Sunday, 5 April 2015

Happy Post #16

I hope you're all having, or have had (depending on when you're reading this), a wonderful Easter weekend. Mine has been quiet so far, but very nice all the same. I've had to do some revising, but I've also had plenty of time for lounging about, reading, watching tv-series and eating lots of chocolate. I've also ventured outside to get a breath of fresh air, which brings me on to my first point.

Recently, these things have put a smile on my face...

That we're having much milder temperatures and that it feels more and more like spring outside. Sure, there has been a lot of clouds and some rain up here in Scotland (we even had some hail the other week!), but we've also been treated to sunshine regularly, temperatures above 10C, and that distinct spring feeling in the air.

Related to that, moving the clocks forward last weekend, which has made a massive difference. I'm typing this at quarter to seven, and it's still bright outside! I've really been loving the lighter evenings, and they really do make me feel more energised. 

Winning two beautiful Joules mugs in the lovely Charlotte's giveaway. I won two giveaways in the span of two weeks, and I really can't believe my luck! I have a bit of an obsession with mugs, but I haven't bought new ones in ages, so getting these was such a nice surprise. Not only are they gorgeous; they're also a really good size. They're simply a real joy to drink from!

All the Easter treats. Once Friday came around I took Easter as an excuse to eat lots of chocolate (like a lot of people, I'm guessing), which definitely brightened up the weekend and got me through all of the revision. I've also been enjoying hot cross buns, toasted and slathered with almond butter - along with a cup of tea, of course. 

My friend coming to visit tomorrow. I've been by myself for a week now and although it has actually been surprisingly enjoyable, I'm really looking forward to getting some company. It will also be an excuse to explore Glasgow and the surrounding areas more. We're planning on visiting Edinburgh and taking a trip to Loch Lomond, which I'm really excited about. But most importantly, I'm really looking forward to catching up with my friend, since we haven't talked properly since New Year's.

Some of my favourite tv-series returning. After finishing Parks and Rec the other week, I felt a bit lost for a while. But then, Community returned (and although it's far from as good as it once was, it's still enjoyable), Outlander returned yesterday, and soon Game of Thrones will be back as well (I'm so so excited). I also watched Poldark over the weekend, which was really enjoyable. (I'm a sucker for period dramas, and Aidan Turner is very easy on the eyes.)

Finally, here are a few blog posts I've enjoyed reading over the past couple of weeks:

'Do Comments Really Matter?' on Sunny Sweet Pea.

'A Post on Feeling Confident' on What Olivia Did.

Also, feel free check out my Everyday Feminism feature on Kate's blog if you like!

What has made you happy recently?

Love, Mimmi.