10 things that’ve made me happy this week!



See this? This is the face my dog pulls when I focus all my attention on photographing oranges, rather than on lavishing him with love. Isn’t it a heartbreaker? It’s the eyebrows that really get me. He looks like an advert for the RSPCA. That little stinker really knows how to throw a strop.

This week’s been a pretty good one, if a little rainy. (Can we be done with the rain now? I want it to go. Or turn into snow. Either would be fine.) I’m glad it’s Friday though. This weekend I’m taking my Mum out for a birthday surprise (a photogenic one, so expect photos! Mum- I know you’re reading this- there’s your first clue!). We also need to have a clean up of the house (laundry, dusting, you know the drill) and I plan on doing a little baking. Here’s a little list of what’s made me most happy, in this past week…

1. Seeing Jason more light hearted and joyful than I’ve ever seen him before. Some big burdens are being lifted off his shoulders right now, and it’s making my heart light to see him so happy.

2. The look on Teddy’s face when I caught him stealing biscuits from the big bag of dog food we keep under the stairs. He looked so faux-nonchalant, it made me laugh.

3. Buying in ingredients to bake sweet goods over the weekend. On the menu are Deb’s granola bars, and oatmeal and raisin cookies.

4. Watching a little robin sing his heart out on Monday morning, sitting on a branch above my car.

5. Seeing the crocus bulbs I planted up a couple of weeks ago begin to pop their heads up out of the soil.

6. The prospect of Facetiming with Tania this weekend, seeing Freya for vintage market-shopping and cake-eating later on in February, and going to the ballet with my best friend Jo next week!

7. A new (ginormous) jar of Nutella. Pure happiness. Jason said to me ‘Can I actually get a look in with this jar, please?’. We’ll see…

8. (Kind of) mastering the art of rough puff pastry. Next challenge: homemade shortcrust that doesn’t shrink as soon as I put it anywhere near the oven…

9. Wearing a floaty skirt and no tights out to dinner, and not being cold in the slightest. Mild (if rainy) Januarys have their merits.

10. This week’s dog-walk wildlife count. 4 deer, 2 woodpeckers, and 1 squirrel so rotund I’m surprised the branch he was running along didn’t snap under his weight.

Three (travel-themed) posts I’ve loved reading this week: Tania’s first collection of photos from Sydney // Malgo’s post about her favourite thing to do in Norway // and Freya’s first thoughts on India, and some beautiful misty photos.

What’s made *you* happy this week? :)

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  • Brookies

    Call that a clue? You take photos of EVERYTHING!! I need more to go on please……. Ma xxx

  • http://www.strollingabout.blogspot.com Malgosia

    Your dog’s looks adorable! also, thank you for the mention. Hope you have a great weekend!

  • http://justabookworm.com Maria @ A bookworm’s life

    Ooh Teddy’s picture, poor thing looks so sad!
    I love Jamie Oliver’s recipe for shortcrust pastry, been making it for years. I think the secret is to put it in the fridge for at least half an hour after you roll it out. And of course, don’t overwork it! Happy baking!

  • http://dinoprincesschar.blogspot.com/ char

    i’m glad it’s been a good week. I’m looking forward to the weekend, as this week hasn’t been so great for me.

  • http://www.shewearsburgundy.blogspot.co.uk Jo Fisher

    Oh my gosh, the photo of Teddy is adorable – you just made my Friday!

    I do a weekly ‘Happiness is…’ post which focuses on my happy moments each week too, but my happiest moment today (aside from the photo!) was seeing a beautiful sunrise when I was early to the office this morning. The fact that I had treated myself to a coffee, AND that it is payday, made it even better!

    Have a lovely weekend :)

    Jo xxx


  • http://www.catherinesprunt.com catherine

    That face! How could you ever resist!

  • http://www.easylittletiger.com amanda

    lawdd that dog is precious

  • http://www.colitisandme.blogspot.co.uk Victoria Maire

    Such an adorable face! Bet he gets away with murder! My cat is the same :)
    With love
    http://www.colitisandme.blogspot.co.uk Xx

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

    Nutella always puts a smile on my face, along with cakes, biscuits and pizza. I think there is a theme accruing here. Buying 3 for 2 on Revlon treats to myself after a long shift at work.


  • http://www.quaintrelleblog.com Setarra

    This post just made me realize that I haven’t eaten Nutella in what feels like ages! Hmmm must fix this problem asap. My favorite thing about this week will actually happen tomorrow; Charles and I getting our engagement photos taken. I’m super excited :)

  • http://amberluiselove.blogspot.com Amber

    Sounds like a lovely week :) I love seeing other people in a good mood! x

  • http://lifeisbettersweet.blogspot.co.uk Emma

    Your dog is the cutest, Rosie! And opening a giant new jar of Nutella makes me incredibly happy too. A little more so than necessary, most likely…I have a little bit of an addiction! I absolutely adore your blog layout by the way, it’s so pretty and clean ♥

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

    How could you possibly resist that face? Ted is so darn cute, I know I wouldn’t be able to. Maybe if you made him biscuits he would perk up a bit, our dogs did, nearly took my finger off when they finally got to taste them! :) xx

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

    Ooh granola bars and oatmeal raisin cookies sound good right now! Ted’s face is so heart-melting, if he were my dog I couldn’t help letting him get away with everything! Sounds like a good week :)

  • http://missenchanting.blogspot.co.uk/ Katie Albury

    Booking a holiday…! Whoop whoop! Bring on the sun!
    Katie x

  • http://www.fashionedbylove.co.uk Natalia | Fashioned by Love

    Love your list! I am also in love with my boy (he is a cocker spaniel) and his brows and eye lashes and every adorable face expression he makes. :) And the crocus flowers and snow drops were my happy moments this week, too. And a few interviews – I was lucky to chat with a few people I absolutely adore – it was wonderful.
    Have a great weekend! x

  • http://rosetintedjessica.wordpress.com Jessica

    Always love these posts Rosie, you’ve inspired me to get my own blog back on track and I started with my own version of ’10 things that have made me happy this week’.



  • http://www.kathrynfarritor.com KT

    Your pup’s the cutest! :)

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

    That face melts my heart!!! Soooo gorgeous! I wish this rain would turn into snow too x

  • http://ofbeautyandnothingness.blogspot.co.uk Heather

    Your dog is just adorable! x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness

  • http://www.thelobsterandme.com Ibbs

    I love the wildlife count on your walks :)
    Such an enchanting place to live, I wish I had deer nearby. They are just delightful to watch x x x
    {The Lobster & Me}

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