Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Wonderful Wednesday #153

{If you look up sometimes you can pretend it's Spring...}
I'm having one of 'those' weeks.  One that I'm sure my mum would describe as 'just feeling that way out.'  I'm feeling every kind of emotion under the entire sun mixed in with a jolly great dose of tired {worked seven days in a row as of today *puts head in fridge*} and the impending stress that comes from planning going to a wedding {of which I'm honoured to be a bridesmaid for} this coming weekend and a funeral next weekend - which as you can imagine isn't quite as exciting.  I've cried twice in the last twenty-four hours and once was just because i couldn't get all of my stuff back in my locker at work.... 

SO as you can imagine, i need this little list of good and great and ruddy BRIGHT like i need oxygen, no jokes!  Hold on tight.....

1.  Tapestry-shaped bargains.  You know, one of those 'I've been searching my whole life for ____ and then all of a sudden there it is, there right there it's so cheap it's almost free!'  Well in reality they don't happen very often.  I'm a fussy bean, especially when it comes to house things.  What i want {or nine times out of ten have 'imagined' or 'Pinned'} is too expensive or something i can never ever find!  I often tell myself I'll 'make' something instead.  But then i remember real life is, well real life and in reality {and especially at this dark, daaark feeling time of year} i come home, eat tea, shower and sleep {and repeat!} so i never do.  This week i found a ginormous cream and grey woven wall tapestry with tassels and the tiniest little bit of glitter woven through in a soft blue and grey and.  I.  Fell.  In.  Love.  I was convinced it would be a million pounds since there was no visible price tag or label.  On popping to the till i discovered it was meant to be £99 and was reduced to........£19.99!!!!!!  I snatched it and ran!  Read:  Rolled it up as small as i could get it and balanced it all the way home across my handle bars in the rain.  It wasn't my finest moment but i was too giddy and delirious with my bargain that i hardly cared!!!!

2.  Chocolate porridge.  Yes oh yes I'm back, back back well and truly on the porridge bus now - all cold weather breakfast-shaped normality has resumed all!  You can find the recipe for this delightful concoction HERE from a million years ago - and i haven't changed up the recipe at all.  All i do know is that it's the perfect 'get-me-up' on what has already felt like the longest, darkest, greyest and soggiest week that there ever was.  It's also really helping curb those 'a couple of chocolates a day' habit i seemed to have picked up over Christmas.....

3.  Birdsong in the mornin'.  Anything to brighten said doom and gloom of morning-ness!  Lately though, even if it is the tiniest amount more light in the morning come this time of year, the birds are definitely all over that one.  Just incase we all sleep through and forget its day time at ALL due to the general grey cloud that is a-lingering. I'm rather enjoying listening to their sing-songing as i wash my face and get ready for another day.  If that extra few hours of light could just hurry along quick-march too now that would be marvellous.  Thanks.

4.  A good mascara day.  I think I'm probably the worst person in the whole wide world at anything make-up related.  And no matter what, one side of somewhere is always better than the other side of something.  Alas, symmetry is also not my friend.  So when a day arises when both eyes look almost identical and really rather good, it's worth noting; shallow as it may be!

5.  Peppermint tea.  For being a lifesaver ALL of the time.  But especially for a girl who is forever rushing, guzzling, hurrying and worrying - generally all at the same time no less - it's a tea that pretty much has magical properties to calm, settle and relax my insides all in one go.  

6.  Parcels/presents.  I think i've spoken about this before.  I received my little Lush treat order last Saturday and have worked every day since.  I'm eagerly saving it for tomorrow until i open it because it's my day off and it's like opening a little present.  I never ever open anything i order online until my next available day off.  Am i weird...?!

7.  Candles.  But not just candles:  Lighting all of the candles all over the place not only for all of the lovely dancing light and general cosiness BUT for all of the soft, waft-y smells and how lovely it all smells when you're all curled up with tea and something lovely to watch.

8.  The Great Interior Design Challenge.  I can never ever manage to watch all of this series since as it's on every single night {?} i think.  I find it hard to commit to watching something once a week at the best of times!  But this show is a little guilty/not guilty pleasure.  It makes me think that one day my extraordinary 'talent' for 'faffing' and 'tittivating' {as my mum used to call it when i lived at home!} might one day actually turn into a career.....

9.   Goldfrapp's 'Super Nature' album.  You've gotta' love a good old fashioned IPod shuffle am i right?!  This album is still one of my very favourites and has me wanting to swish and swoosh about in flares, platforms and wear glittery eye make-up and put stars on my cheeks.  

10.  The thought of a day off {tomorrow, Wednesday} after an almighty seven whole days in a row.  No further explanation is required i feel...

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Go, go, go and cast your pretty peepers over the blogs of Jo, Helen, Michelle, Sarah, Kate, Cat, Sam, El , Kerri's, Mimmi's, Martina's AND lovely Isabelle    #wonderfulwednesday wonderful-ness and read exactly what has been cheering up their little cheeks this week.  Remember to join along with the chit-chat online by using the #wonderfulwednesday tag too.  I'm @sallytangle everywhere!
 Happy-mid week'in!


  1. I love how you always find the happy things even when you say your week has been challenging - well done you! :)

  2. Oh Sally you've made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside once again. Well done for finding the happy this week when it's so bloody tough this time of year! I'm taking some inspiration away from this one in the form of chocolate porridge, lighting candles and saving online orders until my next day off! What an amazing idea.
    Have a lovely rest of the week
    Peta xx

  3. Sorry to hear you've been feeling down this week, I know how it feels when the smallest insignificant thing can make you cry! That chocolate porridge sounds amazing, I might need a change from my usual cinnamon and honey now. Hope your week gets better and have a lovely time at your friends wedding at the weekend! Laura xx

  4. Well that's a full on old week! Bless you, well done on hanging in there-hope you're enjoying the bobbins out of your day off! Super bargains and chocolate porridge are some damn lovely bits to pluck from the week though, I've been on the smoothies for breakfast-nice energy hot but definitely lacking the warming comfort of a big bowl of oaty goodness!
    Hope your week improves a hundred fold my beauty
    M x

  5. Im having the exact same week as you, feeling ALL the emotions under the sun. Just waiting to ride it out, Im going to blame the impending 'shark week' for the crazy hormones.

    £99.99 to £19.00 is an ABSOLUTE steal, I am very jealous of the saving, I can never find anything that reduced!

    I hope you enjoy your lush goodies! (I am very jealous of that too!) xx

  6. I really hope you managed to rest this weekend and that the week ahead is much smoother for you lovely! It's never easy wehn you have to work so many days in a row like that and sometimes it feels like sleep is evading us all! I'm so glad you got such a good bargain when you out shopping though, what a good deal! And Goldfrapp are one of my all time favourites, and Supernature is a stunningly gorgeous album, one of my favourites! I love Time Out From the World because you can just slip away while you're listening to it.- Hope you're feeling better this week lovely! - Tasha

  7. I'm afraid you are weird with your parcels! lol! This shows IRON willpower. Honestly, as soon as I pick up anything from the post office I want to rip the wrapping off right there and then still in the queue! hehe. Sorry to hear you have been feeling so emotional, hope you begin to feel a little brighter soon. x

  8. Hope the day off was filled with lots of loveliness, including more chocolate porridge, scented candles and symmetrical mascara (these things matter!) xx

  9. Peppermint tea is my all time favourite hot drink!



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