Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Winter Bucket List

I am having so much fun making seasonal bucket lists and crossing off all of the lovely things and winter is no exception. I love creating new traditions to take part in for years to come and making the most of the seasons. 

As we are a few weeks into Winter and Christmas Eve is just a week away, I have already ticked a few things off such as finding and decorating the tree, making mulled wine and visiting a Christmas market. Now I cannot wait to start ticking off the rest! 

Go on a city break 
Find a signature winter cocktail
Visit a Christmas market 
Go ice skating 
Make mulled wine
Create a Christmas playlist
Find and decorate the perfect Christmas tree 
Take the Christmas tree down on Twelfth night and fill the house with spring flowers
Make marmalade 
Get back into jogging 
Watch classic Christmas movies 
Make sugar cookies
Find a new Christmas party dress
Create a a photo gallery wall 

What is on your list of fun things to do this winter and Christmas and do you have any traditions that make you happy?

Sunday, 7 December 2014

Five Happy Things

Thank you all so much for your kind birthday wishes! I had a truly wonderful day and I was thoroughly pampered! Now I am feeling very festive, decorating our home for Christmas and looking forward to all of the baking, gift giving and spending time with our loved ones...I cannot wait for Christmas Day! 

These are my favourite things which have made me happy this week...
My favourite birthday gift is this beautiful Tory Burch York Buckle Tote from Nathan
Shopping at the Winchester Christmas Market
An elegant sage green door with a berry wreath
These dazzling fairy lights leading to the front of the Cathedral in Winchester take my breath away every year
Spending my birthday the loves of my life was definitely the highlight of my week 

What has made you happy this week?

Sunday, 30 November 2014

Five Happy Things

Golly gosh, how on earth is it December tomorrow?! I am amazed at how time is flying by, yet I am also rather excited that Christmas is now less than a month away. Even more exciting for me is that it is my birthday on Thursday and I have the day off to celebrate! We have a few ideas for a fun day out, although we may wait until the day to decide, just in case the weather is inclement. As long as I have my darling husband, sweet little pooch and a glass of mulled wine I will be a very happy 32 year old! 

These are my favourite things which have made me happy this week...
I finally made Martha's speedy one pot pasta and it was delicious!
 A leisurely walk through the Christchurch ruins
Basking in the last of the sunshine
A yew tree which looks ready for Christmas
Pretty pink sunset 

What has made you happy this week?

Friday, 21 November 2014

Weekend Reading

I am so pleased to wish you a very happy Friday! I hope you have had a lovely week and the weekend ahead will be full of fun and relaxation?
Here are a few links that have caught my eye this week...

Heavenly salted caramel swirl meringues
Deck the mantel for Christmas
Choose happiness
Online shopping has a pretty new addition
A beautiful baby shower
I am a loyal Apple aficionado, but this parody is absolutely hilarious
The 33 most joyous things that have ever happened 

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Five Happy Things

This past week seemed to drag on for an eternity! I think the dark mornings and evenings have started to take a toll on me and I am now dreaming of the spring equinox, which is rather troublesome considering it is still autumn! So I am focusing on the beauty of this charming season by continuing to check off everything on my autumn bucket list whilst making the most of the glorious daylight. 

These are my favourite things which have made me happy this week...
Poppy was absolutely smitten with a golf ball she found on our walk yesterday 
Filling a shoebox with Christmas gifts for lots of fun, education, warmth and most of all love for some sweet and deserving children 

 Iced buns and a steaming hot cup of tea after a long walk on a chilly autumn day 
Handsome Sylvester basking in the afternoon sunshine next to some petite pumpkins 
 Some retail therapy at the Chanel counter

What has made you happy this week?

Friday, 14 November 2014

Weekend Reading

I am so pleased to wish you a very happy Friday! I hope you have had a lovely week and the weekend ahead will be full of fun and relaxation?
Here are a few links that have caught my eye this week...

Seven handy tips to keep hydrangeas looking fresh 
A guide to the World's best street food
The magnificent comet landing 
This cranberry thyme gin and tonic is just the thing after a long week!
Cats love boxes 
Anthropologie have released the gold cups again!
This autumnal salad would be perfect for lunch tomorrow  

Saturday, 8 November 2014

Weekend Reading

Happy Saturday! I hope you have had a lovely week and your weekend is off to a pleasant start?
Here are a few links that have caught my attention this week...

These beautiful photos have me wander-lusting after Corfu
A little insight into what your desk habits say about you (I am an organised visual learner with a penchant for blocking out office noise!)
Penelope the seal's release back into the ocean
A peek into Kate's World
This très chic phone case has made it on to my birthday wish list
Chanel bags really are a financial investment
The new Christmas advert from John Lewis is sheer perfection