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

Happy Friday everyone! The weather has really taken a turn for the chilly recently hasn’t it? For awhile, I had convinced myself that I’d just “adapted” to England and have become better at handling the cold without huge jackets and scarves, but it just turns out that it hasn’t been properly cold until now. 
>>> Sam and I went to the cinema and saw “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Pellicular Children” on Saturday. I have to admit, I think Burton may have lost his touch. The storyline totally veered off from the books halfway through the movie, and that’s when it started getting really weak – in my opinion. Just read the books instead. 

>>> I’m nearly done re-watching Season 5 of the Gilmore Girls. Two more seasons to go by the end of November! 

>>> Did anyone else watch “Victorian Slum” on Monday night? I really got sucked in and quite enjoyed it, embarrassingly! 

>>> It’s well documented that Taye Diggs follows absolutely everyone on twitter, but I just found his following of me extra hilarious because it came in the middle of a huge amount of Gilmore Girls chat. I’d like to think that he is also a HUGE Gilmore Girls fan so has a bot set up to track and follow people who use  #teamjess.

>> In our local book donation drop off spot, I picked up an ancient travel guidebook about Thailand. Thailand is top of our honeymoon list so it’s fun to look at different areas, no matter how out of date the book may be. 

>>> I am neurotic about packing and I really, really enjoy it. I also meticulously label and organise every box, and I’ve actually been excited about the prospect of getting it under way. I may have boxed up two lots of books already…

>>> Dinner with Emma at Wagamama on Tuesday night, testing out the new Autumn specials was just fab. The bao buns rule! 

>>>  On Wednesday, I traveled out to Somerset and spent time with some of my old flatmates, one of whom has been really unwell but is an absolute hero. It was wonderful to have the opportunity to catch up.

>>> On either side of the Somerset trip, one of the girls stayed with me and it was lovely to have that extra time together. I particularly enjoyed our PSL and Bake Off watching times. 

>>> And last but not least – the landlord look our offer, referencing is done and we officially have a place to move to in York! 

What are your weekend plans? 

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  • It sounds like life has been extra exciting for you this week! I can’t wait to read more about your transition up north xxx
    Sophie Cliff

  • Yay congratulations on the new place!

  • Congratulations on getting the place you wanted in York! I am getting SO excited for Gilmore Girls in November!! xxx

  • MoreMindfulYou

    I really want to start watching Gilmore Girls 🙂 can’t believe I’ve never *properly* seen it before!


  • I’m still so happy that you got the place in York 🙂

    It’s got chilly here this week as well, so I decided it’s time to start putting food out for the birds again.

  • AMANDA you were in Somerset? I work in Somerset! Ohhhhh if only it hadn’t been a fleeting visit! Alice xxx

    • It would be lovely to meet one day! Our trip to Somerset was super quick – just a day trip to visit a sick friend then straight back to London. xx

  • I quite liked Miss Peregrines, but I haven’t read the books so now you’ve made me want to go and read them. Yay for officially having a home!

    • The books are awesome. The first half of the movie is really faithful to the books, and then the rest has nothing to do with them so no surprises or twists have really been ruined for you. 😉 x

  • Congrats on getting the place in York!!! I just KNEW you had to be moving there because she kept posting so many photos of Instagram from York. So happy for you 🙂

    • Hehe yep – we were out there visiting Sam’s brother and searching for our own place at the same time. Can’t wait! x

  • Thanks so much! x

  • Amy Eade

    York is such a lovely city, congratulations!
    Amy xx

  • Congrats on getting the rental!!!

  • EdyeNicolesMakeup

    Congrats on your new place!! Hope all the moving goes well xx

    Edye | gracefulcoffee.com

  • Woo so exciting about the move North! When do you go?!

    • Not till the end of the first week of November so we still have a brief time in London left! x

  • Lovely post, good luck with the move. My week was pretty lazy, just a lot of work! Thanks for sharing, hope you will visit my blog if you get the time xxx

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

  • #teamjess all the way! I can’t wait for November! And I’m so glad for you regarding the offer on the flat!

  • You’re moving to York? That’s amazing, it’s so beautiful there and I hope you enjoy your new home 🙂 Also, I really need a Gilmore Girls binge. I watched it years ago but I’m thinking a full re-run is very much needed!

    • Thank you so much! I’ve been trying to re-watch it all before the new episodes come out in late November. But I’m not sure that I’ll be able to finish it all before the new ones come out! x