10 Happy Things Lifestyle

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

Happy Friday everyone! How have you all been? I’m not going to lie, this week has been a clash of highs and lows. I had the most amazing time in Edinburgh and am suffering some true post-holiday blues. (Amazing considering it was only two nights away.) Because Sam and I have been busy saving; first for my visa, and second for our wedding, we haven’t taken more than a two night weekend break since we went to Turkey three years ago. As much as I’d love another holiday like Turkey, everything that we’ve been saving for has been so worth it. Although when we were in Edinburgh and felt like we’d been there for years, we kept saying, “Imagine if we go away for honeymoon for two weeks! How long will that seem?!” 

edinburgh week in review

>>> Edinburgh. I can’t say it enough. We had a fantastic time and I’ve been delighted to share my posts with you so far, and have many more in the making. 

>>> This is part of the Edinburgh trip, but it was so exciting to see a panda. Since I’m borderline obsessed, it was such a joyful moment for me. I was literally like a kid.

>>> Our train was super delayed coming back into London and then re-routed. We didn’t get in till nearly midnight. It was a bit inconvenient and uncomfortable that our journey back from Edinburgh took nearly 7.5 hours. However, this makes the happy list because Virgin now has to give us a partial refund on our ticket price. 

>>> 50 days till my birthday. Hooray! 

>>> Everyone else at work was ill all week long, really struck down and no one could come in. That meant that I got to work from home all week long. True bliss! That unexpected lack of time on the Tube was just the pick-me-up I needed. 

>>> Reading the “Lunar Chronicles” series by Marissa Meyer. Lindsay recommended them to me and I’m absolutely loving them so far! 

>>> We found a new coffee at Sainsbury’s that is truly delicious, after trying pretty much everything they have in stock. It’s a Taylor’s columbian roast. It’s no bag of Monmouth beans, but at a fraction of the cost, it’s worth it. 

>>> I’ve been going through every cupboard slowly, but surely as part of a spring clean asking a) does this bring me joy or b) do I use this frequently enough to make it worth having. If the answer is “no” to either, it’s gone in a big donation bag. Who knew how much tupperware two people could collect! 

>>> Nerd alert: I am a huge fan of “Great Canal Journeys” with Timothy West and Prunella Scales. I just love them and canals. I’ve literally been waiting years for them to cover the canal that goes through Stratford-upon-Avon, because Sam and I lived in a flat there that backed up to the canal behind Holy Trinity Church and on Sunday they were finally there! Whoop! Sam and I also realised that we both have degrees signed off on by Timothy West as he is the president of the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts (LAMDA). 

>>> And I can officially announce that Sam’s brother was nominated for a television BAFTA, which is absolutely AMAZING! Everyone is super proud of him. 

Anyone have any exciting weekend plans? What was the highlight of your week?

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