Life Lately || 10 Things That Made Me Happy

Happy Friday everyone! I missed out on one of these posts last week when I was up in Yorkshire, but I’m back this week to fill you in on what’s been going on in my life lately. 

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>>> I’m a huge X-Files fan, and own every season on DVD. I’ve been making Sam blitz through them in preparation for the new series that starts in a few weeks. He still has two seasons to go. I’m not very kind and proclaimed that I’d start the new season without him if he hadn’t caught up by then.

>>>The last few weeks have been so so wonderful and full of activities. From Lumiere London to the Sherlock Holmes Museum, it was packed with goodness. 

>>> I’ve been trying to pair my wardrobe down, an offering to the gods of minimalism and simplicity. Where I struggle is getting rid of clothing that I have sentimental attachment too. No I don’t need my dance costumes from when I danced with a company during University, but I feel weird parting with them, even if they are just taking up room in my very small wardrobe. The same goes for my jazz shoes, ballet slippers and character shoes. 

>>> I booked my appointment to apply for my next visa application. Hopefully this one won’t be as stressful as the last since I get to apply in person and get my answer that day, it better be worth it as I just spent all my savings making this appointment. My appointment is in a few weeks so it gives me some time to finishing getting all my documents together. This next round of visa applications isn’t necessarily happy, but I’ll be glad once it’s over so that I can stop worrying about it. Everyone pray that the UK doesn’t kick me out.

>>> This week I discovered Pod’s Keralan vegetable pots. They are crazy good and it helps make my vegetarian work-week far easier. (I have to walk by Shake Shack, that old temptress, every day.) 

>>> We had a great trip up North. It’s always good for the spirit to spend some time on the Yorkshire coast. Hello bracing air! But if you follow me on Instagram, you’ll see that some of our runs were more picturesque than our South London ones. 

>>> We managed to squeeze our cake tasting and measuring our venue for planning the layout and decorations while we were up North. Super exciting times. After our tasting, I think we may have changed our minds on what we want it to be, just because they were all so delicious! 

>>> I’ve started receiving back our first RSVPs which is crazy exciting! 

>>> As I checked my email around leaving work yesterday, I received a message informing me that my wedding dress had touched down at the shop. Talk about exciting! I’ve almost forgotten what it looks like. And I very badly want to tell Sam about all its details. It’s such a temptation.

>>> Runs up along the Yorkshire coast are a fair bit more enjoyable than ones through Upper Norwood. Maybe if I’d grown up with a rugged seaside path, I’d be in better shape. 

What have you been up to this week? What are your plans for the weekend? 

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  • Good luck with the visa application – hope that all goes smoothly. At least you have lots of wedding related excitement to look forward to as well! Have a lovely weekend. xxx

    • Thanks Miranda, the date is still two weeks away (that’s how far they book up in advance!) but these last two weeks are all about assembling the right documents. I’m so stressed about it that I can’t relax so it will be nice once it’s over. (Unless it’s turned down, and then it will be more stress πŸ˜‰ ) xx

  • Angie SilverSpoon

    So exciting about your wedding dress!

  • They showed the first two episodes of the new season of X-Files last night and I was so excited! I did try and get Fredrik to watch with me but alas he is not a fan of the supernatural sorta shows.

    • I haven’t watched them yet but I am PUMPED! XX

      • I was so excited Sweden was actually showing them in a relevant time period I was freaking out all night that it was on the right channel and everything was just so as I did not want to somehow miss it!

        • Are they good? Do they get a thumbs up? That’s all I want to know ;D xx

          • This is what I told Fredrik after watching “I thought it was a great pick up for an existing show but if it was an introduction to a brand new show I would be up to seeing what happens next”

  • How exciting your dress has arrived!! And the RSVPs are starting to come in! We are huge X-Files fans too and are literally counting down the days until the new episodes (only 2 more days to go!) Xx

    • Sam is so close to finishing the series (about to start series 8) that I might wait for him to catch up to watch the new ones. But I don’t know if I can resist! πŸ˜‰ xx

  • Oh how exciting that you’re dress has arrived! What id do to relive the memories and experiences of getting married. It’s such a special time ❀️
    Bee |

  • So many exciting wedding moments this week! I can’t wait to see photos of your day x
    Sophie Cliff

  • Fingers crossed for the visa appointment!

    Ooh, wedding dress! Exciting!

    • This is feeling like an incredibly long two-week wait till my appointment – I just want to know my answer so I can stop stressing about it! xx

  • Best of luck with your visa!!!!

  • Good luck with the visa, those things are hell no matter how prepared you are. Also, get multiple wedding cakes. You won’t regret it XD

    • I’ve been feeling low-level sick about it since the dawn of 2016. As soon as it’s over *hopefully* a weight will be lifted off me. xx

  • ahhh, wedding dress!!! so exciting. and good luck with the visa!

  • You have been busy! But is sounds like you are busy with fun things, so that is great! Good luck with your visa!

  • I have all my fingers & toes crossed for you! xx

  • Good luck for the visa application! And hope you had a good weekend xx

  • RSVPs are so exciting!

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  • Good luck with your visa application, I hope it will be sorted out fast. x

    • Thanks Anca- whether it is good news or bad news, I should know next Friday! Fingers (and toes) crossed! xx

  • I hope your visa gets sorted – I don’t envy you x