Five Happy Things #1

Sunday, 26 July 2015


Maltby Street Market in Bermondsey - a Sunday 'Happy Place'

Sundays always end up being a complete contradiction.

They start off GREAT. You wake up, probably a bit hungover and SO glad it's not Monday yet, and you can waddle to the kitchen in your duvet to make eggs and a giant cup of tea. You can lie on the sofa eating crisps watching a Geordie Shore marathon. You can take the world's longest bath. Hey, you can do whatever the hell you want, cause it's a Sunday and ain't nobody gonna force you to be productive.

Then the evening rolls around and that niggling "Sunday Night Feeling" starts to kick in. This is the polar opposite to "Saturday Night Feeling" which usually spurs me to down a shot of something horrible and dance to Major Lazer. Sunday Night Feeling is a dark cloud of thoughts like 'how early do I have to be up tomorrow?' and 'how many days is it until next weekend?' If Saturday Night Feeling is a big fruity cocktail, Sunday Night Feeling is a lukewarm herbal tea.

So I've decided to start a blog series called Five Happy Things. Hardly revolutionary (or original), it's going to be a list of the five things that have made me happy that week. I'll post every Sunday afternoon, just as a reminder to stay cheerful even though the weekend is coming to a close (sob).

1. I BOOKED MY SECOND TATTOO.
I feel as though this warranted caps lock because even I'm still in shock - this couldn't have been more impulsive if I tried, but that's how it worked out for my first one and NO RAGRETS there (points to you if you guessed the film reference). I'm absolutely *in love* with the design I've picked and can't wait to see it on my skin.

2. I watched The Breakfast Club for the first time and it was all kinds of great
Seriously, why has it taken me so long to get round to this?

3. I saw Saynaree and David
Something magical happens when us three get in the same room - plenty of gossip, plenty of laughs, plenty of good times.

4. I started to pack up my flat
Meg and I move in with our friend Lottie in two weeks and we've found an absolute DREAM house. I've been Pinterest-ing (is that a word?) interiors inspiration non-stop since we signed the contract and can't wait to blow a large percentage of my next pay packet in IKEA. I never thought I'd be the kind of person to get excited by rugs and miniture cacti, but I am. And that's okay.

5. I went to a screening of Sicario
I'm already a massive Denis Villeneuve fan (Prisoners is definitely in my top five favourite films) and Sicario did not disappoint. My heart rate didn't settle back to normal until about half an hour after the credits started to roll and  Emily Blunt blew my mind (I've since developed a huge girl crush on her).

There we go... my first Five Happy Things. What has made you happy this week? x

1 comment :

  1. This is such a lovely idea for a blog post to beat the Sunday evening blues! I've had The Breakfast Club on my 'to watch' list for what seems like forever, so I'll definitely be watching it soon :) x
    Charlotte's Road

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