10 Happy Things Lifestyle

Life Lately || 10 Things That Made Me Happy This Week

What a strange and stressful week it’s been! Did anyone else get caught in that weird intense snow/hail 15 minute blizzard on Tuesday? I was outside for it’s entirety. That’s my poor luck. Where’s my spring weather at? 

10 Things That Made Me Happy This Week


>>> On Saturday I had a wonderful lunch with Sam’s family. Hello crispy duck salad – yum! 

>>> On Sunday, Sam and I had sole charge of his little nephew for the night. His brother was nominated for a BAFTA and was at the ceremony (he didn’t win, but losing in the director category to Shane Meadows is still like winning right?). I’ve watched over many a little one, both as a nanny and for family, but never overnight. Morning snuggles are the best, even if they are at 5am.

>>> Game of Thrones is back on. Enough said. 

>>>I went to Ikea to window shop for a new sofa. Our sofa at the moment has one amazing thing going for it – it was free from FreeCycle, but it’s not going to win any awards in terms of comfort or looks. I’m the weirdo that thinks it’s fun to go to Ikea just to have a browse.  

>>>I got to have a good catch-up session with my oldest and best friend. Since she’s about half a day behind me time-wise, long calls are rarer than I’d like. I was so happy to have the opportunity just to talk about life with her. 

>>> Breakfast for dinner. Eggs and avocado on toast has been a delightful dinner staple this week. 

>>> Between now and the wedding, I only have two weekends in the next few months that I do not have to work during, so I’m going to savour this time as much as possible! 

>>> It was my lovely mom’s birthday this week. Though I wish I was there in New Mexico to celebrate with her. 

>>> I’ve really been focusing on upping my instagram game and it’s finally showing results. Follow along? (Shameless plug) 

>>> Most importantly, this weekend is a Bank Holiday weekend. Bring on the 3 day weekend!!!!

What made you happy this week? Do you have any exciting plans for the weekend? 

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  • IKEA is great for window sofa shopping? Ibet you didn’t leave empty handed though?! Alice xx


  • Ahh, I am looking forward to this bank holiday as well πŸ™‚

  • Ok crispy duck salad sounds divine!!!

  • We experienced some snow here this week too… boooo πŸ™ Bring on the spring weather! And jealous of your bank holiday, haha. The 1st & 8th of May are public holidays here but since they’ve fallen on a Sunday this year…. sigh.

  • I want baby cuddles!!!

    I’m not on Instagram – possibly the only person on the planet who isn’t?

    1st May is a bank holiday here, but the holiday is always on the actual day, so no long weekend for me! The 5th is also holiday though, so I got Thursday off next week.

  • Someone’s had a busy week! I whizzed through the snow blizzard on a train which was kinda cool! So happy GoT is back too!


  • I am so looking forward to the long weekends coming up in May!

  • Christine Everyday

    Crispy duck salad? YUM

  • Gianni Washington

    Happy birthday to your mom! I was hoping I’d get to celebrate with my mom this year, but instead she’ll be with me for my birthday. Next best thing!

  • I guess we are weirdos too because my bf and I go to Ikea to browse more than is really necessary. They don’t even change the displays that often haha

  • Allllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll the doughnuts!

  • Totally with you on the Ikea browsing. Especially if you get to eat in the cafe as well! Happy birthday to your Mum and happy bank holiday to you. Hurray!

  • Miu

    I’m going to see family living a bit farther away πŸ™‚

  • The weather has been totally mad. I got stuck out running home in a hail shower on Wednesday. I am so happy it’s a long weekend, I’m trying my best to not work and just relax!

    Jasmin Charlotte

  • This weekend will mainly be chilling out and catching up with my blog and blog commenting πŸ™‚ That crispy duck salad sounds awesome and you cannot go wrong with avo and eggs!

  • I’ve totally noticed your Instagram game! It actually inspired me to stop being lazy about my Instagram too. Thanks for the inspiration!!

  • Sounds like you had such a good weekend! Just popped over to your Insta and it’s fantastic! It’s inspiring to up my game too!

    xx, Caitlin

  • Ami

    Ikea is one of the best places to browse! At least you were looking for a sofa, when I go there is literally nothing I need, although a big bag of Diam’s always comes in handy! Im following you on Instagram now πŸ™‚

    Knowing that I only have this week left at work before I go to Toronto next week is making me happy!

    Ami x