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The Happy List

So I've failed with my original aim of blogging at least once a week, live has been busy and I've not been organised so apologies for the sporadic posting.

This is another happy list (thanks to Josie @sickchickchic for the idea) 


1) As mentioned in my last post, I have been suffering from headaches at work as I sit at a computer all day but after a trip to Specsavers, it was confirmed that straining my eyes was the cause and so I am now a proud member of the 4 eyes club and officially 'shortsighted'. The headaches are no more thanks my new swanky Specs as modelled below! 



2) My brother returned home on Good Friday from his 5 month winter season in Austria. My sister was home for the weekend too resulting in us all being together for the first time since November! Yay for having the best brother and sister and us all being together for easter. My mum was super cute and surprised us all with an easter egg hunt around the house, it was even more fun than when I was little! 

3) Bike rides in the sunshine with my brother exploring the wonderful countryside around where we live and having the first ice cream of the year! 

 








4) Pretty sunsets... I always say I would rather watch a sunset than a film and there has been some beautiful intensely coloured sunsets recently! I love the aftermath of a sunset when the sky has an orange etherial glow and dusk sets in, it's my favourite time of day, so calm and peaceful. 

5) Meeting up with friends for yummy food, I went to Nottingham for the day and went for tapas at a lovely little deli/cafe called Delilah's. I went to another friends one night after work and she cooked me dinner. Finally I also ate out at Pizza Express, you can't beat their dough balls, I'd happily just have about 5 platefuls and no pizza they're so good! Food and friends is a combination guaranteed to make me happy.

6) Yesterday I drove over to Birmingham for the day to visit my friend and her gorgeous, super cute little girl. I'm not a very maternal person but little Nelly is just adorable, her excitement and enthusiasm for everything is contagious, I think it's so nice to immerse yourself in the childlike wonder and feel care free for a few hours, a welcome escape from the realities of adulthood. Here's a cute pic of her giving me a kiss! 


Holly 

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