Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Wonderful Wednesday #2

Another week gone, and it's time for my second Wonderful Wednesday post, which happens to be very food and drink oriented this time...

:: Porridge topped with nuts, berries, maple syrup and cinnamon in different combinations. The chill in the air means that porridge season is well and truly here, and as much as I love banana pancakes and smoothie bowls, a warming bowl of porridge will always be my favourite.

:: Finding a tv-series that makes me feel all warm, fuzzy and happy - namely Gilmore Girls. After years (or what feels like years) of people gasping at the fact that I had never seen it, I finally dived into it last week and I'm hooked. It's an instant happy pill.

:: Filter coffee, fresh from our sparkling (albeit very plastic-y) new filter coffee machine. We always had a filter machine in the house when I grew up and french press coffee is not my favourite. Watching Gilmore Girls awakened my need for coffee, so the other day I just had to pop into Argos and got one. Tea, you will always have my heart, but you'll have to make some more room for coffee.

:: An impromptu coffee and cake date with myself, after a busy weekend shift at work. My intention was to pop in for a take-away coffee, but my eye was drawn to the most delicious-looking vegan teacake with maple, pecans and blueberries. Who could possibly say no to that? 

:: New autumn clothes, including a large, very soft scarf and not one, but two, new coats. When you live in Scotland, having a few different coats and jackets to choose from makes life a little bit more fun. 

:: Colder temperatures, chilly winds and an excuse to wear the above-mentioned new clothes. I do love autumn.

Make sure to head over to the other Wonderful Wednesday ladies as well, namely SallyJoHelenMichelleSarahKateCatSamElKerri and Jasmin. And enjoy the rest of your week!


Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Wonderful Wednesday #1


Blackberries in hand

I'm joining in the Wonderful Wednesday gang and morphing my dusty old Happy Posts into something... well, very very similar but also a little bit sparkly and new. Let's get onto it...

:: Friends; friends who make you laugh when you'd rather cry, who are there when things are tough, with wise words, support and encouragement, and who you can be both utterly silly and serious with.

:: Doing what I've been thinking of for several months and dyeing the ends of my hair purple. Sometimes it's okay to be a little bit shallow, and receiving compliments for something so simple like your hair actually does give your confidence a little boost. 

:: A day trip to Edinburgh, including a trek up Arthur's seat to admire the breathtaking view, fuelling up on almond milk mochas and vegan cake, wandering through the most beautiful museum, and then a stop in Linlithgow for a delicious, warming, homemade lentil dahl.

:: Getting back into dancing several times a week, and noticing how much I have improved in a year, but also how much there still is to learn. It's strange to think how important it has become to life in only a year.

:: The start of the new year at university, and forcing my brain into working hard again. It's a little bit dusty and rusty at the moment, but hopefully the exciting modules I'm taking will polish it right up.

:: Blackberries, ripe and juicy, bursting full of sweetness, and scattered along my favourite walking route, just asking to be picked and enjoyed.

Make sure to jump over to the other lovely Wonderful Wednesday ladies for some more happiness: Sally, Jo, Helen, Michelle, Sarah, Kate, Cat, Sam, ElKerri and Jasmin (I do hope I didn't miss anyone!)

What has made you happy recently?