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Wednesday, 23 July 2014

10 Happy Things | Edition #1

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
1. The Penguin English Library collection.
2. Celebrating Mark's new job because it will make him happy and I'm so pleased for him.
3. Waking up with the morning sunshine softly warming my face.
4. Thinking about starting to make book videos.
5. Unexpected letters from my Grandfather.

6. Sleepovers - thank you time4sleep for the box of treats!
7. How clear the air feels after a thunderstorm.
8. Rediscovering my 'blogging identity'.
9. Peanut butter sandwiches. SO good!
10. Finally downloading Spotify again. Everything is better when there's music on in the background.

What is making you happy this week?
- Jennie xo

Now playing: William Fitzsimmons - Lions


  1. Love this idea, such a lovely way to look back and reflect. :) Totally agree with 1+9, adore the Penguin English Library collection, and peanut butter sandwiches take me back to my childhood! :)

    Zoe xx

  2. Love the cover of that book, it's so hard to find nice covers for the classics without paying through the ear!

    Sam xo sjmcdf

  3. I am loving my books at the moment, please start making book videos! x

  4. Haha, I just re-downloaded Spotify too! Currently bopping away in the library writing my dissertation :) Book videos sound good too; thanks to you, I discovered 'The Book People,' and I always enjoy reading about what you're reading!

    Thanks for your posts!

    Amber Ablaze

  5. Lovely post Jennie - congratulations to Mark on his new job. I have also been loving the after following thunderstorms, it is just so beautiful!

    Beccy : Bluebell & Bumpkin

  6. This is a lovely post Jennie and I look forward to more of these. I't always good to reflect on what's making you happy recently Xx

  7. That book is so pretty! I love when cover designs are re imagined in a different way!

    hellomissjordan.blogspot.co.uk xx

  8. Love this post! Congratulations to Mark on the new job :)

    Jess xo

  9. Too true - everything is far better with music ;)


  10. This is such a great post! I absolutely adore that Penguin collection! :) I think you've tempted me to purchase a few that I have my eye on!
    I know exactly how you feel about the air being a little clearer now after a thunderstorm! It's still pretty humid here in Scotland though! :(

    Ellis - Ellis Tuesday

  11. Lovely post! Congratulations to Mark on his new job! I love peanut butter sandwiches, with fresh white bread - Yum! x


  12. Great post Jenny. Funny how we often forget the small things that have made our day. With you on the Peanut Butter Sandwhiches. Yummy!!! :o) xx

  13. Congratulations to mark on his new job :) and yes yes yes to anything and everything peanut butter!

    hannah bee


  14. I'm actually having a really weird week, but since it's been raining a lot, the sound of the rain while I'm falling asleep has been making me happy :)

  15. Spotify is one of the best inventions ever!

  16. Yes! Do book videos. I love how the air is after a thunderstorm, it's something I've really missed when we lived down south. Also congrats on your other half getting a new job! :)

  17. Congrats to Mark on his new job. I also downloaded Spotify- really enjoying! So easy, too.

    Jade x

  18. I miss that post air feeling after a thunderstorm, storms in Michigan really never seem to clear the air. Peanut butter sarnies are my husbands favorite.

  19. Beautiful happy things Jennie, what a gorgeous post! <3

    I'm delighted for you and Mark, what wonderful news :) So sweet that you've received unexpected letters, always the best kind xo

    Sophie | soinspo

  20. Great post! I really liek waking up with the mornings too, so I can just lay in my bed and watch sunshine :)

    Love, Sara Wallflower

  21. Jennie this is so sweet! I might steal this idea and do a list based post! That sleepover stash looks awesome :) X

  22. Peanut Butter sandwiches are so good...AT 2 AM ;)
    Phoebe xx


  23. Love the air after a thunderstorm. There's something so fresh and clean about it :) Lovely post x

  24. I love the Penguin British Library collection too! So collectable. And Spotify is always a good call - I never regret downloading Premium just because I need the music to stay sane!

    Tamsin xx | A Certain Adventure

  25. I love, love, love reading about the little things that make other people smile. It's so nice to read about people appreciating the day to day moments that make life pretty great.

    I've loved the sudden rain showers this weekend - the air feels so clean and cool after, and I feel like sweaty and stressed! Are there many things better than sitting inside with a good book while the rain pours down outside?

    That sleepover kit looks amazing! I am itching for an old school sleepover now with face masks, girly DVDs and snacks.


    p.s. congratulations to Mark on his new job!

    1. It's so lovely, I do love rainy days! xx


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