Saturday, 22 November 2014

6 things that made me happy this week

Heading into this week I was not particularly amused since my trip to the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix was cancelled, (don't get me started) but it's turned out to be a pretty good week. 

Haircut: Yep, I'm one of those people who gets excited about getting a haircut. To be fair I have good reason to since the last time I had it cut was almost a year ago. My hair was washed by a fabulous man called Charles (of course he was called Charles) and I had a few inches off after declaring long hair 'too much hassle for me.'

24in48: Last weekend was the 24in48 readathon. I didn't rack up anywhere near 24 hours of reading but I finished four books: Not That Kind Of Girl, How The In-Laws Ruined Christmas, Pandemonium and finally, Mockingjay. 

Foo Fighters tickets! My Mum, Tom and I have been wanting to see the Foos for ages but kept missing them. We've finally got our paws on some tickets to see them in Wembley next June. Not only am I looking forward to seeing the Foos but I've never been to Wembley Stadium before so that will be fun. (Yes, I find things like that fun) Any of you lovely lot going? 

Finding new blogs: Earlier this week I tweeted that I wanted some more bookish blogs to read and got send a heap of links and found some brilliant new blogs, that are making my book buying ban very difficult to stick to. 

A day off: I took Friday off and had the day to myself, which was nice. I also got a bit more Christmas shopping done, did a fair bit of reading and wrapped presents up. I feel like Santa. 

Animals sticking their tongues out: Animals sticking their tongues out always tickles me. Bert go so relaxed on the sofa one night that his head was hanging off it and his tongue was sticking out. Crunchie decided to sit on my book and stick his tongue out at me. It's the small things in life. 

What made you happy this week? 

Friday, 21 November 2014

Yankee Candle's Snowflake Cookie wax melt

Christmas scents are my favourite; they kick the butt of every other scent with their homely, cosy, baking sniffs. 

The Snowflake Cookie wax melt was part of a haul I picked up a couple of weeks ago and it's been filling my room with delicious cookie scents ever since. 

My descriptive skills leave a lot to be desired, but I'm going to do my best here. 

Snowflake Cookie has a delicious creamy vanilla scent, with notes of biscuit dough and the icing. 

I was worried that it might be an overpowering or sickly scent but once again Yankee Candle got it spot on and it just smells delicious and makes me want cookies. 

Whenever I smell Snowflake Cookie melting away an image forms in my head of a delicious biscuit with pink icing. I don't know if that's because the packaging has pink icing on it or because the melt is pink: but it smells pink. 

The packaging recommends that you should get 4 - 6 hours smelly time out of each wax melt. Here's a top tip for you: break your wax melts in half and you can double the amount of sniffy time. 

Yankee Candle's wax melts are reasonably priced and at the moment you can pick this one up from Yankee Direct for £0.94. (Price correct on 18th November)

What's your favourite Christmas scent? 

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Photo gifts for the person who 'has everything'

Some people are tough to buy gifts for and I think the best gifts for people like that are photo related gifts because they're personal and timeless. 

Before we really get into this I would just like to make it clear that this isn't a sponsored post because I get that it might look like one. I'm just a genuinely pleased Photobox customer and I know how hard some people are to buy for.  

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

THRIVE - Arianna Huffington | book review

Arianna Huffington - THRIVE book cover

Title: THRIVE: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder.
Author: Arianna Huffington
Genre: Self-help, 
Pages: 352 pages

Description from Goodreads: Following the success of her acclaimed Third Metric conference, Arianna Huffington, president and editor in chief of the Huffington Post, is writing a book that offers women (and men) a new definition of success, one that focused not only on career advancements, but on the equally important goals of health and wellbeing, personal fulfillment, giving back and living a life of purpose and meaning. (Wow, that is a long sentence.)

Midway through September I wasn't feeling inspired to pick up any of the books I'd started and ended up trawling Amazon for something new and came across THRIVE by Arianna Huffington. 

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Saturday, 15 November 2014

6 things that have made me happy this week

My kitty is feeling better - Earlier this week Crunchie wasn't feeling too well and was hissing when he was trying to eat. We took him to the vets and they said he either had a small infection or abscess in his mouth and gave him medication. He's now chomping happily and is back to his miaowy self. 

Music - Music is quickly becoming a regular feature in this...feature because there's been some brilliant music coming out recently. This week I've had Maddie & Tae's self-titled EP on replay. I hope they bring out a full length album soon. 

Books - Ah yes, books are also becoming a regular feature too. I devoured Shatter Me by Tahreh Mafi this month and thoroughly enjoyed it. 

Seeing Tom and surprise breakfast! - Tom is working nights at the moment and that somehow means I actually see more of him than I do when he's working days. On Wednesday morning I awoke to the delicious scent of surprise McDonald's pancakes for breakfast. *Drools*

Veggie bean burgers - For a while I was feeling really uninspired by food but my Mum discovered a delicious Mexican spicy bean burger at Tesco and now I'm on the hunt for a recipe so I can make my own. Any suggestions? 

Fancy flavoured coffee - Over the last week we've become fancy-flavoured-coffee-connoisseurs. A colleague found some Monin caramel syrup in Morrissons and now normal coffee might be ruined for me.  
Also, I discovered McDonald's toffee lattes. Yum. 

What made you happy this week?
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