Smiley Happy Things: The March Edition

My March smiley happy things list includes lots of lovely things this month. These monthly posts are great for reminding me of all the good things going on in an otherwise crazy busy world!

Cinnamon Buns – my new favourite breakfast food. I wonder if Lau will make these every day from now on?

Being back at home – now I know most almost-thirty-somethings would hate to have to move home, but thankfully I’m not one of them! Don’t get me wrong I’d rather be in our new place rather than heading home for a few weeks. But at the same time I love spending time with my parents, whether it’s a crisp Sunday morning walk, ten minutes in the morning rush nattering over coffee or an evening debating the stupidity of this year’s Masterchef contestants, you won’t hear me complaining.

Plus you should see their fridge! It’s full of ALL THE THINGS you could EVER want to eat. For example lunches this week has consisted of a selection of six different types of lettuce, roasted vegetables, cous cous, prawns, leftover roast lamb, peppers, avocado, ham hock (okay my choice but AMAZING), homemade coronation chicken and coleslaw. Talk about a spread. I feel like a kid in a chocolate shop each morning as I pick and choose that days lunch!


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Fangirling over J. K. Rowling – For World Book Day we dressed up as our favourite book characters at work and so I of course had to go as a Harry Potter character, after much debate I settled on Hermione as not only is she awesome but her costume’s quite easy! Anyway after sourcing a cat, a copy of Hogwarts A History, a Time Turner and house badge etc I was quite pleased with my costume. Even more so when the legend that is J. K. Rowling retweeted my tweet. I mean wow. Can you believe it?! {I am aware this makes me certifiably insane, but it’s J. K. Rowling, my childhood hero!}

Lay Me Down – the rereleased version of Sam Smith’s beautiful song, this time with John Legend accompanying Sam is just lovely. I didn’t think that song could be improved upon. How wrong I was!

Waitrose in Dorking – Yes I am that person that is thrilled by an awesome supermarket. But in my defence the new Waitrose in Dorking is insane – it’s even got it’s own smoothie station for Pete’s sake. How awesome is that?!

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Half marathon running with the sisterlings – Who knew running could be such fun? This image of Bex and I as we crossed the finish line racing each other just sums it all up if you ask me.


Commuting again – I’m sure I won’t be saying this next week but right now I’m enjoying my 50 minute train journey twice a day. Don’t get me wrong schlepping across London on the Underground is less fun and I know it’s just the novelty but right now having time to read more than one chapter of my book or to catch up on my favourite American shows (Bones I’m looking at you) is pretty fun!