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Saturday, 2 July 2016

Five Good Things

Since referendum results night it feels like everything has taken a colossal turn for the worst. Our politicians seem to want to spend more time fighting with themselves to further their own agendas than they do on trying to formulate some kind of plan. So in a bid to ignore all that nonsense for a few minutes, here's to celebrating the things that make a difference in daily life, however small or silly they seem.

O N E . 
I've been operating with the most basic Nokia phone that a crisp £20 note can buy for a while now and it did its job wonderfully. It rang when someone called and it beeped when someone sent me a text. It also had snake, which will probably always be the best phone game because, nostalgia! Adult life however has hit me square in the face and I need something that helps me to organise things better. Honestly though, I'm mostly just relieved to have the maps app because getting lost is rarely a fun experience.

So far I have three different cases for it. Got to have a bit of variety, right? I thought I would like this one from Caseology the most because, well, it's blue. It was my favourite until it got stuck on my phone and left a little scratch behind when I finally managed to get it off. The scratch doesn't really bother me, but I'm not going to put that case back on again. This clear Ghostek case and the rose gold case I'm currently using are both great. I love their simplicity and they're not completely impossible to take off.

T W O .
Adele at Glastonbury. Well, actually just the BBC coverage of Glastonbury in general. We watch it every year and we're always impressed. You all know how much I love Adele. Her ability to captivate an audience with her beautiful voice and first class banter is incredible, and being able to see her performance without having to stand in a couple of inches of mud was a bonus.

T H R E E .
My new basil plant has been making me very happy. I'm really quite useless when it comes to keeping plants alive, but I'm trying my very best to keep Basil as happy as possible.

F O U R .
My usual uniform is all black everything, all the time. With the sun making an appearance occasionally this summer and after finding this beautiful blouse in TK Maxx a few weeks ago, I've gone a little off brand. Not too off brand though, because I've been pairing it with black jeans. One step at a time, you know?

F I V E .
Beatrix's new favourite thing is to tunnel underneath almost everything. I've been leaving blankets piled up in various places around the house, sometimes with treats hidden inside, for her and she loves it. She's an expert in sniffing out treats and at this point I'm pretty sure she's smarter than me!

Happy weekend! What's been making you happy recently?

- Jennie 



  1. I love the rose gold iphone, but mine has a few years left in it yet so I haven't an excuse to buy one!
    Have an amazing weekend :)

  2. I'm from Australia so I don't know the ins and outs of you guys leaving the EU but I was a bit shocked! We've had a day of voting for our government and I'm over it hahahah got to love politics! I need to upgrade my phone so bad!! I've had my iPhone 4s for 5 years and it has had it's day haha looks brand new but it's getting clunky! Far out how cute is Beatrix!??!! Also such a cute name! And to answer what has been making me happy, the sky from my bedroom window haha always looks gorgeous and I just love watching it change! Em xx


    1. Ahh yes, looks like your election is going to be a close one! Gotta love a pretty sky <3

  3. Isn't it nice to see your plant blossom and thrive? My sunflower already is blossoming! :) I'm so happy.


  4. Beatrix is so beautiful! My bunnies always used to love tunnelling, too <3
    Your blouse is lovely and you've really made me miss Snake... They don't make 'em like they used to! I'd be lost without my Maps app too though, haha

    Jess xo | The Indigo Hours

  5. What a cheerful list! I'm trying to keep my plants alive too; I recently purchased a set of cacti plants from IKEA, but unfortunately one has already fallen apart all over my windowsill! I'm hoping the other two will stick around for a bit longer though, haha :-)

    1. I find cacti so impossible - I always forget when I last watered them haha

  6. Beatrix is an absolute babe - what a cutie. I feel you on the EU. I can't believe it's only been a week and I'm still struggling to accept it. Keep thinking its only a bad dream!
    A Story of a Girl

  7. I'm awful at keeping plants alive, I even manage to kill un-killable succulents! x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness x

  8. Beatrix is so beautiful. The top/blouse you have chosen looks lovely. Perfect for a gentle splash of colour for summer!

    Very best wishes...

    Keep Calm and start writing ...

  9. Awww Beatrix is incredibly adorable. I still haven't watched the Glasto coverage but I think I'm going to snuggle in bed tomorrow and watch it all <3

  10. Oh Beatrix is such a cutie! We've got a basil plant too and I love using it when I'm cooking - it really makes me want to grow more herbs. Also, that blouse is beautiful. I'm obsessed with blush pink right now!

    1. I'm not a fan of most herbs, but I love basil in almost everything!

  11. I've been using the same clear Evo Mesh Tech21 case. Nothing fancy, but it does its job! :D I remember when I was in middle school I wanted an iPhone so badly just so I could buy different cases for it :P // Adele is such a talent, such an artist // My friend got a basil plant for her dorm room this week too! // Beatrix is the cutest :') -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

    1. When I was at school having a Nokia 3310 and a million different cases was the thing to have haha x

  12. The simple things are usually the good things that makes life happy and at ease!
    You're so lucky to witness Adele! Again! Beatrix is such a cutie silly pie :P Xx
    Ice Pandora

  13. That top is so lovely! Beatrix is so adorable as well :) it's a good idea to try and stay positive although I am finding it so hard, we're just in political turmoil at the moment or so it seems. Plants are a great way to keep you distracted though - I bought a new plant on brexit day to distract myself. x

  14. Look at that bunny nose! Squee!


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