Five Things That Made Me Smile This Week #3

Unlike last week, this one completely ran away with me. It was Friday before I knew it and I hadn’t achieved nearly as much as I wanted to, so I’ve been a little stressed out. The weird thing is, I couldn’t tell you how I spent most of my days this week! Luckily I’ve been keeping a journal since the start of the year, which comes in handy for moments like this. I did go on a date this week that I won’t forget in a hurry, but not for the right reasons… That aside, here’s five things that made me smile this week!

Pure Loser

1) Signing up for Pure Loser

I’m officially a loser. Jumping on the resolutions bandwagon, PureGym advertise their Pure Loser course in January each year. This time, they got me. It’s only £20 for members to attend the 6-week course, which is designed to help you transform your lifestyle rather than lose weight quickly. My first class is on Tuesday, so I’m hoping it’s worthwhile!

2) Catching up with April

I met up with my friend April (whose wonderful blog you should check out) on Wednesday for some much-needed Mexican food and a natter. We met years ago when we both worked for British Home Stores (GBNF) and were recently reunited when April started the MSc Publishing course I came to Edinburgh to do a couple years ago. I love how life has a way of bringing people back into it sometimes. We promised ourselves next time we meet up, it’ll involve alcohol…

Guinea pigs eating

3) Team lunch

Another great perk at my work is monthly team lunches that are kindly paid for by the company. We usually book these for Friday to give us something to look forward to. This week we headed to The Huxley, which isn’t a place I usually go to. It’s really lovely inside, but the food wasn’t as nice, sadly. Still, it was great to get out of the office with my team for non-work chat!

4) Bridesmaids day

So, one of my oldest friends is getting married next September and she kindly asked me to be a bridesmaid! This weekend, all three bridesmaids finally met up with the bride-to-be and her proud mamma for dress shopping. I won’t lie, I’ve been dreading trying on dresses – it’s usually the easiest way to feel bad about myself. But, it went surprisingly well! We managed to find a dress that suited all of us fairly quickly and chose a beautiful colour, which I’m thrilled with. The bride-to-be also gifted us some pretty thoughtful presents, which I wasn’t expecting at all – thanks Sarah!

Miniature poodles

5) Seeing the girls

If there’s one thing most people know about me, it’s that I love dogs. None more so than my brother’s miniature poodles, Penny and Bo. I hadn’t seen them since Christmas, so I spent most of Sunday with them cuddled up on my lap – I think they missed me! They never fail to make me smile, even when Bo uses my hand as a chew toy… I definitely appreciate my time with them more now that I don’t live at home.


  1. Suzy Marie

    January 23, 2017 at 7:54 pm

    This sounds like such a delightful week, Donna! I’m at Puregym too and I’m loving it, the staff are really friendly and there’s loads of new starters with it being January so it doesn’t feel too intimidating. Good luck! Great work on the bridesmaid front, I’m a bridesmaid in summer and the dress hunt hasn’t been so easy haha. I think we’ve settled on one now but for you to get it done and dusted in one go is impressive! Those poodles are adorable; is there anything better than snuggling up with some furry friends?! Glad you joined my link up, it’s so lovely to read everyone’s happiness posts 🙂 xx

  2. thefourthmonthblog

    January 29, 2017 at 3:58 pm

    I’ve only just read this post. Was so good to catch up and thanks for the wee shout out 😉 Cocktails soon!

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