Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Wonderful Wednesday #159

{And so it begins.....}
Well a good day and more importantly HAPPY FIRST DAY OF SPRING!!!! Can you tell I'm excited?!?!?  I feel oh so very ready to see the end of Winter and for a new season.  Let's cross everything that there are blue skies galore and more than that, who else is SO flippin' floppin' excited for the clocks to go forward?!?!?

Shall we get happy listin'...?!?

1.  Hats.  'Cos heavens hasn't it been blustery?!?  *grandma alert grandma alert*  I don't even care, hats have been my saviour lately.  Scratch that, not even just hats.  No-no scarves and gloves too.  Roll on Spring!  I can see little 'peepings' of it here and there but i just cannot wait for everywhere to be filled with blossom and to wear everything in only pink and white all things cotton. Might have gone a little bit far with that one...

2.  Clean linen scented incense oils.  Because we're still a little faraway from quite  being able to hang out laundry out side to dry just yet.  I'm still hanging ours from every available orifice and inhaling the sweet scent of the laundry all day long on days off whilst lighting an incense burner downstairs and upstairs with my favourite 'Clean Linen' incense oil.  Mad, me?!

3.  Sweetcorn falafels.  Who even knew that there were other kinds or flavours of these little dreamboats anyway?!?  Turns out you can add anything into a falafel and it tastes amazing.  Plus it's a great way to use up leftover odds and ends.  And the best bit?  The icing on the cake of falafel-y goodness..?  WELL you can hardly have falafels, crammed into floury wholemeal flatbreads with shredded carrot and lettuce and cucumber without a generous blob of hummus can you?!?!  

4.  New Simple Things magazine.  You know what i haven't even read it yet but i've been buying it long enough now to just know I'll love it. Who else is a fan?! I mean i always love it:  Cover to cover; back to front; upside down and inside out i just love it.  It's also become the only magazine i buy now as of the middle of last year.  I've given up on Vogue, Elle, Red....all of the magazines i would buy religiously {and that cost me a small fortune!} each month and scarcely manage to get through even half of each one.  If the truth be told i used to feel a little bit overwhelmed.  Now i buy The Simple Things and nothing else and it suits me just fine.  I appreciate each and every page and read each and every word and always feel inspired, calm and like i want to try and do a million things instead of just buy a million things.

5.  My natural hair colour.  Who knew i would ever write those words let alone even think them?!?!?  After having my hair cut on Tuesday afternoon there is scarcely any blonde left now except the littlest few bits at the very front and you know what?  I sort of really rather love it.  Looking back at photos to when my hair was light, light blonde is odd.  I feel like my skin looks brighter, like i have to wear less makeup and also like my hair behaves itself even more somehow.  When my mum told me to never ever dye my hair all of some years ago i really should have listened....

6.  A really hot cup of tea.  Tea in general always and forever but after said haircut on Tuesday afternoon i had the iciest bike ride home on which I'd {crazily!!!!} forgotten my gloves!  *gasps*.  By the time i reached home after cycling the two and a half miles i could barely feel my little hands.  Let me tell you that there is nothing more joyful than holding the toastiest cup of tea in your favourite mug whilst resting your bottom on a radiator.  There just isn't!

7.  Soya and lime and sesame dressing.  You know when you make a little dressing and love it so much that you have it on everything ?!? That has been me this week.  A glug each of light soya sauce and sesame oil with a squeeze of lime and BAM:  Perfection right there.  I've been glugging the stuff over everything this week and it's the bees knees thank you please.  It's so simple!

8.  Pinterest.  we go through phases Pinterest and i you see.  Lately though, we've rekindled our original romance. I think because i was looking for new hair ideas, and we've still got lots we want to do with the not-so-new house and i feel like i've been wanting inspiration for revamping the clothes that i already have.....well lately it's been my jam.  If you want to find me i'm @sallytangle as per usual!
9.  Honey on porridge.  Now you know me and my porridge toppings by now!  Well on Monday morning this week i was tired {I'd worked all weekend} and was rushing around and about after sleeping a little later than planned and instead of my usual nut butter/many seeds/cacao nibs/sliced banana et al, well i just drizzled honey all over it and topped it with sunflower seeds and do you know what?!  It sorted me right out.  Sometimes simple is best it really is. 

10.  It being the 1st of March on a #wonderfulwednesday and also the fact that as far as I'm concerned, it's technically Spring!!!!!   S  P  R  I  N  G  !!!!!
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Now it's your turn!  Share what's been making you smile this week:  All of the happy bits as little or as simple as they may be; it doesn't matter what they are I'm a nosey parker and I'd love to know.  Better still skip on over right now to Jo, Helen, Michelle, Sarah, Kate, Cat, Sam, El , Kerri's, Mimmi's, Martina's , Peta's AND lovely Isabelle's blogs to catch their very own #wonderfulwednesday -shaped happy list!
Happy 1st of March Spring!!!


  1. Firstly Sally, I'm so sorry that I haven't commented for so long. I ALWAYS read your blog because you inspire me with all the small things that you can find pleasure in.

    Can we just take a minute of appreciation for Spring trying really bloody hard to stick its head over the parapit of rainy blustery weather? Blossom is coming, I saw lambs and little peeps of blue sky are making me so happy.

    This very reason is why I'm too scared to ever dye my hair. I always feel like a change then realise that I may lose all of the subtle golden colours I have right now. I'm so happy that you are so comfortable in your new / rediscovered colour.

    Wishing you the loveliest of weeks my darling xx

  2. Hurrah for spring! I always love it when the first signs of spring come up. I have experienced a similar thing with my hair - I used to dye it brown for ages, and then had a sort of ombre with light blonde ends, and it's only recently that all of it is my natural colour. It's a kinda mousy brown, but strangely enough I love it! Enjoy the rest of your week :)

    Mimmi x

  3. SWEETCORN FALFAFELS. Holy Moly I need that in my life! xx

    Lynsey || One More Slice

  4. Yay for first day of spring excitement! I'm so happy the months are moving forwards and we're approaching my favourite season, too excited for it! The sweetcorn falafels sound so good too, I didn't used to like sweetcorn growing up but I am slowly learning to love it, and falafels are too good to pass up so I will have to try those out, and so much yes for fresh tea at the moment, it's been very chilly here lately so I am all for hot tea! Hope you're having a lovely week. - Tasha

  5. Hold on a second. SWEETCORN FALAFELS?! What have I been doing with my life?! Why have I never thought of making these?! I love sweetcorn and I love falafels, it's a match made in heaven!

    I know what you mean about dyed hair! My mum used to say the same to me and I went on to dye my hair eveyr colour under the sun, about 3 years ago I stopped and I've actually grown to really love my hair colour. I look back at pics and thing god whyyyy did I go that shade?! My mum always used to say, our natural colour is what suits us best and I couldn't agree more now!

    I need to get a hold of the simple things magazine, hopefully when I'm in the UK next I can pick one up. It sounds wonderful :)

    I hope you've had a lovely week Sally. Thank you for starting Wonderful Wednesday, it brings me so much joy!
    Peta x



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