Living Grateful #12

Hi gang! I’m going to give myself a little pat on the back this evening as I have finally managed two Living Grateful posts in a row… anyway, enough about my disorganisation, onto what I have been grateful for this week.

  1. Mindfulness class

I’ve spoken about how I’ve been getting more into mindfulness here before and I went to a class this week on compassion. It was really good to go to another class and my mind felt so much calmer for it.

2. Kitten time

I had this little cutie stay with me for 4 days this week. She is so unbelievably cute and at only 8 weeks she was so tiny! She was the most loving cat I’ve ever come across.

3. Going to Pizza Express with Scott

Okay so I might have spoken about my love of Pizza Express a tad too much on this blog. BUT I went again this week with Scott and it was just incredible. I even found out they do gluten free dough balls with balsamic vinegar & olive oil instead of garlic butter – amazing!!

4. Having a roast with Mum and Dad

Mum and Dad came up and cooked me a roast dinner (the best parents ever, right?!). You seriously can’t beat my dad’s roast potatoes!! It made letting go of my cats a little easier!

5. Having a relaxing Sunday

The last few weekends have been massively hectic so it was so nice to have a chilled Sunday today. I had a massive lie in, drank coffee in bed and caught up on loads of blogs!

Have you guys had a good week? What are you grateful for?



Living Grateful #11

Okay so I have yet another apology to make this week guys… I am so sorry it has been another 2 week gap between my Living Grateful posts. The past two weeks have been amazing, leaving me with that fuzzy heart warmed feeling. I’ve spent an amazing week in Spain and spent some quality time with friends and family. There really isn’t anything better is there?

So here goes, these are just 5 of the things I have been grateful for over the last fortnight, but honestly I think there could be 50 instead!

  1. Spending a week in Cádiz with mum

I feel like this photo doesn’t do how pretty Cádiz was justice. It was absolutely beautiful and we managed to get some sun towards the end of the week. It was also so nice to spend a lengthy amount of time with Mum as I don’t get to see her enough anymore.


2. Having a beach day in Cádiz

I feel like walking through the sea and along the beach was exactly what I needed to clear my head ready for the exams I have had in the past week and also for the rest of term. There really isn’t anything better than walking along the beach and looking out to sea!


3. Enjoying the Autumn colours

I’ve been loving Autumn in London this week. I’ve been for quite a few walks along the river and this was by Surrey Water. I just couldn’t get over how beautiful the colours of the trees were with the blue sky and Canary Wharf in the background!


4. Having my cats to visit

My parents went away for a week this past week and gave me the cats to look after in the flat. Being the crazy cat lady I am, I have absolutely LOVED having them to stay. It really has been the best. Cat cuddles make everything better! There were a lot of tears saying goodbye to them tonight…


5. Bonfire Night with the best friends ever

Last night I went out to Sevenoaks for Bonfire Night. There was a torchlight procession through the town and the most amazing fireworks display – including Let It Go from Frozen which totally made my night! It felt so good to get out of London and spend some quality time with my best friends. I feel so fuzzy and warm after such a brilliant weekend.


Hope you guys have had a good couple of weeks, what have you been grateful for?

Living Grateful #9

Hi Guys! I have an apology to make to you all.. I am so sorry for missing last week’s post. I had a massively busy weekend and I ended up too exhausted on Sunday night to even string a sentence together. I thought it best I didn’t put you through reading a completely incoherent post and instead amalgamate two amazing weeks together in one post.

The last couple of weeks have been really hectic but brilliant. So here are 5 things I am grateful for this week. It’s been so easy to put this together thanks to an amazing time with friends and family.

  1. Spending time with friends

I’ve managed to see quite a few friends this week and I have absolutely loved it. From breakfast at the Good Life Eatery to dinner by Tower Bridge it’s been so good to catch up with friends who I always come away feeling so positive from. Much love to my incredible friends, I feel like they need lots of heart emojis to be sent their way!

2. Going to the Young Vic with Scott

Last Saturday night I took Scott to see A Man of Good Hope at the Young Vic. It was an incredible performance about a Somali Refugee. It was really well portrayed and also so relevant to the current refugee crisis.

3. Going to the Fabulous Night In and meeting Giovanna Fletcher

I am a massive fan of Giovanna Fletcher, both of her blogs and her youtube so it was brilliant to get to go to a q&a with her and a couple of other authors on Tuesday night. It was at the News Building in London Bridge which had a fantastic view across London. I certainly enjoyed the view with my free glass of wine!! I also just had to get a photo with her as I was so so over excited to meet her!

4. Discovering Pizza Express have gluten free pizzas (and they are actually good!)

This has been such a life changing find for me (yes I know I am obsessed with food.) I went to Pizza Express quite a few years ago and I wasn’t blown away with their pizzas. HOWEVER, I tried one last week and they must have changed their recipe or something because oh my gosh it was incredible. So much so I’ve been 3 times in the last 2 weeks, oops… I’m going again tomorrow as well…

5. Enjoying the view across London

I’ve done a fair bit of walking through London in the last couple of weeks and I have turned into a massive tourist taking as many photos as possible. Walking over Waterloo bridge really doesn’t ever get old. I’m also so lucky to live somewhere where I have a fantastic view across London just a couple of minutes away. I just can’t get over how amazing London looks!

What have you guys been up to? What are you grateful for this week?


Living Grateful #8

Hi everyone! How have you been this week? I can’t believe I’ve been doing this for 2 months now (save for a couple of weeks off when life got a bit too hectic! But in a good way of course..)

This week has been incredibly busy but I’ve had a really good week, putting aside the couple of ribs that decided to pop out of place *insert eye roll emoji here*

Here are 5 things I’ve been grateful for this week. I’m loving being able to look back on the week in a positive way and reframe my state of mind ready for the week ahead.

1. Going to the theatre

I’ve been to two theatre performances this week. One was The Good Canary at the Rose Theatre, it was an incredible performance and well worth the standing ovation it got! I also saw The Plough and the Stars at the National Theatre which was incredible – some amazing acting! I love going to the theatre and it’s been so nice to get back into going.

2. Going for dinner with my dad and Uncle

I went for dinner with my dad and Uncle at The Wharf on Southbank on Tuesday, it was so good to catch up with them and also they were so good at accommodating my allergies which is always amazing!

3. Going home for a couple of days

I went home for a few days this week and it was so lovely to be at home and spend time with all my family. Sometimes I just feel like that’s what you need, especially after a week of suffering a little bit with my back! Cat cuddles are known to fix everything after all!!!

4. Dinner party with friends

This was the best Friday night I’ve had in a long time. So good catching up with friends!

5. Spending time with my grandparents

My grandparents came and visited my new flat today and it was so nice to see them as it feels like I haven’t seen them in ages. We chilled in the flat for a while and then went to the local pub for a roast dinner – the best way to finish off a weekend!

Have you guys had a good weekend? Sorry this post is a little bit late this weekend, it’s been such a nice time spending time with family so I have written this in front of the X Factor – classic Sunday night viewing!!

Living Grateful #8

I can’t believe how quickly these weeks are going! It feels like yesterday I was writing #1 of these posts and wondering whether I’d be able to keep to it… This week has been a really good week for me, I’ve loved getting back into a routine as well as finding new things to do as well!

  1. Exploring Rotherhithe

I spent last Sunday walking along the Thames with Scott. We had a lazy morning and then walked along to Tower Bridge! It was still so impressive, even on a very grey London day…

2. Finding this little coffee shop round the corner

Scott and I went looking for a coffee shop and found the little Watchhouse Cafe. It’s such a cute cafe where you can sit outside in some little gardens. The coffee was a bonus!!

3. Having an evening of talking to friends

On Tuesday night I had arranged to talk to two of my best friends on the phone. It was honestly the most I have laughed in a long time and it was just so good to catch up with both of them!

4. Bridget Jones’ Baby!!!

Ahhh I have been waiting for this to come out for what feels like ages and so I was so happy to go and watch it this week!!

5. Going for drinks with friends

On Wednesday night I met up with some friends from Uni and we went to a rooftop bar by St Paul’s and a bar in the Shard as well. It was SO good to see them! It was very spontaneous and I loved every minute spent with them!


Living Grateful #4

I can’t believe I’ve been doing these posts for a month now! This week has been busier than others so here are 5 things I have been grateful for this week…

1. Going on a “velo-bike” trip

We drove over to Millau on Wednesday to go on a “velo-bike” trip. First of all we stopped off at Millau bridge for the classic photos and of course a coffee and then we headed over to an disused station for our bike trip. The “velo-bikes” were made up of 2 bikes and then a bench at the back. So 2 people cycled and 2 people could sit in the back. They operate on a disused railway line which goes through the most beautiful countryside which was really high up as well so we had some fantastic views! Half of the trip was up-hill, going through tunnels, through beautiful countryside and across a viaduct. The other half of the trip was all downhill! Whizzing through the fields and through tunnels was so fun! This was the first time we have ever done this and I think it was definitely something we’ll be doing again in the future as everyone loved it!


2. Finding this beautiful cat

After our velo-bike trip we stopped off at a local village for beers/coffees/ice creams. (They were well deserved!) It was the most beautiful tiny village with a lovely square with a fountain and a little cafe. The best bit though was finding this gorgeous cat curled up on a windowsill having a nap! It loved having a little stroke before it dozed back off again! For anyone who doesn’t know this, I am an absolutely crazy cat lady – so this made my day!

3.  Blog love!

Getting lovely comments about this blog over the past couple of days has absolutely made my week. Having people comment how much they love my blog has literally made me jump with excitement, especially as I am so new to all of this!

4. Spending time with family friends

This week we’ve had 4 family friends out to visit for the week and we’ve had the BEST time. I’ve loved seeing everyone and having lots of late night chats & giggles!

5. A day trip to Albi

We spent Friday in Albi, a town about an hour away from us. It’s absolutely beautiful and has a lovely Cathedral and old town to walk around!

What are you grateful for this week?