10 things that’ve made me happy this week!



Hello! I hope you’ve all had a splendid week? It’s been pretty good here. Apart from that I ran out of petrol, again. But this time my car didn’t even have enough to get out of its parking space, which is a blessing when you think about it! I know I know. Fill it up more frequently. Stop playing fast and loose with the ‘Oh I’ve got 30 miles from when the light comes on’ theory. But anyway! The rest of this week has been a peach. I’ve caught up with friends (in person and via lengthy phone calls) eaten some pretty delicious food, and worked on some fun projects. Ted’s had a good one too! He’s convinced that the new rug (above) is a gift from me to him, and has been using it as a playmat since I brought it home. Two words: Pulls. Everywhere. Le sigh. Happy Friday everyone!

1. The almost-1 kilo bag of chocolate chips currently stashed in my baking cupboard. I’ve been eating teeny handfuls throughout the week in moments of need.

2. Wearing my glasses, because they’ve helped disguise what a crappy job I did trimming my fringe on Wednesday…

3. Making plans with my love for what we’d like the next few months to bring us. Whilst I was at university we put a lot of plans on hold, so it’s nice to be able to get the ball rolling now that we have so much more freedom.

4. Ticking silly little tasks off my to do list. Spring crocuses are planted, I’ve finally got round to buying a basket in which to store all of Teddy’s toys, and the hems I’ve been meaning to unpick on my denim shorts for the longest time have finally been let down.

5. Warm salads of wilted kale, chickpeas, and salami, dressed with homemade mustard and honey vinaigrette.

6. Reading The Kinfolk Table, and Reading My Tea Leaves. I just adore Erin’s blog, and Kinfolk is so inspiring.

7. Late night shopping with my Ma and sister. We bought new rugs on a whim, and new glass storage jars, and had honeycomb hot chocolates. Not bad for a rainy Monday evening.

8. Stealing an extra five minutes in bed in the mornings, before heading downstairs to let the pooch out into the garden to do his ‘business’. (p.s. Having to go outside into the cold less than ten minutes after waking up each morning is the only sucky thing about having a dog. Fact.)

9. The cup of tea that Jason makes me at about 9 o’clock each evening. It’s always the best tea I drink all day, even if it does make it hard to fall asleep afterwards.

10. Lunchtime. Every day. It makes me so happy.

Three posts I’ve especially enjoyed reading this week: Antonia’s Austrian pork roast // Sophie’s photos from the beach in Sydney // and Charlotte’s directions for finding the dinosaurs.

Tell me, what’s made you happy this week? :)

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  • http://velvet-wolves.blogspot.co.uk/ Natasha

    Really love this post Rosie! Things that have made me happy this week, my little bunny rabbit who reminds me very much of Peter rabbit (mischievous) hot tea in my onesie under a mountain of floral duvet, listening to the rain amongst bubbles in a Lush bath, giggling over home cooked mexican food with our little impromptu fiestas, all the little things <3 x x

  • http://www.healthinspirations.net Antonia @ Health Inspirations

    Great list! I’m with you on #10. Breakfast and lunchtime are two times of day that make me happy :)
    And thank you so much for linking to my blog post! x

  • http://www.charlotteswebblog.co.uk Charlotte

    Thanks for the shout out :) and can I recommend tetleys decaff tea for your 9pm? It tastes no different, but will stop you feeling restless at bedtime x

  • http://greywalls94.blogspot.co.uk Petrina

    That salad mix sounds amazing, will have to give it ago. I agree with you everyday when lunch time comes i’m happy.


  • http://www.ladyliquorvtg.com Catherine

    Such a wonderful little list! I’m with you on the chocolate chips, I recently bought vegan ones for baking, sadly they didn’t make it to baking time :/

    Catherine, xo // Lady Liquor Vintage

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

    Sounds like a good week to me hun :) Ash brings me a cuppa every morning before he goes to work. It seriously helps me start my day right xx

  • http://kimiandme.blogspot.co.uk Christina

    Eating my quavers on my lunch break.. A warm salad would be heaven right now. My dogs are so lazy in the morning, they have food and go bk to bed haha! Lovely post, makes me excited for a the little things I have planned this weekend x

  • http://www.thelittlesthings.com Sophie

    beautiful!! all sound like perfection. thanks so much for linking too :) hope you have the loveliest of weekends rosie x

  • http://www.lifesopenpages.blogspot.co.uk Jade @ Bits & Bobs

    It always feels so rewarding when you get tasks ticked off a to do list – particularly when they were long overdue. Also, I always loved a cup of tea of a night time before bed but suffered by not being able to sleep well. I had a fleeting experience of going caffeine free but I just couldn’t do it – I love my tea too much! I allow myself just one of an afternoon now.
    Here’s to a new week!

  • http://janesjumbles.blogspot.co.uk Jane

    Ted is such a cute name for a dog – my brother is called Edward and when he was little we called him Teddy haha :D The warm salad sounds delishhh! x


  • http://blackbirdcalling.wordpress.com/ Natasha Lynsey

    Oh my gosh I completely related to number 1! It’s impossible to not have a snack from the baking cupboard.
    Definitely going to try number 5 this weekend :)


  • http://www.quaintrelleblog.com Setarra

    #1 and !9 always make me happy. Chocolate and Tea, you can never go wrong. Have a great weekend :)

  • http://www.kathrynfarritor.com KT

    What made me happy this week? A pizza party at work (27 or 7, pizza parties are the best at any age) :)

  • http://atrailofsparkles@blogspot.com Liesa

    Always so lovely to read this! And see pictures with Ted in it, haha. xx

  • http://just-add-deenie.blogspot.com Deenie

    I’m glad you’ve had a good week Rosie! Mmm the thought of chocolate chips and then honeycomb hot chocolate sounds fab right now…

  • http://www.ferdies-place.blogspot.com Fernanda

    This is such a sweet, sweet post! Keep spreading that positivity! I love your blog. xx


  • http://ofsounds.blogspot.com Sara

    I’m guilty of the chocolate chip grabbing as well.. They’re just such convenient sized bits to take a handful of aren’t they?
    This week just being in London has made me happy. Today marks my one week anniversary with London and I think I’ve been happier in this week than I was for the entirety of 2013 :) Year’s off to a good start I think!

  • http://www.littleappletree.co.uk Angela

    Curling up on the sofa with my book was a fantastic treat. It’s been so long since I set aside the laptop and lost myself in a book.

  • http://glass-in-the-park.blogspot.co.uk/ Ashley

    What a nice post. I can definitely relate to #4 this week, there’s something very satisfying about getting all of those little jobs done!

  • http://www.fancypantsandsugarshacks.com Meghan

    So nice! My hubby makes me tea each evening too, and it is one of my favorite parts of the day!

    Have a great week, Rosie!

    Meghan xo

  • http://www.sweetlc.blogspot.ie Holly

    Lovely post Rosie! Things that made me happy this week – listening to music by Bo Bruce, Timeflies and John Newman. Too, too good!

  • http://www.thelibrarian.co.uk Georgina

    This sounds like such a lovely week Rosie, I love making plans for the future that have been put on hold, we are doing that a lot this month too and it is such a warming activity, so exciting! xx

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