Friday, 26 August 2016

Happy Post #38

Leaves and fence

Heather blooms

Petals on the ground

Flowers in bloom

:: Catch-ups with friends, both in person and over skype, chewing over both the ordinary little everyday things and the deeper, more difficult bits of life. 

:: Treating myself to a new camera lens and re-discovering the joys of photography. Autumn is my favourite season for photography (there's something about that soft, warm light), so I'm looking forward to snapping away over the next few months.

:: An impossibly soft and fluffy donut with the best salted caramel filling; the fudgiest, most chocolatey peanut butter brownie; melt-in-your-mouth chocolate chip cookies. And people think being vegan means missing out...

:: Slow days of doing nothing, recharging batteries and mulling over life. Sleeping until my body wakes up naturally, and not minding if that's a bit later (eight thirty, usually) than I'd normally like.

:: That distinct autumnal scent suddenly making its appearance; a slight chill in the air; leaves starting to go brown, and the promise of scarves, jumpers and dark colours. 

:: The return of The Great British Bake Off, with all its silly puns, ridiculous challenges and intense moments (who knew baking could be so stressful?). Oh, how I had missed it. 

:: Discovering new music, and listening to it over and over, again and again, until you know the songs and their order by heart. 

:: Baking chocolate banana bread, feeling the scent of it spread through the flat, and then eating it together with a cup of tea. Ultimate comfort. 

:: And of course, reading inspiring, brilliant blog posts, like these...

'Puppy Photos!' on Fox Socks.

'Offline' on Bethan Likes.

'Confessions of an Internet-Avoider' on The Salty Sea Blog.

'Feel Good Friday #43' on Tartan Mouth.

P.S. I'm trying to figure out what I'm doing with this little space, so blog posts might be very haphazard in both content and style. I hope you won't mind.