Sunday, 24 May 2015

five happy things


Life hasn't particularly been all sunshine and roses lately and I've been feeling a little lost in the world. Over the past year or so four relatives have been diagnosed with cancer; three of which are terminal. A couple of weeks ago we then lost a young member of the family very suddenly and out of the blue. My anxiety has also been absolutely terrible and well, sometimes it's hard to stay postive when it feels like everything is against you. As you can imagine, the little things that can bring you that bit of relief are super important more than ever right now which is why I'm doing this post. I just need to remind myself that there's always some good in the world, even when things don't seem like they're going to get better any time soon.
In the words of good old Dumbledore: Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.


Home - Our little flat isn't the swankiest of places, but it's home. It's where Joel is. It's where our kitty cat is. It's the place that I feel most safe. It's where I can cry my eyes out if needs be, where I know I'll always have someone to make me giggle and give me a cuddle, where I can sit in my slobby pyjamas and stuff my face with junk food and nobody will judge me.

Babies - Despite some of the bad news my family has had, there's also been some moments of joy. I've genuinely lost count of the number of babies that are due (both Joel and I have h-u-g-e families and it's hard to keep track!) over the coming months. Although one I definitely can't forget is my future brother or sister that I found out about last week. I won't lie, it's going to be weird having a sibling 20+ years younger than me but I'm so happy for my dad and his girlfriend!

Cats - Obviously cats just had to be included. It's funny because I have always been more of a dog person. If I'm completely honest I would say I still am but I definitely adore cats much more nowadays. Our little Milly mog the diva is a pain in the backside when she wants to be but she is like my little baby and she can always bring a smile to my face. We also have our two adopted cats at work, Sausage and Mash, who are the sweetest little kitties ever. Even when they insist on sitting on my paperwork until I give them a dreamies treat or two!

TV Series - Sometimes you just need an evening or a lazy day of doing nothing except for slobbing it in front of the telly. So thank you to all these amazing and imaginative people who create all of the TV series that I love. Special mentions to The Walking Dead, American Horror Story, Brooklyn nine nine and, the the most recent show we've started, Game of Thrones.

Blogging - Duh, how could it not be on the list? Blogging is my way of relaxing and getting lost in other people's worlds. I might not have written a post myself for a couple of weeks but I've still been reading and commenting on my favourite blogs. I also love getting to know you all on twitter so please say hello if you ever fancy it!


What is making you happy lately?
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Friday, 8 May 2015

sighh designs : coffee is needed phone case


What do you get when your love for coffee and one of your favourite independent retailers collide? A bloody fabulous phone case, that's what.

I've followed Polly, who is the amazing creator behind Sighh Designs, since she first launched her own shop. She's gone from strength to strength since then and has become a firm favourite of mine. I predict very big things for her future, and if you take a peek at some of her products I'm sure you'll agree.

My latest purchase from Sighh is this slinky, monochrome beauty that makes my phone a very happy chappy. I've bought a few cases before and have always been impressed with the quality, but this one seems to be even more sleek than ever. A lot of cases from other brands feel like they are going to break with the slighest movement but this one is so sturdy. I just adore how quirky and original the designs are and this one is perfect for me as there's never a time that I don't need a cup of coffee in my hand. You can tell just how much work and love Polly puts into her products.

So, if you're looking for something cute that's a little out of the ordinary, make sure you get yourself clicking to Sighh Designs.
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