Since my recent post on things that make me happy, I’ve thought quite a lot about happiness and I’ve decided to write regularly about things that make me smile – partly inspired by one of my favourite bloggers Kathryn, who writes Kat Got The Cream, and who regularly posts a Happy List. So here goes…
First up, the amazing print above – made by The Lovely Drawer and on sale at Not On The High Street for £20. I think this would look great next to my desk at home.
Our new cat. Well, we are kind of cat-sitting her, long-term, for a friend who has just moved into a small flat. We’ve had Thumbles (aka Baby Puss aka Puss Face) for a month now and she’s already a member of the family. She loves curling up at my feet when I’m in bed. She loves being chased by the four-year-old while she shouts “HELLO PUSS PUSS!” a little less.
Days out with the family. Last week, we went on The London Eye followed by a trip down the river to Greenwich on the Thames Clipper – SO MUCH FUN. We did nothing in Greenwich apart from eat cake (me) and ice cream (the four-year-old) before coming home, but this weekend, we will be heading to Greenwich Theatre where we’ve been invited to see Adventures With Sam: In Outer Space, an interactive theatre show for kids. Apart from the obligatory Peppa Pig Live, we haven’t done much kids’ theatre yet, but I’m so excited to start going to more productions. Growing up, we went to see endless family shows, and I have such brilliant memories of trips to the theatre.
Beautiful stationery. I’ve got my eye on a desk planner by Betty Etiquette and I might also splash out on a notebook or three.
Travel plans. We’re trying to pack in as much fun stuff before the four-year-old goes to school in September, so we have lots of exciting things ahead – from a planned visit to Alton Towers (and CBeebies Land), a trip to Devon and Cornwall and a week in Portugal. Where else should we go, while we have the chance?
Easter! Well, more specifically, Easter eggs. We’ve bought a giant Kinder egg for the four-year-old (can’t wait to see her face when she sees it) but we’ve got some rather amazing grown up Easter treats c/o Guylian and Hotel Chocolat. There’s a small chance these eggs might have been eaten already. And they might have been delicious.
What’s been making you smile this week?