June shopping list

Did May feel like a particularly long month to anyone else? And by long, I mean that it felt as if we hadn’t been paid for about 78 days by the time payday rolled around. I’m trying to cut down on unnecessary purchases this summer, partly to save for our honeymoon (how long after the wedding does […]

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5 happy happenings #16

 It’s been a funny ol’ couple of weeks – let’s just say that I’m really looking forward to the long weekend coming up in the UK… I have had some happy things, though: The smell of freshly-washed bedding dried outside. Finding the perfect, super-comfy, ‘weekend’ jeans. Suddenly seeing peonies everywhere* for the first time this year. The […]

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Five happy happenings #15

We’ve just spend a week in a cottage by the sea in Aberdeenshire and I’m now suffering from severe post-holiday blues. Admittedly it rained/snowed/hailed/sleeted for almost the entire week but just occasionally the sun would come out and we could see the view above from our bedroom and everything felt better. I might do a […]

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5 happy happenings #14

So, it’s been a while. Sorry ’bout that, life got in the way. I’m so in awe of bloggers who work full-time and still manage to post several times a week – how do you do it? Anyway, I’m writing this on  a super sunny Good Friday, with a glass of wine and half a […]

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5 happy happenings #11

Christmas feels so long ago already – I miss the tree and the lights (and the time off work) but I’m rather glad to be getting on with 2016, I think. Here are some happy-making things that have happened so far: I found the biggest mug I’ve ever seen in the Paperchase sale. See the photo, […]

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2015’s happy happenings

2015 was a fairly good year, really; there were some really rather crap bits but any year that ends with one’s wedding can’t really be considered terrible. Here are my best bits: Marple arrived at Chez Mouse. She’s a moody little bugger who hates being picked up, loathes taking tablets, meows incessantly for no reason, […]

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5 happy happenings #10

So, it’s been a while since I’ve done one of these posts and I have no real excuse other than life getting in the way. You may think it’s because I’ve had nothing happy to write about but you’d be mistaken. On the contrary, rather a lot of good things have happened since my last 5 […]

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Keep your desk happy with new stationery

Stationery seems to be having something of a moment and whilst for people like me, who have always loved it, this can be a little tiresome (no more posts from bloggers who seem to think that they’re the first person to have discovered the pretty notebook, please god), it does mean that there is currently […]

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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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