Sunday, 21 December 2014

This week happiness is... #23

Before I get onto all the general happy things from this week something MEGA-EXCITING for me happened! You might know I'm in my second year at uni studying Biochemistry and French...well I decided at the start of the year I would be going to France next Summer to work in a lab for a couple of months with Erasmus. It's a lot of work to get it sorted but this week I found a place to stay and paid the first installment!! Squuueeeeeee!! I am basically hugely excited and it's going to be an amazing experience! I had to share it with you, hopefully nothing will get in the way and it'll all go ahead as planned. Anyway on with the little things that have made me happy this week...

The house being all cosy and Christmassy! I love it, home is always so much better when all decked out in Christmas decs!

Reading this. Homelessness is a problem all year round but I imagine it is worse around Christmas time, it's cold and lonely being reminded of everyone else with their families. People seem to have less time and blindly rush about not seeing. This girl is awesome! My and family and I donated money to Christmas at Crisis so people who are homeless have somewhere to go for Christmas day - they get much more than just food! Read my post here to find out a bit more!

Leek and potato soup, so comforting when it's cold and I'm ill! I know, I mention soup at least three times a week...

Finally having the time to join in a couple of twitter chats! I haven't in so long thanks to heaps of coursework and revision but Christmas holidays meant I could!

Taking a lil trip to Birmingham to go to the Christmas markets, and getting to spend time with my friend there.

Next week's happy list will include Chrisstmaaaas! But imma try and keep it to the little things, general weekly stuff 'cos I'll be posting about Christmas by itself too :) how has your week been? Are you excited?! xo


  1. Ohh France sounds so exciting, that will be such a great experience! I definitely think home is better when decorated, it is just so much more exciting :) x

    Jasmin Charlotte | UK Lifestyle Blog

  2. Ahh French will be so fun! Lucky you :)
    I could do with a wee bowl of leek & potato right now hehe!
    Merry Christmas!
    Maeve // Thrift O'Clock

  3. It will be! I am buzzzzzing aha! It makes it so much more cosy too :') xo

  4. So glad I'm getting sorted now :D
    I need to make some myself, see if I can make it taste better than shop bought hehe xo

  5. I am going to France went the French society with my university next year. You must give me some nice phrases although I have studied French six years prior to uni. :)

  6. Aw yay where in France? I'll let you know anything useful I pick up, it's always different learning the language actually in the country compared to in a school environment too! x

  7. I am going to Cannes, Nice and Monaco. :D I am so excited. :)
    Yeah I know what you mean. You probably pick up more slang and stuff.

  8. Oh man I am craving leek and potato soup so much now! I agree it's so sad to see and actually think about the difficulties the homeless have at any time of year, but at Christmas it's definitely worse :-(

    Huge well done to you and your family for donating! Lovely gesture.

  9. oh how exciting for you!

    from helen at

  10. Oh wow that news is super exciting!! Close to Belgium maybe? Maybe a coffee and a chat about science, or cake?

    hope you had a lovely Christmas and New Year!!