5 Happy Things

Blimey, I haven’t done one of these lists since March. And not for lack of happy things. It’s just getting to that stage in Winter when there is a distinct lack of morning/evening light, and no natural light = less photos. I’m just going to launch right in…

1/ Getting up early on Saturday morning to wander around St Andrew’s Market. It took a bit of effort to drag ourselves out of bed at 7am after a late night drinking, but once we were on the train heading into the countryside we perked up a bit. Add a coffee, sunshine, a lot of crisp fresh air, and hippies, it made for a really pleasant weekend morning!

2/ After-work drinks with colleagues. I’m so grateful to be working in an office with fun and lovely people, it makes such a massive difference when you’ve just moved to a new country.

3/ Ok I promise this is the last point about drinking. But Alex’s Mum brought us round a bottle of homemade mulled wine when she came for dinner last week. It was strange to drink wine in May – it tasted *just* like Christmas – but it was sooo delicious and comforting. It didn’t last long around here.

No pictures for these two…

4/ As it’s getting darker and more chilly, I’m so enjoying quiet weeknights in on the sofa with all of the comfort food and blankets. Alex and I have started watching Mad Men. I’m absolutely loving it! It’s not as gripping or speedy as a lot of good tv shows that I’ve seen, but it’s a bit different. I love the fact that it’s set in the 60’s, the culture was so different and the costumes are gorge. Have you watched it?

5/ Skyping with friends and family. Finding a time that works for two people with a 9 hour time different is really not easy. And I so appreciate my loves back home who make the effort to find a little time slot where we can both natter away. I miss them so much but Skyping makes me feel less far away <3 .="" nbsp="" p="">
Over and out before I get too soppy xxx

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    June 3, 2015 at 11:07 am

    I've just got into Mad Men as well – I like that it's a bit of a slow burn, I find it really relaxing to watch. It's such a culture shock though – I just can't believe the sexism!

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    June 3, 2015 at 9:32 pm

    Finding time for skype is always difficult! I struggle with it too. Ah mulled wine would be amazing! We are finally going into summer so for once the light in London is pretty good! x

    Jasmin Charlotte

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    Raashi Agarwal
    June 10, 2015 at 7:55 am

    Found you through joyfelicityjane and so glad I did! Love your blog – and this post! I just did one recently on the little things in life and how they make you happy 🙂 I love skyping with friends and family overseas as well!

    xxx Raashi

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