Little Gems: 28

4 Aug 2017

A list of little, happy things

I feel a tad broken. I am sure you will be keen to hear that I spent a goodly amount of time retching over the toilet bowl on Tuesday night, thanks to a bad reaction to some sea food. Isn’t that just delightful? For some insane reason, I didn’t call in sick to work and have spent the rest of the week feeling like I’m operating on zero energy.

Woe is me.

Anyway, even though the rainy weather would suggest otherwise, August is here. Which I’m finding slightly alarming because holy heck, where is 2017 going and why haven’t I done ANY of the things I wanted to do this summer yet? But I’m also secretly a little bit excited because it means Autumn is on the horizon and I bloody love those last few colourful, fairy light-filled months of the year.

Here’s what I’ve been loving recently:

Kitchenware shopping. Nope, I don’t know when I stopped being cool (ish) either. But holy shit, I am obsessed with these beautiful pasta bowls now living in our cupboard. I keep asking G if he’s excited about eating out the pasta bowls every time we have pasta (which is, you know, a lot) and he looks at me like why you so weird. I can’t wait for the matching dinner plates and bowls to arrive in the post in the next week.

Being in the countryside. The girls and I had a weekend in rural Wales a couple of weeks back (post on this soon) and I cannot tell you how much I loved being in the middle of nowhere with nothing but fresh air and pure silence (in the moments we weren’t singing Britney songs in a wine-fuelled karaoke sesh obviously).

New jobs. G has a new job! Which he starts at the beginning of September. And I will be taking on extra responsibilities at work towards the end of August. So, all in all, there are new things and more money coming our way in the world of work which is always good.

Re-watching Doctor Who. I recently started re-watching the first series of Doctor Who and it makes me feel all cosy and nostalgic. Nothing beats a bit of Chris and Billie. (Although it does alarm me that it’s now TWELVE YEARS OLD).

Eliza Grace. The latest addition to the family, my cousin’s baby, was born on 18th July and I cannot wait to meet her!

Booking a trip to York/Newcastle. G and I both have some time off at the end of the month so we’ve booked a few days away up north. We’re spending the weekend around Northumberland and stopping off in York for a day or two on the way up (where we’ll get to meet Eliza!), and I am so looking forward to it.

Pret’s avocado, cheese and chipotle tortilla. If you haven’t discovered these yet, I just did you a massive favour. You’re welcome.

Hope your weekend is full of wine and cats and cake <3