Saturday, 16 April 2011

Weekend Loves




After a strange few months, today I feel completely and utterly in love with my life again. Which was how I felt pretty much every day last year. I've missed it. I'm not entirely sure what's happened, or what's changed, but I'm not questioning it. Sometimes, when things are getting to me, I think I just don't see that I actually have such a lovely life.


Things that make me terribly terribly happy:


--- My house. I was starting to question whether or not I'd made the right decision in buying it but, after a week spent away, I've never been more in love with it. EVERYTHING about it is delighting me today. The sound of post dropping through the letterbox, pictures I've painted and photographs I've taken on the walls, fresh fruit in my fridge, sunlight streaming through the windows, the fact I can make up elaborate dance routines to the new Britney album and not get judged, singing at the top of my voice while cleaning the bathroom. See? Everything!

--- Exciting plans for the next few months. London (x2), Take That, Glastonbury, Spain, days out, adventures and MORE. I long for camping in the countryside and days out to the seaside.

--- Leisurely Saturday mornings. So far this morning I've lain in bed for an hour after waking up (at 7am, WHY?!), been for a run, opened all the windows, watered my herbs and pottered around in the yard, eaten cereal and two apples, drunk peppermint tea, had a lovely chat with the Sainsburys delivery man, watched half of Saturday Kitchen and cleaned. I even enjoyed the cleaning. That's how much I'm enjoying this morning.

--- And..... Tom Vek - Nothing But Green Lights; MAC Russian Red lipstick; dried apricots (always and forever); homemade hummus (tip: always roast the garlic first); choosing wallpaper and paint (hello there middle age); the incredible light that streams through my bedroom window first thing in the morning; green tea (I could not function without it); nice text messages that make my heart beat that little bit faster.


What's rocking your world this weekend, my loves?



16 comments:

laurielizabeth said...

Ah what a lovely post, glad you're happy :) enjoy your sunny Saturday!xx

Tat said...

lovely post! x

Anonymous said...

So glad you're happy happy again!
Love it
Jenn
x

FeeneyFooFoo said...

Such a lovely happy post :) makes you smile to read it!!!

For me this weekend my bathroom should FINALLY be finished - this makes me smile :)

xxx

Jenn from Much to My Delight said...

Yay Helen! It's nice to stop and look around at the sweet, simple things in life once in a while. Glad you've found so many things to delight you. And what a busy morning you've had. You're making me feel quite lazy!

Helen said...

I love homemade hummus! It's always a million times better than store bought. Never tried roasting the garlic though, that's a nice little tip :)

danniekate said...

what a nice post, i'm glad you're smiling again :) xx

amongthechimneypots said...

What a lovely post! I'm enjoying a very lazy weekend with absolutely no plans (for a change) - just hanging out with the cat.

P said...

Glad you're happy hon!

I'm feeling good - it's a quiet getting-drunk-by-myself weekend for me as my boyfriend is in London. I like it though. I keep thinking I have long weekends for the next couple of weekends to look forward to, so this is a dead-end weekend. Still having fun though!

Jazzabelle said...

what a lovely post, you life sounds just wonderful right now. i hope you feel this way for a very long time :)

all of the things that make you feel terribly happy sound perfect, especially your house & leisurely saturday mornings!

xx

Alex said...

Oh what a lovely post - it's put such a smile on my face.

Things that have made me smile today include sunshine, lots of delicious food, the purchase of a super cute new vintage handbag and my cat looking quite adorably fluffy.

giddynici said...

Lovely post. So happy and positive. It's amazing what a break from something can do to your perpective eh? And sounds like you have lots of fun coming up. x

rachelle lucero said...

Glad you're in love again!

Russian Red & Ruby Woo are the top 2 best MAC lipstick colors!

frilly-lace-knickers said...

nice to read a happy post that cheers me up xx

nicsnotebook.com said...

Wish I could have your optimism, your post made me smile :)

THE ROBYN DIARIES said...

I know that in and out of love with life feeling only too well, I get bouts of it usually in the winter which is generally what I put it down to! Glad your feeling better, R x