10 things that’ve made me happy this week!



If there’s one thing that can be said for this week, it’s that it’s been a productive one. Teddy has been walked many a mile (on Tuesday in weather so rainy that I actually had to go out and buy new trousers, since I was spending the day working in Jason’s studio and didn’t fancy having my jeans plastered to my legs all day), the house has been freshened up, and I’ve got my head firmly back into the swing of things after a slowed-down couple of weeks. It’s been a good one! Rainy, but good. I hope you’ve had a great one too! This weekend we’re looking forward to a trip to Covent Garden, and cooking and eating plenty of delicious things. Maybe another blackberry and apple crumble. There’s always room for crumble. Here’s to happy things!

1. Having a massive three hour intensive tidy-up of our spare bedroom yesterday, whilst turning it into an organised and useful home office space. What was supposed to be a half hour sort-out of the desk drawers turned into a mega blitz, which resulted in two bags of rubbish thrown in the bin, one bag of clothes for charity and another for my sister, and me having a lovely peaceful office space to work in. A winner all round!

2. Wearing LAYERS! Oh boy, have I missed layering!

3. The kind fiancé who went through the massive hassle this week of switching over to a different computer so that I could have his laptop, after mine exploded (literally!). It’s been a giant palaver for him, and I’m very grateful.

4. Talking wedding hair at the hairdressers on Thursday. I cannot WAIT to go for a hair-trial! Eeep! (Also speaking of weddings, think we found our photographer this week. His work is to die for!)

5. Essie’s Bahama Mama polish on my fingernails. Forever my favourite autumn nail colour.

6. Sampling Uzuma green juices! I was sent a box earlier this week, and they’re really really great. All cold-pressed (which retains vitamins) high-pressure processed (also ++vitamins), and really tasty. I’m impressed, definitely would recommend.

7. Homemade soda bread rolls with carrot soup for dinner. (Sidenote: soda bread is the bomb. Less than half an hour to make and cook, including prep time. The best!)

8. Finding a huge folder full of family photos (from my Grandma’s 80th birthday) that I thought I’d lost forever when my hard drive crashed last year. I’d totally forgotten that I’d had them printed, and am so very grateful I did.

9. Gabrielle Aplin’s album. It’s the most perfect music to listen to whilst writing, I can’t stop listening to it.

10. Waking up to a bedroom full of cool autumn morning air, and feeling so snug under the duvet. You can’t beat that contrast between cool + warm, if you ask me!

Three posts I’ve loved reading this week :: Kate’s words on minimalism || Rachael’s beautiful thoughts on feeling close to her Mum || & Joanna’s 8 tips for a happy marriage (I absolutely adore these, and agree with them wholeheartedly!)

What’s on your happy list for this week? :)

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  • http://mukuba2002.blogspot.com zaby

    you have had a lot of great things happen to you :)

  • http://www.goldenwanderlust.com ekaete

    I love reading these posts, they always make me smile without even realising!

    Ekaete x


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

    Lovely list as always Rosie! So many happy things! I am happy that I have just booked train tickets for two day trips down to London in September and they were super cheap! I am actually giddy with excitement haha! have a great weekend! xx

  • http://www.fancypantsandsugarshacks.com Meghan

    I am happy that I am back to blogging and that the end of summer here in the northeast is going out on a warm and sunny note! Have a great weekend!

    Meghan xo

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

    I have been loving layers too, and I also recently found a load of old photos I never knew existed – so so happy for the memories
    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Fashion Lifestyle + Photography – http://www.brittonloves.blogspot.co.uk

  • http://helenaterry.blogspot.co.uk Helena

    this is just lovely, I always love reading this posts because it reminds me to appreciate the little things a bit more. I’m actually really enjoying the start of autumn too, I love layering (both with clothes and blankets on my bed!) and soda rolls sound great, I made ciabatta rolls earlier on in the week and they were a massive flop, they didn’t rise and baked terribly:( Have fun at covent garden, its actually my birthday tomorrow!
    Helena / helenaterry.blogspot.co.uk

  • http://www.thestoryofacake.sk Marta

    Great post!

  • http://lavidalaura.com/ Laura

    Awww, #8 always makes me really happy too! And I love Gabrielle Aplin’s music as well :)

  • http://www.laughteriscatching.com laura

    I love Gabrielle Aplin, I saw her when she supported John Mayer and I had never heard of her before. She has such a great tone!

  • http://myw0rldmyview.blogspot.co.uk/ Abi

    Lovely post! I feel so much better when I’ve tidied my room haha! Would love to see your hairstyles for the wedding! Abi :)

  • http://oddlylovely.com Cat

    This sounds like such a fantastic week! I’m so happy you guys are seeking an incredible photographer (not that I would expect anything else from you!). All my friends who have gotten married say that’s the #1 thing worth splurging on.


  • http://www.sweetserendipityblog.co.uk Shannon

    I’ve been listening to Gabrielle Aplin for years now and I’m so glad that more and more people are starting to listen to her music; her voice is incredible!

    Glad the wedding plans are all coming together too, it’s super exciting!

  • http://keepingupwithblake.blogspot.co.uk Laura

    Hahaha, I am SO with you on the layers part! Funny how we can miss these things!

  • http://www.hollandsreverie.blogspot.com chelsea

    I love this post, it;s so beautiful and I think it’s important to think and list the things that make us happy, it’s a great opportunity to see just how blessed we are!


  • http://long-may-she-rain.blogspot.com/ Katie B

    It’s alllllllll about the layers ;) Homemade rolls and soup now on the menu for tomorrow, can’t wait!

  • http://www.owl-girl.com Candy

    Sodabread really IS the best. Your Friday happiness posts always cheer me up during the day on a Friday and give me that extra boost that gets me through the day! <3

    Owl Girl | A London lifestyle blog

    • http://amandasescape.blogspot.co.uk Amanda


  • http://amandasescape.blogspot.co.uk Amanda

    Absolutely adore reading your 10 things that have made me happy posts. I completely agree, it’s been such a novelty getting to wear layers, I have loved it. We don’t have soda bread rolls around here but I LOVE LOVE LOVE soda bread so this sounds so yummy. How exciting, wedding prep for you, it’ll be here before you know it x

  • http://mutedmornings.blogspot.se Mimmi

    I love a good crumble! I had a blackberry one yesterday which was absolutely delicious. The Essie Bahama Mama polish is definitely on my wishlist for this autumn!

    xx Mimmi, Muted Mornings

  • http://charlottesophiaroberts.blogspot.co.uk Charlotte Sophia Roberts

    I love layering! That would have to be mine!!

  • http://indiemaria28.blogspot.co.uk/ Indie Maria

    I love these posts looking forward to hearing more about the wedding glad everything’s going well! xx


  • http://amberluiselove.blogspot.com Amber

    A big clear out is so cathartic! :) and I also love layering, yay autumn!
    This week my happy list has on it… hot chocolate, snuggey jumpers and watching harry potter special features! :’) x

  • http://www.sheandart.co she

    ahh i love autumn

  • http://brunchataudreys.blogspot.com Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s

    Autumn is my favorite season because we can start layering up, but it’s not cool enough here in Pennsylvania to start doing that yet. I can’t wait for it! (along with the smell of spices and the town decorated for festivities) -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s

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