Living Grateful #15

Hi guys! I am very sorry I’ve been so slack with these posts recently. It’s been a busy time with going away, Christmas and lots of revision. I hope you have all had wonderful Christmasses and now a very happy New Year! I can’t believe it’s now 2017!! It still feels like yesterday that I was writing my first one of this series in August.

Anyway I thought I would do a quick round up of 5 things I have been most grateful for over the last few weeks. This has actually been really hard to collate as I’ve done so many nice things! But here goes…

 

1. Going to Edinburgh

I had the best time in Edinburgh a couple of weeks ago. It really was one of the best weekends of the year! I had a wonderful reunion with some amazing friends as well as got to explore the city of Edinburgh which I love!

 

2. Spending time with family

Christmas for me is always about getting to spend quality time with family that you don’t get to do at other times of the year. This year was no different and it was  so nice to have a chilled few days.

 

3. Going to the Royal Albert Hall

Carols by Candlelight is definitely a highlight of my year so going again this Christmas Eve was so exciting! You can read all about my festive trips here

 

4. Spending time with friends

I don’t get to see some of my friends very often as we are all so busy so I always appreciate when I see them so much more. Going to the carols with Soorin was no different!

 

5. My cats!

I’ve been home over the past week which means I’ve had lots of cuddles with the cats. I absolutely love waking up to them, even if it does mean I’m slightly delayed getting up as it seems so much nicer to stay in bed with them!

 

What have you guys been up to over this Christmas period?

Living Grateful #10

Hi guys! This week has been a hectic week for me as it was the last week before Reading Week. It’s always one of the hardest weeks of the term as everyone is exhausted. This week has been a lot quieter compared to the last few weeks as I have been dedicating more time to studying for upcoming exams.

However I’m writing this from Cádiz in Spain where I have escaped to with mum for a couple of days. It’s not exactly the blue skies and sun we were hoping for (more like torrential rain and very wet feet) but it’s really nice to have a change of scenery in such a beautiful place. 

So here it is, 5 things I have been grateful for this week…

1. Heading out to Cádiz & spending time with mum

Of course this has to come top of my list this week. It was so nice to get on a plane this morning to have a little break. I also haven’t seen mum for a good length of time in what feels like forever so it’s so nice to know that we have a few days to properly catch up with eachother.

2. Beautiful new scenery 

Even though it’s been raining today (I’m hoping the weather will pick up before Thursday!) we’ve found some beautiful little places in Cádiz so far! Including this amazing tree… 

3. A lush bath

I do have to admit that despite the love of lush that fills the internet on a daily basis I have never ever had a bath with a lush bath bomb. Well I rectified that this week and finally had one! It was definitely relaxing although I did end up covered in glitter for the rest of the day and so did my bath!!

4. An amazing rainbow

It is true that the little things in life are what make you happy sometimes. I haven’t seen a rainbow in years so seeing this from my balcony this week was amazing. 


5. This view 

I think you all know by now that I love a good view so I had to end this post with a photo of the view from the top of the hotel we are staying in. Absolute heaven!! 


What have you been grateful for this week?!

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 #7

This has been quite a hectic week as I am fully back into Uni now. I’m loving the course and loving getting back into learning and the change of pace. So here are 5 things I am grateful for this week!

  1. Seeing Bad Moms

My flatmate and I went to see this after work this week and it was amazing. I just loved every single minute of it. It was so feel good and put me in such an upbeat mood. I would definitely recommend seeing it!

2. Going to the Mae Deli with one of my best friends.

I went to the Mae Deli on Saturday and it was just incredible. I love all their food and the cakes are just out of this world. I also picked up a chocolate milk this time and it was just brilliant!

3. Walking in Bushy Park

I’ve grown up walking in Bushy Park so when I visited home early this week I did my favourite thing which was going for a walk in the Park. It was so beautiful with clear blue skies and bright sunshine but also an autumnal feel.

4. Visiting home

I went home for a couple of days this week and it was so lovely to spend time with family (and of course my cats!) It made me appreciate home so much more. I always find you are more likely to appreciate things more when you have been away from them for a while!

Please enjoy this photo of my cat yawning whilst lying all over my work….

5. Starting Uni again

This week marked my first full week back at University and I am absolutely loving it so far. I love the feeling of a new academic year and getting back into the swing of work! I’m also loving being back in London after my break over the summer.

How are you guys doing this week? What have you been grateful for?

Living Grateful #6

Hello there. Long time no see! I am so sorry for my lack of writing over the last couple of weeks. It has been so busy, I’ve barely had a moment to myself. I don’t know where to start with this Living Grateful post because the last few weeks have been truly amazing. I’m sure I’ll do some more detailed posts about what I’ve been up to over the last few weeks (lots of fun things, Barcelona and of course, back to Uni!) so here are a few of the highlights.

  1. Spending the weekend with one of my best friends.

One of my best friends came down to visit for the weekend from Edinburgh and it was so good to see her! We haven’t seen eachother for quite a while due to us both leading super busy lives but we caught up on everything and anything and it was just so good.

2. Going to the Gin Festival

This I went to with Emma (see above!) and one of my amazing course friends. It was held at Tobacco Docks and boy was it good. The event was so well organised, with amazing big gin glasses being given out when you arrived. There were hundreds of gins to try, and it’s safe to say I have found a fair few favourites from this!

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3. Going to Barcelona

Mum and I went to Barcelona for 3 nights last week and it was incredible. The weather was incredible, the places we visited were brilliant and I just loved spending time with mum! I’m going to do a few posts about what we did in Barcelona soon, so keep your eyes peeled!

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4. Having my first AirBnB experience

Mum and I stayed at an apartment in Barcelona through AirBnB, it was my first time using AirBnb and it was so cool! I’ll do another post about it, but LOOK at this roof terrace!!!

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5. Finding some amazing food in Barcelona

You can read my post all about what I can and can’t eat here and my love of healthy food spots in London here, so it’s no surprise that I sought out as many healthy foodie spots I possibly could in Barcelona. If you’re going to Barcelona soon, definitely check out Flax & Kale and Brunch & Cake –  I was in love!!

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