10 things that’ve made me happy this week!



1. Ottilie saying ‘no’ in her strong, funny, decisive little way. Though I can’t quite believe my 11 month old can tell me no quite so clearly, it does, for now, make me laugh!

2. Picking bags and bags full of blackberries from the park just a 2 minute walk from our house. I’ve got enough in my freezer now to make jam, and I can’t wait! Siobhan sent me a recipe for sugar-free chia seed jam that’s perfect for babies, so I’m going to give it a go.

3. The little helper who sits on my hip whilst I berry pick, and who operates a ‘ten berries for me and one for the bag’ policy ;)

4. Fresh, fragrant sweet peas on the living room coffee table.

5. Morning smoothies with banana, blueberries, greens, seeds, and some superfood powders. Feels like such a good, energising way to start the day.

6. Iced, spiced fruit buns from Marks and Spencers. I ate one to myself, alongside a cup of tea, as a reward for a day’s work whilst Ottie was with my Mum earlier this week, and it was pure heaven.

7. Shooting photos more frequently. I fell out of the habit of shooting with my big camera, and it’s been so lovely to pick it up more often lately. I feel as though I’ve lost my eye though, to a degree, and really need to do some practising!

8. Getting to the bottom of the ironing basket. A rare occurrence, let me tell you…

9. Starting to plan a little afternoon tea party for Ottie’s 1st birthday. I can’t quite believe a year has rolled around already though, my goodness!

10. An impromptu night out with Jason last weekend in Guildford. I really treasure our quality time these days as it’s such much more rare, and a simple night out with beer, pizzas, and ice-cream was exactly what the doctor ordered.

Tell me, what’s made you happy this week? :)

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  • http://natbeesfashion.blogspot.co.uk/ Anastasia

    An afternoon tea party for her birthday, how wonderful! I hope all the planning goes well :)
    What madd me happy this past week is living with my sister again and travelling to Greece, the sunshine, the sea, everything feels and looks so great here x

  • http://www.hellodeborah.co.uk/ Debbie

    Afternoon tea sounds amazing. Are you doing a cake for Ottilie? I just tried a sweet potato chocolate cake but it fell apart when I took it out of the tin. Going to give it another go as it has very little sugar but still has a bit of chocolate in for a special occasion. I’m doing a little afternoon tea party for my daughters 1st birthday too.

  • http://www.annanuttall.com Anna

    When my niece was nearly one, her favorite words was no. She would say no all the time and we just use to laugh at how she said it. So cute. xx


  • http://bunniesaremagic.com Aleksandra // bunniesaremagic

    You’re one step ahead of me simply by owning an ironing basket!

  • http://www.baguettesandvegemite.blogspot.com Tara Lloyd

    What a lovely list! Although now I’m craving an iced fruit bun :)

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

    Such a lovely collection of things, so glad you’ve had a really lovely week! Alice xxx


  • http://www.allthingsbeautiful-x.blogpsot.com/ Jessie Lewis

    Sounds wonderful! I can’t believe how much Ottilie has grown! She really is a little gem. xx

    Jessie | allthingsbeautiful-x

  • Sochal

    Lovely post Rosie! Your morning smoothies sound fab :)

    Sochal – The Healthy Social Network

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

    These all sound lovely Rosie – no blackberries near here sadly!


  • http://www.kayleighawright.co.uk Kayleigh

    Love reading these posts of yours Rosie! I’ve been collecting Sweet Peas from the garden and placing them in jars around the house. Sounds like a lovely week x

    Kayleigh | http://www.anenthusiasmfor.co.uk

  • https://www.pe-ta.com Peta

    What a lovely week Rosie :) I love that Ottilie is saying no now and her 10 for me rule!! I hope you have a wonderful weekend,
    Peta x

  • http://www.ellacbee.com Ellie @ Ellacbee

    What a lovely list :)

  • Ciara Foster

    I definitely need to go blackberry picking soon – a crumble (or two) will definitely be in order, although chia jam sounds amazing too! Finding out that the M&S spiced buns are accidentally vegan was both a blessing and a curse – they are divine!

  • Pili G

    Sounds like such a lovely week! Love this picture and your daughter is so cute!
    To Read with Tea

  • Jennie / Scarletscorchdroppers

    What a gorgeous list! I’m so in love with blackberry picking at the moment, the freezer is jammed full with berries!

  • https://millymayamelia.wordpress.com/ amelia may

    So special xxx what a beautiful girl she is x

    Keep Calm and start writing ~

  • http://sallytangle.blogspot.co.uk/ Sally Crangle

    I am beyond over-joyed that this has popped up into my reading list! What a lovely list Rosie! And that little munchkin is looking S grown up these days! {and the DOUBLE of you also!}.

    Sending love to you all xxx

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