10 THINGS THAT'VE MADE ME HAPPY #12

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April April April. I can't believe we're already there. Although I'm pretty excited for Spring now. I feel like I keep saying so too.

Here's what's been making me happy lately :) See you after the jumpbreak!




one. // I'm really reveling in and appreciating quality time at the moment. Things have been a little challenging on a personal front lately with an ongoing family illness so I've been yearning for downtime with F to take the edge of things. We've been exercising our nerdy hats with a new game from the makers of FTL lately, and  saving up on Masterchef episodes to binge watch them in bed with snacks. The little things :)

two. // I'm really excited for the start of the gardening season (Gardener's World is back on too, yippee!), and getting to cook with fresh, seasonal produce. I'm a hoarder of the monthly Waitrose mags and I've been flicking through them to gain some inspiration for Spring recipes - I've got my eye on recreating a fig tart I saw on Masterchef too, mm mmm!

three. // Another foodie one. F and I went to our favourite restaurant the other day (The Greyhound at Rotherham Peppard) to treat ourselves to some Wagyu ribeye - which was divine, with lots of roasted butternut and onion and butter.. It's a bit of a blessing and curse having food affect your mood so much, but moments like these are like Ecstacy to me!

four. // Speaking of affecting moods, the extra hour of daylight we've had lately in the UK has just had the best effect on my wellbeing. I can't wait for long, sun-filled evenings.

five. // I've had some really lovely PR packages lately - a big thank you to Fresh, World Duty Free, Caudalie and Feelunique to name but a few examples. Whilst I'm by no means a big blogger in the slightest, it constantly surprises me to see how far I've come - I wouldn't have dreamt of being sent entire product ranges a few years ago.

six. // I finally reached 5K on my Instagram! It's a modest milestone but a little moment of happiness in my social/blogging world :) Only halfway to the 'swipe up' feature now right? ;)

seven. // I met up for a lovely day out with Nish the other day (blog post should be up in a little while once I get around to editing the photos!) and we managed to pin our meetup on the loveliest day of the year so far - sandals and sunglasses on, coat ditched, and lots of laughter had!

eight. // Beauty wishlisting. I've my eye on a few things at the moment.. especially the Hyggee cream because I adore their serum so much at the minute.



nine. // A bunch of chrysanths and stocks gracing my table for almost a month?! (yes, stocks!)

ten. // Bloggers. I've been loving Jenelle's feed lately - her denim collection *heart eyes*.



I'd love to hear what's been making you happy lately :)



xx

9 comments

  1. Sounds like you've been having a great time either eating or planning to eat very tasty food! Hooray for gardening. We have a garden for the first time, so I'm excited to see what comes up, while also attempting to do some cautious gardening - we've no idea what has been planted before we moved in! I like the idea of regular positive lists, it brings the focus back to the positive.

    Honestly Aine

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  2. Ah I can't wait to start watching the new season if Masterchef!

    Candice | beautycandyloves.co.za

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  3. I loved reading this list of things.. Made me so happy and kind of craving for a fig tart or baking in general. I'm not sure I've ever had fig tart but even the idea sounds divine. I also can't wait for seasonal produce! Especially greens, I think I haven't had enough of those lately. Same with Summer fruits and berries! Congratulations on your Instagram milestone, you deserve many more!

    xx Laura / Laura Loukola Art & Beauty Blog

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  4. I love such lists! It's the best idea to focus on the good.
    I am happy that the snow finally stopped over here :)
    XO
    www.lifeofmissg.com

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  5. Congratulations on reaching 5K on Instagram, that's amazing!

    Anika | anikamay.co.uk

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  6. I'm wondering who this mysterious F is! Feels a lot like gossip girl hahah, but anyways loved reading this post! And I see all the delicious things you cook up on your Insta stories so that's so awesome of how a foodie you are <3

    Stacey, thebambieyes.com

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  7. This is such a lovely blog post to read, it is so nice to see some positivity!

    Danielle xx
    http://www.fashionbeautyblog.co.uk/

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  8. You're so positive! I can't wait for gardening season, fresh flowers, herbs and seasonal veggies & fruits, it's all I need right now :)

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  9. Congrats on 5K! Also, I couldn't help but where is that bag from, its GORGEOUS.

    Sakura xx

    https://noleil.blogspot.jp/

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