Sunday, 19 April 2015

Happy Post #17

Fritillaria meleagris, snake's head, chess flower, guinea-hen flower

Happy Sunday, everyone! I hope you've all had a good weekend, and a good week. :) Mine has been good, albeit not very eventful, in contrast with last week which was spent in full tourist mode as my friend was visiting, which incidentally brings me to my very first point!

Lately, these things have made me happy -

Having a really lovely week with my friend from back home. It's always lovely spending time with her. We can go weeks, sometimes months, without properly speaking, but whenever we see each other again it's like we've never been apart. It was also pretty great to have an excuse to be a bit of a tourist. We went to Loch Lomond (as you might've already seen in last Sunday's post; and there's another post coming up) and Edinburgh, in addition to spending a couple of days in Glasgow.

My family coming to visit on Tuesday. April seems to be the month of people visiting, and I'm really not complaining. My grandparents, my mum, my two aunts and my two sisters (yup, quite the big group) are coming for a few days to celebrate my grandma's 70th birthday. Most of them I haven't seen since I went home for Christmas, and one of my sisters I haven't seen since last summer! We always have a good time together, and I couldn't be more excited.

Spending time in the Botanics. Glasgow's Botanic Gardens are one of my absolute favourite places, and now that spring has arrived it's especially lovely. Not only because of the blossoming trees and all the daffodils, but also because of the sunshine that we've been treated with. Sitting on a bench in the sun for hours on end is so relaxing, and it makes revising so much easier.

Related to that is all the blossoming trees, especially magnolias. I can't get over how beautiful they are, and there's something about their presence that makes me really happy. In short, I'm really loving spring.

And on another similar topic - discovering the beautiful flowers in the photo above. They're the official flower of my home region in Sweden, so seeing them on the University grounds was such a happy surprise. I'm not sure what the most common name for them in English is, but Wikipedia tells me snake's head or chess flower. 

The fact that this is my 100th post! I don't know why, but it does feel somehow significant to have reached that milestone. I'm so glad I dared to start a blog. I still love writing it and taking photos for it, and hopefully I'll stay around for another 100 posts, at least!

Finally, here are six blog posts that I've enjoyed reading recently:

'The Lake District Part I' on Daydreams of Summertime.

'Afternoon Tea at Biddy's Tearoom' on Snug.

'Four of a Kind' on Elephantine.

'Why I'm a Makeup Wearing Feminist' on Mercuteify.

'Body Shaming - There Ain't No Shame in Having a Body' on Laughter is Catching.

'My Changing Attitude to Food and My Body' on Oh! Hello.

What has made you happy recently? I'd love to hear :)

Love, Mimmi.