Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Wonderful Wednesday #165

 {Because, blue skies and green are instant happy-makers!}
I'm positively cartwheelin' into this week's post!  I know, i know i mean when did i swallow my whole back catalogue of happy-shaped #wonderfulwednesday and hiccup such happiness?!?  I'm sort of putting the weekend off i had last weekend alongside the fact that i worked Monday and had Tuesday off this week and so wasn't quite my usual exhausted self when it came to tip-tappin' this out come Tuesday evening.  How are you?!  Tell me you've had sunshine and blue skies and been feeling a little Spring-y too?!  I mean it's hardly tropical up here BUT we've dipped our toes ever so slightly into double figures on occasion this week and that must be celebrated alone!  
Shall we get listin'?!?!?   

1.  Loose-leaf tea.  Now you know me and how much i love my tea.  I mean it's always been tea over and above everything, even when i was a little dot.  There was a brief 'few and a half' years through uni when i 'dilly-dallied' with coffee and pretty much kept our local afloat with my daily visits.  But then i always come back to tea.  My preferred 'brew' of choice usually being Twinings 'Lady Grey.'  Except this week i delved to the back of the tea cupboard {yes it has a whole three-shelved cupboard dedicated to it here in Tangle Towers} and discovered some Fortnum & Mason loose leaf teas we'd got bought as part of our annual Christmas hamper from the Mr's family and OH MY. Where have i been?!?  Why am i so late to this little loose-leaf tea party?!  It's SO much more delicious!  So delicious in fact that it's *whispers* replaced my usual morning Lady Grey already..... If you know me and my tea then THAT my friends is BIG NEWS....

2.  Singing.  Or more to the point, singing to Adele.  Now it's nowt new to harp on about singin' on this sweet spot - heavens it's not the first time we've chit-chatted about it but lately, it's been sort of...fixing things.  It does that to me, music i mean.  Whether I'm listening OR singing it just sort of puts all things right again somehow.  I often wish i could write a song.  I mean on paper {'xcuse the obvious pun} it's something i just should be good at:  I adore words - describing something by twisting and turning and dancing along each and every syllable.  And music?!  Well it's one of the very few things that gives me goose pimples.  You know apart from a flipping big draft.... SO YES SING!  For you can fix anything with a little tune, you know?!

3.  The perfect little leopard bag.   I mean we've never talked about it openly here but you should know it's one of those things i've been searching my whole LIFE for.  Just like the perfect pair of jeans, the perfect white's that kind of a classic piece, don't you think? This week all of my dreams came true and i snagged the sweetest little leather leopard print cross-body bag.  I can't WAIT to show you.....

4.  Rediscovering my old mood-boards.  I mean they're not that old {you can 'flick' through them by tapping the menu bar up ^^there^^} but it's been an AGE since i opened them and had a peek.  There's something so lovely about an actual real life PAPER mood-board.  Now it's all 'pin, pin, Pinterest.'  And you know what, i've hooked up my favourite few pages in our spare room and they feel just as relevant now as they did when i made them.....far too many years ago to admit to to be honest!

5.  Weekends spent.  Technically part of last week now BUT i wont tell if you don't.  You know what i don't think the Mr and i have had a weekend off together that wasn't booked in or taken off for something specific {weddings, visits, family things etc} since we moved house last....August?!  Somehow life just sort of got in the way.  Last weekend though i was off - which since as I work in retail is a golden treat in itself - and the Mr tootled home on Friday and announced he was taking the whole weekend off too!  Not only was there sunshine, and little lie-ins and lazy breakfasts and curries and films but we also just pottered about:  Visited a garden centre, made some lovely food and sorted out the house.  It was the loveliest!  You know what as much as i profess my love for my days off being often through the week, maybe all of you '9 to 5-ers' are on to something....

6.  A Street Cat Named Bob.  I've wanted to watch this film ever since i saw the trailer way back when.  Somehow at the time though, i couldn't find anyone who wanted to see it quite as much.  We watched it on Saturday evening with tea and biscuits and it was the PERFECT simple, heart-warming little tale!  Even better that it was based on a true story.  I do love a happy ending....

7.  Feelin' ever so inspired.  Call it the weather:  the lighter, longer days or simply just the result of having a couple of days in a row rest {a foreign concept to me most of the time!} but lately i've been feeling all kinds of 'ready and raring to go!'  I feel like i've been Springing out of bed {sorry, more puns} and jumping into each day with gusto.  Not sure what that's all about.  I wish i knew because i've felt so much less stressed, and have been sleeping so much better to boot too.  

8.  The sheer JOY {or is it just me?} that comes from sofa cushion 'poofing' and hoovering and cushion cover washing and then line drying {BEST thing} only for the house to smell all clean and lovely FRESH!  Gaaah is there ANYTHING BETTER?!?!?
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And with a whizz and a bang and positive POOF we are all done and dusted {Spring cleanin' on my mind always lately?!?}.  Don't forget to cast your pretty peepers over    Jo, Helen, Michelle, Sarah, Kate, Cat, Sam, El , Kerri's, Mimmi's, Martina's , Peta's , Kelly's AND  Emma's blogs and catch their very own #wonderfulwednesday -shaped happy lists.  Because i don't think there's such a thing as too much happy listin'.  Am i right?!
As always, join in online with the chit-chat, remembering to use the #wonderfulwednesday tag in any Instagram snaps or Twitter gossip that's vaguely #wonderfulwednesday -shaped - sharing is caring afterall!

Have a lovely rest of week all!


  1. LOVELY post as always - thanks for brightening up my morning once again - and I too have forgotten the GORGEOUS loose Darjeeling tea at the back of my cupboard - time to act! H xx

  2. I love that you always have something to say about tea. I have to admit I'm not drinking a lot of tea this week since the box of Tassimo coffee's arrived.
    Sounds like you had a lovely weekend too! x

  3. Sounds like Spring has definitely put a spring in your step, Sally! You've got me craving some loose leaf tea too now - will be digging out my spotty red tea pot later! C x

  4. At this minute, I am belting out Beautiful Disaster by Kelly Clarkson. Singing is just so damn lovely and you're right, it DOES fix things. YAY for music and it's magical ways!

    Awh that's so lovely that you got to spend a weekend with your Mr and at a garden centre, only one of the best places in the world! I am a '9-5er' and having the weekends off is an absolute bliss!

    I hope you have a super lovely Easter weekend xxx

  5. I would love to watch a Street Cat Named Bob - Ive heard its sad though? Glad to know that it *does* have a happy ending!

    Hope you had a fabulous four-day weekend even though you had to work on Monday! xx

    Lynsey || One More Slice



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