Wonderful Wednesday 49

7 March 2018

It's late on a Tuesday night as I type this intro. I'm in my PJs and my bed is looking really inviting, although there's no doubt that it'll look even more inviting to me on Wednesday morning when I'm checking this went up ok before I dash out the door to run to the station. So short and sweet as ever with this little blurby section and onto the goodly roundup. Happy Wednesday!


♥ Cooking... I know I'm really really lucky to have a husband who does the cooking. I could say it's because he's always home earlier than I am, which is true, but doesn't apply at the weekends and yet, he still does the vaaaast majority of the cooking because (a) I can be really lazy and (b) he's so good at it! But there's one thing I can still do better than him, which is a risotto and the other week, after popping a butternut squash in the week's food shop, I had a craving for a roasted safe and butternut squash risotto. My goodness, it was tasty and the perfect accompaniment to a cold winter's evening.

♥ Fargo... Now I've been marathoning this for a couple of weeks now and I keep wanting to talk about it to anyone who'll listen. It's a series inspired by a 90s Coen Brothers movie (which is also SO good) and there are three now, all on Netflix. If you like your crime dramas slightly out of the ordinary, with an abundance of black humour and some amazing characters, stop what you're doing and watch this right now!

♥ Porridge... I may be writing about this about four months later than most of the porridge-loving Wonderful Wednesdayers, but I picked up a box a few weeks' ago and this weekend's cold spell felt like the perfect time to break it open again. I'm ready to rock some exciting flavour combinations (Miss Sally, I'm looking at you!) but this weekend's just called for a sprinkling of brown sugar and I was happy.

♥ Surprise weekday meet-ups... On Tuesday I had a seminar in central London and met up with my brother for dinner afterwards. We headed to Bodeans in Soho and caught up over BBQ, fries and ice tea (well, I had the ice tea, he had a beer...on a school night and everything). It was a wonderful end to a day that involved a lot of reading about trusts followed by a two hour seminar on trusts and actually, I enjoyed every moment of it! 1000 extra geek points to me. 

♥ Snow days... Last week was so cold, wasn't it?! I don't remember ever experiencing weather like it over here before. So so pretty as long as you didn't have to actually go out in it. My walks to work on the first day it fell were gorgeous but when the wind started the next day, swiftly followed by blizzardy snow, I felt slightly afraid that I wouldn't be able to get home from work! So on Thursday, I headed home from work early and stayed there on Friday - I got lots done, with the added bonus of being able to curl up in all the layers, my cosiest socks with a pot of tea on constant refresh. Our new house is about a 15 minute walk from my office so I think (unless the next few weeks continue in this Siberian-vein), this will be my last snow day for a while! I'm glad I made the most of it!

♥ Cosy weekends... I did have plans with my Mum this weekend but neither of us really felt like heading out into London to brave Saturday's icy slush, so we rearranged to next weekend, which left me with two glorious days with no plans at all (save for beginning to pack). I'd saved my new issue of the Simple Things to enjoy with breakfast on Saturday morning and it was bliss; curling up with a big mug of tea and some toast and Nutella, peeping out of the window at the garden covered in snow and not moving until I'd read it cover to cover. We did venture out of the house a few times but only to pick up some paint and other DIY-odds and ends, and then back to chez nous to start the epic pack-up, pausing for more cups of tea and food. Productive and restful, I'd say that's a good weekend.

♥ Throwing things away... I don't know why it usually takes me until I'm moving out of a place to go on an epic de-cluttering session - they're so cathartic!

♥ Do let me know what's made your week a little rosier by leaving me a comment below 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 - SallyMichelleHelenKateJoSamKerri, LauraSarahPetaElLauraMimmiMartinaLynseyKatie and Em (I think that's everyone - shout at me if you're not on the list!) - and then join me in counting down the days until the weekend. It's in sight! 


  1. I absolutely LOVE a good decluttering session! Having lived in our house for 18 months now I know what is and isn't getting used so I'm preparing for a full on spring-clean-declutter!

    1. How organised are you?! I need to hold onto this feeling and declutter more regularly - spring is the perfect time for it too :)

  2. I have started to whittle stuff down as we prepare for the big move! Two big bags went off to the charity shop yesterday - it is so good to have a bit of a de-clutter!

    A weekend off sounds GLORIOUS. I am guilty of always cramming too much into my weekends, to make the most of them, but sometimes having no plans whatsoever is good for the soul! xx

    Lynsey || One More Slice

    1. It really is...and it's always incredible just how much 'stuff' you manage to accumulate, which is difficult to get rid of until you're moving and then suddenly is surprisingly easy! I need to resolve to do it more often, not just before a big move :) Hope everything's going well with your purchase! xx


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