10.29.2012

The Journal: 7 things that have made me happy.


It's a little hard to remain positive at this time of year. Homesickness kicks in, it starts to get dark early and university work appears to drown me. However, in a bid to see the world less depressing, I'm going to make a list of all the things that have made me smile.

1. The thrill that comes with reading week. SO WHAT if I have to spend it doing essays and reading a billion books, it is a week where I don't have to leave the flat, can stock up on hot beverages and tick stuff off my list.

2. Feeling less guilty about eating nice food. Stodge. I love stodgy food and autumn/winter is the perfect season to tuck into warm dinners and not feel guilty in the slightest...

3. The run up to Christmas. I always buy my gifts way before Christmas just because of finances (and because I love buying Christmas presents). The Christmas markets also come straight after Matt's birthday, which means a whole load of treats!

4. The fashion at this time of year. I always find the fits and colour palettes easy to wear, especially as summer and revealing skin make me want to go hide in a dark hole.

5. Hot beverages. Hot chocolate, steaming mugs of tea, HOT cocktails. Its all yummy and I love keeping my freezing hands wrapped around a mug.

7. Seeing Brogan and Dionne yesterday. It makes me so sad that we live far away from each other, and  days like yesterday where we can meet up, have a shop and a giggle are the best. It is sod's law that two of the girls I get on best with are hours away, but at least we get to see each other every now and again!

7. Matt & my family. Coming home to Matt when it is absolutely freezing outside, when he is stood there with a hot mug of tea and the duvet bundled on the sofa - it feels pretty darn good! I love having my family come see us in Manchester too, as well as the excitement that comes from going home over December.

What has made you cheery these past few weeks?
Thanks for being patient with me whilst I get this boat-load of work done, I'll be back blogging regularly soon!


14 comments:

  1. yes to STODGE!! hope you're ok lovely xxx

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    1. I'm much better now thank you lovely! STODGE PARADE> x

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  2. I love autumn and winter clothes too, huge jumpers are the best! And the seasonal menu at Starbucks is definitely a big one for me, I had a spiced pumpkin latte this morning and I never wanted it to end!
    Eleanor x

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    1. Ohh I've yet to try those, I love the salt caramel hot chocolates and I'm dying to try one of the peppermint hot chocs! :D xx

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  3. Layering up and going for walks. I love layers - dresses with opaque tights, boots, a knitted snood & knitted hat = perfection!

    Laura xo
    whatlauradid.com

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    1. mmm layering is so good! I love wearing tights and dresses all the time so autumn is perfect for it :D x

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  4. I have to agree with every single item on this list! Autumn and winter are the best, no matter what anyone says! :)

    The Teapot Blog
    xxxx

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    1. They are! Glad I'm not the only one that doesn't adore summer!

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  5. This reminds me of me lol but I hope you are okay :)
    x

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  6. It's the best anti-dote - finding 1 or 2 things around us to appreciate, it's almost guaranteed to life the spirits and you've gone and found seven! Not to mention that beautiful alluring smile that you're happy to share.

    I just popped by from twitter after you mentioned wondering why your blog suddenly is attracting so many visits (comments like that increase traffic :) and when I read this, I thought, well I'm not surprised, the word is getting out, there's an optimistic poppet here writing stuff that makes people feel good.

    As for me, a a weekend away staying in a 16thC French chateau, cooking dinner for an 85-year-old couple and my adorable children, makes me feel like autumn is just the best. Back to reality tomorrow morning sadly.

    Bonne continuation!

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    1. What a lovely comment! Your weekend sounds beautiful! :) xx

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