Sunday

Five Happy Things

Happy Sunday lovelies. I hope you have lots of lovely things planned for this cosy day of rest. This week has been extremely Autumnal... with lots of rain and lots of strong winds. It is definitely time for proper coats that's for sure.
1.  Speaking to my florist on Monday took a huge weight off my mind. Talking heather, dusky roses, foliage, ribbon and flower crowns made me extremely happy and excited. These nine months are going to fly by.

2.  Buying Christmas decorations at a craft fair set me up for my usual early festive mood, which I had started to think would never arrive (she claims whilst listening to Christmas songs as she writes.. clearly it is well and truly present now!).

3.  Finally getting back into my crafts. I have so many new ideas- I feel I need a week off to get stuck in. I am due a long weekend at the end of November which I may have to dedicate to making Christmas gifts and Wedding invitations.
Anyway... watch out for the new items on the virtual shelves of my Etsy shop coming soon.

4.  M&S dark chocolate with mint... is the true definition of Perfection. That is all.

5.  Sunday Roast (beef) on a Saturday at mother's was just amazing. I have not had a proper roast dinner like this in so long. I wanted to eat it several times over. There's something like Mother's home cooked dinners isn't there?


What happiness has your week been filled with? Any Autumnal adventures? Cosy snuggly nights in? Crazy nights out with lashings of glitter?
I want to hear it!

Friday

Life Lately --Catch Up

So things have been busy in my life lately. One of which was the beautiful miss Alix visiting England and staying with us in our big ol town house for two weeks.
I hadn't seen this girl for nearly nine months and over that long period of time there were moments were I had just wanted to hop on a plane and come visit her in Berlin. Unfortunately I have an out of date passport that stopped me from doing this.
Even though it didn't get me away from my life, and didn't fill me with beautiful buildings laden with outrageously awesome paintings and greeted by a photo automat on every other street and vegan ice creams... it was lovely to see her.
We chatted through the night, nibbling on dark chocolate and sipping tea (me). We spoke about the future and her writings and fashion.
We chatted over breakfast about her crazy dreams, and my rubbish night sleep. (This was pretty much every day- but whilst I was awake far too early for Alix most mornings these conversations usually happened over tea time!!!). We blogged and pinned whilst nibbling on dark chocolate.
She brought back gifts of vintage postcards, beautiful fabric, stickers and washi tape.
She taught me how to make easy, healthy lunches for work.
The two weeks seemed to fly by... and actually I didn't see her an awful lot. But her presence in the house was much appreciated. It was tricky when I wanted a quiet day on my own, it was rubbish that I had to work nearly every day, it was pants that our plans crossed over so when I was free she wasn't and vice versa. But the times we did share were lovely.
Our X factor marathon, Christmas film watching, creating our futures with vision (& Pinterest), making dinner together and nibbling dark chocolate. It officially feels strange without her here.
I feel the £80 Passport renewal is vital at this stage. The moment she arrives in Berlin, I may do to!

Tuesday

Sweater Weather

My most favourite thing about Autumn is the slight chill in the air. The breeze that insists you wear a knitted jumper to prevent the goosepimples, then soon after when the chills get more intense then out comes the coat and woollen scarf.
I love Autumnal walks- kicking the crunchy leaves out the way, knitted tights, hot chocolates and marshmallows. The October air hints that Christmas is just around the corner- which obviously I am ALWAYS excited about.
This 'Smoothie Pink' jumper from Great Plains* is currently my favourite thing to wear at the moment. I find myself throwing it on after work- over my night shirt to keep cosy.
It automatically goes on at the weekends too. It goes perfectly with my soft Leigh jeans and a tee, and the warm berry colour is so pretty. Quite Autumnal don't you think? I had 'fall'en in love with it as soon as I had laid my eyes on it, I could not wait for the temperature to drop and the heat to go away so I could wear it.
I am such an Autumn/Winter kid and am pretty miserable when the sun is out (strange I know!) One of my favourite things to do is throw an oversized jumper on and go for a lovely walk.
Another one of my favourite things to do is to snuggle under a blanket, rain pouring down outside, cup of tea in hand, bar of chocolate in the other and watch a Christmas film.

Now that it's October- I can officially do both!