10 things that’ve made me happy this week!



It feels like forever since I wrote a happy list! It’s only been two weeks, but still. That’s a long time to go without making note of the lovely things in life, I think! And this past week has been such a happy one after all. It has been quite tough to get my head back into work mode this week actually, and I know Jason’s felt the same way. We both kind of want to pretend nothing else exists for a while (life, responsibilities, bills, you know the drill) and just gallivant and eat great food and be totally self-indulgent! Can we do that? Don’t answer. I know, we definitely can’t…

So, here’s a little list of what’s made me very happy indeed in the past week!

1.┬áThe sweet gifts my best friend (and bridesmaid, eek!) Jo brought round for us on Wednesday afternoon. Amongst other thoughtful presents, she’d spent ages typing out the complete conversation of text messages she and I had exchanged in the 48 hours after Jason proposed, so that I’ll have those joyful thoughts and feelings I was experiencing documented to keep forever. Isn’t that the sweetest? She’s one in a million, that friend of mine.

2. Being at home. I love love loved having trips away last week, but our bed is *so* comfortable and I never sleep quite so well anywhere else. Also, I kind of missed cooking whilst we were on holiday! Jason told me he missed my cooking too, which made my heart sing.

3. Brie, grapes, + oat cakes. I love brie. Nearly as much as I love camembert.

4. Spotting a huge deer bounding through the bluebell woods on Wednesday morning. Also, the bluebell woods themselves! They’re out in all their glory right now, and look spectacular. I’m going to head up to the woods again later on today to admire them some more.

5. Teddy being so sleepy after our weekend away that on Sunday night he fell asleep curled in the crook of my legs, with his head on my knee. He very rarely sleeps on our laps (even as a pup he usually preferred to sleep curled by our feet instead) and so it felt such a treat.

6. Sunshine! It’s been making me SO happy this week! Watching it sparkle on the pond especially.

7. Pinning wedding stuff on Pinterest. Reading wedding magazines. Nosing through my married friends’ wedding albums on Facebook…

8. This┬ásausage and red onion hotpot recipe. It’s *so* delicious (especially served with little roasted new potatoes & carrot and feta mash).

9. The prospect of having my engagement ring resized and back to me mid-next week. It’s horrible not wearing it, but I’m so glad that the mini ‘oh my god my ring’s about to fall off’ panic attacks I’ve been every time my hands get cold are at an end!

10. Getting back to Pilates after two weeks off over Easter. I’ve missed it (and feeling that awesome post-workout ache that makes me feel like I’ve done my body some good).

Three posts I’ve loved reading this week :: Tania’s oh-so-French thoughts on the importance of bread || Jeska’s darling white table lamp (her house is a dream!) || and Kristen’s Four Favourites (That shirt! I love!)

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

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  • http://www.tinypaintpot.co.uk Samantha

    Ah these are lovely things! :) the print out if texts is the sweetest & that hot-pot recipe looks awesome! Will definitely be checking that out!

    Sam xx

  • http://dinoprincesschar.blogspot.co.uk char

    Yum, brie on oatakes sounds like a plan for the weekend. I’m looking forward to cooking for guests for what seems like the first time in ages this evening!

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

    You can just tell that the happiness is oozing from you as you type, particularly all things wedding – what a great gift from your friend!

    I’m the same when it comes to sleeping in a bed that isn’t my own, and I’m troublesome sleeper as it is. To quote a much used quote (for good reason), there’s no place like home.


  • http://daydreamsofsummertime.blogspot.co.uk/ Sarah

    Teddy is just the cutest! I love that photo, it’s so joyous! Have a lovely weekend! x

  • http://shadeofredblog.com Shade of Red Blog

    I love the way my body feels after a good workout post long hiatus.

  • http://www.thisparticular.blogspot.com Ala Skrakowski

    Just lovely. Anyone who says dogs don’t smile is a liar – look at that face, pure happiness! And I agree about eating out all the time when you’re away, can get a bit much, but it doesn’t happen often so we can allow it!

    I am happy about the fact I am counting down one week until I move in with my boy, CANNOT WAIT! I’m also super happy about my entry to win a Kitchen Aid on the Good Food Channel website, feeling confident! x

  • Rachael

    What a thoughtful idea your friend Jo had! Such a lovely thing to do. Congrats on the engagement Rosie, you will make a stunning bride x

  • http://ellenunderwater.blogspot.co.uk Ellen

    Sounds like you’ve had the most amazing week. You must feel so happy! yay!


  • http://www.sallytangle.blogspot.com sally

    CARROT AND FETA what now!?!?! How have i not tried this!?!? That sounds AMAZING!!!!!!!! Adds to shopping list, my im excited! And that pic of Ted is a spectacular capture!!!!! Sounds like a lovely week, i bet you are still floating on a little cloud!!! So lovely!!!!xxxx

  • http://anon@anon.com Leila

    Hi Rosie,
    I love reading your blog and was wondering if there is a way I can subscribe via email?
    Leila xx

  • http://lilyloveslola.blogspot.co.uk Victoria

    I’m mainly just happy that it’s less than a week till I go on holiday. Woohoo!

  • http://www.frillsnspills.com Maria

    Sausage and red onion casserole sounds AMAZING!

    Maria xxx

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