the happy list :: august 2014

04 September 2014

all photos from my Instagram!

ReadThe Truth About The Harry Quebert Affair by Joël Dicker. E read this in French when it was first published, and told me I had to read it as soon as the English translation came out. I really enjoyed this and knew why he loved it too - it's kind of a mystery crime story, but that's really not the centrepiece of the book, just the plot. If that makes sense! I highly recommend it.

Watched: The Honourable Woman. It's a BBC2 9 episode series with the Israel/Palestine conflict as the subject, although it's a lot more complex than that. It's not an easy watch, but well worth it.

Ate: the best pizza in the world in Tremezzo, Lake Como. More on this in a coming blog post!

Clicked: the blog of lovely Tamsin, A Certain Adventure. Her trip to Turkey have had me itching to explore the world, her photos are gorgeous and I am just a big fan of her fresh and genuine way of documenting snapshots of her life. Find her on her blog, twitter and instagram

Listened: Ed Sheeran X. Some of the songs I don't like at all, but there is something addictive about the good tracks on there (including Thinking Out Loud, Photograph, Bloodstream, Afire Love, Tenerife Sea and Shirtsleeves).

Wore: the comfiest pair of what Next call "relaxed skinny jeans" from their Petite section. They are basically boyfriend jeans that don't swap the smaller ladies. I don't think they're the most flattering of clothes, but they feel like PJs! Unfortunately I got them a while ago and they are no longer up online, but Next have a really good selection of Petite jeans in general. 

Visited: Lake Como in Italy. More posts to come!

Ran: 68.2km. More importantly, I ran my first ever 10K race! I was so pleased with my time, considering there were some really tough patches on the course (uphill on grass, anyone?) and only hoped to get under an hour - I ran it in 57.23. My friend E ran hers in 48.59 which is insane. Maybe we'll make racing together an annual thing!

Cooked: soba noodle salad (apologies for the photo quality - I think I have improved a little bit since that post!) for easy, quick and healthy lunches.

Celebrated: our one year wedding anniversary. What a happy day it was. 

You can read "The Happy List" series here.

p.s. apologies if the site is looking a bit funny, it's going through a change!


  1. Ahh, looks like you've had a lovely summer! Always so refreshing in the morning to read such happy posts :)

    Cherie x | SINONYM

  2. Happy belated anniversary! I just had a look at your wedding photos - so beautiful!

    I really loved The Honourable Woman - it was sometimes difficult to grasp the storyline, but there were plenty of thrills to get through it!

    Saskia /

  3. I watched the first two episodes of The Honourable Woman but couldn't get into it. I was interested in the subject but it was just too complex for my little brain to understand! Haha :)

  4. I tried to watch The Honourable Woman and you're right, it's not an easy watch! I heard so many great things that I really wanted to like it but I'm struggling to follow :(

  5. I love this post! Can't wait to read all about your Lake Como visit :)


  6. congrats on running your first 10k!! amazing!

  7. You are soooo pretty and so photogenic!! And your Insta is just gorgeous, I LOVE your travel pictures! Also GO YOU for all that running! I need to get on board with's just so challenging sometimes. And I need to get me some of that pizza...

  8. Miho, you are too sweet to include me in your happy list! So much love! Absolutely adoring your new design here too - it's totally gorgeous, especially that beautiful header :) Congratulations on your first 10k race, and I absolutely can't wait to read about the best pizza in the world! xx

  9. You go girl! Nice job on the running and a happy belated anniversary! :]

  10. Lovely photos! Thanks for sharing!


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