Happy Friday, you lovely creatures! Well, it has been a tough week around these parts as I’ve had a bit of a struggle with my mental wellbeing of late. I’m generally feeling stressed and exhausted practically all of the time so this week’s happiness post was a little more difficult to write than usual! However, things have improved towards the end of the week and I’m currently sat in my pyjamas ready for a night unwinding in front of the television; hurrah for that. So without further ado, let’s get into the five things that made me happy this week. As usual, I’d really love to hear what has put a smile on your face so leave me a little comment below!
1. A free breakfast:
Whilst struggling with my usual 2pm productivity-shutdown at work on Friday, I had a little scroll through twitter and retweeted a competition to win a free breakfast at Rosylee in the Northern Quarter. Thinking no more of it, I went about my daily business and then was surprised to find a tweet from them a couple of hours later to tell me that I’d won! Not being a usual competition enter-er, I was delighted. So, on Saturday morning, Greg and I took ourselves out into the glorious autumn sunshine and enjoyed an absolutely DELICIOUS breakfast courtesy of Rosylee. It was a lovely surrounding with fairy lights everywhere and, since food and fairy lights are but two of the routes to my heart, I was a very happy camper. This then set the tone for a generally delightful Saturday which included buying a terrarium, having a mooch around the shops, and curling up on the couch for the afternoon. Joy! Oh, I didn’t take a picture of the breakfast because I was too busy devouring it, soz.
Okay, this is so lame that I almost didn’t put it on the list but… I’m back into Pinterest in a BIG way. On Saturday afternoon, I wrapped myself up like a blanket burrito, armed myself with a large cup of tea, got myself wedged cosily in between Greg and Juno, and pinned like a woman possessed. And it was ridiculously therapeutic. I made plenty of new boards, updated some of my old favourites and, honestly, it now looks an absolute TREAT. Not to mention the fact that pinning Autumn and Christmas stuff has got me hugely excited for lovely nights indoors. You should totally check out ma new boards by the way…
3. Catching up with a friend:
Tuesday evening consisted of yet more food as I ordered a humongous chicken korma (YES, I SAID KORMA. I don’t like spice, okay?!) to scoff whilst catching up with my lovely friend Natalie. We don’t see each other particularly often so it’s always lovely to have a chat about what we’re both doing and what we want for the future; we also had quite a lot of laughs too which was just what I needed. We probably annoyed the stuffing out of everybody with our cackling but ya know what, I don’t care!
4. A hint of Christmas:
Wednesday morning was difficult. I woke up with my third headache of the week and attempted to prepare for a very draining morning at work. At 1pm, once the bulk of my day was done with, I felt like my brain was going to melt. Enter my awesome colleague Justine to the rescue! She desperately wanted to nip to Matalan to look at their new Christmas range and, despite feeling stressed and irritable, I went along with her. Well, it cheered me up no end! It was wall to wall Christmas in there and I got insanely excited about the festivities – being surrounded by baubles, wreaths, glitter, stockings, gift wrap, and Christmas home ware will do that to a person. It was delightful and definitely helped me get through the rest of the day!
Not that I want to go all gooey on you, but Greg has been a superstar this week. Knowing that no matter how stressed out I got, I’d always end the day by coming home to my best friend has been exactly the solace I’ve needed recently. He puts up with the fact that I spend half of my life glued to my laptop, that I moan about my difficult job, that I am highly strung so stress comes naturally to me, and just takes it all in his stride. This week he has been making our meals every day whilst I crack on with the blog work, providing me with endless cups of tea, and just being generally patient whilst I oscillate between various moods. He’s kept me smiling all the way through.
Eeeek, no photos from me this week. Must try harder! I hope you’ve all had a splendid week and I wish you lots of weekend fun and adventures. Don’t forget to share your highlights and gratitudes with me below!
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