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Tuesday, 3 February 2015

On My Happy List #03

I've spent the past hour and a half sitting at the above desk doing revision for a test I have on Friday; not my idea of an evening well-spent, I can tell you! My desk is in need of a serious tidy up as you can see, I'm absolutely shattered, and thought I rather deserve a little break with a bowl of grapes (healthy snacking for once!). I thought I'd take this time to write a little happy list as I haven't done one for a while and so that I don't let myself sink into utter misery at the fact that it's only Tuesday.

1. Relaxing weekends. The two weekends before last I went to 18th birthday parties on both Saturdays in Surrey where I used to live. While I had a wonderful time and it was lovely to catch up with so many people, they both left me exhausted and longing for a good night's sleep in my own bed. This weekend just gone I did exactly that: Harry came round on Saturday, we watched lots of tv and I made fajitas for dinner (which were divine if I do say so myself!), and on Sunday I went out for lunch at Nando's with the girls followed by a trip to the theatre to see one my of best friends in a play. Needless to say, there were no late nights and this weekend was just what the doctor ordered.

2. Upcoming trips. For my lovely Lucy's 18th birthday Hannah, Rosie and I promised to book her two tickets to visit Highclere Castle (the castle in which Downton Abbey is set) and, when the summer tickets went on sale yesterday, I went ahead and booked them. I am now very overexcited as Lucy has said that she'd like to take me which means that I get to go to the Downton Abbey castle. Where Downton Abbey is filmed. With the person who introduced me to Downton Abbey. It's safe to say, I can't contain my excitement at all and it's sure to be a wonderful day out!

3. Snow snow snow snow snow. I'm of the opinion that if it's going to be so ridiculously cold, which it has been over the past week or so, there may as well be some snow to make up for it. My wish was finally granted this morning and it was beautiful, even if it didn't last very long. Anyway, it made me so happy that there'll be more on this later this week, hopefully. 

4. Family pregnancies. What better news is there than a pregnancy?! I found out at Christmas that one of my sisters is pregnant and it is such wonderful and exciting news. The prospect of becoming an Aunty for the fifth time is just as exciting as it was when I found out I was becoming one for the first time! I can't wait to meet the little one, although I'll probably be waiting a while as my sister lives in New Zealand and I don't think I'll be able to make it out there for a few years yet. Oh well, it just means that I can be grateful for how great Skype and Facebook are, which means that I get to see what's going on despite being so far away. 

5. My birthday month. My 18th birthday is on the 18th of February, which means there are just 15 days to go now! There's always excitement when your birthday's not far off, but this year is especially exciting as it marks me becoming a real live adult which, let me tell you, doesn't feel right at all. I'm hoping it'll be a lovely day and that adulthood will be just as much fun as my past few teen years have been. 

What about you? What's making you happy currently?

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