10 things that’ve made me happy this week…



Image found via Pinterest, originally from ultra-olly-me tumblr

1. Stealing quick, midday phonecall catch ups with my best friend. They make me feel like we’re 15 again, when we would chat for hours on the phone each night after school :)

2. Homemade tzatziki. So delicious, and waaaaay easier to make than I expected!

3. Getting three meals out of one roast chicken. Because who doesn’t love a little thriftiness, hey?

4. A long walk round Virginia Water lake with my Aunt, followed by hot chocolates and coffee at the swish new cafe. It’s what chilly, rainy October mornings were made for.

5. Catching up with Jason’s sister and niece & nephew in Canada via Facetime, and counting down the weeks until they arrive back in England for Christmas.

6. Watching flurries of multicoloured leaves falling whilst out walking with Teddy.

7. The eternal energy of that little dog of ours, who can walk 4 and a half miles round a lake and still have enough beans to tear around chasing crows, and keenly potter along after a gardener mowing the lawns. He makes my heart hurt with love :)

8. Working at the little table in the corner of our living room. I’ve set myself up a little workspace, complete with candle, dried flowers, and an almost constantly present cup of tea. Turns out that sitting at a desk, instead of being semi-horizontal on the sofa with a laptop my stomach, is a way more productive way of working. I know. Who on *earth* would’ve thought it?! ;)

9. Pilates classes! Both Jason and I are really starting to notice a difference in our bodies now after each class. We feel stronger, and more flexible, and Jason hasn’t asked me for a back massage in a good couple of weeks! And that, my friends, is worth every penny spent on classes! ;)

10. Performing Adele songs to the living room at large, as an antidote to a mid-afternoon slump. Try it!

What do you all have planned for the weekend, my sweet readers? Tomorrow I’m hoping to catch up with my Mum for a coffee and a spot of candle-buying, whilst Jason takes Ted for a training class. Then on Sunday, Jason has a little surprise birthday treat booked in (he won’t read this, but I won’t say just in case!), and I’m going to have my hair cut! Fringe (and resultant forehead spots) here I come! ;)

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  • http://loulou-in-paris.blogspot.fr Lou

    That photo makes me long for autumn to arrive here in Paris. We currently have a strange combination of sunshine pouring in through the office window during the day, then I fall asleep to the sound of rain on the roof. It’s all rather confusing. Plus Starbucks have brought out their spiced pumpkin latte!! Loved your list, have a lovely weekend : ) xx

  • http://sarahlibros.blogspot.com Sarah

    Ah watching the leaves sounds so lovely. Also the pilates sounds great! I’ve been trying to figure out the best way to get some exercise and may need to look into a pilates class now! x

  • http://www.daisybutter.com Michelle

    Ooh homemade tzatziki sounds absolutely amazing! I’m planning on popping to a blog event tomorrow, followed by some quality time with my sister, and then our traditional Sunday family day! Probably need to schedule some productivity in there too… whoops! x

  • http://www.LaurasHaven.com Laura

    I used to speak to my best friend every single night after school too! God knows what we had to say :’) really wanting to start pilates but I’m too much of a wimp to go to a class on my own! Glad to see its working for you :) xx

  • http://theenchantedlifeofmeganhubbard.blogspot.co.uk Megan

    Tzatziki is simply the best, and I bet it’s amazing homemade! This weekend I plan to finish watching the third season of Downton Abbey, I can’t believe I caught the bug. Next weekend I’m happy to say that Andrew and I will be taking a day trip to Surrey! I’ve been dying to visit the county :)

  • http://thehobbitkitchen.blogspot.co.uk holly ; the hobbit kitchen

    i love reading posts like this – such a nice insight into your life :) enjoy having your haircut!

    the hobbit kitchen x

  • http://cocoandmingo.com Jessica (Coco/Mingo)

    That photo is gorgeous!! Wanderlusting….and I’ve been wanting to try pilates too! Have fun!! Enjoy your weekend Rosie!! xo

  • http://louiseroseclarke.blogspot.co.uk/ Louise

    I really want to try pilates, but I’m so inflexible and absolutely terrified of going! I’ve set up a workspace in the corner of my living room too, it definitely makes me more productive but by the afternoon I’m usually back on the sofa. It’s just so comfy! Looking forward to seeing your new hair x

  • http://the-cup-and-saucer.blogspot.com Alice

    I always love these posts Rosie! Wish I could sing in the middle of the day- think my work colleagues would have something to say about it though ;) Sounds like you have a great weekend planned- enjoy it lovely! xx

  • http://www.everywordhandwritten.blogspot.co.uk Rosie

    Sounds like you’ve had a weekend.. I just did a LOT of candle buying O:)
    Rosie x | Every Word Handwritten

  • http://twoweeksblog.com Holly

    That’s awesome you’re taking pilates and feeling the results! Go you! I’ve been wanting to pick up pilates or yoga to help de-stress, one of these days I will.

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