10 Happy Things Lifestyle

Life Lately || Things That Made Me Happy Recently

Life has been very hectic lately, but there’s been so much to stop and appreciate (besides the nice weather, which I’ve been loving!) 

Things That Made Me Happy Recently

>>> The Slabb sent my some insanely beautiful chocolate bars: the Baileys One and the Unicorn One. The Unicorn one was an absolute treat for the eyes but I was a bit dubious of it because I’m not usually a white chocolate fan: I can safely say that this bar made me a covert! The sprinkles and marshmallows actually helped save it from being too rich and I’ll never not love something covered in edible glitter. The Baileys one was also delicious: my favourite part of the bar was the fudge pieces, but it was also such a delight when you’d hit a particularly Baileys-y pocket within the chocolate! 

Slabb bars aren’t available for purchase just quite yet as they are still in their Kickstarter phase. That being said, you can check out their kickstarter here. To see just how beautiful their bars are you can also find them on Twitter || Instagram || Facebook.




>>> My weekend in Copenhagen – I’ve been pretty vocal on social media about how much I loved the city, but I really, really can’t overstate it! I can’t wait to start sharing some photos and posts about my time there! 

>>> I mentioned on twitter a few weeks ago that I split my jeans (embarrassing), well I took the plunge and bought some new Levi’s and I love them! 

>>>I’ve managed to eat some insanely good food and even better cocktails at The Botanist twice in the past two weeks: first for my lunch review the other week, and this week for a special cocktail night they were having! If you missed it you can read my review here and there are some pictures from the cocktail night below: 


>>> And speaking of even more food, I also had a fantastic meal at Joe’s Kitchen. You can read the review that I posted last week here. But I have two words for you: cinnamon waffles. 

>>> The election wasn’t as terrible as it could have been. I pulled an all-nighter to watch the results come in and I wasn’t left with the feeling of dread and despair like the past few times. 

>>> York Pride Parade was the weekend before last and it was such a joyful sight! York made history when all of the secondary schools in the city took part in the parade and it’s the first time in the world that that has ever happened! 

>>> Handmaid’s Tale ending was epic. I’m glad it stayed true (ish) to the book, and now that we will be completely off piste next season, I can’t wait to see what happens!

>>> We went to our local garden centre to get some new plants and they are filling me with so much joy! We have 17 beautiful plants at the moment and I can’t wait to have even more. #junglehousegoals

>>> I’ve talked to some of you on Twitter about it but I’ve been having some long standing (over a month) problems with my sinuses where they’ve been completely closed. At first I thought it was a cold, then sinusitis, then allergies. I’ve tried all the remedies – steaming, olbas oil, nasal irrigation, a course of antibiotics, antihistamines, nasal sprays – nothing. I have another GP appointment about it today so wish me luck, hopefully second time’s the charm! I just want to be able to smell/taste/breathe through my nose again. 

>>> My old university roommate asked me to be a bridesmaids and I’m over the moon – her wedding doesn’t have a date yet, but I still can’t wait for it!

Does anyone have any exciting plans this weekend?

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  • I’m half way through the Handmaid’s tale! Can’t wait to see the end.

  • These are some spectacular photos!!

    Beauty Candy Loves

  • Those chocolate bars are fantastic and so Instagrammable! and you, lady, are so photogenic!

  • I am in favor of a new wave of chocolate bars! Something more artisan, local, and personalized 🙂

  • Oh that’s so exciting that you’ve been asked to be a bridesmaid!! That chocolate looks amazing as well.

    I just read on your ‘about me’ page that you’re an INFJ and I recently did the test and found I’m one too haha. Nice to come across someone else in the 1%!

    x

    http://pollyrowan.com/

    • Yes! INFJs unite! I’ve actually come across a few bloggers-I wonder if there’s something about writing on the internet that draws us! X

  • Ooh those Slabb chocolate bars look so delicious. I too think the unicorn one looks pretty amazing!

    Kayleigh | http://www.anenthusiasmfor.co.uk

  • ninegrandstudent

    Hope your sinuses get sorted soon – I had major problems with mine up until I had surgery 4 years ago so I know exactly how bad it feels!

    NINEGRANDSTUDENT: A Lifestyle Blog

  • Sinus pain is horrible been there done that don’t want to do it again, the chocolate slabs look really nice

  • Zara

    Sounds like you’ve had a really busy but lovely time! Congrats on being asked to be a bridesmaid!!! I was bridesmaid at my Aunt’s wedding a few weeks ago and it was just the most lovely day! Your cocktails also look beautiful! Hope you manage to sort out your sinuses soon xx
    http://www.misszarabelle.com

    • It’s been a few years since I was last a bridesmaid so I’m so glad to have been asked again! And thank you! X

  • The cocktails with ice look amazing. I’m a sucker for a fun fruity cocktail.

  • Honeypot Blogs

    Chocolate, travels and cocktails would definitely make me happy too dear! This is such a sweet post!!xx

    http://www.honeypotblogs.com

  • 看看你的博客,也是一种娱乐!

  • cool chocolates!:)

  • Very jealous I tried to get my hands on some bars of Slabb but evidently you got there first! 😉 They look marvellous, as do the cocktails, so creative and such crazy colours! Alice xxx

  • Tell me about the flower pot drink and the tea pot/tea cup drink. They look so fun!

    • The tea cup was Pimm’s, cranberry, poppy liqueur and lemon, all shaken with breakfast tea; and in the flower pot was Raspberry purée, lemon juice, pomegranate juice,
      Disaronno and raspberry liqueur. They were equally delicious! x