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10 things that made me happy this month

July has just flown by. I can’t believe summer will be wrapping up soon. (I really don’t want it to, as I’m a summer baby through and through and distrust anyone who doesn’t like summer!) 

10 Things That Have Made Me Happy This Month

>>>  I received a bunch of Whitworths shots (little combination packs of nuts, fruit and seeds). I’ve been keeping them in my bag for the times when ‘hanger’ rears its ugly head and I’ve become smitten with them. The fruity biscuit shots were my favourite, but I’ve enjoyed all the flavours that I’ve tried so far! 

>>> We visited the baby dachshunds multiple times this month so that when our pup comes home with us in a few weeks, he’ll have spent a fair bit of time with us. Plus it’s been amazing to watch him grown even though he’s not old enough to leave the litter quite yet. A lot of people don’t get this experience but it’s been amazing! 

>>> I got to attend my friends’ lovely show “Ballot Box” at the Manchester Fringe. It was joyful to get to see them in action, and if you’re going to Edinburgh Fringe this year, check them out! 

>>> I’ve always used Sam’s camera kit but as he’s been increasingly away on jobs when I’ve had a blog do or something that I need to photograph I have had to resort to iPhones. So, I broke down and purchased my very own piece of gorgeous camera kit. The blogger’s cliche: the Olympus Pen. 

>>> Movie theatres in York are the best because they are still 1984 prices. So Sam and I got to see “Baby Driver” for a grand total of £6.80. (So £3.40 per ticket.) That’s superb, right? And – I actually enjoyed the film. I expected to hate it but the soundtrack was brilliant. If they had given the two female characters an ounce of the characterisation that they’d given to the male characters, I would have given it a hearty thumbs up. 

>>> I finally made it round to the lovely Dannielle‘s place in Doncaster for dinner. I left stuffed but dreaming of more pulled pork. She’s a legend. 

>>> I blogged about it last week, but I’m in love with my new Radley tote and cross-body bag. I’ve been carrying them non-stop lately. 

>>> I found a bike for £5. It’s quite rusted and very beat up, but it does the job and gets me to work and I’m chuffed with the price. And happy that I convinced Sam to change the inner tube for me. 

>>> Sam and I celebrated our anniversary with an amazing dinner at Skosh

>>> I’ve booked two trips for the autumn. Bratislava in October, and Faro in November. If you’ve been to either please send me your recommendations! 

What’s made you happy this month? 

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  • Now that is a scrumptious month!

  • Oh my gosh you’re getting a dachshund! Feel free to spam us with photos 😁

  • Bratislava: the castle & the UFO tower for superb views of the city:) the historical city center is very compact so you’ll be able to see everything:) and Vienna’s close by, for a day trip, e.g. 🙂

  • Ooooooh, those trips sound awesome! x
    Sophie Cliff

  • Ray

    This is a very nice way to sum up a month. Reflecting on the positive things that happened.

  • Lovely post! Those shots look amazing!

    Have an awesome day!

    xx Kris

  • Laura Torninoja

    I can’t believe how cheap those movie tickets are! 😮 The cheapest ones I’ve found in London were about £6 and even then I had an extra discount on them… I’m so bad at going to the cinema though – I love it so much when I do go, but can never seem to “find the time”. I’ve missed out on so many films I wanted to see, like Fantastic Beasts, as by the time I got my act together the cinemas were no longer showing them! I need to get better :’D xx

    Laura // Middle of Adventure

    • We are SO lucky with the movie ticket price here in York. I still don’t go very often, but it’s a whole lot more than my once a year visits when I lived in London! x

  • Amy

    Bratislava is great! The UFO tower and castle are worth exploring, we also went on a brilliant tour with Authentic Slovakia who took us round all the old communist sites in a 1970s Skoda. It’s also a really easy hop to Vienna on the train – just one hour!

  • Looks like a great month!

  • Wow I’m so jealous about your trips away! Plus your baby puppy, I cannot wait to be swarmed with puppy spam! 🙂 Alice xxx

  • Sounds like a cracking month! I’ve enjoyed catch-ups with old mates, a reassuring trip to visit my grandad in his new nursing home, a French meal in honor of Bastille Day and making the most of the sun / hiding from the rain in our newly revamped local. Have you thought of a name for your pup yet? Can’t wait to see photos x

    • We have decided a name for him, actually! I can wait to have blog post after blog post filled with dog pics! Hope your newly revamped local ticks all the right boxes! xx

  • Sounds like you had a pretty good month, mine was full of pain and struggling to walk so I am hoping August is a better month for me pain wise

  • Wow, a bike for £5 is pretty damn good! I’m sooo jealous you’re getting a pup, I can’t wait to move into a house where we’re actually allowed to have one! And happy anniversary 🙂 xxx
    Lucy @ La Lingua | Life, Travel, Italy

    • Thank you so much Lucy! We are still renting at the moment, and technical our contract said that we couldn’t have pets. So right after Christmas-ish, we had some problems in the house and the landlord was around we we took a punt and just laid out the fact that we’ve been really good tenants, would he be open to us having a small dog and he agreed to it! x

      • Oh amazing!! We live in a very small flat with no outdoor space at the moment so i don’t think we should yet but I will keep that in mind for future when we’ve moved somewhere more dog appropriate 😀 xxx

  • How are you liking the new Camera? I’m debating if I should buy a new one because my current DSLR is giving me problems with photo quality.

    • I’m still getting used to it, to be honest. I ADORED my Cannon DSLR and they are quite different to use. I think I’m really liking it, I’m just not quite as good at it yet! x