Life Lately || 10 Happy Things

How has this first week of December treating everyone? My week has been chockfull of good food and festive atmosphere! It’s been equal parts extremely busy work-wise and full of fun in my personal life. But that always seems to happen around the festive season, doesn’t it? 

christmas tree life lately

1. Thanksgiving last week was wonderful. Sam and I both ate more food than was good for us and then spent the evening Skyping with my family. Plus he got me a crown so that I could be the Queen of Thanksgiving. 

2. I attended a fabulous lunch with Nuffnang at SushinoEn last Saturday. (My post went live yesterday.) 

3. My brother just started a fantastic new job this week and I am so proud of him. It’s strange to think of my little brother in such a grownup role. 

4. Since Sam’s been working weekends, I’ve been heavily binge watching “Reign”. I don’t want to slow down my viewing rate because I need to know what happens, but I also never want it to end. 

5.  I went to Guildford on Tuesday evening and had a great time wandering around the High Street in my down time. 

6. On Wednesday evening after work Sam and I put up our Christmas tree. It was super exciting! We’ve yet to make our annual egg ornaments but I’m sure it’ll happen soon. 

7. I managed to sneak in a cheeky mid-week Chipotle lunch. Yes corn salsa, yes. 

8. All the lovely flowers I’ve instagrammed lately are being carefully dried and added to my collection of dried petals for the wedding. I’ve already been saving them up for nearly 10 months and it seems I’m making little headway. 

9. I designed our wedding invitations myself, and the first batch was printed yesterday. Just a few more tweaks and then I think I’ll be satisfied.  

10. Sam and I picked out and purchased our rings. I can’t wait for them to come in after Christmas! Sam was so excited that he wanted to wear his immediately. (Good thing we had to order the correct size.) It felt so strange seeing Sam in his ring, it really hammered home how real it all is in a giddy and nervous way. 

I’m attending the BBC Good Food Fayre this weekend at Hampton Court Palace and I’m so excited for it! What are your weekend plans? 

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  • We went to the BBC Good Food Show in Birmingham last week and it was great! I loved it, espeically getting to meet Paul and Mary #dreamcometrue ๐Ÿ˜€ have a wonderful time! Alice XXX

  • What a week indeed! I adore the Queen of Thanksgiving crown!!!

  • Ellen Smith

    I would love to see your wedding invitations. I bet they look lovely. I have been far too busy this week to even feel the slightest bit festive. Exams have pretty much taken over my life. ๐Ÿ™


  • Wedding rings… thanksgiving food. Can I have your life?

    OMG, Guildford! I spent most of my childhood just down the road from there! I wonder if it looks different now?

    • I’d be more than happy to share Thanksgiving food next year ๐Ÿ˜€ The area is lovely. We’ve walked a far bit of the North Downs Way and the countryside outside of Guildford is awesome! x

      • Where I lived was not lovely ๐Ÿ˜‰ (It was also Hampshire, not Surrey).

  • Designing your own wedding invitationsโ™ฅ… How lovelyโ™ฅ

  • Wow getting the rings is going to be so awesome for you guys – I have butterflies for you both xx

  • Wow so many wonderful things! Congrats to your brother and go you for making those invitations yourself! Awesome! And wow wedding rings…that is so real! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • The rings made it seem so much more real. And I’m so proud of my little brother. It was such fantastic news! x

  • Ala

    Doing some catch up reading so get ready for about a million comments BUT that is so cute Sam bought you a crown for Thanksgiving hehe! And also the dried petals for the wedding are going to look amazing, you’re going to have the most magical day – just wish we could have a catch up so I could hear about it all! xxx

    • He’s such a lovely weirdo ๐Ÿ˜‰ When you’re settled in Australia we’ll have to have a Skype catch up! xx