The Little Things

Saturday, 18 February 2017

Afternoon tea at Sketch, AKA life inside a giant pink marshmallow

I'm writing this with a cold flannel on my forehead, a blocked nose and a (now slightly lukewarm) mug of lemsip within arms reach. Needless to say, I feel like SHIT. (Also - why is it that when you're ill you feel like the entire world is out having fun without you? Instagram I'm looking at you here.)

I'm determined not to let having flu on a Saturday ruin my week though - especially as this week has been full of lovely moments. I recently read a post on Oh January's blog titled 'Little Things' and not only did it a) make me feel all warm and fuzzy inside just thinking about all the tiny things that make life great, but b) it made me realise that I need to be taking better notice. I feel like the weeks rush past in such a busy blur at the moment I don't stop and reflect on all the things that have made me smile.

And so I'm going to do just that - from the little things to the bigger moments, here's what's made me feel pretty damn good this week.

Presenting to a room full of people first thing on Monday and not f*cking it up
Getting a seat on a quiet, fast tube on a morning when I'd overslept a bit
This American Life's podcast on coincidences
Rewatching Girls ahead of Season 6 starting
Getting red tulips sent to me at work
 People on my team offering to make me a cup of tea just when I needed one
Burning my new Diptyque candle
Getting a nice email from a client about a project I worked on
Buying two new books to read on my commutes to and from work
Going for afternoon tea at Sketch after wanting to go for so long
Booking a place on Laura Jane William's writing course in March
Being cooked a three course meal 
Reading all the comments on my last blog post
A colleague buying me lemsip when she was out on her lunch because she could see I was poorly
Prosecco and a writing sesh with one of my best friends
Going to text my boyfriend about where to go for dinner and seeing he'd text me about the exact same place

What's made you smile this week?


  1. aww this was so cute to read, you had such a lovely week. I hope this new week is even more amazing for you. xx

  2. Sketch is one of our favourite places in London, thank you for taking us back there ��
    Kisses from Croatia ��

  3. I absolutely adore this! I'm feeling a little ill as well, but it makes me happy when someone else is happy. It just makes anyone a much happier person when they think about the little things.

  4. This is such a lovely blog post! I hate presenting to a room full of people, so I understand how good it feels to do well and finish it!! Would love it if you could check out my blog too, I LOVE yours !!

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  6. This is such a cute idea for a post! I got free lunch at work today which was super exciting :D

    xx Sofia | SOFIAADOT