31 August 2016

Wonderful Wednesday Five

I've really noticed how the weeks are flying by recently. Before I know it another Wednesday is at the door and I'm sat at my desk remembering the things that made me smile so that I can share them here. The bank holiday weekend plus an extra day of annual leave has provided lots of time to catch my breath, I didn't realise how much I needed a break until 5.30pm on Thursday rolled around. Anyway, here are my best bits!

My Mum and I headed over to London early on Friday morning for her annual birthday trip. We crammed so much into the day I'm not entirely sure how we made it back to the train. Beginning with Camden Town, Baker Street, a walk through Regent's Park to the Zoo and then over to Covent Garden and Trafalgar Square made me glad I wore my comfy sandals. A day to remember, the photos of which will be up on this little space shortly.

24 August 2016

Wonderful Wednesday Four

Another week which just flew by, except over here it's been two! Wrapping my head around all of the house stuff whilst also trying to work my little butt off at work got the better of me and unfortunately this space just had to give. However, I can't stay away from the mid week merriment for long so here's what's been making me happy lately.

Spa Day
After completing a huge project at work during June, my workplace gifted me and a colleague with a spa day complete with complimentary back massage and facial. I've never actually been to a spa and wasn't sure what to expect, I did however know that I'm not keen on massages, unpopular opinion I know! We had a lovely day lounging around in the pool and the sauna and whilst my opinion of massages didn't change, I did really enjoy the facial. I left on Monday feeling much more relaxed and ready for the week ahead which involves the annual birthday trip to London with my Mum.

14 August 2016

Weekend Reads #4

Looking for some blog posts to read on this frankly rather grey Sunday? I've got you covered.

Body Confidence & Holidays // Sophie Cliff. A lovely post that a lot of people seemed to relate to and I was no exception. Body confidence is a constant struggle in an age where women are heavily airbrushed and made to feel they must look a certain way. Sophie's honest account of her experience had me nodding along at every paragraph. 

The Optimism of a New Start // The Girl Who Loved To Write. New starts are great, we all know this. But do we ever make the most of them? As the husband and I are now in the process of buying our first home, I am thinking about all the new traditions and good habits we can make.

A Simple Guide To Drying Your Herbs // Hello Glow. I've spent a lot of time trying to actually keep my herbs alive and it's good to know that there is an effective way of drying them for when their season is over. Should save me plenty in buying ready dried stuff too!

A 5 Piece Simple Summer Capsule Wardrobe // One Pleasant Day. Carrie manages to make so many outfits out of just five pieces look really easy. As someone who is going through their wardrobe trying to minimise my belongings, this is gold!

A Brain Scoop August // Snug. I always love reading these personal posts and getting to know the face behind the blog. Abigail's is a good 'un!

Habit Shift: Morning Walks // Reading My Tea Leaves. The entire Habit Shift series is an interesting read and the morning walks is no exception. Good habits are so important and I feel mine have completely fallen by the wayside lately. I really needed this post to give me a kick up the proverbial behind.

If you have any posts you have really enjoyed reading this week then give me a shout over on Twitter. I always love adding new blogs to my feed. Happy Sunday!

10 August 2016

Wonderful Wednesday Three

The past week has been a whirlwind of all things house related and trying to keep on top of my projects at work throughout all of the excitement. It's been a good 'un!

And Now We Wait
We met with our mortgage adviser on Saturday to run through our application and get that submitted to the bank. She was ever so lovely, going through each stage step by step and even helping us fill out the solicitor paperwork which was slightly on the overwhelming side. Now we wait for our mortgage offer to be accepted and the searches to come back before we can finally celebrate.

7 August 2016

Weekend Reads #3

I've been branching out and following a host of new blogs this week. If you have any favourites I would love to hear them! Here are my favourite posts of the week in case you're looking for any of your own.

Life Lately In July // Life as Unusuals. I love life round ups and this one is particularly exciting as Kerri has quit her job in pursuit of what makes her happiest! So looking forward to seeing where that takes her and following along on her blog, always a favourite read of mine.

The Great Kitchen Makeover // Life Outside London. Always a nosy one what a delight to be given the tour of Michelle's new kitchen. It's bloody gorgeous!

10 Steps To a Simple Cozy Kitchen // Homesong. I discovered Homesong a couple of weeks ago and I am already addicted to their way of living. Cozy is one of my favourite words and certainly something that I strive to achieve in our home. As we are crossing all our fingers and toes to have our own home soon this post was particularly inspiring.

Steam and Cream // Emma's Happy Little World. Winning the award for the week's filthiest title is this inspired date night post by Emma. Always a sucker for anything from yester-year, her cream tea and steam train date is a winner.

DIY The Garden // Wooden Window Sills. Amanda's beautiful garden DIY is a stunner, it's completely amazing how she and her boyfriend have transformed their outdoor space. Speaking of, the bathroom DIY is also the stuff of dreams! 

4 August 2016

Wonderful Wednesday Two

A little late with the Wonderful Wednesday post, especially as it is now Thursday but I don't schedule these so that's bound to happen sometimes as plans change. This week has been a roller-coaster of emotions from nail biting anxiety to excitement and back to anxiety again. Plenty of lovely things happened so here are the highlights.

Offer Accepted!
The husband and I put in an offer on a lovely little home in an area we both love and currently rent in. This week the offer was accepted! It was a mad scramble around for everything the estate agent needed to take the home off of the market and working in financial services has certainly helped. I was well ahead of the curve after seeing an adviser to get a decision in principle from the bank and next week we meet her again to do all the formal mortgage stuff. Happy days!!


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