Life Lately || Happy Things

I hope everyone is having a very spooky Friday the 13th! (Speaking of which, I can’t believe we’ve had another Friday 13th so soon!) 

happy about march 13

This week I was lucky enough to have to go to the Houses of Parliament for work; although the security guards are pretty intimidating and sent me into a mild panic.  It could have been compounded by the fact that when one asked me where I was headed I got nervous and mumbled all my words leading him to say, “That room doesn’t exist.” I then had to suspiciously backtrack and apologise for my lack of annunciation.

I’ve had some really long commutes this week which means that I’ve gotten some awesome reading done. Philippa Gregory – yay! ‘Rosie Effect’ – meh. (To give a really quick review.)

The builders have finished demolishing the building next door so we are no longer coming home to a construction zone everyday. 

I enthusiastically watched and enjoyed Crufts when it was on. That Maltese and the Bearded Collie in the Best in Show group stole my heart. 

The weather this week has been so lovely. Spring warmth is just around the corner, I can sense it! *knock on wood*

Strangers in London can truly be kind. I took a really bad tumble crossing Regent’s Street on my way to a meeting on Wednesday (bad enough that it knocked the wind out of me and I was too disorientated to get up right away) and 3 men literally leapt into the middle of the road to stop a lorry that didn’t see me on the ground from turning down the street. The men didn’t know each other and they didn’t know me, but I’m so thankful that they cared enough to rush into a hugely busy street for me.  And people say Londoners aren’t friendly! However, instead of sustaining a dainty but sympathetic injury like a twisted ankle, I’ve bruised my tailbone and had to sit on pillows everywhere. #soladylike

One night this week we had steak and caramelised onion sandwiches with halloumi on the side. That’s what happens when I do the menu planning.

I thought I lost my engagement ring on Tuesday (already). Luckily, Sam was a legend and managed to find it in the house while I was having a major panic at work.

I’ve been operating on very little sleep this week. Only because I’ve insisted on binge watching “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”. That’s right, now I’ve seen all of it. 

I received this lovely Joules scarf in the mail. It’s so delicate and beautiful. I can’t wait to wear it with lightweight jackets and dresses this Spring! 
joules scarf
Scarf c/o Country Clothing.  Gorgeous, right? 

What are your weekend plans? Will you be celebrating Mother’s Day (UK readers)?

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  • Oh no, hope your healing from you fall, nice to hear there are still some good ones out there to help you out:) That dinner sounds delicious, and I am so jealous of your spring like weather!

  • It’s so kind of those strangers to step in – London isn’t so bad!

  • So sorry to hear about your fall! I’m glad you’re ok. Faith in humanity (and Londoners) is restored, though. πŸ™‚ And yes, it definitely smelt like spring this week! Hello, daffodils!

  • Oh no poor you! It’s horrible to have a fall like that – thank goodness people were there to help. Hope you’re recovering well from it. That scarf is so pretty – it will look lovely for spring! Thank goodness Sam was able to find your engagement ring too!! Hope you have a great weekend. xxx

  • Angie SilverSpoon

    So nice that those guys helped you out. I had a major panic when I though I lost my wedding ring, but it was under my computer keyboard!

    Lots of love,
    SilverSpoon London

    • My ring must have slid off my dresser into one of the drawers. Luckily I had left a bit early that day so that Sam was still home and could check. Otherwise I would have been in a panic all day! x

  • Oh my gosh. That’s so scary to hear about your fall! But I’m happy to hear about the kindness of strangers! This isn’t the first time I heard someone racing about Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. I need to check it out!

  • Oi, sorry about your fall! I hope you are feeling better! It does sound like you’ve been having a good week otherwise!

  • That scarf is gorgeous!

    This Friday the 13th is my lucky day… we’re off to sign a contract for a flat!

  • Oh that scarf! Absolutely gorgeous and something so Springy about it! That is seriously the loveliest story hearing about those men who helped you! I hope that tailbone is ok – ouch! I once damaged my tailbone while roller skating and I was in a world of pain for like two weeks so I totally sympathise! Hope you have a wonderful weekend xx

    • Okay, I’m glad you understand. It sounds like such a stupid injury and like it wouldn’t be that painful but for the first day it was *mild* agony. I thought I’d never be able to sit down again without crying! Luckily, it isn’t that bad right now. x

  • I’m actually about a third of the way through the Rosie Effect, I don’t mind it so far! Although now I’m curious as to why you didn’t like it…. but don’t tell me anything! haha

    • I’ll keep my lips sealed until you finish then come back and we can discuss! As a side note: I enjoyed the Rosie Project x

  • I have scarf envy.

  • Charlie D

    This scarf looks so lovely ! Perfect for spring !

    xo, Charlie

  • I need that scarf in my life!

  • To make you feel better, I lost my wedding ring last year for the better part of a month while my husband was deployed. Hope you heal quickly!

  • Julie @ Artwork by JM

    That scarf is so pretty and perfect for Spring!

    • It’s super lovely – I’m happy that I can wear it in the warmer weather we’ve been having! x

  • Oh man, glad you’re alright! At least you get to be classy as you get better πŸ˜‰

  • Who did you want to win Crufts? x

  • Haha, that’s surprising to hear! Why did they find everyone so friendly, do you know? xx

    • Ah- that’s really nice! People are really good at offering to carry bags up stairs for you here, which is super nice! x

  • It’s been my fear to lose my engagement ring especially since I seem to play with it so muc. Glad you find it in the end

  • It’s such a pretty delicate scarf! I’ve panicked about losing my engagement ring before, especially when I first got it and wasn’t used to wearing it. I’ve left it in the bathroom a couple of times and then panic at work when I realised. Sorry to hear about your fall!
    I’m hoping for a very relaxing weekend and don’t have any plans. I’m starting a week off work so I’m very happy.

    • It is because I’m not used to wearing it that I haven’t developed a good method for taking it off and putting on yet! x

  • I love a good ‘help from strangers’ story! I was having a really bad week in December and some strangers gave me a voucher for two free cinema tickets – it totally turned my week around!
    I’m off to see ‘Shakespeare in Love’ tomorrow – that’s definitely a happy thing!

    • That’s such a nice thing for a stranger to do for you! Sam’s friend Neil is in “Shakespeare in Love” but we haven’t made it yet. Yikes! x

  • amitygardens

    Be careful, woman! You can’t be getting run over by lorries! Glad you are okay though.

  • Lots of happy-making things! I love all of this (esp. “That room doesn’t exist.” XD). It’s really good to hear about nice people saving you from being run over, though. Hope you’ve got some niiiice, squishy pillows for lots of comfy weekend sitting.

  • that tumble sounds awful, glad you’re more or less alright! and i watched unbreakable kimmy schmidt in one night, haha! so good. xx

    • I got so nervous towards the last episode that they were going to get trapped in the bunker again! x

  • Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is on my to-watch list! And I love it when people go put of their way to help a stranger!

  • I love your happy posts! That scarf is amazing!
    Melanie @

  • I used to get so anxious about losing my rings!

  • Diana Cloudlet

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  • Nicky Nelson

    Ouch! #tailbone Hope you are feeling less bruised. The scarf really is very pretty! I had a lovely Mothering Sunday with my sister! Lol! (Well, my Mum went off on a cruise round Iceland for goodness sake!). Have a great week x

  • How exciting about the conference though! I can’t believe it’s March already either! x

  • Want to see Unbreakable Kimmyyyy! Might have to binge watch it while I dye my hair tonight. Dangerous business.

    Hope you’re not too badly injured missus! Bruised tailbones hurt like hell πŸ™

    PS what Philippa Gregory have you finished?! I haven’t read her for aaages xx

    Little Miss Katy | UK Lifestyle Blog

    • What colour are you dyeing your hair?! Do it! Kiiiimmmmmmyyyyy!!!!

      I’ve been re-reading the Cousins War ones. Because they are so good . x

  • oh man I’ve heard SO much about Unbreakable Kimmy Schmid, I’m going to have to check it out!

  • Damn it, I’m going to have to look up this Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt now πŸ™‚ Good enough to lose sleep over! I’m so glad you found your ring, I bet that was a bad moment. I’ve had a moment like that and had to go home to look for it from work, I felt like I would have a heart attack.

    • Luckily I had just gotten on the train and Sam was about to leave so he could go and look for me. Otherwise I definitely would have left to go home and look. I was in a panic and wouldn’t have been able to concentrate all day otherwise! x