Sunday, 6 September 2015

Happy Post #26

Lavender and bumble bees

Happy Sunday! I know I say it every single time, but.... how is it already September? I honestly cannot understand where this Summer went! That said, I'm welcoming the new month with open arms, and I'm excited for everything that it will bring. Now onto what has put a smile on my face over the last couple of weeks...

Getting a part time job, and an unbelievably good one, at that! I've been on the hunt for a few weeks now, and I was so worried I wouldn't get anything (I tried in January, with no luck...), but I managed to get a few interviews and then finally a job! I start next Sunday, and I'm both very excited and nervous.

The lovely weekend I had in Linlithgow last week. You can read about the first day here, and the next instalment will be up on Thursday! It was really nice to get to spend time with a good friend, and to be shown around to interesting and beautiful places. A much-needed get-away!

Blackberries. In my last Happy Post I mentioned blueberries, and while I still love those, over the last week I've had blackberries on my porridge in the morning. They're so delicious! I love the balance between sweetness and tartness. Blackberries aren't as common in Sweden as they are here in the UK, so it's fantastic being able to buy them in grocery stores. They are a bit pricey, but it's worth it considering they aren't in season for long at all!

My new autumn/winter coat. I know, I know, it's awfully early to be thinking about winter clothes already, but I just can't help it. I spotted the perfect one a week or so ago in Next, but resolved to wait until I bought it.... only, a few days ago I noticed that my size in the Petite range had sold out online, and since I was scared the my size in the normal range would sell out too I just bit the bullet and bought it. It's a tiny bit long in the sleeves (ah, the woes of being 5'3"), but otherwise it fits like a glove. It's a dark navy blue pea coat in 50% wool, and it's gorgeous in all its simplicity!

And on that subject, the arrival of Autumn. Ah, I know, the Summer was rubbish. But to be honest that just makes me even more excited about Autumn. I swear I felt an autumnal breeze in the air on the 1st of September (although that might've been just because I knew it was September), and it made me smile. I'm excited for red and orange leaves, chunky jumpers, hot drinks, tartan scarves, pumpkin spice lattes (ssssh, I know it's a cliché, but I love them), and all the comforting stews and soups. Bring it on!

Exciting concert plans. Over the last few days I've bought tickets to see Admiral Fallow in November and Mumford & Sons in December, and I'm incredibly excited about both. Admiral Fallow is an indie band from Glasgow, and they're probably my favourite band ever, so I'm looking forward to seeing them the most. But of course I'm also very excited about seeing Mumford & Sons. I never thought I'd get the chance to see them, since they're so popular!

Visiting IKEA. In preparation for our move on Thursday and our new flat, my sister and I headed to IKEA yesterday to buy some bits and bobs. Going to IKEA always feels a little bit like going home to me, since everything is so Swedish and, well, familiar. It hurts to think about how much money we spent, but it's all worth it.

And of course, as always, here are five blog posts that I've loved recently:

'Blogging Gratitude (Why you should be proud of your blog!)' on Jasmin Charlotte.

'Live now, Instagram later' on Life in Ginger.

'7 ways to boost your body confidence' on Sophie Cliff.

'Bake Off Bake Along // Trio of Cheesecakes' on Snug.

'Heather in Bloom' on The Peppermint Pencil.

What has made you happy recently?

Love, Mimmi.