The Little Things #9

The Little Things 9 CollageIt’s time for a round up of the things that have been making me happy over the last few weeks. As I type it’s raining heavily outside but we’ve been blessed with beautiful blue skies and sunny days up until this point – something that means my usual January Blues were pretty much non-existent this year.

Blogging about: Moving abroad and why you should face your fears, Patrick Swayze-inspired shirts and my fitness goals for 2015.
Watching: January ‘favourites’ videos on YouTube, Gossip Girl season three and attempting to finish what I started a few months ago and watch the last ever season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Buying: A rather fetching fedora and window shopping for a new bicycle.
Making: Vegan cookie dough bites and not-so-vegan brownies  – yum!
Reading: Lots of thrift shop books. Last week I finished The Female Eunuch by Germain Greer and I’ve just started Hungry, the memoir by plus size supermodel Crystal Renn.
Wearing: Sunglasses and ski jacket for our skiing trip to Lake Tahoe, which was a cold but incredibly beautiful place. It was my first time on the slopes and it was certainly a memorable experience.
Trying: To snack less, or at least a bit better, hence the sudden interest in vegan baking.
Eating: A week’s worth of delicious veggie chilli that Mr Ship-Shape cooked from scratch, with rice, tortilla chips, sour cream and guacamole.
Doing: some strength and condition exercises in a bid to improve my running technique, as I haven’t been out in over a week due to a rather epic blister. Less said the better…
Enjoying: Feeling settled.
Looking forward to: Our first visit of 2015 from our friends S & O, who arrive a week today. Excited doesn’t even cover it.

What little things have been making you happy recently?

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  1. February 9, 2015 / 6:13 pm

    Gossip Girl and Buffy are the best!

    Maria xxx

    • SJ
      March 2, 2015 / 11:12 pm

      They really are! The storylines are ridiculous but I love ’em… x

  2. February 10, 2015 / 8:03 am

    I’ve been tempted to try a bit of Vegan baking, there are just so many incredible recipes out there!

    • SJ
      March 2, 2015 / 11:13 pm

      What I’ve tried making so far has been hit and miss but you should give it ago – there are several ‘raw’ sweet-toothed recipes on my Pinterest board too, which are even healthier :)

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