over the table and smashing a wine glass!! The Americans have arrived!!






We booked our ticket to Hawaii at the weekend and WE ARE SO EXCITED!!! We are going in August for Julia & Marcus' wedding, so it seems forever away but we still have a lot to do- rent a car, find a place to stay etc.. it's SO expensive but SO SO worth it! We have not returned for 3 years!!! We also have Julia & Marcus coming to stay with us in a couple of weeks, which will be awesome!



We have a lovely glitzy party in London to attend to and currently on the hunt for the most sparkly dresses- you will see why in due time!!

At the end of April we can't wait to meet up with Kaelyn & Lucy and Rose & Rosie. It is going to be TOO MUCH FUN!!! I don't think the world is ready. We all super can't wait for our big Meet & Greet- we nearly have sold out of 600 tickets to our venue in London. IT'S GOING TO BE THE BEST EVENT EVER Y'ALL!! #ROSWEGLYN


Then lastly in May, we have my birthday (turning 27- sob!) and Whitney's best friend Seth and his partner Jeff are coming to stay for the FIRST time! YAY!!!

So wow, lots of great memories are coming our way- I just hope I manage to blog about them this time! One thing that hasn't changed is that we are still so happy living as wife and wife!


I just uploaded Part 2 of Greece so check it out if you want to see our amazing villa and the end of our holiday! :)


In other news- Kentucky passed a law meaning that out of state and country gay marriages will be recognised IN Kentucky!! Whitney even made an appearance on her home town news! Go baby!!


I love to look back as it truly makes you appreciate how great life can be! 

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