Five Things That Made Me Smile This Week #36-38

It’s been a busy old time recently, which means my weekly round-ups have fallen by the wayside – but, I’m back! I’ve had a lot to smile about in the last few weeks, so here’s five of the biggest reasons.

1) Winning another prize

I’ve done pretty well when it comes to rewards at work. I’ve won a Sonos speaker, a FitBit and a couple of vouchers during my time there. On my last day before a week off, I discovered I’d won another one – a pretty great way to start my holiday! I spun the prize wheel and won a subscription box of my choice. I just need to decide what I want to receive each month! Any ideas?

2) Going to Menorca


I jetted off to the Balearic Islands on Saturday 9th September for a week in the sun with my parents. I’ve been to Menorca when I was younger, but I can’t remember my visit. I was pleasantly surprised to discover it’s such a lovely island! Our apartment had a wonderful sea view over to Majorca, where we could watch boats and ferries come and go. Our balcony was enormous and got the sun all day long, which made sunbathing easy. The only downside was we had a couple of cloudy days with thunder and lightning, but it was a great holiday I really needed.

3) Getting a pay rise

I returned to work last Monday to the best news – I was getting a pay rise! I think this one speaks for itself, but it’s fair to say I was pretty pleased. This will definitely makes things a little easier now I have a mortgage to pay…

4) Hearing from an old friend

Isn’t it a wonderful feeling when someone you used to be great friends with gets back in touch after life drifts you apart? I was just talking to the girls at work about how much I missed my best friend from uni, who I haven’t spoken to in years now… and she only went and text me that very night! It was pretty spooky, but it was so lovely to hear from her. We’ve arranged to meet for a much-needed catch-up in October, so I can’t wait to see her!

5) Seeing Young Guns

Young Guns

I went to see one of my favourite bands in Glasgow on Sunday. I’ve seen Young Guns every single time they’ve toured since 2009, so it’s fair to say I love them. They’re a hugely underrated band that are still struggling to make it big, but that means I’ve been fortunate enough to see them in small venues each time. Having released their last album over a year ago, this gig was a celebration of their greatest songs to date, as well as some they rarely play live. It’s great to have seen a band so many times and still hear songs you’ve never heard live before. If you’ve never heard of Young Guns, I urge you to give them a listen… and thank me later!

Until next time,
Donna x

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