HAPPY MONDAY | 10 GOOD THINGS

Happy Monday!

What a week guys. WHAT. A. WEEK.

I’m not really going to go into the whole sorry subject on the EU today. Partly because I’ve already spoken about how I feel about the situation and partly because it makes me sad and angry and these posts are all about the Happy.

In the words of Dumbledore: “Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.”

So this is me turning on the light.

harry potter and the cursed child

1. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. HOLY MOTHER OF MERLIN ON A BUCKET. #KeepTheSecrets

2. Rosie’s hedgehog. I met the lovely Rosie last week. We had a lovely long chat about the acting industry and our escape from it, and then she showed me photos of her pet hedgehog, Twiglet, and I died.

3. Finding my routine. It feels SO nice to finally have a daily routine in place! Early breakfasts with Gary before he goes to work, getting ready for the day, quietly tapping away at my blog work, dinner at home… it’s so peaceful and happy and I love it.

4. Pad Thai. After the Event-That-Must-Not-Be-Named on Friday, I felt like the only thing that would help cure my blues was the classic pad Thai from Busaba. Turns out I was right. Noodles are better than therapy.

5. Windsor. Windsor is so PRETTY you guys! The lovely team from Accor Hotels took us on a whistle-stop tour of some of their nicest hotels and then we stayed overnight at the Castle Hotel Windsor. The hotel is beautiful, Windsor castle is beautiful, there are pretty houses and fields and greenery, and we watched the Changing of the Guard and got soaked in the rain. And it was fabulous. I love exploring new towns!

windsor castle

Photo by Rachel from Global Roaming

6. Golden retriever puppies. I have watched approximately 55632 videos of golden retriever puppies this week and I regret nothing.

7. Sunday. The laziness of waking up late, cooking eggs and bacon, eating it in bed, catching up on Game of Thrones, popping out for afternoon tea, coming home to a rainy evening of naps, stir fry and more Game of Thrones… Is there anything nicer than a proper peaceful Sunday?

8. Apple quiche. I made an apple and bacon crustless quiche yesterday. It’s the last recipe in my year-long collaboration with Bramley Apples and I wasn’t sure it was going to work but it. is. delicious. Gary loved it and I have a chunk of it with me for lunch and I’m already SO excited for 1pm. Look out for the recipe tomorrow!

9. Travel plans. Charlie and I have been talking travel plans for next year! We’re looking into Japan which would be amazing. She’s obviously a seasoned traveller, but it would be my first big “travel” rather than “holiday” or “city break” and there is MUCH EXCITEMENT.

10. Baby Dory. JUST LOOK AT HER. LOOK. LOOOOOK.

And yeah. Today is a bit weird to be honest.

I started writing this in a really good mood and then, slowly, over the last two hours of interruptions and fire alarms, I’ve started feeling grumpy and tired. Like I want to just hide away from everything – turn off social media, roll myself up in my duvet, drink wine and shut out the world.

Isn’t that funny? I was fine at 9am.

ANYWAY. I hope you have a fantastic week lovely ones.

Stay strong, be kind and go eat something delicious.

Byeeee.

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  • Charlie Elliott

    I have an entire page in my journal headlined: JAPAN PLANS AND BUDGET. It will be winging its way to you in message format VERY SOON. Eeeeeeeek!!!
    Cx

  • Ooooh Japan, the Bangarang travels are gonna be awesome! I’m also currently binge-ing Rosie’s blog and it’s so lovely – yay for new blog discoveries!

  • Love this and your final words – off to eat something delicious now so that’s a start, right? x

  • I can’t get over Baby Dory! She’s so cute.

    Meg | Elmpetra

  • I would LOVE to visit Japan so will be eyeing your travel plans keenly! Your Sunday sounds like it was the perfect recovery after a very naff Friday xxx
    Sophie Cliff

  • Becca

    I know how you feel about the whole situation (lets not mention it by name…) I feel like I’ve spent the weekend feeling fine but then I see social media, or the news, or anything and remember. And it puts me in such a bad mood! This is a great collection of happy things though, and that photo of the guards in the rain is beautiful! xx

    http://www.girlglobalising.com

  • ninegrandstudent

    Happy Monday! I know the feeling about getting more and more down over the day – I’m clearing up my final year house today, and I started at 9am optimistic and raring to go. Now I’ve gotten to the cleaning stage I’m not feeling it anymore! x

    NINEGRANDSTUDENT: A Student Lifestyle Blog

  • I feel like this Monday calls for a whole lot more of positivity than most Mondays. Reading this post definitely put a smile on my face! I’m seeing the Cursed Child on August 4th and I’M SO EXCITED. Also very excited for Finding Dory. Baby Dory is just too adorable! And ooh, Japan will be fun! I visited Tokyo a few years ago, but would love to go back and see more of the country :)

    Mimmi xx
    Muted Mornings

  • This is too cute! I love all the Harry Potter references.

    And also, I actually soaked my worries by drowning in Pad Thai (although at Rosa’s instead of Busaba).

    Honey x The Girl Next Shore

  • OOoh I’m excited for your possible Japan trip!

  • Sam

    I REALLY want to see Harry Potter, it just sounds amazing. And obviously, I’m so excited for Finding Dory too – how cute does baby dory look?! xx

    Sam // What I Know Now

  • that quiche sounds amazing, I hope that it brightened your day. x

  • Such a lovely post! Baby Dory is too adorable!! :D Your blog is stunning btw
    Steph x.
    marvelsteph.blogspot.co.nz

  • Yay for Happy Mondays! I need to get back to writing my Sunday Coffee series… but where is the time?! All the jealous feels for Harry Potter, I need tickets!! xoxo

    Kelly | http://www.kellyprincewrites.com

  • There are few things that a puppy video can’t cure :) oh my gosh THE CURSED CHILD!!!!!!!!! We have tickets for the end of August – i’m more excited than Dobby in a sock museum, literally. Of course #keepthesecrets though! xxxx

    Bumble & Be

  • Thank you for this Katy, I needed some cheering up after the last few days (wot on bladdy earth is happening?!) I am in the same boat with the routine thang, it feels great not to be aaall over the place feeling like I’m letting everything slip! Quiet, convenient and productive is the way I like it! Also, I must try out that apple quiche! Immy x

    http://www.immymay.com

  • Thank you for this Katy, I needed some cheering up after the last few days (wot on bladdy earth is happening?!) I am in the same boat with the routine thang, it feels great not to be aaall over the place feeling like I’m letting everything slip! Quiet, convenient and productive is the way I like it! Also, I must try out that apple quiche! Immy x

    http://www.immymay.com

  • Anna

    Long-time follower and first-time commenter here, finally coming out of the closet!

    Not sure if I’m loving Harry Potter or Japan more!! One of my study buddies actually managed to see it last week and now he won’t stop smirking… But then I’m going to Japan in less than three months now so winning there! ;)

    https://wishiwasmary.wordpress.com