Monthly Recap: June

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I genuinely can’t believe it’s July, this month has flown by! June was the best month of the year so far and I’m so excited to tell you all about it!

Ed Sheeran Divide Tour

The concert was a very sweet, thoughtful gift from Matt for my birthday and I had been looking forward to it SO much! After practically skipping out of work at 2.30pm to get ready for the night it’s safe to say I had very high hopes! Matt and I headed into town and met all our friends at the pub. Typical Geordies.

We had a few drinks and set off to the concert. As we arrived at St. James’ Park, Jamie Lawson was already mid-set; we only heard his last four songs but he was really good! We spent a while taking photos (obviously), then found our spot for the evening right in the middle of the pitch. Matt was more excited that he was standing on the pitch at his team’s stadium than he was for the concert!

Two of my lovely friends, Meg and Eilish, somehow spotted Matt in the madness of the crowd and joined us for the night; we had the best time dancing and laughing and ‘singing’ (shouting) together. I absolutely adore these two and it was so nice to spend the night with them too! Anne-Marie was Ed’s second support act and she was amazing; I only knew a few songs of hers but that didn’t stop me from singing and dancing like I was a number one fan girl. *cringe!* As soon as Ed came on the venue seemed suddenly 10 x more full; the crowd was SO loud and the atmosphere was amazing. Remember, I had very high expectations and I honestly didn’t realise quite how amazing he would be. His voice is exactly the same as it is in a recording studio; he is so talented and I am so thankful I got to see him live! A couple also got engaged right infront of us which was so sweet. 

I was a little bit nervous about the idea of the concert because I sometimes feel a little nervous or anxious being surrounded by people with no easy exit but everything was fine! Pushing through the crowd was actually quite funny; I was on a constant repeat of “Sorry, excuse me, sorry, can I just? Excuse me, I’m so sorry, excuse me” – I have never felt so British!

It was one of the best nights of my life and I still can’t believe I got to see Ed live! Listening to him on Spotify will never be the same.


June was a good month all round for Matt and I. Matt achieved his biggest career goal yet; he was promoted to Store Manager! Keeping the news a secret from everyone bar our families for a whole week was so tough – I can’t help it, I want to shout from the rooftops about all his successes and let the world know how great he is! Matt has been working towards this for a long time and I can’t explain how happy I am he’s got there. He is the most hardworking person I know, and is so deserving of his success. I’m his number one fan and SO proud of him. Congratulations baby, I love you (and I can’t wait to pop the champagne!)

It was also the month I started my blog! My first post went live on June 10th and I am SO happy I took the plunge to do something I’ve always wanted to do. As my post went live, Matt and I went out for Sunday lunch (what’s new?) and spent the evening with his parents. I didn’t check my phone for hours – I was so shocked just in the first day to see how many people had viewed my posts! I am also very much overwhelmed by how many sweet comments I’ve received, from people I know and people I don’t. Matt and my close friends have been so supportive it truly means the world. Writing my blog is so much fun, and it’s become an outlet I didn’t quite know I needed (as you may have seen from my previous post!) Thank you, thank you, thank you to all of you lovely people who are enjoying my blog, and I hope you like the content coming in July. 


This is going to be pretty brief seeing as my next post (and several more throughout this month) will be all about Kos! Matt and I are currently, at the time of writing this, on our first sunny holiday together and it is amazing. Spending all of our time together, literally 24/7 is the best thing ever. Waking up every morning to a beautiful view (it’s quite picturesque outside too ;)) and enjoying our days lazing about in the sun, eating all of the food and drinking all of the cocktails is just perfect. I’d suggest you head on over to my Instagram @gilllianfinnx for a peak at what we’ve been up to this past week. Spoiler: not a whole lot!

Thank you so much for reading! I’d love to know the highlights of your month?

-G x