10 things that’ve made me happy this week…




Image via Toast Winter ’13 catalogue.

1. The ritual of coffee making. Preparing the espresso maker. Heating milk. Listening for water to begin to boil, and start filtering its way through the coffee grounds into the top compartment of the pot. The pattern the coffee makes when mixing with milk. Letting half of the espresso go cold, and setting it aside for a late afternoon iced latte. I’m cheating on tea with coffee right now, and it’s really quite exciting.

2. My phone miraculously repairing itself overnight! It’s still smashed to smithereens, but the camera autofocus is now working again, as is the whole once-defunct right hand side of the screen! I am truly thankful to be able to type the letters ‘i’ and ‘m’ again!

3. Dancing with Jason in our pyjamas, just before going to sleep the other night. He also had me stand on his feet and dance, since I’d never done that before. He’s so wonderful.

4. Putting on my dressing gown first thing in the morning. And also slippers.

5. Watching Ted play so sweetly with my cousin’s children. He’s always so gentle around little ones, and it makes my heart ache to see.

6. Oatcakes. Why on earth did I ever stop buying them? So delicious, *and* wheat free! Also, the brand new jar of pickled cucumbers currently sitting in my kitchen cupboard. I’m preeeeeetty excited to break open those babies, let me tell you!

7. Sweet comments from darling readers. I don’t think it’s even possible to express how affectionate I feel towards everyone who takes the time to read here.

8. That beef and ale stew. I know I’ve already talked about it a hundred times on here, but quite frankly, it deserves the press. That stew kicked the butt of every other meal I’ve ever cooked, ever.

9. The prospect of pancake making this weekend. I just decided we need a pancake morning, so a pancake morning we shall have. Now, to buy maple syrup…

10. Buying new winter gear. It’s bobble hat central round here at the moment…

What’s made you happy this week? Let’s share! :)

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  • http://www.sunnysweetpea.com Jenny

    I do love these posts Rosie. There’s something really lovely about appreciating the little things in life. I’m going to appreciate my 11 o’clock coffee making ritual all the more now.

    I used to dance on my Dad’s feet all the time. On my wedding day I want to dance on Dad’s feet again. Probably a little inappropriate and he won’t be able to move with my 10 1/2 stone lard ass on his feet, but it’s something from my childhood that means so much to me. You’ve got a rather lovely fella there!

    Jenny | sunny sweet pea xx

  • http://www.nishaantishu.com Freya

    I love dancing around with Adam in our pajamas! It’s my favourite. It’s exactly what I imagined being grown up and in love to be like.

  • Emily

    This brightened up my lunchtime at work doll, just love reading your happy lists :) On a food-related happy-note, I have just discovered udon noodles in soup and am never going back.
    Much love, your daughter (textbook bloddy chamber reference ;))

  • http://www.organizedxxmess.blogspot.com Chelsea Elizabeth

    This is a lovely post! I love when you post things like this, especially when it seems like i’m having a bad week and then Im forced to look back at the good things too and it cheers me up! A few simple things that made me happy this week was, picking up incredible donuts from the amish market, having a wine and cheese night with my friends and staying up all night talking and getting to sleep a full 8 hours almost every day this week (very rare!)

  • http://lavidalaura.com/ Laura

    I definitely agree with you about #9 – weekends are made for pancake-making :)

  • http://little-lottie-loves.blogspot.co.uk/ Lottie

    Me and my boyfriend often dance around the house together… the cat just looks at us like we are complete freaks!!!!

    Lottie xxx

  • http://www.indieberries.blogspot.com Che Dyer

    AH! I love your pyjama dancing! :)
    Last weekend I was CRAVING a donut – we searched 5 shops to try and find “the one” when I realised that I was actually just craving YOUR donuts. (am not joking: I have been dreaming about those pictures!) haha x

  • http://www.frillsanddoodads.com Emma

    Mmm oatcakes are so yummy! I’ve hardly ever found anyone that knows about them outside of Staffordshire! X

  • http://tiger-and-the-pussycat.blogspot.co.uk/ Lottie

    i need more hats in my winter wardrobe and a nice thick jumper.

    and i think i need a pancake morning too.

    happy weekend! :)

  • http://www.thegrinninglabrador.com Lindley

    beef and ale soup sounds incredible! and i’ve been cheating on coffee with tea and kind of loving it haha ;)!

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

    Number three just gave me goosebumps, reminding me of a time when Ash and I danced in the road in the middle of the night. <3
    Rosie x | Every Word Handwritten

  • http://thiselegantawkwardness.blogspot.com Alissa

    Loving your blog! It’s so sweet :)

  • http://www.frillsnspills.com Maria

    Such a lovely list, this has forced me to snap out of my grumpy mood and appreciate the many wonderful things I have!

    Maria xxx

  • http://www.vintagecelebrations.co.uk Lisa Barton @ Vintage Celebrations

    What a fabulous list – I would add fairy lights, lazing about with nothing to do, the laughter from my 4 little girls, the spirit of christmas that is starting to pervade :) I’ll definitely be back to have a good look around :)

  • http://what-sophie-said.blogspot.co.uk/ Sophie

    I love that you take the time to think about the things you’re grateful for, it always makes me smile :)


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