10 things that’ve made me happy this week!



Happy Friday everyone! I hope you’ve had a great week? I feel like this week has taught me two major things :: Number One. I really, REALLY appreciate good customer service. We’ve had kind of an awful experience with a wedding venue over the past couple of weeks now, that’s led to us going from being almost dead set on booking with them to thinking that there’s not a chance we’d trust them to handle our wedding day. Then I spoke to a new company (a marquee one, exciting!) yesterday who were so on the ball and helpful I breathed an actual sigh of relief when I got off the phone to them. Going from one extreme to the other made me really appreciate the value of prompt responses and a friendly telephone manner. (I realise that sentence kind of made me sound like an 85 year old, but you know. If the shoe fits…) And Number Two:: Trying to get an 18 month old spaniel to sit still long enough to take a photo of him is  actually really easy, so long as you have a rawhide bone in your hand. Then he’ll do absolutely anything you want.

I hope you all have a lovely weekend ahead of you! Here’s a little list of what’s made me most happy, in the past week…

1. Stumbling across a field full of napping lambs whilst out walking on Thursday morning! There were easily 40 lambs in the field, about 90% of which were sound asleep curled up alongside their siblings and mums. It was the absolute sweetest thing!

2. Watching Teddy play with the ginormous 5ft long cardboard tube that my new living room rug came rolled around yesterday afternoon. He strutted around the garden with it in his mouth and it kind of looked as though he was jousting, which made me laugh hard.

3. Pineapple. Sliced, stored in the fridge, and eaten in great wedges after morning dog walks. The best.

4. Seeing my Mum’s photos from Italy all this week (she’s on holiday in Lake Maggiore right now) and knowing that the weather’s stayed nice for her even though it was forecast to rain.

5. The naughty dog of ours who this week climbed up onto a garden chair to retrieve his mini rugby ball from on top of the table on the patio. I only realised he’d done it when he appeared at the back door with the ball in his mouth, looking equal parts smug and cautious. He’s just *too* smart! (I didn’t tell him off for his mountaineering, by the way. Couldn’t bring myself to do it!) (More brackets: he’s also started creeping up the stairs when waiting on us to take him out for a walk in the morning, because he knows it gets our attention. Can dogs reach a ‘terrible twos’ stage? Because I think ours has…)

6. Monday movie night with Jase. We ate pizza, popcorn, and watching Jerry Maguire. Too perfect.

7. Clearing the laundry basket. Mundane, but true.

8. Endless cups of tea. Especially the ones Jason makes for me in the evenings, because his really are the best.

9. Essie Watermelon nail polish. It’s been providing me with summer vibes all week long, even though the weather’s been so grey and miserable.

10. Taking a semi-rest day on Wednesday. I’d woken up sick, so took the day off work (well, kind of…) and spent most of the day camped out on the sofa with a blanket and glass after glass of water with fresh mint and ice. It was nice to have a slow, easy day, and even though I did still get work done, it was done at a much slower pace than normal. Also, three hours straight on Pinterest is never a bad thing ;)

Three posts I’ve loved reading this week :: the Minimalist Baker’s vegan + gluten free mint brownie ice-cream recipe (definitely going to try this soon, it looks amazing!) || Freya’s first few photos from Japan (so excited to see more!) || and Nicola’s (gorgeous!) photos from a delightful brunch of raspberry and ricotta pancakes!

What’s made you most happy this week? :)

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  • http://www.littlemisskaty.co.uk Little Miss Katy

    Nice post Rosie! Teddy is so gorgeous and I’m a bit in love with your mocassins! Where are they from?? xx

    Katy | Little Miss Katy

  • http://www.escapetothewestcountry.co.uk Sarah

    I work for a marquee company and I know exactly what you mean about customer service. It makes such a difference. Shame you’re not down our way!
    If you ever need impartial marquee advice, insider knowledge or anything, feel free to drop me a message!

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

    There are places I jujst won’t shop any more due to ridiculously bad customer service. It’s a shame but it’s true.

  • http://www.melissalovesthis.co.uk Melissa

    I would not be able to contain myself if I had come across a field of lambs. I hope Teddy didn’t run and wake them all up, my dog definitely would have done that! x

  • http://www.Daydreamsinthegarden.blogspot.com Claire Nina

    Number 7 made me smile. I love seeing the bottom of my laundry basket too. So very satisfying!
    Claire x

  • http://bethspurplenotebook.wordpress.com Beth

    Starting my new job has made me happy!

  • http://www.rebekataylor.blogspot.co.uk Rebeka Taylor

    Aw your dog is so cute! These posts have become my weekly favourites, love reading them! Rebeka x

  • http://Ohleona.blogspot.com Leona

    Ugh, it sounds as though you’ve had a bit of a nightmare with your venue! My best friend spent hours on the phone to tree or four venues recently and only one of them was really lovely and helpful. She came away wondering why the staff at the venues were so terrible. Why wouldn’t my they work hard for your custom? Maybe it doesn’t matter to some couples but I know I’d be on the same page as you and my friend. If they’re not even a little bit helpful and friend then I definitely don’t want them to be in charge of my wedding! I’m glad that you’ve found somewhere you love though! Xx

  • http://www.bambiroux.blogspot.com Shannon

    hi rosie!
    I love this little series you do, and I was wondering, is it an ok thing to write my own version on my blog? I love the idea of it but I don’t want to just copy it from your blog without seeing if you’re ok with it, it’s just such a lovely idea and way to keep track of memories :)
    I absolutely love your photos of teddy too!

  • http://asimpleelegance.com arielle

    baby lambs are the cutest! and congrats on getting the wedding venue figured out :)

    love, arielle
    a simple elegance

  • http://www.waterpainteddreams.com Hayley

    My dog is definitely in a terrible twos stage. If we put him out in the back garden he comes round the front and chaps the door!

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

    That pineapple sounds lovely – I’ll have to have some soon, it’s such a summery taste! And I’ve heard loads about Essie’s Watermelon recently on other blogs. It’s been added to my wish list haha!


  • http://www.katgotthecream.com/ Kathryn (@KatGotTheCream)

    Pinterest *always* makes me feel better! Have a great weekend Rosie! x

  • http://www.brittonloves.blogspot.co.uk Lauren S

    i stayed over in london and had a job trial which was very exciting ! i also got to walk around exploring, and i’ve just made cauliflower crust pizza and carrot cake yum yum yum
    Lauren x
    Please nominate my blog for Best Lifestyle Blog and Newcomer here !
    Britton Loves | Fashion Lifestyle + Photography – http://www.brittonloves.blogspot.co.uk

  • http://polkadotsandchai.wordpress.com Parina Patel

    I’m so sorry to hear about your wedding venue dilemma. It’s so annoying when you think you’re that close to making a decision. I’m sure your change will be for the best though. We have adopted a one strike policy with our wedding suppliers. We will contact them only once and if we don’t get a response, we move on. We don’t have time to chase suppliers for a quote or an answer to a question and if this is the way it is now, I can’t imagine how inefficient they would be on the ‘big day’. Looking forward to more wedding planing posts!

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

    Ah fab post…he is so gorgeous! Sorry to hear you’ve had a stressful time with a wedding venue- not a good start and best to move onto another option now rather than further down the line. Hope the marquee pans out perfect.
    Katie x

  • Nicola

    I wish I could borrow you to do my laundry. It would have the combined benefit of you for some reason enjoying it, and me being happy because it usually takes me week to do, I dislike it so much!

    Nicola // pink-confetti.co.uk

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

    Bet the lambs were so cute. This is why I can’t bring myself to eat it! :S

    Hope the wedding plans are going well.

  • http://www.moreaboutcat.co.uk Cat

    Ahhhh Teddy looks so adorable here! (well, he always does really, doesn’t he?!). Sounds like you’ve had a lovely week!

  • http://www.littleobservationist.com Steph

    Ha! I know what you mean about Pinterest. That’s my sick day activity of choice apart from my travel magazines. Hope you’re feeling better now. Movie nights and endless cups of tea? Sounds like a pretty good week to me :)

  • http://tastingtheworldwithme.blogspot.co.uk/ charlotte carter

    Love this blog post, totally agree on the value of great customer service – and you definatly cant beat pineapple after a long walk. xx http://tastingtheworldwithme.blogspot.co.uk/

  • http://lookbeyondbeauty.wordpress.com Ana

    Such a cute dog, great post! :))
    lets follow each other? :) http://lookbeyondbeauty.wordpress.com

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