I can’t believe it’s been a month since my last happy things post! I always try to do them more on the regular but sometimes life gets in the way doesn’t it? I always love writing these posts because they remind me I have so much to be grateful for.
#1 My new nephew! Of course I have to mention him right away. As your reading this I’ll be meeting him for the first time when he’s settled at home (the first time was in the hospital just after he was born). I am so excited to see him in a natural environment and see my sister as a mama. I’ve been requesting new photos every single day and I’m just lapping him up, he’s so so cute!
#2 My best friend and pup. This guy makes me smile and laugh every single day. I’m just so grateful I have him, I love him so much. Coming home to him every evening is a highlight of my day.
#3 Lush ‘Sleepy’ shower gel. This is a new discovery to me but I love the body lotion, and this addition to my bathtime routine is heavenly. Baths are a massive part of my ‘me’ and self care time, and this just makes that even better. I’m definitely going to purchase another one when this runs out!
#4 A trip to York. We spent last weekend in York, and really enjoyed it. We spent the day shopping around and enjoying the sunshine (more on that later) and had the best Indian food I’ve ever had at Mumbai Lounge for dinner. We need to go back immediately.
#5 Easter treats! Easter Eggs are the best form in chocolate in my opinion, and I love those little easter nests you get in cafes around this season too. Yum yum yum. I’m already one easter egg down but luckily I bought plenty of back-ups 😉
#6 That amazing weather we had. How glorious has this sunshine been? I’m pretty sad it isn’t going to last forever, because I honestly feel so much better and like myself when it’s nice outside. The other afternoon I sat and read outside with a vegan magnum ice-cream, and it was just what I needed.
#7 Wabi Sabi. I’ve only just started reading this book by Beth Kempton, but I’m loving it already. It’s exactly up my street and it’s really making me realise how much I need to keep prioritising time spent offline and living slower.
#8 My mooncup. A bit of a personal one which I haven’t mentioned before, but I’ve been using it for the last six months or so and I would definitely recommend one. They do take a while to get used to, so be prepared to be patient, but I totally wouldn’t go back. I’m so used to it now and I’m glad that I’m making a positive change in helping the environment.
#9 Gogglebox. Friday nights are becoming one of my favourites lately, and that’s mainly down to this programme. Me and Dan have started watching it religiously every week and it’s so funny, we love it.
#10 My new blogging routine. I mentioned in a post a few weeks ago about how I wanted to change my approach to blogging, and I’m really enjoying how it’s going at the moment. I’m not really scheduling in advance, I would like to post twice a week ideally so whenever I have an idea or something I want to chat about, I pop on and type it up to go live the next following day or so. It feels really laid back and natural, just how I like it.
What’s made you happy lately? This post has definitely ended up being a very chatty one, so I hope you liked it!