5 reasons to smile this week – 8th April 2018

I have been so rubbish at keeping this blog up together and I’m never know which direction I should take it in lifestyle, travel, home renovation – the possibilities are endless!

My favourite blogs are the ones where you can discover people’s personal experiences and start to feel as though you really know the “person behind the posts” so I thought it would be nice to instead use my blog as a diary and document the little things that make me happy in my everyday life (with some other posts mixed in I’m sure!) so here are 5 things that have made me smile this week.

  1. The Easter weekend

Last weekend was Easter which meant that I had an extra day to myself on Monday this week to curl up on the sofa and eat my Easter eggs! It’s surprising how having one extra day at the weekend (or 2 if you include Good Friday!) can make you feel so much more relaxed and ready to take on the week.

  1. Finishing Gilmore Girls

This week I finally finished the final season of Gilmore Girls after binge watching it on Netflix since November last year. It’s such an easy programme to watch and the relationships between Lorelai and Rory and Lorelai and Luke make me feel warm and fuzzy inside. Whilst I’m sad to have got to the end of Gilmore Girls, I’m excited to move on to Gilmore Girls – A Year in the Life and find out what the residents of Stars Hollow are up to now.

  1. Paying off the holiday

Its official – this week we paid off the balance of our summer holiday and in July I will be heading to Corfu to sit on the beach for a week at my adults only, all-inclusive hotel.  We didn’t go on holiday at all last year because we were too busy renovating the house and although we went to Disneyland in February and New York at the end of 2016 which don’t get me wrong but was amazing, I’m so excited for a week away where I can just relax, recharge and sit in the sun and read my book with a cocktail in my hand!

  1. An afternoon tea

On Friday afternoon this week I headed to the Harbour Heights hotel in Sandbanks with my work colleagues for an afternoon tea to celebrate someone’s 20th anniversary with the company. I love an afternoon tea and it was really nice to spend some time with my colleagues outside of the office.

  1. Catching up with a long distance friend

This weekend I met up with a couple of my friends for lunch, one of which has lived up in Leeds for the past 6 years although we have been friends since we were 13. It was lovely to catch up and hear what’s going on in everyone’s lives – even if we did spend a lot of the time talking about mortgages, solicitors and house renovations, we are getting SO old!!