Well that was a little unexpected break, wasn't it? I'm sure you didn't notice, but for me it felt very weird not to post all weekend. But hey, the little break was nice, and it gave me a chance to catch up on some other blogs, which I haven't done for a while. Is it just me who find it quite difficult to get the balance between blog writing and blog reading right?
But anyway- I'm here, it's all good, and this week, happiness is...
... amazing posts from other bloggers. Yesterday afternoon I caught up on my blog reading, and found some really inspiring posts out there. I've loved this post and this post from Dancing Branflakes (little comment from me on the latter), and particularly this post full of great advice on Little Things And Curiosities. That post inspired the picture above (well, the text- it was taken like three years ago)- which makes me so happy, and is now my lock screen on my phone. I'm the second from the right, if you're wondering.
... my dad's roast beef. I know everyone's all about their mum's roasts- and my mum does make a cracking roast- but my dad always does rib of beef, and it's always when he has my Grampy, my aunt and her partner visiting, so it feels like an occasion. It's amazing, and I always love the fact that I'm the only person dad will allow to help him in the kitchen. Makes me feel rather special.
... playing the piano. I don't play often these days, but on Friday evening I just sat down and played. It was so relaxing, even though I spent a lot of time just practicing my scales. I'm really keen to start having lessons again, actually- I'd forgotten how much I enjoyed it!
... meeting other bloggers! On Saturday night, I went to a blogger meet up in Exeter organised by Jess from Mismatched Knitwear and it was so much fun!! I'll be posting on it properly at some point this week, but it certainly made me happy, so I had to include it.
... the cat snoring. Oh my god, it's just the most hilariously cute sound EVER. I wish I could record it, but sadly have never managed to capture the sound. You'll just have to trust me when I say it's adorable.
What's making you happy this week?