Summer essential: 4711 Cologne Stick

Ok, so maybe calling this an essential is going a little too far but I’ve got one in each handbag and hate the thought of being stuck on stuffy airless days without one so, you know what? I’m sticking with essential. The little gem in question is the 4711 Cologne Stick. 4711 have been making […]

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5 happy happenings #7

This past couple of weeks have been madly busy at work and this weekend has been the first time I’ve been able to properly relax without thinking about deadlines and databases. I’ve got a few plans for new series on the blog so watch this space! So, five happy things from the last two weeks: 1. […]

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5 happy happenings #6

There’s been a bit of a lull in posting recently – Mr Mouse and I have been to Berlin, I’ve been to London, and I have a new role at work, so I haven’t been as frequent a blogger as I’ve wanted to be. I have had a much happier time recently though, which is a […]

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5 happy happenings #5

I’ll be honest, it hasn’t been the best couple of weeks. A combo of work deadlines, a strange run of headaches, and the reappearance of the Black Dog has resulted in me feeling a little like I’ve been through a mangle. However Mr Mouse and I are off to Berlin for a few days tomorrow […]

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5 happy happenings #4

Last weekend Mr Mouse and I has an impromptu trip to Edinburgh for the night, and it was just what we needed. The weather was amazing, the hotel was great, and the city was its usual gorgeous self. I can’t wait to go back. Here are the five best bits of the last couple of […]

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5 happy happenings #2

1. Afternoon tea at Six at the Baltic with Mr Mouse. 2. A super busy and frustrating time at work coming a (relatively) satisfying end. 3. Baking the best cake I’ve ever caked (double chocolate banana bread with rum-soaked dates and pecans, adapted from this joyous recipe). 4. Finally feeling as if I’ve shaken the […]

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5 happy happenings #1

Inspired by many other bloggers, I’ve going to try and post 5 things that have made me happy each week. At the beginning of the year I decided to try to be less negative and part of this is noticing the little things that make the day brighter, even when everything else is stressful. I’ll do […]

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