Happy Things #5

The last couple of weeks have been so lovely! I've been full of smiles, happiness and adventure. And even though I am back at work tomorrow, I don't mind because I've really made the most of my time off. And with that in mind, I think this is a great time to write all about the things that have been making me happy recently!
  • Santorini. Our holiday to Santorini was amazing! We had such a lovely time exploring the island and I'd say we pretty much saw everything they had to offer in April. The holiday was very much needed - me and John hadn't had proper holiday time off since October. We relaxed, we explored and we generally had a perfect time out minus a little sun burn! 
  • Having time off. Having time to ourselves ties in with Santorini. I love being away from home for a while because you can escape reality for a while. Having some time off at home too was nice - I've been able to use it to relax, catch up with blogging and blog reading and just not think about work. It's been so lovely.
  • Getting back into photography. Taking my camera on holiday, I've re-discovered my love for photography. I really enjoyed taking my photos and being a little tourist. I loved how they all turned out and I'm really eager to go out and take more photos. Even go out somewhere JUST to take photos!
  • Getting a tan. I have a tan for the first time in what feels like forever! It's actually been years since I got a proper tan and though I did burn a little and have some pretty ridiculous tan lines (a nice vest shape unfortunately), I'm really happy to have a tanned face, arms and legs! I just need to top it up when we get some sun here ;)
  • Playing Pokémon Black. I've been getting my geek on over the last two weeks. A few weeks back, I had an urge to play Pokémon but after losing my game and having a broken DS, I bought a 2nd hand one on eBay and a new game from Cex and started playing. I've really been enjoying playing my games again and along side that John is playing Pokémon White. It's been a lot of fun playing a game together and it's really been making me smile.
  • It's properly spring time now. I know we've been having some ridiculously rainy days, and I know it isn't exactly the warmest but it's officially spring time! The flowers are blooming and leaves are on the trees again. And, I don't feel the need to layer two tops under my jumper and then still have a scarf, hat and coat! It's lovely knowing warmer weather is around the corner! 
  • Drinking Fanta Lemon. On holiday, I remembered my favourite summer drink. I got so excited about it it's all I wanted to drink. I did only remember right at the end, but I'm certain that's what I'm going to be drinking all through the summer!
  • Getting my nails done at the salon. I don't think I've had my nails done properly for years. I'd say probably since my aunt's wedding at Portugal but I'm not 100% sure. Just before my holiday, I decided to get my nails done. I have acrylics and I know they aren't great for your nails but I wanted strong and sturdy nails for the next few weeks. I'm loving them so much and feeling so girly with long nails. It's such a lovely feeling and I'm really enjoying girly nails for once!
  • Feathers in my hair. Last but not least, I've decided to put my feathers in my hair again! I decided a while back I didn't want to dye my hair again for a while at least and remembered how much I loved having them in the first time. I bought microbeads to be able to pop them in myself and added my purple, blue and white feathers in also just before my holiday. I've loved having a little flash of colour in my hair and changing my hair up minus chemicals or dye!
What's been making you happy over the last few weeks?



  1. Omg I really want to put feathers in my hair, I think it's such a cute look! I also wish I could wear fake nails (I wear contacts so the thought of putting super long nails near my eyes makes me feel weak hahaha), I'd also feel very girly in them! Santorini is on my travel list...it looks absolutely incredible, I'm glad you got back into photography, very fitting when you're in a gorgeous place such as that!
    Becky Shannon xx - Life-by-Becky

  2. I'm all over the spring weather, but it keeps pausing to rain! I enjoyed it one day last week, and now I'm back to... nope. Warmth first, rain occasionally, pls. I can't wait to start wearing fewer goddamn clothes, you know? Plus, like you, I want my warm weather drinks! I go for strawberry smoothies and iced coffees - and I want to experiment a little with the latter, but it's cold and I have Raynaud's, which puts me off trying altogether. Way easier to drink iced lattes when you can just order them at a Starbucks with proper heating!

  3. Getting your nails done is the best! So glad you had a good time off <3

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