10 things that’ve made me happy this week!



I feel like this week’s been one of those ‘just hang on in there!’ kind of weeks, what with Monday being ‘blue Monday’ and the freezing cold and the dark mornings and the darker evenings. I’m beginning to feel impatient for spring to arrive…just like at the end of summer I was impatient for autumn, and then at the end of autumn I was impatient for winter! ;) I mean, the frost is beautiful and all, but I am getting kind of tired of needing to wear three pairs of socks at once! We don’t actually have a single thing planned for this weekend, though I’m sure the days will fill up in the way they inevitably do. This afternoon I’m heading to Weybridge for a dress fitting (and maybe to pick out wedding shoes and a veil too) and then am meeting my friend for a little hot chocolate and shopping date later on this evening. And now, it’s time to go walk that spaniel! Here’s what’s made this week a lovely one…

1. Managing to get my layering juuuust right for a trip to London on Thursday. Not so many I was roasting on the tube, and not so few I wanted to cry every time the wind blew. Isn’t that the stuff dreams are made of? ;)

2. Watching the Vogue 73 question interviews. They’re kind of awkward, but I love them anyway. (SJP is the best).

3. Starting the day with natural yoghurt, granola, and fresh raspberries. Oh, and pomegranate seeds too.

4. Crabtree & Evelyn ‘La Source’ handcream. The stuff works wonders, I tell you!

5. Spinach! Chopped, wilted, creamed- I’ve eaten the best part of a 450 gram bag this week, and will be turning into PopEye any day now.

6. Watching the pond freeze over and thaw, freeze over and thaw. The patterns in the ice are too beautiful.

7. Shopping in the men’s department of H&M. Anyone else find shopping for their other half way more fun than shopping for themselves? (p.s. Our WhatsApp conversation currently is a whole lot of ‘what do you think of this shirt?’ plus photos, followed by either a ‘meh’ or a ‘yeh’ ;)

8. A sparkly dark blue manicure that lasted almost five whole days without chipping! Unheard of!

9. Listening to the songs of my teenage years, thanks to Spotify! Every Avenue circa 2008, anyone?

10. Starting to learn how to meditate! I’ve always hated the lying-on-the-floor ‘relaxation’ time at the end of my Pilates and Body Balance classes, so decided to do a bit of reading up about how to meditate and try that during the relaxation part of class instead. I’ve only done it a couple of time so far, but it feels pretty lovely! I’ll let you know if and when I become totally zen and a master-meditator, okay? ;)

Three posts I’ve loved reading this week :: Blair’s insanely amazing dungaree/overall outfit || Ellie’s fun film photos || & Izy’s sticky toffee pudding pancake recipe! (I mean, come ON!)

What’s made you happy this week? :)

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  • https://www.thebettystamp.com Betty

    Perfect post Rosie, I always love your photos they’re so fresh and clean!

    Betty x

    The Betty Stamp

  • http://ibuyprettythings.blogspot.co.uk/ Hannah

    Sounds like you’ve had a lovely week. I recently downloaded a meditation app to dip my toe in the water too. Everyone else talks about the benefits of it and how good it feels, so I want in on that too!
    I had completely forgotten about the band Every Avenue until you mentioned them – I used to love them! Even went to their gig once…shhh!
    Hannah (@girlchatblog) xxx

  • http://www.laughteriscatching.com/ Laura @ Laughter is Catching

    tulips always make me happy!

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

    LOVE the Vogue 73 Questions, I want to try and film something like that myself, but I know I would just laugh the whole way through! Would love to read a post from you on meditation, i really struggle with it, i can not calm my mind at all.

    Zoe Newlove Beauty Blogger & MUA

  • http://theawkwardblog.com/ Angela | The Awkward Blog

    I love the 73 Questions from Vogue! Have you seen the Victoria Beckham one and it’s spoof? So funny! x

  • http://anenglishrosie94.blogspot.co.uk/ Rosie McKay

    Never seen those 73 questions videos before, will be giving them a watch during my revision break (final year problems!).



  • http://mutedmornings.blogspot.com Mimmi

    I’m exactly the same – by the end of one season I’m yearning for the next, haha. Come on, spring, hurry up! Those tulips are absolutely beautiful by the way!

    xx Mimmi, Muted Mornings

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

    Ooh lots of things made me happy this week.. I did a post on it too!! So impressed that you managed to layer right for London – I have that challenge next week and have already dismissed four outfit combos: too hot, too cold, shoes won’t work etc etc! xo

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

    I can never layer right for London, and I attempt it every day! x

  • http://www.wineandolives.co.uk/ Chiara Pannozzo

    I know what you mean by a ‘just hang in there week’. I’m so glad it’s Friday :-)

  • Vanessa Nunn

    I’m glad you’ve had a good week. I just posted my 10 things that made me happy this week over on my blog.


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

    Spinach is the best thing on earth along with almonds – can eat bags of it!

    Lauren x

    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Fashion Beauty – http://www.brittonloves.blogspot.co.uk

  • http://www.songsofstillness.com/ Natalie | Songs of Stillness

    Love these posts :) Um, your manicure lasted that long? I got a black manicure last week… A gel manicure, to be precise… And it chipped it 4! I’m bummed. Haha. Also, your morning breakfast sounds delicious. Pics, please? :)

    Circus & Bloom

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

    As always, love this post :)
    That manicure sounds amazing!



  • http://runningwhitehorses.blogspot.com Carina

    I’ve totally been watching vogue’s 73 questions! They are so addictive somehow. Love those videos :)
    Sometimes i shop in the mens or kids dept too, but for myself haha! When i do so, its in attempts “diversify” or to find steals.

    Hope you have another great week!

    X, Carina
    Running White Horses

  • http://lillianzahra.com LillianZahra

    I’m trying to get into meditating this year. I started last summer and loved doing it every day and then life got busy and I fell out of the habit. x

  • http://www.beautyandthebrunette.co.uk/ Becki

    I love your blog so much, your breakfast looks so yummy! I love this kind of post, it really makes you appreciate the lovely things in life! :) Your manicure sounds so pretty, I had a sparkly dark blue gel manicure over Christmas and I’m missing it so much!
    Becki | http://www.beautyandthebrunette.co.uk

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

    Tulips are the best, especially when you’ve got a good manicure to hold them with :)

  • http://www.perpetuallycaroline.com/ Caroline L.

    I’m going over to my sister’s to help her go wedding shoe shopping as well :) Hope we both get some good vibes on that!!

  • http://charlieleschroniques.blogspot.com/ Charlie

    I have also started meditating this year and so far so good. I’ve never liked it but now I don’t know how I lived without it, it really helps me to get through my toughest day. It’s important to have a break from the daily stress of our lives !

    Charlie xx

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

    Pomegranate and spinach…mmmmmmmmmm <3 Love these posts of yours, sounds like a great week!
    ~ Samantha

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

    I would love to try and meditate.

    Lizzie Dripping

  • http://www.hellosunday.co.uk/ Rachael Hello Sunday

    I’m very impressed with your layering success. I am ALWAYS too hot on the tube :) Hope you’re having a lovely Sunday.


  • http://www.educatingelsa.com/ Charlotte @ Educating Elsa

    Oh I absolutely know what you mean about the layering thing! How frustrating is it to be far too hot or absolutely freezing! I never judge it right but I’d much rather be shivering than sweating!

    I love a nice bit of spinach but only fresh in a salad or sandwich. I’m not the biggest fan of it cooked! Good on you for eating well though, I’ve been eating custard donuts and pizza.

  • http://lixhewett.com/ Lix Hewett

    The SJP Vogue video was the first one I saw and all the others pale in comparison. Still fun, though. :)

  • http://amber-oneill.blogspot.co.uk/ Amber O’Neill

    Agree with the meditating thing! I always thought it was a load of nonsense but my uncle gave me a quick bit on instruction on it 3 weeks ago and its really helped. I found panic threatening to swamp me in an exam last week and used the technique. It actually worked and I managed to write something!


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