10 things that’ve made me happy this week!



It’s been feeling a whole lot more brisk and cool round these parts this week, and I couldn’t be happier. I mean, I finally got to wear my new scarf! It was a happy day ;) The week has been mainly made up of the usual (writing, photography, editing, cooking…) and also a lot of time spent browsing online for holiday cottages in the Scottish Highlands. Jason and I are looking into taking a trip away during December, and I’m starting to look into places to stay. I did find an incredible cottage last night on a private island (!) just off the West coast of Scotland…but it had no electricity or running water. And as much as we do want to switch off, and the views from this place were incredible, I’m not sure we could hack a week with no interaction with the outside world at all! So, back to the drawing board! This weekend we’re planning a bit of shopping, and a trip out for breakfast on Sunday morning. I hope you have a lovely one! And now, let’s count up this week’s ‘happy things’…

1. Wednesday pizza-and-GBBO-night! It’s become a bit of a tradition, and a happy one at that!

2. The sweet older couple I saw walking round the lake on Monday, who held hands the entire four and a half mile walk. Kind of a heart melter :)

3. Fairisle print socks!

4. Putting together an inspiration board for my little office space! It’s like Pinterest’s come to life ;)

5. SNACKS. All the snacks. I’ve been grazing like a sheep (as in that I’ve eating constantly, not been snacking on grass…) all this week, I don’t know what’s been up! Carrots and hummus has been my weapon of choice a lot, plus apples with Nutella, nut bars, bananas, and many (many!) a bowl of cereal.

6. Jason. All the time, but this week in particular I’ve felt so grateful to have him as my other half. Some days I just can’t believe I get to marry him!

7. The peach iced tea I sat and enjoyed whilst looking out over the lake, after Teddy and I finished our walk on Thursday.

8. First Aid Kit! Their album is our new favourite evening washing-up soundtrack!

9. The smell of eucalyptus in our house, thanks to yesterday’s flowers! So beautiful! (And thanks to everyone who told me what that it was in fact eucalyptus!)

10. A certain pair of red skinny jeans, that might just be the most comfortable jeans I’ve ever owned. I can’t get enough of them! (p.s. see them in action here!)

Three posts I’ve loved reading this week! :: Sarah’s scenes from the Southbank || Joanna’s three autumn outfits || and Heather’s caramel bourbon brownie milkshakes (I KNOW!)

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

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  • http://arowantree.blogspot.com Polly

    Love that you’ve put Jason in this list, so sweet to keep appreciating your other half! Pizza + GBBO sounds like perfection to me.

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

    I love seeing elderly couples holding hands. It literally melts my heart. A few years back we went ice skating at hampton court palace just before Christmas and there was an elderly couple going round together. The woman was like a pro at skating, but her husband not so but she looked after him the whole time. So sweet x

  • http://www.writtenwithstyle.blogspot.co.uk Emma

    Sounds like you have had lovely reasons to be happy this week :)

    Written with style | Bloglovin

  • http://www.madelinefedmont.com Madeline
  • http://samsamcherie.blogspot.com Samantha

    A real-life Pinterest board…what a great idea! I may have to just snag that one from you and try it out in my dorm room!
    Also, carrots and hummus is seriously my FAVORITE snack <3 I personally like the Archer Farms Spinach and Artichoke hummus OR the Roasted Red Pepper variety. If I don't have carrots on hand, I grab the celery. Yum!
    ~ Samantha

  • http://happychapess.wordpress.com Rachel

    My partner and I are going to the Scottish Highlands tomorrow – I can’t wait! We’re staying in a cottage with Burnbank Lodges > http://www.burnbanklodges.co.uk/

    Obviously we haven’t been yet so not sure what they’ll be like, but on paper they look perfect, are secluded in the forest but still have wifi and a TV. Definitely worth checking them out!


  • http://misstessalexandra.blogspot.com.au Tess

    This post is always a highlight of my week as it encourages me to reflect on all the positive things of my week and the blessings in my life. Thank you Rosie :)

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

    first aid kit is one of my favorites too!! So chill and full of beauty. Enjoy the weekend it sounds so relaxing and lovely.

  • http://www.asimpleelegance.com arielle

    autumn has all of the good things, doesn’t it? I love all of your ‘happy things’..they are all so appropriate for this magnificent season!

    love, arielle
    a simple elegance

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

    Autumn weather! – I’m so happy to be wearing boots and nice coats
    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Fashion Beauty – http://www.brittonloves.blogspot.co.uk

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

    Love this list Rosie, especially the pizza and GBBO, we usually buy a cake to eat while it is on – pizza could be the way forward though! Thank so much for mentioning my Southbank post, it’s made my day! Have a wonderful weekend! xx

  • http://ancaslifestyle.co.uk/ Anca

    A cottage on a private island, wow! That’s so romantic, I would love to go there. Hubby would be put off by the small details you mentioned: no electricity or running water, but not me :D

    Great reasons to be happy this week. I love this post, I read them every week and they make me smile.

    Anca @ ancaslifestyle | UK

  • http://mutedmornings.blogspot.se Mimmi

    Your holiday plans sound amazing! I’d love to go to the Highlands. And aw, I love seeing older couples being so sweet :)

    xx Mimmi, Muted Mornings

  • http://aconsequentialadventure.blogspot.co.uk Kylie

    I love these types of posts from you. You always seem so happy and positive :)

    I’m a first time commenter and was drawn to comment by your love of First Aid Kit. I’ve recently discovered them too and I’m in love. I think My Silver Lining or EmmyLou are my favourites :)

  • http://brambleandthorn.blogspot.com.au/ Tessa / Bramble & Thorn

    Lovely post, I adore First Aid Kit! Their new album is so fantastic :)

  • http://melaniface.blogspot.com.au melanie

    Ive been snacking like crazy lately too. But not healthy snacks, cookies, donuts, chocolate. I don’t know whats wrong with me!

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

    Another lovely 10 things. I actually had a pizza and GBBO night and it was fabulous. I also love seeing older couples who are still so in love, SO CUTE! Those red jeans are gorgeous and look super comfy x

  • http://cookingcocktailsandcaptainamerica.wordpress.com Kate

    The GBBO does make for a good mid-week landmark doesn’t it! My flatmate and I don’t have many TV shows in common, but every Wednesday at 8pm we settle down on the sofa and spend an hour offering our own commentary on the creations on-screen and groaning at all the terrible, terrble jokes.

    What’s your favourite pizza topping?

  • http://www.carriebrighton.com Carrie

    Ahh you can’t beat the wednesday night BakeOff sesh! I’m going to be so sad when it ends..

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