10 things that’ve made me happy this week!



Before we get onto the good stuff, can I tell you one thing I’ve definitely not been so happy about this week? The fruit situation here in the UK, in comparison with Thailand. I mean, not to be one of those ‘oh well this isn’t a PATCH on what I ate in ‘insert farflung country here’ types of people, buuuuuutttt…it’s safe to say I’ve been spoiled. I mean, we can set aside the rambutan, and the dragon fruit, and the mangosteen as special cases (all totally amazing and addictive, but not so mainstream here in England), but you know, even the bananas and oranges were better in Thailand! I’ve missed waking up and starting each day with a plate heaped with the most beautiful, colourful, ripe fruit this week like you wouldn’t believe! But enough of this nostalgia. (I’m nostalgic for so much at the moment, if you got me started I’d never shut up! Having all our family here, the constant celebrating, the sharing of photos and stories from the wedding…aaaand there I go…) Instead, here’s to the simple things, the quiet moments, and the small stuff- here’s to going back to basics, and counting ten little things that’ve made me happy this week :)

1. Hearing my sister’s voice all the way from Tanzania! I said goodbye to Cesca just as Jason and I were leaving the wedding (speaking about it in past tense is SO WEIRD.) and she flew to Africa the very next morning. I’m heading to the airport to pick her up next Friday, and I just can’t wait! 99% of my excitement is because I can’t wait to see my sister herself, and the other 1% is because I’ve been nagging her to take lots of photos for me whilst she’s been trekking and on safari(!!!) this week, and I cannot *wait* to look through them!

2. Saying ‘my husband’ all day every day! I’ve been doing that annoying newlywed thing of squeezing it into conversation as often as is humanly possible! ;)

3. English Breakfast tea. There’s nothing I miss more when abroad than good old Twining’s English Breakfast, with semi-skimmed and no milk!

4. The daily moisturiser routine that’s been keeping my post-holiday skin peeling to a minimum. It’s pretty intense though- I’ve been slithering into bed each night like some sort of slimy sea creature. What a lucky man Jason is! ;)

5. Making the most of the major nesting phase I always go through when I’ve stayed away from home for more than a night or two. I’ve been buying storage crates and cleaning everything in sight and reorganising just about every corner of our house, and having a whale of a time doing it! I’ve got to make the most whilst it lasts though, since I’ll be back to my old disorganised ways soon enough…

6. The return of the GBBO! Jason and I watched episode 1 eating slices of the Victoria sponge I’d baked for his coworker Ian the previous evening, and the cake + cake on telly combo was just too good. I couldn’t adore that programme any more if I tried!

7. Catching up with friends, both old and new. Made me the happiest of all <3

8. Sundried tomato pesto, with everything. I’m kind of obsessed.

9. Nude nail varnish. Though my favourite (Essie Spin the Bottle) did smash and leak on the way home from Thailand, which most definitely did NOT make me happy in the slightest!

10. Being home. Being married. Being right in the moment. It’s been a pretty happy week :)

Three posts I’ve loved reading this week :: Freya’s AMAZING posts about her work in Pakistan (photos to die for, and writing that made me well up. I just adore that pint-sized wonder woman) || Ella’s recipe for roasted green bean spring rolls || & Deb’s recipe for sesame noodles with cucumber (trying it first chance I get!)

What’s made it to your happy list this week? And how was July for you- did anything fun or exciting happen? Let’s catch up, I truly feel so out of the loop! <3

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  • Lissy Hayes

    Sounds like such an amazing week/month you’ve had! Congratulations to you and Jason, I hope you’ve had an amazing time. I think talking to my dad on the phone has made me happiest this week, we live far away from each other so spending a hour or so chatting to him really made me happy!

    lissy @ lissyhayes.co.uk

  • http://www.blondeofcarbs.com Jessica

    haha amazing! There is nothing better than breakfast tea and I bet it feels so good to be able to say husband now haha! xx

  • http://fjordsandbeaches.com Lisa // Fjords & Beaches

    Oh, I love all Essie nail varnishes! Need to check out Spin the Bottle :)

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

    I need some new nude nail polish so I will be checking Essie out for sure. I feel your pain about the fruit situation, I miss all the fresh fruit you get in Asia and Carl and I are still plotting to go back. xx

  • http://www.moonlitstories.com Valérie – Moonlit Stories

    Sounds like you had an amazing time! These pictures of your honeymoon look so dreamy… :)

    Valérie | Moonlit Stories

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

    What a lovely week’s roundup! You certainly have a lot to be happy about and reading this juts made ME feel happy!

    Lauren x

    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Beauty

  • http://www.goldenwanderlust.com Ekaete

    Love number 10. Congratulations to you both <3

    Ekaete x


  • http://www.alittlelusciousness.com/ rosie alittlelusciousness

    Slimy sea creature haha!! I’ve been doing the same and just about winning the battle against the peel. I’m using Soap and Glory beauty sleep accelerator which is amazing, and smells like tropical fruit :)
    Have a lovely weekend,
    Rosie xx

  • Georgia Christakis

    Congrats on your marriage!! First off, this fruit obsession has to be an English thing- my husband (from London) ALWAYS made similar comments when we were living in Greece about how amazing the grapes, oranges and even tomatoes were. Anyways… We have been reliving our own wedding (it was 2 months ago?! How the time flies…) by going through professional and our friends’ crowd-sourced photos and it brings the silliest grin to my face even all these weeks later to see us together at the ceremony or our first dance or dancing like crazy people with our friends! Hope you enjoy your own memories for many years to come :)

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

    Tea is always what I miss most when abroad too! And so excited GBBO is on again as well – definitely an item on my happy list :) xxx

  • https://www.woodenwindowsills.co.uk woodenwindowsills

    Ahhh really pleased that the post honeymoon blues aren’t keeping you down too much, especially as you have been super productive and have cake to keep you company (as well as a HUSBAND!) :) It’s good to go away, but I bet it’s also lovely to come home! Enjoy! Alice xx


  • The Small Things Of Life

    Such a lovely post and congratulations on your wedding and now being able to throw husband in every sentence, I know I would too!!

  • http://pollyrowan.com/ Polly Rowan

    I’m so glad this weekly feature is back! I love it. I watched the GBBO this evening and made the HUGE mistake of watching it without cake. It was painful.

    I went to Koh Tao and Koh Phangan in January (the other two islands next to Koh Samui) and I agree, the fruit is unbeatable! Your photos are so lovely xx

  • Pili G

    This week looks amazing! Its so cute you are excite to call him husband. Congratulations again on your marriage!



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  • http://www.queenbeady.com QueenBeady

    Welcome back home! I hope you had the most wonderful honeymoon, it certainly looks like one of those once-in-a-lifetime trips! It looks beautiful. I’m super jealous! I need to get myself to Thailand ASAP! I hope married life is treating you well too.
    Bee | QueenBeady.com

  • emily couture

    I hope you had a great time on your honeymoon and lovely post :)

    emily xx


  • http://www.laceandlilac.com Abby | Lace & Lilacs

    Oh, it sounds as though you’ve had a fabulous week, Rosie. Sending hearts! xxx

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

    Thailand looks so beautiful Rosie :)

    Lizzie Dripping

  • http://www.heavenlyclutter.blogspot.com/ Erin Bailey

    Gorgeous photos- glad you enjoyed your honeymoon. I’ve been pretty excited about the GBBO too, although I unfortunately didn’t have any cake so I was just left with cravings! I hope next week is just as happy for you :)

    Erin~ http://www.heavenlyclutter.blogspot.com

  • http://www.aprileveryday.com/ April @ aprileveryday

    I’m totally with you on the whole fruit situation here, but not just fruit – even vegetables! Don’t get me started on that haha! It sounds like you’ve had a pretty perfect week! I’m so jealous of your cake and cake situation though – I’ve still got it sitting in my planner to watch, so I guess I could still make that happen! :)
    xo April
    April | April Everyday

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