Five Happy Things


This week has seemed jolly. Considering I spent most of last week, and the weekend pottering about and, well, the last few evenings on Netflix, I've felt content. Content in myself (although I have hugely missed spooning... I'm only human) and my surroundings.
I love my place, like really love it. And when you have a nice place that always seems to be tidy (I know mama.. I still can't believe it either!) you have a clear mind.  A positive mind.
Even when Runkle is lying on top of my face at 5.30am.
I still feel positive. And that can almost count as a happy thing, but I can't include him every single time...

New shelves. This is small, and maybe a silly thing to feel cheery about. BUT I LOVE THEM. Papa put them up for me at the weekend and instantly it's changed the living room. There's a place for my cacti (I'm already wanting some more) and my various frames with quotes in. It feels homely. Although mama felt a little sad that there weren't any photos of her...

Family time. My brother came back at the weekend, and we hadn't made many plans apart from a visit to see my granny. Those kind of weekends are always nice, partly because it mainly revolved around food. Afternoon lunches at my granny's and brunch in a tasty cafe in town are ideal - and giggling over old family photos never get old.

Lunch dates & Ice Cream. This week me and my colleague (she's crazy FYI), have pottered up to the shops on our lunch break for some cheeky ice creams. Making the most of the sunshine on our lunch breaks, and catching up on the past evening's antics sure make work easier. But it does mean that afternoons in the office are normally spent googling goat images...

Online shopping. I go through phases of online shopping, but lately Esprit have caught my eye. They've got me wishing for a Summer holiday with their timeless and simple pieces and the colours have me re-debating my uncolourful wardrobe . I'm currently lusting after these cute T Strap Sandals and telling myself that they're a must. Because we need to wear shoes right? Surely that's a good enough reason to buy them..

Spotify Playlists. I spend hours on Spotify. Like literally hours, making up new playlists and finding new songs. I'm one of those sad people who really enjoys getting into the car just so they can fully appreciate a song. I could listen to music all day at the minute, I reckon. And yes, I sing along too.

So sunshine, please stay for a while longer, because you've made me cheery. And carefree. You've even got me considering whether I should remove my raincoat now.
Although I'm not sure my body is ready for a bikini yet.
There are too many appealing boxes of Jaffa Cakes in my cupboards. Jaffa cakes always win.


  1. I just want to know what the past evenings antics were for you guys to be going back and googling goat images! Haha! I'm glad you're feeling happier, here's to hoping the sunshine stick around forever xx

  2. Having everything sorted and tidy in your home always makes me feel so much more refreshed and focused, glad to see you're heading back on a happier track!

    Louise x

  3. Great list! :) Online shopping and new shelves make me particularly happy. (p.s. I love the picture with the kitty!)

    ~Lor @

  4. A bit of sunshine makes me feel much happier too... as does a good old netflix session! Cats definitely help too :) xx

    Laura | Loved By Laura

  5. Such a lovely little positive post! It's so rewarding to look back at positive moments from the week. I'm completely with you on getting into the car to fully appreciate a song. Sometimes I'll purposely drive the long way to somewhere purely so I can listen to more of a playlist - so sad! haha


  6. New shelves are worth getting excited over, in my opinion. I get excited over a new candle or a pretty notebook, so... Whatever works, right? And I can't wait to have my own place to cozy up, yours look so pretty... :)
    Also, music is an instant mood booster for me. Always. Thank good it exists, right?
    Milka - ✤oohbelle✤

  7. We put some shelving up in our living room and it instantly lifted the room. Its crazy how such a simple addition can make a world of difference!

    Leanne x

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  8. Great post, it was lovely to read! Online shopping always makes me 100x better too! ;)

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  9. I love this post, was beautiful to read! I love online shopping and i think it literally just takes a weight off your shoulders and makes you feel so much better!

    Courtney |

  10. Lovely post! Your new shelves look great :) I have the same cat cushion as you! Cats are brilliant x

    Polly Cat Contemplates

  11. The best is do online shopping with music by Spotify! I love Spotify so much!


  12. Lovely post! I love your flat! It's so cute and homely! - A Beauty & Lifestyle Blog


  13. I love a playlist too, I'm always making them on Spotify for every little event
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  14. Love this, those shelves are ace and you can't go wrong with Jaffa cakes! ;)

    Maria xxx

  15. I get stupidly excited over home things too, I'd love to put some shelves up in our lounge but it's a rental and we're not allowed, so more IKEA bookcases for me :( I wish I had an ice cream lunch break buddy aha.
    Sending you some more sunshine (becuase secretly I want a rainy day on the sofa and it's pretty much illegal to have one when its sunny outside right?!) xo

  16. I get ridiculously excited about getting into the car just so I can listen to my playlists too! I also love home decor and have a silly collection of cacti at the moment!

    Lucy x- Yellowicing

  17. Love this list! My other half is going to put up some pictures for me and we are on the hunt for new shelves for books!!!

    Spotify is so great isn't it!!! Making new playlists is great as you can find so many great new songs even from unknown people or not so well known at least!

    We currently have a cactus on the back of the toilet but it is a precariously balanced little one!


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