10 things that’ve made me happy this week!



Happy Friday, and hey, happy Halloween too! We don’t really go in for Halloween much in this house. We do have a pumpkin sat on the kitchen windowsill right now…but sadly it’s destined to be chopped up and turned into this salad here, rather than made beautiful and filled with candles! Poor poor pumpkin. We might ‘nod’ to it being Halloween by watching Hocus Pocus on Netflix later on this evening, probably whilst drinking hot chocolates and eating something sweet. In fact, yes. I’ve just this minute decided, that’s exactly what we’ll be doing! I hope you all have a lovely Friday! Here’s a little round up of this week’s ‘happy things’…

1. Soft wintery evening sunlight. Last night’s sunset was a lovely misty one. I’d forgotten how beautiful the cold light of this time of year can be!

2. Sending letters! There’s something so lovely about good old fashioned snail mail, isn’t there? :)

3. Cooking fresh pheasant! We were given a couple of (dead, but intact!) pheasants earlier on in the week, and after some pretty inexpert plucking, we managed to get them cooked up! I did get kiiind of squeamish during the whole process, but it was far more interesting (and eye-opening!) than just cooking with meat that came via a supermarket shelf!

4. An afternoon stroll along the river in Richmond.

5. Spiced apple + cinnamon candles! Always some of my favourites to burn around this time of year.

6. The clocks going back. So much easier to wake early now that it’s brighter in the mornings!

7. Hummingbird’s ‘Smores’ cupcake. Oh boy. Oh BOY. I think they’re limited edition, so you must grab one whilst they’re available! Seriously amazing!

8. Hot water bottles. All day, every day. (I’m just waiting for it to get cold enough that I can go out walking with Teddy with one tucked up the front of my padded gilet, like I did last winter! It does make me look at least 4 months pregnant, granted, but the warm stomach feels make it totally worth it.)

9. The magical moment that happened yesterday morning, where I happened to be doing the sun salutation part of my yoga sequence right when the sun was actually rising and shining through the morning fog straight into my living room. Too perfect! (Yep, this is the fifty billionth mention of sun rises-and-sets in the past week. Sorry about that. Guess I’m kind of obsessed.)

10. Going to our lovely friends’ wedding last weekend! It was such a special day, and kind of made me wish my own wedding was set to be an autumn one!

Three posts I’ve loved reading this week :: Natalie’s autumnally-themed round up || this style inspiration post from A Little Opulent || Amy’s post about her sweet Henry’s first birthday!

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

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  • http://mutedmornings.blogspot.com Mimmi

    Your Halloween sounds like a perfect one! I just bought a cinnamon-scented candle the other day, which smells wonderfully. I love it so much! And honestly, I can totally understand why you keep mentioning the sun setting or rising – there’s just something special about it!

    xx Mimmi, Muted Mornings

  • http://mirandasnotebook.com/ Miranda | Miranda’s Notebook

    That salad sounds a pretty good use of a pumpkin to me! I loved your list this week! It’s always wonderful to send and receive snail mail, and Richmond is one of my favourite places to wander. I bet the pheasant was delicious!

  • http://www.alittlelusciousness.com Rosie

    Good work with the pheasant – I think it’s so nice to be able to do that yourself and then cook up the results :) Have a lovely weekend

    Rosie xx

  • Josephine Penelope

    Know what you mean about the Pheasants! I’ve got a brace to pluck this weekend but as you say, much more interesting than supermarket meat! JP x


  • http://www.gemmasands.co.uk Gemma@Little Pieces

    Just reading your list makes me happy :) I have also been burning Apple and Cinnamon candles this week, they are my favourite! x

  • http://arowantree.blogspot.com Polly

    I think I’m going to do something similar tonight – scary movie sounds like a good idea! We get loads of trick-or-treaters on our street as well. I love opening the door to loads of mini ghosts and zombies, they’re so cute!

  • http://www.asimpleelegance.com arielle

    so question. and maybe it’s a stupid one. but has britain already turned its clocks back? I had no idea. you guys are really ahead of the game. in a good way! elf reference? anyway, your halloween plans are incredibly similar yo our halloween plans. except we are watching harry potter numbers 6, 7-1, and 7-2. have a wonderful weekend, rosie!

    love, arielle
    a simple elegance

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

    Oh gosh, that reminds me that I need to send out those postcards I wrote months ago! -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s

  • http://www.emilyattemptslife.blogspot.co.uk/ Emily

    Lovely post :)
    Im loving the autumn colours at the moment to!

  • http://www.diamond-days.com Georgia

    I loved reading about the happy things in your week. It made me think about all the things i should be grateful for when i feel all bunged up and miserable! Your blog is honestly so much fun to read and the pictures are always so cool! Such a nice way to spend the evening: sat here with a cup of tea reading your most recent posts! xxx

  • http://leavventuredellapice.blogspot.it/ Bea

    I think sun is sooooo important in our lives!!!
    If it shines I’m soooo happy, no matter what I havve to do in the whole day!
    Happy weekend Rosie!

  • http://idilmusse.blogspot.com Idil musse

    It is a pleasure to read your blog everyday.

  • http://www.littlecityadventures.com abby – www.littlecityadventures.com

    I am so impressed you worked with pheasant like that! I have never had pheasant before but my state’s bird is the ruffed grouse which is similar so I should try that!

  • http://heynataliejean.com natalie

    thank you so much for the link! you’re so sweet, and you’ve got a beautiful blog! having a little peek around :).

  • http://www.booksandbabyetc.com Charlotte

    I need a Hummingbird Bakery cupcake :( I am so sad that there isn’t one here!

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