Happy List :: Seventeen
The last couple of weeks have been pretty great happy weeks. There have been so many lovely little, and big, things that have been happening recently. I mean it definitely helps that the Bake Off is bake which definitely helps with the mid-week slump. I also caught up with Poldark which is a little cheesy but the landscapes generally make up for that! I've also been trying to take time most evenings before bed to read, although I still can't get on with Wuthering Heights.
- I made raspberry muffins after dinner the other day with the raspberries my parents had given me from their garden. They were ridiculously quick to make and tasted pretty great!
- I only had one day of work last week which is pretty much the best type of work week!
- I'm pretty proud of how well my doorstop turned out and it's doing it's job really well.
- We went out for breakfast last Sunday to Refectory Kitchen in Canterbury which is my favourite breakfast spot in the city. They've changed up their menu a bit so this time I tried the waffle with yoghurt and blueberry compote which was amazing and Robert had a sort of posh spicy sausage muffin.
- I treated myself to a couple of new lipsticks. I'm kinda in love with them as the colours are so pretty and have really great staying power. They're Bourjois and I think they're the Velvet selection that they have.
- Work has been pretty good and I've organised pretty much all of the events for the Museum's programme Jan-June.
- We've started re-watching Parks and Rec again. Even after many multiple watchings it's still always so funny and great.
- I went to Guildford the other week for a shopping and lunch day with my parents which was so lovely. I was able to chat with the staff at Liz Earle to discuss my crappy skin situation which was so helpful and meant I ended up spending a fair bit of money, but so fair it's definitely worth it.
- I went to Edinburgh last week with my oldest friend which is possibly the best thing. I also lined up a number of podcasts to listen to on the train journey there and back.
- R and I have also been making some plans to go away for a long weekend in October for my birthday so I'm pretty excited not only for the trip, but also planning the trip!
As a person who lives in a Victorian terrace I was really interested in seeing this house tour. I agree with this article that September should be the start of the New Year. I liked this New Yorker piece on the pleasure of being read to. Slow cooker apple dessert, perfect for autumn.