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Life Lately || 10 Happy Things

Hello everyone! Happy Friday! I hope your week has been lovely! Can you believe it’s only 22 days till Halloween? Aka 3 weeks tomorrow. I need somewhere excellent to go so that I can finally use my perfect couples costume idea – undead Mary Poppins and Bert. But that means it’s also 77 days till Christmas which is insane. Basically, anything under 100 days, I just assume is right around the corner. 

10 happy things

1. Bake Off spoiler alert*******
I was really moved in the final by Nadiya’s speech, but Mary’s reaction was totally priceless! Even though I was Team Tamal, Nadiya was my second favourite. And even I can fully admit that Nadiya definitely performed better on the last round than either Tamal or Ian. I can’t believe that I only have one bake left to do. 

2. I got to help Katy celebrate her birthday on Monday. 

3. I found out my dream pair of wedding shoes were out of stock, and then luckily secured a pair from the wholesale supplier who had a pair left over in my size. They are beauties. You can check out my instagram to really see them. 

4. I attended a fabulous engagement party of some good friends at Lights of Soho. They live in Canada now so it was amazing that they got to celebrate their engagement with us. Plus Lights of Soho is a private members club, and I don’t get to hang out at those too often! 

5. Even though the weather this week has been wet, wet, wet last weekend the weather was glorious and I managed to sneak in a trip to the seaside on Saturday. 

6. Since the beginning of September, I’ve been taking my fitness really seriously and I even found myself wishlisting some cute workout clothes last night. I know guys, it’s like I’ve been replaced by an alien body double. I am shocked too. 

7. My nephew’s first birthday is next week and I’ve been constantly perusing baby clothing websites trying to find the perfect outfit. GapBaby is perfection. That’s probably so #basic of me, but I love their kids clothing. And looking at all that baby clothing makes my uterus glow. But only because everything is so tiny. Then I have to promptly close that page and remember how much I love my freedom to sleep in. 

8. I’ve probably been annoying everyone by tweeting about my entry into Bettys Tea Party photo competition, but if you haven’t voted yet, head on over and vote for Rhyme & Ribbons. And if you’ve already voted, you can vote again! 

9. Reading/Watching/Listening: Sam and I have been reading “Danny the Champion of the World” aloud to each other before bed – it’s one of the only Dahl books I hadn’t read. I couldn’t recommend “Sing it On” a documentary series on Netflix about collegiate a cappella more highly. I got so wrapped up in it that I watched it all in about 2 days. Since then I’ve been watching the Netflix original series “Scream” to get myself in a spooky October mood. And I’ve been listening to Ryan Adams cover of Taylor Swifts “1989” on repeat. 

10. I’m just a few followers away from 1000 on instagram which is really exciting. Hopefully by the end of the weekend, I’ll hit that goal! 

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  • I’ve just voted for your picture! Good luck!! I can’t believe how quickly October is going by already – scary!!! Your Halloween costume idea is hilarious! xxx

  • Sounds like another fab week πŸ™‚

    Sophie Cliff

  • I looooove your wedding shoes. I bet you’ll get lots and lots of wear out of them. Super purdy. ^_^

    • Thanks lovely! I really want to wear them now but I’m terrible at scuffing shoes so I have to resist. x

  • We just watching Sing It On too! It’s too good! x

    Jasmin Charlotte

  • Your life is full of great things. I can feel the happiness and vitality from your post. Hope that you will find some cute stuff for your nephew’s first birthday

    • Thank you! I haven’t gotten anything yet – still looking for something perfect πŸ˜‰ x

  • Undead Mary and Bert, photos please!!! That sounds AMAZING. Those shoes too, gorgeous. I see you went over 1000 on IG, yay!

  • ernie23

    Obviously, I couldn’t resist hoping over to Instagram to check out the coveted & almost missed out on perfect shoes and let me just say, those are Ah-mazing(I’ve never said that like that before) & I can see why you loved them so much! I can’t wait to see final pictures of you whole complete wedding look and I’m sure those rockin’ sparkly shoes will still look just as amazing!
    Also, I went ahead & voted for your photo at Betty’s & you were in the lead, 140 votes between yours & last place, less between you & 2nd but currently ahead is still ahead for now πŸ˜‰
    Hope you have a fabulous weekend!

  • The GBBO final was so good wasn’t it? I got so emotional at the end! I am very excited for both halloween and christmas! xx

  • So many delicious looking eggs!

    • If I’m eating brunch out, I can’t resist poached egg because I’m too lazy to ever make them at home! x

  • Wasn’t GBBO such a tearjerker? It must be quite tough for the judges & contestants alike (except maybe Paul Hollywood…).

    I love love love those shoes!!

  • ADORE those shoes!!! What a perfect find! I saw that you got your dress too, congratulations!
    I definitely got teary eyed during Nadiya’s speech…. really the whole season she was doubting herself until she got closer and closer and then eventually won the whole thing. It is so inspirational for all of us who have ever doubted our abilities (probably, most of us, really!).

    • Yes, yes, yes! I was so proud of Nadiya and I think she really can accomplish anything when she puts her mind to it. And wasn’t her family amazing as well? x

  • Your wedding shoes really are perfect! I love them so much!

  • Isn’t his 1989 so good? I listen to it all the time. Perfect commute music, especially with the weather how it’s been. Also, how is Scream? Is it spooky, or more funny?

    • It’s a combination of spooky and funny. There’s a few characters that have some awesome comedic moments, but then there are two deaths that are particularly grizzly! x

  • I just started watching Blacklist on netflix, so good! I am bummed your bake off posts are almost done for the year, I love those posts!

  • I have voted for you for the tea thing, you’re doing well, chook! I’ve also got major shoe envy.

    • I’ll let you in on a secret: I got them on eBay- they are new in the box but the retailer isn’t carrying them in the store anymore so they are wholesale on eBay πŸ˜‰ xx