10 Happy Things

Life Lately || 10 Things That Made Me Happy Recently

Happy end of the first week of 2018! I don’t know if it was just me, but I found this week exceedingly difficult to get through. Hopefully I’ll get back into the swing of everything shortly! 

I always find January and February the most challenging months of the year to get through; it’s still cold and dark, but without the joy of Christmas to look forward to. So focusing on the positive at this time of year and giving myself things to look forward to really does make a difference! 

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

>>> Celebrating Christmas in the Cotswolds with friends was wonderful. I’d love to hole away like that every year. (Not necessarily over Christmas, but a good friend holiday!) 

>>> A very quiet NYE with Harold and Sam. We were supposed to be in Scarborough with Sam’s family, but my being ill scuppered those plans so we had a rather un-raucous evening in.

>>> I hit 5k on instagram. I know that’s a very, very small number to most people but I’m still quite proud of it! 

>>> Back in November I wrote about the Joules DFS collaboration and the chair that I upholstered myself finally arrived. I can’t wait to share it with you! 

>>> When we were leaving the Cotswolds, Sam and I made a slight detour to visit Sam’s dad outside of Bristol and Harold was on his absolute best behaviour. I’ve never seen him be so top notch! 

>>> I treated myself to a few house bits and bobs in the Anthropologie Boxing Day Sale. I couldn’t help it – their sales always suck me in! 

>>> I booked in a trip to Prague in April- I can’t wait for it! 

>>> Our local florist was giving away free flowers on Tuesday evening, so I came home with an armful of carnations. 

>>> We had friends from Canada come and visit us this week, and though I only could make brief appearances due to work and rehearsal, it was lovely to see them. 

>>> The first rehearsal for the play that I’m doing this year went really well and I can’t wait for more! 

I’ll be catching up on some sleep this weekend. And next week, I’m looking forward to seeing ‘Hamilton’! 

And here are my most liked instagram photos of 2017! 
most liked instagram photos 2017

What are you going to be getting up to this upcoming week?

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  • It *was* a hard week to get through – it seemed much longer! Still, time still feels like it’s flying by, which is paradoxical, I know. Anyway, I can’t wait to see your chair! I bet it will be a lovely addition to your home.

    • It’s definitely been such a strange feeling week. And thank you! I’ll have photos up soon! x

  • Magda

    Was it Harold’s first Christmas? How did he like it?

  • This was such a lovely post to read, definitely needed that positivity this morning!
    Hope next week is easier for you ✨


  • “I know that’s a very, very small number to most people”
    Girl, no. It’s not. That is a huge achievement! Congrats!
    Looking forward to hearing about your Cotswolds Christmas if you choose to share…. it sounds just wonderful.

  • It’s so important to stop and think about the little things that make you happy. We get so caught up in the day to day it’s easy to overlook all the happiness in our lives.

  • A friend christmas holiday sounds sooo good! πŸ˜€ And yay for Prague!

  • I took this week off work so much hard one will be next week. Even though I love my job I always dread the first day back after a longer holiday?!

    The Christmas tree lights have made me happy lately but it’s all coming down tomorrow!

  • Cat

    Oh you’re telling me, those 4 days back at work this week lasted a lifetime – high fives to us all for getting through it!

    Such a lovely list of happy though. Your Christmas sounds absolutely wonderful and I loved seeing all the photos on Instagram – as I think I said on one of your posts, yours is one of my favourites so it’s great to see you hit 5k. That is such an achievement!

    Cat x

  • I’ve joined you on catching up with sleep this weekend! It was very much needed and I feel better for writing this from bed at 10am on a Sunday! Forever envious of your Joules vs DFS collab as well!! Alice xxxx


  • This week I’m looking forward to getting my trip to Berlin confirmed and I’m definitely going to try and catch up on some sleep! I’m not sure this first full week back at work is going to be so fun… πŸ˜‚β€‹

    • Yay! Berlin is so amazing! I’m sure you’ll have the best time! Good luck at work this week! X

  • I love the photos! This week I start back at work after a long holiday in the mountains where my boyfriend’s family lives πŸ™‚

    Lucy x