Sunday, 3 May 2015

Happy Post #18

Blossom outside the University of Glasgow

Happy Sunday, everyone! How has your week been? I don't know what it's like where you are, but spring seems to have called it quits. It's chucking down with rain here in Glasgow today. If it weren't for the blossom and everything becoming greener and greener, you could almost think it's the start of March with the weather we're having. But oh well, there's no point in complaining, is there? This post is a happy one, after all. I've had quite a rough time over the past week, so this post really couldn't have come at a better time. I'm all for letting yourself be sad for a time, but it's also important to cherish the good things in life, isn't it?

So, lately these things have made the everyday a bit more bearable...

My wonderful family. Firstly, I had an incredibly lovely time when a few of my closest relatives were here visiting, and it was so good to spend some quality time with them. It was difficult to say goodbye, but thankfully they're only a skype call away. I'm so thankful that my parents and my sisters are always there with wise and comforting words and support me no matter what. Okay, enough with the sap.

Getting through my first exam, namely the one for English literature. Exams really aren't my thing. I just can't think quickly enough and get too stressed out. I didn't feel like I did very well, but at least it's over and done with, and there's nothing I can do about it now. My next exam is in ten days' time, and thankfully it's not as demanding as the English lit one.

Finding a pair of sunglasses that I actually really like. This might seem like a silly thing, but it's kind of a big thing for me. I've always hated sunglasses and how I look with them on, until last week when I found a pair in Topshop that I love wearing. They're in a dark tortoise shell print and subtly cat-eyed. They're not too uncomfortable and I actually find them flattering. Score!

The comfort that is a cup of tea. With the colder weather returning, and since I've just been staying home most days, I've been drinking even more tea than usually. Instead of drinking two to three cups like I normally do, I've been drinking at least four cups. And I love it.

Avocado. When I moved into my student room and started buying my own groceries, there were certain things that I told myself I couldn't buy on a regular basis because they were too expensive. Recently, I've gone back on my words again and again. I started buying almond butter regularly a couple of months ago (can't live without it!), and over the last couple of weeks I've bought avocado quite a few times. It's just so good! Especially mashed on toast with a sprinkle of sea salt...

The new Mumford and Sons album. At first I sort of missed the banjos, but the more I listen to it, the more I like it. I love that all the songs have still got that distinct Mumford & Sons sound while simultaneously being a bit new and different. Needless to say it's been on repeat over the past couple of days.

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

'Recipe: Dreamy Banoffee Granola' on Nouvelle Daily.

'20 More Small Things to Appreciate' on From Roses.

'Gold Dust' on Sally Tangle.

'Turning 28 // Birthday Adventures' on The Tea Drinking English Rose.

'An Ode to Breakfast' on Britton Loves.

What has made you happy recently?

Love, Mimmi.