Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Happiness this week is... #56

Knowing that my loved ones are all safe and well. I counted my blessings and gratitudes this weekend, and really tried to live in the moment and appreciate all the small things, sometimes they're all we have to celebrate.

Hot showers with intense Lush ocean sea salt scrub, rehab shampoo, and bubblegum scented shower gel from Superdrug - I felt like I was in a spa! Giving my body a good scrub with the sea salt really helped wake me up and get going.

Making more vegan food! This week cous cous, red cabbage, broccoli, and courgette were my go to ingredients to throw in the pan for a quick and tasty meal. It also makes damn good leftovers (just add seasoning and all the soy sauce).
And on the subject of yummy food... food shopping was a major highlight of this week (it's been a bad week OK! But hear me out...) with an online ASDA shop being delivered, aaaand a huuuge 24 hour Tesco has just opened up across the road from us so naturally we had to take a trip there... I bought mulled wine and flowers!

Those flowers that I bought in Tesco - they have really brightened up the house! I separated the bunch into three and stuffed them into empty bottles we had left from the boys birthday, so some are looking regal in a champagne bottle, some in a gin bottle, and a few little ones in a smaller Rekordilig cider bottle in my bedroom. All empty bottles ofc, and looking much fancier than they actually are.

Pie & Vinyl (yes more food). If you're ever in Portsmouth make it your mission to go here. It's half cutesy pie-tea-room, and half vinyl shop - hence the name... They have three vegan pies on the menu, and a few vegetarian ones, and gluten free so they really cater for everyone! I had the Notdog (haha) pie with vegan mash and gravy. Already can't wait to go back!

Fireworks with friends. Aww. The mulled wine had just run out as we got there, and it was windy af and cold, but we treated ourselves to Pinot Grigio and watched Gunwharf's best fireworks show so far, in my honest opinion!
To end the week we had a relaxing Saturday spent mostly sleeping in bed (until 1pm!!) and watching Community. Sunday didn't count 'cos I had work at the Football club, and let me tell you, there is absolutely nothing good about working there.

How are you this week?

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  1. Kris and I were just talking about how we hadn't seen fireworks in ages. They don't have bonfire night here, so we have to wait until new year to see some. That pie and mash looks delish! I think Kris and I will be making a trip back to the UK sometime around easter next year, so if you're still living near some tasty pies we should have pies together :)

  2. Aw man that sucks! I love fireworks so much! Yes please, come and visit! You are very more than welcome to stay in our grotty student house if you don't mind haha, we can make up max's room for you and Kris (it's hardly used now haha). I would love to eat pie together :')

  3. <3 Cried at the first line of this - it's so true. I always preach appreciating the small things but it seems especially important after times like recent ones.
    Loved reading this, so nice to hear great times in your life.