Well, hello there and thank you for stopping by! How are you doing this week? I must say I've been better, but at least we are finally on the home stretch now of this long long loooonnnngg January. Doesn't it just stretch out forever? Doesn't it just feel like the last pay day was years ago??
Anyway, one or two things to shout about this week, so let's get on with the Wonderful...
✩ The colour of that sky. I don't think that this photograph really does justice to the beautiful blue in the sky that I captured first thing one morning toward the end of last week. It really was wonderful, though, drinking in the brightness of it after all of the dark mornings we have been putting up with of late.
✩ New nail polish. I absolutely hate feet. My own feet as well as everyone else's (#sorrynotsorry). In order to try and reduce the shock from the ugly every time I bare my feet, I always - and that really is always - ensure my nail polish is tip top. I try to give myself a little pedicure at least every 2 weeks, touching up as necessary in between. I've not got too many different nail polishes as I'm good at chucking out ones that are beyond using, but I do seem to have most seasons covered with a variety of nude, pastel, bright and dark shades in my palette. I can't help but feel like they are all boring though. Like, I've used them a million times and want something that's just a bit different.... but I can never find a new shade that I haven't already got something similar. UNTIL NOW, my friends! I came across this beauty last week; it's a bronzy metallicy shade and it's stuck to my toe nails very well without chipping for almost a week now (without top coat as well!).
✩ Freddo's. You know, the little Cadbury's chocolate frog? I think these are the best for when you just want to nibble on something sweet and chocolatey without feeling the slimmer's guilt afterwards. Trouble is, I rarely see them sold individually now and if I stocked up with a multi-pack, let's face it, they wouldn't last 5 minutes. There's no shame in that, I'm told. I was so happy to see them loose in a tub when I was doing my weekly shopping last week and I grabbed one which I enjoyed on my drive back to work on Sunday evening. Hell, something has to give me a glimmer of joy on that drive and what better than a little bit of chocolate?
✩ Compliments. This isn't a humble brag, let me just say. I don't mean the general compliments we get from those who love us, but ones that you weren't expecting. This came from a 10 year-old and I'm pretty sure when a compliment comes from a child, it's more likely to be genuine than just polite... though I did question it for a good hour afterwards!
✩ Home. OK OK, this is also my way of shoehorning this little face into this week's post, but can you blame me? I arrived home on Friday night and got a lovely excited welcome from this one, who took hold of his little Andrex puppy soft toy (should we be worried?! Like, cannibalism type concerned given how much he chews it?! 😄) and brought it straight to me before I was all the way through the door and let me give him a good cuddle. Anyway, it really brought it home to me (pardon the pun) that I was home. Ours may still be a bit of a work in progress, but it really does feel like home now and it just felt even more wonderful when I arrived last weekend.
And with that gorgeous bundle of fur, I am done for another week! It's Tuesday evening and time for me to get my hot water bottle filled up and climb into bed before a spot of reading to wind down for the night. I have such a rock and roll lifestyle, but I don't care! It's got me thinking I ought to try some meditation again - I tried a couple of free apps last year and it was good, but I'm not really sure where to go from there... Anyone got any advice or suggestions I can try??
See you next week, hope you're all wonderful!!