Wonderful Wednesday 50

28 March 2018

Sporadic posts at the moment because we're moving house this week and the last few weekends (and a fair few evenings) have been a whirlwind of packing and checking off items on ever-increasing to-do lists. It's all so exciting though so definitely a good *break* from posting.

I thought I would try to sneak in one last Wonderful Wednesday before the move though because, despite letting our internet provider know that we're moving and the precise date that this is happening, I have a feeling that it may not be line up quite so exactly...

So, very much short and sweet this week, but here are a few of my happy snippets!


♥ Reading... Sadly, reading always seems to be one of the first things to take a hit when I'm feeling stressed and it feels like I just don't have the attention span to focus on the words or the story. Although we're so busy at the moment, I've been making the time to read more on my commute and in the evenings before bed, and it's the perfect way to wind down at the end of a long day. I devoured 'Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine' in the space of a weekend because it was such an enjoyable and engrossing read, and am currently reading 'The Glass Painter's Daughter' - it's not challenging but I'm enjoying it and loving the Pre-Raphaelite references.

♥ Spring... and the clocks changing really makes such a difference, doesn't it?! I'm ignoring the talk of more snow forecast this week (it's just showing rain at the moment!) and focusing on the extra sunlight of an evening and the hint of warmth in the air over the weekend. It might even be time to pack away my winter coat and scarf soon but in the meantime I'm loving walking home while it's still light, no matter how late I leave the office!

♥ Breakfast... Despite a very busy weekend, I made sure to take some time to savour breakfast - Sunday a little more than Saturday as we had some people arriving early to view the flat (first thing on a Saturday morning, really?!) My breakfasts during the week are usually squeezed into a 10 minute (at best!) window with the emphasis being more on speed of tea to mouth delivery than any kind of proper ritual to begin the day. Weekend breakfasts on the other hand - tea, cereal of some kind, then toast and orange juice, accompanied by the paper or a good novel. It's a thing of great beauty and sets me up for the day magnificently.

♥ Goodbye Dinners... Not saying goodbye to friends, but to two favourite food places from the area in which we're currently living. On Saturday evening, after a full day of packing, we treated ourselves to a curry from our favourite Indian restaurant. We had initially planned to go to the restaurant itself but after spending all day wrestling with packing boxes, tape and bubble wrap, the thought of leaving the house paled in comparison to a takeaway on the sofa with a movie ('The Big Sick' - loved it!) A perfect last Saturday night in our little flat.

On Sunday, my parents came for a visit and so that my Dad could help us take some furniture apart. We then headed to a favourite pub in the area where I'd booked a table for lunch. We all opted for the Sunday roast - chicken for me, with roast potatoes, peas, runner beans, the tastiest braised cabbage I think I've ever had and lashings of gravy, all washed down with a glass of wine. It was so tasty and we were so ravenous that I forgot to snap a photo so you'll have to take my word for how delicious it all was! Good food and good company, a real treat of a final weekend. 

♥ London... So, when we move tomorrow, we'll actually be leaving London, which feels rather like the end of an era. I've left before - university and a few years abroad after that - but I knew they weren't permanent. While it's been amazing to live in various parts of London with my husband over the last few (8!) years together, it was time for a change, somewhere a little larger and in an area we felt happier putting down roots. So we're moving out of London, close enough to still be able to get into town when we fancy it, but far enough away to give us a little more space.

Here's to a new and exciting chapter!

♥ 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. Exciting!! Hope the move goes well and that you love your new area xx

    1. Thank you so much, Jasmin, all going well so far :) xx


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