It’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?