OK, last week I was all off my face on endorphins and a few days leave and everything was SO AMAZINGLY AWESOME. This week is less hyperbolically bodacious than the last but still full of wonderful bits. Every week is as long as you’re willing to hunt them down. It also helps that this week has seen the realisation of one of my lifelong dreams: yep, I’m talking about The Shed. Even before hygge was a word none of us could pronounce I dreamed of having a space all of my own to hide away in with my books and a cuppa and my own company. This week the husband, step-child number one and I beavered away to make it an actual real life cosy, snuggle pad. It’s had the cumulative effect of putting a rosy glow on the rest of the week, huzzah.
In no particular order:
Seriously though, I really need to get over it but it’s proper life goals. I’ll take you for a tour later in the week but for now just know that I’ve spent 99% of my free time in it, contemplated sleeping there and stashed an emergency bottle of wine behind the sofa that may or may not already be half empty. It’s my happy place and there’s NO WIFI which means on Sunday night I sat there and bashed out two blog posts and a column*, I suspect this is the makings of a new productive me. Till the wifi booster arrives…
*I also watched So I Married an Axe Murderer in there, because.
After confessing my hatred of pumpkin spiced lattes and all who sail in them I was expecting a shunning. Not so, I appear to have found my people and we’re embracing Autumn in our own sweet PSL free way. For me that’s involved cooking up a storm of autumnish fare, culminating in tonight’s pretty epic curry enjoyed perched in the kitchen with garlic and coriander naan, wine and my love. Welcome September, you can stay. Also scoffed bangers and mash this week. Bangers and flipping mash. Get in.
Step-child number two was unbelievably kick ass this week. She made some hard decisions which she worked through more sensibly than I ever could (yes, even now) and just did it. Incredibly proud of that little sausage.
The Tale of Ten Tons of Toilet Roll
It’s made the week’s highlights for its supreme thriftiness and also the amount of inadvertent joy only an airing cupboard full of bog roll can bring. In short I signed up for one of those Amazon button things to auto deliver loo roll when we run out (nifty eh?) Spotting that we were running low I clicked the clicker and received an email to say seventy odd rolls would be delivered on the 22ND SEPTEMBER. I can scrimp with the best of them but there’s no way I’d make three weeks on one roll so I hot footed it to B&Q to pick up a bargain 24 rolls for under a tenner (do it, thrift is good). Guess what arrived today? 70 odd rolls from Amazon. That’s right, I have one hundred rolls of toilet paper in my house. Oh how we laughed…
Like a functioning adult I did ANOTHER brunch this week. No cooking this time, instead we headed out to drink coffee by the sea and talk dating. Not me, obvs. I’ve been married a decade, my dating is unworthy of brunch (and it’s about to get worse, he asked me ‘how many weeks til Christmas?’ this morning. Know your audience, husband). My lovely dating friends though? Their dating lives are all kinds of juicy and full of joy, well worthy of nattering about beside the seaside.
Earle obvs. I replaced my hot cloth cleanser this week and treated myself to a toner, what a time to be alive. You only need to take one look at actual Liz Earle to be sold. Not to mention that my skin feels amazing. The sales assistant also tried to sell me a perfume that whiffed of my nana. Not so much with the parfum Liz but your skincare is top drawer.
Yes, I finally got there and yes it is as incredible as everyone says. No spoilers but it’s totes Gooniesesque and Winona Ryder is everything. The Wonderful Wednesday crew have been banging on about it FOREVER and if that’s not an incitement to go find out what other great stuff they’ve be talking about I don’t know what is.
Has your week been wonderful? Tell me things.
Sally is responsible for all this joy sharing so head on over to Sally Tangle for more jolliness than you can handle. And don’t forget the WW posse Kate, Helen, Jo, Cat, Emma, Sam and Kerri. They’re full of the good stuff. This week we’ve got a newbie too – go visit the ever wonderful Peta for her highlights.