Monday, 13 October 2014

One month in Glasgow & Happy Post #6

Yesterday I had been in Glasgow for one month - one whole month! I can't believe how incredibly quickly the time has gone by. It's been a busy but wonderful month, full of new impressions, new people, and new everythings! I'm so glad I was brave enough to go on this adventure, and I'm simply really happy being here. And what better post to mark this day than an appreciative post, right?

All the pictures in this post are those that I've uploaded to instagram during the month, as I thought they would fit the theme of this post!

Lately, these things have made me happy:

The proper autumnal weather that has come to Glasgow! Even though the mild and sunny September was wonderful, I'm really happy that October has brought the chilly winds and crisp air. I love wearing cosy sweaters, wrapping up with big scarfs (my favourite is a big tartan one that I got from my sister last Christmas), drinking lots of tea (and other hot drinks), and hearing the rain smatter on the windows. Yes, I even like the rain.

All the lovely people I've met so far. One of my biggest fears with moving to another country and starting university was that I wouldn't find any good friends. So far I've met quite a few lovely persons though, so I have a feeling the next few years will be great! (Touch wood....)

Glasgow University becoming the first university in Europe to divest from fossil fuels.  One thing that is very close to my heart is the climate issue, so hearing this news made me really proud to be a student of Glasgow University.

My mum always being there for me, even when I message her ten times in a row because she isn't answering and I'm crying over having caught a cold, or when I'm panicking over writing my first essay. She's always there with her wise and comforting words, and I don't know what I'd do without her!

Getting back into baking. A couple of weeks ago I decided that I missed baking too much and headed off Tesco to get some baking equipment and ingredients. Luckily they had 20% off kitchenware that day, plus I found a 20£ put down to 10£! I think it was simply meant to be. The very same day I made cinnamon rolls, and a few days later I made chocolate chip cookies, which were both very well received! In short, it's lovely to be able to bake again. (Oh and - only the cookies are my own baking - the pancakes I had for brunch at the Hillhead Bookclub one day.)

Hot chocolate! I've never been crazy about hot chocolate, but lately I've really enjoyed changing it up a bit and sometimes having hot chocolate instead of my usual tea or coffee. Indulgent and oh so yummy.

What has made you feel happy, thankful or appreciative lately?

xx Mimmi