28 September 2016

Wonderful Wednesday Nine

Good morning and happy Wednesday! I've been happily looking forward to writing this post this morning, it really frames my day and gives me a smile first thing which is why I no longer write it on a Tuesday night. The Wonderful Wednesday group is growing all the time and it's lovely to catch up with everyone else on their happy things over the last week. Without further ado, here are mine.

Gingerbread Chai Latte
I was ordering a lovely selection of tea for a friends birthday last Friday and stumbled across Bluebird Tea Company's Gingerbread Chai. As I am lamenting not being able to drink their Spiced Pumpkin Pie tea due to the sugar in it - I am still a few days off finishing Whole 30 - I thought it might just tide me over. I made my first cup after it arrived on Monday and I am obsessed! It's such a lovely pick me up in the afternoon and is great without milk too. 

21 September 2016

Wonderful Wednesday Eight

Good morning and happy Wednesday!! I am squeezing this post in at work today before my day officially begins. It's been such a manic week that has involved vegging out in front of the telly in the evening and then heading straight to bed. Still, there's always lots to be thankful for and the Wonderful Wednesday posse is growing by the week!

The Sound of Scotland
This morning on the way into work the local radio show did a hilarious feature on Scottish accents based on the new Poldark character. The aim was to introduce yourself, say where you were from and repeat a phrase. The presenters and listeners then had to guess if they thought the caller was Scottish or not. There were a number of really terrible ones which made us laugh, one that fooled us and one we guessed as correctly being scottish.

14 September 2016

Wonderful Wednesday Seven

Good morning and happy Wednesday! I was worried that I would struggle to write this post today and felt like shrugging it off for a week, however when I sat down at my desk this morning quite a few happy things came into my head. I do treasure these little moments of reflection on a weekly basis.

Going Sugar Free
As of today I have been added sugar free for 14 days and counting! I am currently on the Whole 30 program on advice from my acupuncturist and was finding it really hard in the beginning. However, now i'm getting into the swing of it it's not so bad. You do have to be a stickler for checking the labels on everything, who knew that there was added sugar in most bacon?! Madness! Anyway, other than a brief moment on the verge of tears at not being able to eat the most delicious looking pavlova at work yesterday, it is going well and I am definitely feeling better in terms of my stomach stuff.

9 September 2016

August Reads

 In August I finally joined the local library and I didn't realise how much I missed actual, physical books until I was stood inside practically inhaling them. I spent a long time looking around all of the shelves and whilst it's not large, there is still plenty of choice. I picked the two below and as I really enjoy reading book round-ups on other blogs, I thought I would post some here as a way of being accountable and making a commitment to read more instead of letting other things take priority.

7 September 2016

Wonderful Wednesday Six

The end of last week was the rival for worst work week of the year, which is a shame seeing as it was a short one. It was an absolute blessing to be able to sit down and write about my happy things as it made me focus on those good little things which happened.

Annual Leave
I took a cheeky day of annual leave on Friday which meant that I only had a 3 day work week and it was needed. I had taken on far too much over the previous week and the bank holiday weekend, and  as a result felt emotionally fragile and just generally overstretched. Just one extra day to get myself together had me in a much better place to tackle this week and I am glad I was kind to myself, it made all the difference.


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