Three of my good friends have recently got engaged, all in three very different ways to three very different guys and they're all planning three very different weddings. I'm so excited for them, and so excited to be a part of their big day. However, it inevitably makes me think about my own relationship; a friend of mine once said to me when we were in our early twenties, "I couldn't get married now, I'd feel like a child in fancy dress." I still feel that way and I'm almost thirty. Do you ever feel ready for something like that? Alongside the betrothal boom, everyone I know seems to be in baby-mode at the moment; three of my friends have been trying to get pregnant for several years, and it's heartbreaking to see them waiting and waiting, whilst two other friends are pregnant and more are starting to consider it. With all of this in mind, I feel like a bit of an odd ball. If you're a regular reader of my blog you'll know I don't want to have children - or at least, I currently don't want children (though that doesn't mean I'm not bouncing off the walls with happiness for those that do). I also don't think marriage is on the cards, and if it is I suspect it will be in many years in a tiny little civil ceremony when I'm verging on old and wrinkly. So whilst all my friends are planning for a life I don't really want, I'm starting to ask myself: what am I planning for? I'm certainly not short of plans, and I won't tell you them all otherwise it won't be a surprise for you when they all come true! For now I will say that I'm lucky that my better half and I are in agreement when it comes to the things we want most in life and we're getting pretty excited about our plans - even if other people think they seem a bit...pointless. I'm really excited at the thought of our family of two, a hideaway home, delicious food, and the opportunity for breaks away. Obviously there are many other things I dream of, personal ambitions that I hope to achieve but health - mental and physical - is vital to us both and I think we may just have the magic formula.