Five Things That Made Me Smile This Week #15
Happy Easter, guys! I hope you’re all in a chocolate-induced coma and looking forward to a day off tomorrow (if you’re lucky enough to have one, unlike me!). I’m thrilled to say this week has been so much better than the last and it was much easier to pick my highlights. People really do have the capacity to make or break your mood; I wish more folk would remember that. It’s nice to be nice and always treat others how you would like to be treated. Without further ado, here’s what made this week a good one!
1) Some egg-stravagant fun
Now, I’m not a crafty person in the slightest. You’ll never catch me knitting or scrolling through Pinterest for my next DIY project. So, if you’d told me I’d spend my Monday night transforming eggs into the creations you see above, I wouldn’t have believed you. But, it seemed like too much fun not to give it a go! A few of us banded together at work to create Egg Sheeran, the Queen, and a host of farmyard animals. I proudly created the chicken, sheep and cow – I never thought I’d be so pleased to glue cotton wool to an egg in my life!
2) Finishing “Ink”
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I’m an extremely slow reader. Even if I’m enjoying a book, it can still take me weeks to reach the last page. That’s why it feels like such an achievement when I do finish a book! This week I finished Alice Broadway’s “Ink“, which was a wonderful YA debut. Set in a world where your life is tattooed on your skin for all to see, there is no hiding from your secrets. Broadway has written a wonderful allegory on religion, which questions whether it is truly possible to live a life without sin. Keep your eyes peeled for my full review coming soon!
3) Having a catch-up
Isn’t it lovely when you see a friend for the first time in ages? I did just that on Thursday night and had a good old chin wag with someone I haven’t seen for months. I also introduced him to the delight that is the peanut butter burger at my home from home, the Black Fox. If you’re having a tough time, I’d encourage you to reach out to someone you haven’t talked to in a while and arrange to meet up. Trust me, you’ll feel a whole lot better for it.
4) Puppy cuddles
What’s better than catching up with a friend in one of your favourite bars? When a puppy of one of your favourite breeds comes in! The most adorable little Dachshund was at the table behind us and I turned round so many times to gush at it that the owner gave me him for cuddles!! His name was Frank (as in frankfurter) and he was too pure for this earth. I hope his owner knows just how much I appreciated being able to get some puppy snuggles – there’s few things in the world that make me happier. It also confirmed that I really, really, really want a sausage dog one day!
5) Retail therapy
Mum and I headed to the Glasgow Fort for some shopping on Saturday. I wanted to try pick up some new pieces for our city break to Munich, but didn’t manage to find anything I particularly loved. I did manage to return a pair of dungarees that have been haunting me since I bought them online a few months ago, but didn’t fit in the slightest. We also went to Gourmet Burger Kitchen, where I had a delicious katsu curry burger in a charcoal bun?! It looked so bizarre, but tasted incredible. Do recommend.