the happy list :: june 2014

02 July 2014

all photos from my Instagram!

I thought that I'd try and start a little monthly series, where I share a few of my favourite things from the past month. Ready?

Read: The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes, reviewed here

Watched: More football than I've watched in the last 4 years. Always the way with me - not in the least interested in football, and then when the World Cup comes around I'm like a possessed fanatic. Of course I've also been following Wimbledon too, but that's every year without fail. I used to live in Wimbledon and went to the tournament several times when I lived close by - I'm determined to go next year!

Ate: Polpo. Favourite meal out this month.

Clicked: Kelven's absolutely beautiful website/blog, Les Petites Choses. I think I discovered his site a while ago through a comment he left, and it is just full of the most exquisite photos. He has a travelog and foodielog, and you're bound to find something you love in his posts. I find myself just perusing through the archives and wishing I could take photography lessons from him. Please have a look!

Listened: Coldplay's A Sky Full of Stars. I'm quite enjoying the whole album, actually.

Wore: My navy blue Zara mini city bag. For a faux-leather bag, it looks and feels a lot more expensive that it is and it holds just the right amount so I don't overstuff it with crap! If I could justify it, I would snap up the red version in a heartbeat, and the slightly different black one is beautiful too. 

Visited: Geneva, Switzerland. It was technically a working trip, but I stayed in a beautiful home with lovely people and was taken on a quick drive to Lake Geneva and a nearby market too. 

Ran: 83.1 kilometres. I ran 10K for the first time at the beginning of June, and did another one later on in the month, which made me very happy! I'm now trying to improve my time and still build up my endurance.

Cooked: Ok, so it's not really cooking, but those peanut butter cups need to be made again and soon.  

Celebrated: The engagement of C & J, who I've mentioned multiple times on this blog! They are two of our closest friends and I really couldn't be happier for them. Two of my best girlfriends are now engaged - fun times ahead!


  1. I kick myself that I lived in Wimbledon all those years but never made it to the tennis. I always meant to go but time just vanished! I never even went to see where the courts were!

    So impressed with your 10k runs, I can only make it to 4k and that's a real struggle!

  2. Yay! I love this! And I love Kelven's blog as well! His photos are gorgeous!

  3. 10K! Awesome! There is an app called 10K Forever, which is for pace training: link -> 10K forever, perhaps you like it? :]

  4. (And I loooooove his photo's! Thanks for sharing!)

  5. Congrats on your progress with running! I just started running (more like running w/ walking breaks right now) with Charles last week and it's noooo joke! Also, clicked on the link to Les Petit Choses and love, love all Kelven's photos! Thanks for the referral :)

  6. This is lovely idea for a monthly series! I am exactly the same, I am by no means a footie fan but I love it when different countries come together for the World Cup and have recently watched so much football! I am so jealous that you used to live in Wimbledon, I really want to go to the tournament one year!

  7. Kelven's blog makes me jello, the awesome places and
    the amazing food pictures are a treat c:
    And wowie you go girl with running those miles!! Keep
    it up c; Xx

  8. seriously jealous of the 'Run' section:) In my case neither of those sections were properly satisfied, for now I can only add 'want to' in front of every and wait to finally finish a theses. Love all ur beautiful activities. xx

  9. I think it's a lovely idea this new series :) Oh and I love Coldplay's new album too <3 xx

  10. Omg that bag!! I might have to find a way to justify buying one too haha. Says me who just bought two H&M bags yesterday. Nope, no problem here haha. I also don't care about sports at all unless theres something big going on like the World Cup or the Olympics. Idk I just can't make myself care! The only sport I actually watch every season is American football, even though my team never ever wins hah. GO YOU for all that running!! I'm so proud of you! I was supposed to go running this morning but I snoozed instead woops. I am so excited for this series! I think it's an amazing idea :]


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