10 THINGS THAT HAVE MADE ME HAPPY LATELY #2

It’s been a few weeks since I did my first 10 things so I decided I’d do another one, as I love writing them and hopefully you like reading them too! They always feel like chatting to a friend, you know?

 

#1 MINDFUL MAGAZINES

Whenever I head anywhere with a decent magazine range (i.e not in my neighbourhood) I make sure to pick up a bunch of my favourite mags, including Breathe and Planet Mindful. They are filled to the brim with such important articles and it’s always such a joy to relax on an evening with one and a cup of tea.

#2 DELICIOUSLY ELLA PODCAST

I’m a massive fan of everything Deliciously Ella is about, so when she announced they were launching a podcast, I couldn’t wait to download it! It definitely hasn’t disappointed, and I feel like I’m learning more about health & wellness without the preachyness you sometimes get with other people.

#3 COUCH TO 5k

I’m about to start week 4 of Couch to 5k and I’ve surprised myself with just how much I’ve enjoyed it! We go as a family round the neighbourhood so we get some fresh air in at the same time too which is a bonus. My stamina has really improved and it’s the perfect amount of challenging but not too outrageous at the same time.

#4 GBBO

It’s only been 2 weeks, but I am thoroughly loving the return of the Bake Off. By complete coincidence I always happen to bake on the same day too so I can enjoy a little treat whilst I settle down to watch it. I’ve made flapjacks and brownies so far, so stay tuned for what else is to come!

#5 MY YOGA CLASS RETURNING

After being off for the Summer, my local yoga class is back and it feels glorious to switch off for a full hour every Monday evening.

#6 A SPECIAL FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENT

I can’t share a lot about this as it’s a secret at the minute, but something so exciting is happening family related, and I’m sure when I’m able to, I will be sharing a lot more about it!

#7 BEING ON HOLIDAY

It’s our first full day here on holiday as I write this, but I wanted to have a little blog session before I head off to bed and snooze the night away. 10 of us have all come and it’s so nice to be away together. Plus I’m always so proud of myself whenever I’ve had a successful flight too which is a great feeling.

#8 LESS SCROLL MORE SOUL

This past week I’ve been doing Annie Clark’s yoga challenge on Youtube, and I’m really enjoying it. Some days are meditations, a journal prompt, or 30 minute yoga sessions. I always love trying new things in my yoga practice as a little change in routine and it makes me fall in love with it all over again.

#9 PLANNING FOR AUTUMN

I’m not officially on the Autumn hype until we get back from holiday, but I’ve got a whole bunch of ideas in my head of how I’m getting all prepared for the fall season. Expect a blog post about this soon!

#10 MY FIRST PAINTING

I know, I feel about 5 writing this, but after ages I’ve finally bought a paint palette (so I don’t have to use our plates, sorry Dan) and a painting pad, and I had the best afternoon! It is hands down, the most theraeputic thing, even if I’m not amazing at it. Who cares, right?

 

What has made you happy lately?

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  • Painting is SO theraputic, I need to start doing it again as I have so many unfinished pieces💖

    http://www.ellacharlottejones.co.uk

    • NatalieLeanne

      I’ve got an idea to mix a bit of painting with embroidery so hopefully that works 🙂

  • I’m postponing my Autumn listings further down the line as well since the weather still tells me it’s Summer. Would be too weird to be writing about cuddling under a blanket when we’re experiencing another heatwave 😀 And this never-ending Summer is making me very happy!

    Enjoy your holiday!

    x Teresa | outlandishblog.com

    • NatalieLeanne

      I’m the same, I am enjoying the September sunny days! x

  • Such lovely things Natalie, well done on couch to 5k!! It sounds like you’re getting so much out of it. Painting sounds ever so calming, it must be lovely to get creative in such a hands on way. Sending lots of love your way xx

    • NatalieLeanne

      I feel like doing things with your hands is also so rewarding and therapeutic!

  • Loved reading this! So many things to be proud of, well done! Mindful magazines, bake off and Ella’s podcast sound just my cup of tea! I’m loving the bake off so far!

    • NatalieLeanne

      Have you listened to the podcast yet? I think you’d like it 🙂

      • I listened to it yesterday and it was really good! Loved the first episode on small businesses!

  • What a wonderful list. I am also happy for the return of GBBO. It is certainly inspiring me to get more experimental in the kitchen! xx

    Lynsey || One More Slice

    • NatalieLeanne

      I’m making it a mission to bake on the day I watch it every week! And something different each week too 🙂

  • Amy Eade

    Oooh I’m intrigued by your family announcement, whatever it is I’m happy you’ve got happy news!
    Amy xx
    callmeamy.co.uk

    • NatalieLeanne

      I can’t wait to share- it’s so exciting! xx