Wonderful Wednesday 20

5 October 2016

The fantastic Lizzy Stewart
This picture is everything I have wanted to do for the last week but alas, these last few weeks have been so incredibly busy at work...and the rest of October isn't looking like it's going to be any different. I'm using my commute home on Tuesday evening to type this post, so I am sorry if it's a little more rushed and typo-ridden than usual (the horrors of auto correct and a small screen!) I haven't had a chance to respond to all of the lovely comments left on my last post, which I always try to do, or comment on any of the wonderful posts in my Bloglovin - honestly, I usually save the wonderful wednesdays until the weekend to have a glorious wonderful-binge with my Saturday morning breakfast but this weekend there were just so many posts saved by the time I was able to take a look that I just couldn't face them. NOT GOOD at all.

I have managed to trawl my tired old brain for some of the highlights of the last week...not always easy when you're working really late and can only just about drag yourself onto a train and off again, before going to bed! Ok, so before all the tiny violins in the world start playing for me, on with the happy!


♥ American chocolate... Not all, mind, but one of my colleagues just returned this week from a trip to the States and brought back peanut butter M&Ms and salted caramel Hershey Kisses. Bad timing for my pre-Christmas healthy eating plan (I have to at least try!) but great news for my manic work-induced stress eating. I'm a conflicted soul but wow they're good.

♥ Return of the bobble hat... Tying into my recent excitement about the cooler weather but on Tuesday morning I was able to wear my hat to the station without overheating and managed to retain a straight fringe despite the (very pretty but very damp) early morning dew.

Also fitting into the 'yay the weather's infinitely cooler!' category but not specifically mentioned as they don't contribute to frizz-defying wonder - the snuggly hoodies I've dug out of boxes, the extra thick duvet we've replaced our lighter summer duvet with and setting the heating to come on just before we have to be up in the morning. So wonderful.

♥ Relaxing weekends...or at least Saturdays. This weekend, the mister and I popped up to Norfolk to visit his mum. We travelled up on Friday evening and I was really excited to discover that there's now a Leon and an Ed's Diner at Liverpool Street Station, both of which are excellent for gluten free options. I very virtuously ordered a falafel-based option at Leon (albeit swiftly negated by the side order of baked fries and the bag of Percy Pigs on the train) and was able to sit and enjoy it in plenty of time before our train arrived. 

Saturday was a day of glorious relaxation. Honestly, I've been like a coiled spring of stress over the last week, with shoulders up around my ears somewhere, but for the first time all week I had nothing to do and it was BLISS. I read my new issue of the Simple Things, drank lots of tea and even managed a quick meditation...although my mind wandered constantly throughout that so it wasn't the most successful option. I helped the mister make a roast dinner (strictly sous-chef I might add) before curling up in front of the TV with a few glasses of red wine. Of course, the benefits of all that were swiftly undone the following day thanks to a rail-replacement disrupted journey home and a nasty pushy woman on the tube. Not very wonderful Wednesday but ugh woman, don't give Londoners a bad name!

I couldn't end the weekend thoughts on that though, so here's a shot of the gorgeous evening light on Saturday evening and my mother in law's last blooming (blossoming?!) tomato plant. 

The beginnings of a bullet journal... Finally, I'm so excited to have started a bullet journal this month. I'd been planning to wait until the new year but with the next few months already proving to be quite busy and the wonder of this system meaning that you can pick it up at anytime, I decided to pick up a new notebook now (always exciting!) and dive right in. I'm really enjoying all the different possibilities and having laid out October already, have started thinking about what I'd like to do differently next month. There are so many beautiful bullet journals out there and while I don't think I'll ever have the time or patience to turn mine into such a work of art, it's making my stationery/planning/list-loving heart very happy indeed.

I hope you've all had wonderful wonderful weeks so far!

♥ Do let me know what's made your week a little rosier by leaving me a comment below (I do love comments!) or dropping me a tweet (I'm @happygoluckycat) or better yet, why not join the fabulous bunch of #WonderfulWednesday bloggers? Pop over to their blogs for a dose of mid-week happiness - SallyMichelleHelenKateJoEmmaSamantha and Kerri and the lovely Wonderful Wednesday newbies LauraSarahPeta and El (I thiiink that's everyone - do let me know if I've missed anyone!) - and then join me in counting down the days until the weekend. It's in sight! 


  1. Yey for Saturdays to do nothing on! I agree about the stress-busting. Sometimes my mind's so busy that the last thing I can do is not think about anything! That's why yoga's great though - you kind of have to concentrate or you'll fall over! Hope this week's a little easier for you x x

    1. Yes, you're right - I really need to do some yoga again! I've got right out of the habit! xx

  2. I'm definitely going to be dragging my wholly hat out of the wardrobe this week! It's getting colder, that's for sure but at least I can start wearing my blanket scarf again! Damn, I love that thing!

    Good luck with your bullet journal! I started mine again at the beginning of the year and it's just gone from there. I've moved away from the bullet journey aspect now and just work with a weekly to-do list and a calendar for what's going on the future, but it's working great and it feels nice to be so organised.

    Enjoy the rest of the week!

    1. I'm really loving it so far...and enjoying discovering what is working for me this month and what I'm planning to change next month. I think I need to allow far more space for to-do lists than I have for October, that is really not working!

      Hope you're enjoying the woolly hat times :) x

  3. Oh I love Country Living and The Simple Things - it's just such a comforting magazine, and I always end up swooning over the stunning photos inside. I am happy that it's now getting cold enough to start to bring out the hats, gloves, scarf and coat - I have missed the cosy-ness! Sorry to hear you had a rude encounter while in London, but that shot of the tomato plant is lovely in the sunshine. Hope you manage to get a break in with all of the busy times ahead at work. And thank you for the kind comments on my last post too! - Tasha

    1. You're so welcome, your photographs are always so lovely...I'm always sad I don't have time to comment more!
      Yes, definitely loving the cosy season again, it's my favourite time of year! x

  4. Your Saturday sounds wonderful, as does The Simple Things magazine! That Autumnal feeling of wrapping up warm and snug is like no other isn't it! Thank you for a lovely happy list that popped a smile on my face. :)

    Peta x


    1. You should check the magazine out - I think you'd really enjoy it! Thank you so much for commenting :) x


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