10 Happy Things Lifestyle

10 Things That Made Me Happy This Week

Happy Friday everyone! How has this first full week of October treated everyone? 

10 Things that Made Me Happy: 

>>> The wedding we went to on Saturday in Guildford was truly, truly gorgeous. 

>>> Unlike most years, I actually did my UK taxes early instead of the month they were due. This isn’t really a happy thing, but it is some true adulting. 

>>> In case you missed my tweet about it, this article by playwright Bonnie Greer on immigration had me weeping. It’s so brilliant, articulate, and moving. I encourage anyone with a Brexit hangover to have a read. 
>>> I sent in my absentee ballot. Whomp, whomp. This election feels so much more fraught than ever before. 

>>>I’ve arranged a much-awaited catch up with two of my old MA course flatmates. Bring on next week!

>>> All being well, we have secured a property. The landlord has tentatively accepted our rental offer and now we just need to go through all the paperwork. Hooray! 

>>> I know it’s a very small achievement compared to some incredibly savvy social media accounts, but I surpassed 2000 twitter followers this week. And then whilst writing this post, I dipped below it by 2. Sod’s law, I suppose! 

>>> A joyful thing came in the post this week! An invitation to our nephew’s second birthday party. He is literally the cutest. 

>>> Sam received his provisional license this week because he’s starting driving lessons soon. I’m super excited for him (and also terrified – I’m a nervous driver myself.) 

>>> Much to Sam’s chargrin, I turned the heating on last night. Our flat is a little icebox and I needed it. (We’ve made double-glazing a priority on the next place.) 

I’ve been a bit unwell this week so I want this weekend to be one massive chill-off session. What are everyone else’s plans? 

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  • That Bonnie Greer article has me weeping too – I think it’s so important to remind ourselves of stories like the ones she told! Congrats on the new place and the 2000 followers! xx

  • Haha, we caved and turned on our heating this week too. I wanted to hold off buuuuut it’s kind of awkward, having students come over. Also, when your feet are cold wearing slippers AND your nose is cold, I think it’s time.

    • I completely agree! Sam is in the school of just put on extra layers but I overruled him this time. x

  • Pumpkins, yay!!

    Congrats on a new place to live (nearly).

    I hope you feel better soon.

  • Miu

    Congratulations on your new home!
    My weekend is planned to catch up with university work 😉

    • Thank you so much! Finding a new place to rent is so stressful that I’m not sure if I’d be able to handle the extra stress of ever buying a house one day (in the distant future) x

  • I haven’t sent my ballot yet, but avoiding all news like the plague anyway.

    Congrats on the new place! (Double glazed is super important in my book too!!)

    • Our flat doesn’t have double glazing at the moment so the past three winters have been extra painful!

      I found it quite exciting to post my ballot, but I miss getting the “I voted sticker” 😉 x

      • My room has really old school windows that don’t open normally, but has 2 glass panels at the top that you pull to angle to let air in. The problem is they can’t actually be “closed.” The best that can be done is pushing the panels so that they are flush against each other! I sealed my window with a plastic film last winter and that worked!

        I will be sad to not get the sticker either!

        • Oh my goodness! That sounds awful! I hope the plastic film works for you again this year! x

          • Thanks! Haha, I may not need it because I’m leaving London anyway! Escaping most of winter this year to be in Australia and SE Asia hehe

  • Oh yeah on a potential new home – I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you. It sounds like you’ve had a lovely week! x

  • Ashley Angle

    Hope everything goes smoothly with the paperwork for your new place! Happy Friday!
    Ashley // A Cute Angle // acutelifestyle.blogspot.com

  • Congrats on securing your flat up north! 🙂 And congrats on the 2k followers on Twitter – it’s such a fickle site for followers, it does go up and down all the time lol

    • It’s not all done and dusted quite yet, but our rental offer was accepted and we are in the process of having all the papers drawn up. Fingers crossed though! x

  • I turned up all our radiators (lucky we have free heating) but then I had to turn them all down once the sun shone down into the side of our apartment!

  • Angie SilverSpoon

    Gah my flat is freezing at the moment! But the building is on a whole system thingy so I’m currently layering up on jumpers and blankets until they turn it on.

  • Em

    Every time my boyf goes out I wack the heating on. Our house is a 1900 thing that is not warm in winter but Jim is refusung to believe it’s time for it yet!
    Hope you’re feeling better for the weekend – we’re off to a beer festival in manchester! Can’t wait!

    • A beer festival sounds amazing!

      We don’t have double glazing at the moment so I can totally relate to the pain of living in an older place! x

  • EdyeNicolesMakeup

    Congrats on 2K twitter followers! <3

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  • We’re the worst at doing our taxes! I left mine till about 2 days before they were due this year, and my boyfriend literally had about an hour to spare! We’re so lazy!
    It’s always so nice hitting little milestones!
    And congrats on the property! And I hope you feel better soon!
    xo April | April Everyday

  • Ahhh good luck to Sam with his driving, I learnt literally as soon as I was 17 as I grew up in the middle of nowhere, so it’s weird to think I’ve been driving for nearly 8 years now! So glad you’ve foudn somewhere to live, I hope it all goes through smoothly and I can’t wait to see it! 😀 P.S 2k followers is loads, big pat on the back!! Alice xxx


    • I got my US drivers license around age 15 but I’d still be terrified to drive in the UK. (My brain just struggles to compute the directional differences and I’d know I’d panic when driving.) Because Sam grew up in Scarborough, he could just walk everywhere and then he’s been in London since Uni so he’s never needed to … until now! Hs permit came in the mail just the other day! x

  • Ala

    Hope you’re feeling better soon and how exciting on the property!!! AND you deserve all the social media success, you are awesome at it x