10 things that’ve made me happy this week!



Happy Easter weekend! I hope you have a weekend of loveliness ahead of you? Jason and I will be divvying up our time between family gatherings, DIYing (Jason’s in the midst of a new project…) video editing, and, you know, just eating chocolate and stuff. I’ll also be partaking in one of the Easter egg hunts Jason’s put together for me every year since we got together, complete with the sort of cryptic clues that never fail to baffle my brain. It’s the dumbest tradition and totally childish, but I love it anyway! This week’s been a pretty productive one, as weeks leading up to Bank Holidays go. ‘Wedmin’ that’s been lingering over us for weeks has finally been completed, and it feels so GOOD! Here’s to a happy long weekend, and here’s what’s made this week a lovely one…

1. Three words: Easter. Egg. Chocolate. We’ve got so much in the house, and I’ve been picking away at it most evenings. And some mornings, too…

2. Taking passport photos (terrifying!) and having them come out marginally less hideous than my old one. At least that’s something…

3. A day spent with family at my Mum’s last weekend. We had an Easter egg hunt that got louder and more competitive than you’d imagine a group of 20-something year olds would get searching for tiny chocolate in bookshelves and venetian blinds and plant pots! What can I say- it brought out our inner children!

4. Having Jason home all week! He’s taken a week’s holiday from work and even though he’s been building a deck in our back garden and I’ve been busy all week, it’s been lovely being so nearby one another all week long!

5. Roasted red pepper hummus. Hummus 2.0.

6. Burgers twice in one week. We made the best ones at home on Thursday evening- brioche buns from Sainsbury’s are the BOMB!

7. A 6.30am cup of coffee, made and brought to me by Jason. So needed, so much appreciated.

8. Fort-making, watercolour-painting, and felt tip pen-ing whilst looking after Ruby on Thursday morning! We had the best time :)

9. Sitting out by the pond with tea in the afternoons. I always forget what a simple pleasure it is during winter.

10. *Having* to taste test a whole load of wine and champagne so we can decide what to serve at the wedding. ;) Jason’s brother Russell and his girlfriend Clare came round yesterday evening for a wine & cheese night, and it was completely fantastic. And, wines have been selected!

Three posts I’ve loved reading this week :: Elsie & Emma’s insanely amazing April Fools || this beautiful Spring makeup look from TBD || & Ellie’s post about why having a blog is awesome!

What’s made you most happy this week? :)

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

    Isn’t funny that adults often are a lot more competitive than children when throughout the egg hunt ! I’m wishing you a fantastic Easter week-end !

    xo, Charlie

  • Anna

    Happy easter Rosie!!! Your weeks always look amazing <3


  • https://www.thelifestyledit.com Alexandra

    I love this post it’s so lovely and i’m always a sucker for good photos haha:)x

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

    All the Easter chocolate is making me pretty happy too!! Roasted red pepper hummus sounds so good – I hope there’s a recipe post coming soon! xx

  • https://backtolifeafterkids.wordpress.com/about/ Sarah & Mel

    Hello. I love your idea of thinking about what has made you happy in the last week, it’s mindful gratitude. Hummus 2.0, great.

  • Pili G

    Sounds like such a happy week! Easter egg looks delicious!



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  • http://www.missmollyemma.blogspot.com/ Molly

    Lovely post- red pepper hummus is my favourite, it’s divine! Sound’s like you’ve had a lovely week- I’m yet to have an easter egg this year and am feeling very ashamed of myself!

  • Izzy

    I love red pepper hummus too! The best x


  • http://www.thesystemsmama.com Abby | The Systems Mama

    Mmmmm now I’m hungry for burgers!

  • Brooke

    That Easter egg hunt that Jason puts together sounds so cute and fun! I love that your mom put one together too. I can only imagine that my brother and I would still get just as competitive (or more) if my mom put together an egg hunt for us. It was no joke when we were younger! I remember I’d complain because he was taller and had the advantage in finding the ones that were out of my reach haha it was serious business! Have a great Easter weekend :-)

  • http://www.chasingmyextraordinary.com/ Kenzie @ CME

    I am loving all of the chocolate and Easter eggs that have taken over my house! That is exciting about Jason being on vacation! So many happies this week :D

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

    Beetroot houmous – amazing! I love having mezzo style food for lunch now it’s Spring

    Lauren x

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

  • emily couture

    I do love easter egg chocolate :D

    emily xx


  • http://thedameinternational.com/ The Dame Intl

    Um, is it possible to clone your man? Id like a coffee making, deck building, Easter egg hunt creating man in my life thanks!

  • http://mascara-and-maltesers.blogspot.co.uk/ Annabel

    Well any improvements on passport photos is always a good thing!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

  • Helena

    Sounds like you had a great week! Easter is the best ♥


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

    You had the kind of week that I love!
    Filled with family, food and frivolities.
    I love an easter egg hunt, you are never too old for one :)

  • http://mutedmornings.blogspot.com Mimmi

    Sounds like you’ve had a lovely week! Your Easter egg hunt tradition is so cute :) I haven’t had the chance to do an egg hunt this year, sadly! Roasted red pepper hummus is wonderful; I love it. And tasting food and drink for the wedding doesn’t sound too bad!
    xx Mimmi, Muted Mornings

  • http://www.ginevrella.co.uk Jennifer

    Wine and cheese nights are my favourite way to spend an evening! Although I’m hoping to switch our next one to a wine and chocolate evening… And roasted red pepper houmous- I’ve been trying to tell my sister just how good it is but she’s having none of it!
    Jennifer x

    Ginevrella I Lifestyle Blog

  • http://Www.Hannahbakesthings.co.uk/ Hannah Webster

    Sounds like you’ve had a great week. You’ve made me really crave hummus now, having not had it in ages. Red pepper is the best kind! Your easter egg hunt sounds so cute too :)

  • littlemidge83

    I match 3 of your top ten this week! Easter eggs for Breakfast, YES! I ate a huge chunk of Lindt bunny this morning when I woke up before I left the house for work. Glad to know I’m not the only one who does breakfast chocolate. Number two, burgers in bricohe buns. I had an amazing one in Jamaica a couple of nights ago before we flew home. It’s was in my top ten burgers. :) And number 3, yes, tea in the garden. A simple pleasure but I was so relieved to come home and find that winter had left while I was sunning myself on a beach in the caribbean. You can all thank me for bringing the sunshine home with me!

    Enjoying catching up on your blogs I missed on holiday. Extra dose of bloggage for me! Now just got to write mine around catching up with my full time job!

    Annie | http://littlemidge.blogspot.co.uk

  • http://www.beautifuljunk.net Jen | Beautiful Junk

    Another lovely post Rosie! I took some inspiration from you and wrote my own list this week, along with a shout-out to your blog, which I love! Check it out! :)


  • http://deslisse.blogspot.com/ Denisse

    I love when people takes time for enjoying these moments! <3 Greeting from Chile.


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