10 Happy Things Lifestyle

Life Lately || 10 Things That Made Me Happy Recently

I can’t believe that it’s been well over a month since I last wrote one of these posts. Time really does fly! I feel like autumn is truly over and winter has begun, although the calendar definitely says something different. I always look forward to the holidays, but I especially can’t wait for this year. I definitely could do with a bit of slowing down time. 

This would have been the weekend that I was due to go to Portugal, but unfortunately I was supposed to fly with Monarch so that trip is off and I’m staying put in the country instead. 

10 Things That Made Me Happy Recently
10 things that made me happy

>>> Since my last trip to Berlin, I’ve also visited Bratislava. It was really lovely and I’m still wading through all my photos and will write about it as soon as I have time. I was supposed to be in Portugal this weekend for some autumnal sun and exploration, but unfortunately, I was due to fly with Monarch so that trip has been canceled. I have a “friendmas” in the Cotswolds to look forward to soon, but no foreign trips before the New Year. 

>>> Halloween this year was wonderful. After 8 Halloweens in London, I had my first ever trick o’ treaters. We had a whopping 5 cute kiddos knock on our door. Harold was dressed up like the Sheriff of Hotdog Town and he stole the show. That and the sausage dog pumpkin that I carved in his honor. 

>>> ‘Stranger Things 2′ was absolutely excellent. I enjoyed it even more than the first series! 

>>> I completed the ’30 Day Minimalism Challenge’. Basically every day you get rid/donate/sell the number of things of the date. So on October 1, I got 1 thing out of the house. But on October 30th, I got 30 things out of the house. So by the time the challenge was completed I got rid of over 400 things that were floating around completely unused. I lot of it was random paper/flyers that I’d been holding on to for no reason, but our local charity shop got a large donation of books that I know I’ll never read again, and I sold a fair few clothes on eBay. 

>>> I had my tarot read and it was absolutely fascinating. I’d definitely like to go back again one day, with more specific questions as opposed to a general reading. 

>>> I had the best vegan cake at Goji in York. It was cardamom and pistachio flavoured and it was amazing! 

>>> Our local library has really been putting in overtime. They’ve had some amazing books in lately, and I’ve been taking out huge 10 book hauls at a time. 

>>> Sam and I went on a wonderful walk through Dalby Forest with Harold last weekend. It was very peaceful and just what we needed after life had been so hectic. 

>>> I’m nearly done with my Christmas shopping. (I’m obnoxious like that) But I love getting it finished as soon as possible! It included making an order with the wonderful Emma Inks, whose Etsy shop I highly recommend! 

>>> I finally successfully created my own sourdough starter and baked my first few loaves of sourdough bread. It was such a slog and an ever-on-going process but I really felt like I accomplished something. (However trite it is in the grand scheme of the world.)

I’m doing a bit of work, but also hoping to make it to our local “turning on the Christmas lights” in our neighbourhood party. What are you up to this weekend? 

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