25 September 2015


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^^A pretty new notebook for all my bloggy-type notes / beautiful Salisbury cathedral / November magazines make me happy / the raspberry cocktail that knocked my socks off!^^

This week has been a bit of a blur, full of busy days and busy nights. I am not much of a social bunny, but over the last two weeks I have had two meals out on a school night, not that I'm complaining, but I can't handle the lack of sleep it brings! How people have a full on day at work and go out a few nights a week is simply amazing to me (cough, cough..old lady!).

I have also been a little poorly this week. What started off as a migraine, turned into almost three full days of a cracking head ache and nausea, yuck! Maybe it is a virus (it is still hanging about you see) but, whatever it is, it can go away!

On to brighter things.

Five things I am grateful for this week:

1. Catching up with old friends. Due to the madness of life, and time running away from us like a crazy thing, T and I kind of lost touch. But what I love about proper, genuine friendship is that, when you meet up after years and years of no contact (seven in our case) things just pick up where you left off. Life has changed...a lot, and T has been through the mill and back, but everything is the same between us, and that is nice. 

2. Long naps on the sofa with a hot water bottle and a cat (an a lovely husband on the other sofa who made the hot water bottle). I simply adore my little family and can't express in words how much I love them.

3. Seeing the trees starting to change colour. This, for me, is one of the most magical moments of the year, I love it so much, especially at the start of the transition. It makes me want to wrap up in a cosy knit and a hat and go walking.

4. I've mentioned our little hedgehog friends before. Every night, like clock work, they appear in the garden to munch on biscuits and drink water. Their new routine is so cute. When we get up early to let Gizmo in (or out) they are often to be found sitting, waiting by the back door, for a biscuit refill. I think it is so adorable that they trust us to pick up the saucer, right next to them, and put more food down. It really is so cute. I am grateful for those little mites every day, but I am guessing that they will be disappearing into hibernation soon.

5. Trying a cocktail. Let's just refer back to the opening paragraph, where I told you I am official an old lady! Then let me refer you to last weeks 'Five Things...' post, where I shared that we had won a free meal for two at Bills restaurant. So, on Saturday, we trundled off into town, with empty stomachs and menu shopping lists as long as our arms. Nothing particularly unusual got ordered, we were actually quite controlled as we are believers of not being greedy, but I did treat myself to one, solitary cocktail and it was super scrummy! It had gin in it and frozen raspberries on the top which, one defrosted, soaked up said gin perfectly. I took one sip and almost fell over. It was a fabulous meal :-)

In other news:
I put everything into a cart that I really like from Boden's new Autumn collection, had a mini heart attack over how much it came to, and deleted everything. Today I ordered one dress for work / I discovered that one of my favourite writers, Elizabeth Gilbert, has a pod-cast to support her new book (which I really want to download as an audio-book). I could listen to her voice all day and night as I find it so darn soothing. The pod-cast series is called 'Magic Lessons' and it is brilliant. During the show she talks about creativity and everything involved within it and around it. I have downloaded a whole load to get my fix on the journey to work / we watched 'Muppet Christmas Carol' last weekend. I put it out on Facebook and general the consensus was that of approval. It was pure magic and unicorns!

I hope you have all had an amazing week and have an even better weekend.


  1. Sorry to hear you haven't been feeling well, I hope you get better soon!
    Your week sounds good though, and I'm always adding things to online shopping baskets before realising how much it would cost!

    Bethan Likes

    1. I'm feeling so much better now, thank you hun (it was pretty awful for a few days...I was like a zombie!). I'm glad I am not the only one to add to baskets online...sometimes there is method to the madness as it helps me realise what I actually really need, not just what I want!! Hope you are well and have a lovely week xx


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