10 things that’ve made me happy this week!



Confession- true to form, Jason and I have still not taken down our Christmas tree. We do this pretty much every January, and it makes my Mum despair! She likes to take down her decorations on the 1st of January, whereas we are lazy and put it off for ages and ages. I’m going to get to it tomorrow though, I promise! Though I might just find a new home for the fairy lights, somewhere else in the house…what can I say, I’m holding on to the spirit I guess! It’s been a lovely first week in January, all in all. We’ve made major headway with finding a honeymoon (pretty certain we’ll have it booked up by the end of next week!) and we’re in the process of tying up a few other wedding-related loose ends too. I hope your week’s been a good one! Here’s what’s made me most happy…

1. Finding the World’s Most Perfect Hat in Topshop. I bought it quick as a flash, and plan on wearing it with every single outfit from now until the end of time.

2. Sitting working at the desk in the front bedroom, and watching the sun set over the pond each afternoon. All too often the lure of working from the living room sofa is too much for me, but getting to watch the sun set each day from the front room is a good incentive to actually sit at my desk.

3. Hummus with everything. We’ve eaten a bucket load of the stuff this week, and don’t plan on slowing down.

4. A little solo shopping trip during Wednesday lunchtime. I bought coffee, met a friend for a quick catch up, and pottered to my heart’s content. So peaceful!

5. Getting back into the swing of regular workouts after Christmas. It feels so good to stretch and tone again, even though the post-Pilates ache has been pretty extreme some days!

6. Sweet emails from readers of Cider with Rosie! I mentioned on Instagram that I wished we could keep our Christmas wreaths on our front doors all year round, and a lovely reader named Pippa emailed to say how people in her village make beautiful wreaths for their doors in the Spring, and sent me a photo of one too! Connecting with new people via this blog is my favourite thing about it, hands down.

7. Wearing red lipstick. I found my *perfect* shade this week, and can’t stop wearing it!

8. Doing all the boring jobs I always put to the bottom of my ‘to do’ list, like handwashing and sorting out my receipts. Dull, but so very satisfying!

9. An impromptu trip to Whole Foods with my darling Mum. The DIY salad bar is officially my new favourite thing.

10. A certain pizza base/flatbread recipe that tastes just as good as any you find in pizzerias. It’s taken me a long old while to perfect, and we’re totally there! Stay tuned…

Three posts I’ve loved reading this week! :: Anya’s beautiful photos of South Yorkshire in the snow || This oversized coat ensemble on Garance Doré {less of a fail than mine!} || and Liv’s guide of what to do in London in January!

What’s made you happy this week?

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  • Beccy

    I completely agree about having wreaths on the door all year around. It makes homes seem so much more welcoming!

    Beccy || http://www.bluebellandbumpkin.com

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

    Care to link us the most perfect hat in the world? :P My highlight has got to be coming back to campus for my winter break training trip and seeing all my teammates again :) I didn’t think I’d enjoy this because my winter break was cut short, but oh have I missed them! -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s

  • http://sophiesmakeupblog.blogspot.co.uk/ Sophie

    I’ve kept some fairy lights up too, it makes winter evenings so cosy and it felt so empty with the tree gone! The lipstick and Topshop hat both sound lovely x


  • https://rhymeandribbons.com Amanda @ Rhyme & Ribbons

    I’ve found a new home in the flat for our fairy lights to keep them up all year. I’d like to know what red lipstick you bought – I’m always on the hunt for a better red! x

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

    I found it hard to take down my Christmas tree too, and I still miss it!! I’m trying to look forward to Spring though, and am filling the flat with hyacinths instead, which is rather lovely too. xxx

  • http://www.annanuttall.com Anna

    Hi Rosie, that quite a nice little list =) Sound like you have a lovely week. xx


  • http://www.chrissylilly.com Chrissy Lilly

    Confession time: I don’t have my Christmas decorations down either!!!! Holding on to the magic of Christmas that little bit longer! Sounds like you had a nice week (you have me craving the Whole Foods salad bar now!)! Have a nice weekend!

    ChrissyLilly x

  • http://givemecakeblog.blogspot.com/ Sara Beth

    I love the idea of spring wreaths! Can’t wait for the pizza dough recipe too!

  • http://www.zoenewlove.com Zoe Newlove

    I need to pay a visit to Whole Foods soon!! My favourite place!

    Zoe Newlove | Beauty Blogger & MUA

  • http://www.withinmylocket.co.uk/ Mo Ray

    I know this may seem ridiculous but after seeing a particular episode of Supernatural I still can’t quite see wreaths the same way I used to haha.
    I have always wanted to try my hand at making my own pizza. I’ll probably make a big mess of it but that is half the fun hehe. Looking forward to that recipe making it’s way on here :)

  • http://majamoliere.com Maja Molière

    Oh, the hand wash…my nemesis. It keeps piling up, and I keep wandering where my fave wool turtleneck is. Might have to follow your lead there.

  • http://www.lovedbylaura.com/ Laura

    Last year I bought some sparkly bird Christmas ornaments… But I couldn’t bear to put them away, so they’ve taken up a permanent place on our sideboard… A bit of sparkle all year round can’t hurt after all!! :)

  • http://www.throughthethicket.ca/ Kathryn

    I’m still waiting to find my perfect shade of red lipstick! ;) It’s so lovely to hear about happy things in other people’s lives. Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

    xx Kathryn

  • http://samsamcherie.blogspot.com/ Samsam

    Yes to hummus! I’m so obsessed! I love trying out new flavors but have also tried a few recipes of my own as well :) And Whole Foods is one of my favorite places to shop!
    ~ Samantha

  • http://www.hollandsreverie.blogspot.com Hollands reverie

    So much goodness here! And I feel bummed that I haven’t followed you on Instagram til now- I will remedy that asap!


  • http://greywalls94.blogspot.co.uk Petrina

    It’s so refreshing reading positive post. I have loved going back to work after Christmas, as much as love being lazy and having lie-ins, I love having some structure to my days.


  • http://mutedmornings.blogspot.com Mimmi

    Solo shopping trips are so lovely, and you’re making me crave hummus! We always keep the Christmas decorations up until around this time, sometimes even longer. It’s just difficult to let go of the cosiness!

    xx MImmi, Muted Mornings

  • http://lizziedailyblog.blogspot.co.uk/ Elizabeth Rebecca

    I despair at you having your Christmas tree up too! :P

    Lizzie Dripping

  • Katie Emmons

    Ohhh, Christmas trees <3 kudos! I love keeping up the tree as long as possible. And hummus..mmm.

  • http://www.blondeofcarbs.com Jessica

    I only really took down my mini xmas tree this morning haha so it’s ok, good to say in the spirit even if it is lazy I guess!! xx

  • http://www.midgins.com Amy

    Taking down my tree was so depressing. Christmas went by in a flash! And yes, yes, yes to hummus. I can’t get enough of it either! http://akamidge.blogspot.co.uk/

  • http://www.phatcupcake.com/ Keeley

    I hate taking my tree down and was told this week that the 12th night is actually in 3 months time so this superstition thing is rubbish ;) I’ve cleaned my flat from top to bottom today and I mean absolutely scrubbed it so it shines. That made me happy and it means I can have a really chilled out day tomorrow :)

  • http://the-other-f-word.com/ Bedazzled_B

    My tree is never down before mid-Jan! Granted it is a cultural thing for me but it certainly not one shared by my husband! Tee-hee! Plus any reminder that Christmas is gone for the next eons of weeks is too depressing to take!
    Second the hummus love!

  • Olivia Grace

    Thank you for including me in this lovely- I can’t wait to see your pizza recipe!

  • Jo Fisher

    I always love reading these posts so much – they make me feel so much more aware of the little things!

    Nothing makes me feel better more than red lipstick :)

    Jo xx

    She Wears Burgundy

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