All posts tagged: home

Three Things On A Friday

Hello! Hope you’ve had a lovely week? Me, I’m shattered it’s been intense but thankfully has ended on a positive note.   My three precious things for the week;  Sweet As Can Be Home. Myself and the pooch have finally found a place to call our own. Now, is it the dream one we’ve been wishing for? Nope. Did it tick every box I (stubbornly) had in my head? .. Course not.  HOWEVER is it so wonderful that we’re super happy everyday to be there? YES.  We are living in a big spacious house, there’s a park at our doorstep (great for walking your dog) and sharing with three people who have all welcomed me and the pooch into their home.  And that is all that matters.  Because finding somewhere to live with pets (in London) has proven to be one of the MOST difficult, fraustrating processes   I have ever been through and one I would rather not repeat for a long, long time.  Friends. You know the ones who make your world a much …

June + July Reflections

Hello! I didn’t realise I missed June reflection, until I was about to write July’s one. Mainly due to both being nothing short of stressful. Don’t get me wrong good things have happened (they also do) but it’s easy to forgot, especially if you have one of those weekends where you’ve gone to work on a Friday, blinked and it’s Sunday night.  Back to reflections, this time around I’ve decided to make it bitesized, because my brains decided to stop coming up with fuller sentences.  June the GOOD: I flew to London / Landed a new job / Ended up falling for two stray kittens (they’re in Japan with Mr C .. I miss them) June the BAD: Spent too much money getting back home with my dog / Cried almost every.single.day / Left my love in Tokyo. July Ups: Surprised my best friend for her birthday (still the best night ever) / Met up with a few friends for drinks & giggles / Managed to speak to Mr C every day. July Downs: House …

Weekly Photo Challenge #30: Home Sweet Home

My response to this week’s lovely theme Cherry On Top. Photo taken in Hampstead Heath (London) which is one of my favourite places. This is the cherry on top because, it reminds me just wonderful it is to be HOME. If you’re around definitely visit, don’t forget to pack a good book, maybe a picnic and pray it doesn’t rain! Have a wonderful Sunday.

Contemplation Week 17

Hello! Welcome to week 17 of Contemplation, where Desley from musings of a frequent flying scientist, chooses a prompt from her Kikki.K A Sentence a Day Journal and invites us to share our response. * my post from Week 16, here * Today’s prompt: What does your dream home look like? This question couldn’t have been timed more perfectly, as I’m currently house  hunting so have lots of ideas of what I want my dream house to look like.  Realistically I probably won’t be getting my dream house this time around (financially I’m just not there yet) this won’t stop me from making my next place look as close as possible to my “dream”.  So what does that look like? A mix between an old country home with a Scandinavian twist. I know the two couldn’t be more different but I just can’t decide.  Having always LOVED day beds, floral blankets, vintage cookery and the idea of having a swing set in my front porch making me go “awww” every.damn.time. This theme remains etched in …

Three Things Thursday

Hello! I hope your week has been all sorts of fun and you find yourself full of gratitude today. My three things for this week are: Mr Cheerful. I have been all over the place mentally and things have been incredibly stressful, but this week wouldn’t have gone so well without Mr Cheerfuls help. SO I am extra thankful this week for his patience, love and support. Home Sweet Home. Today I finally booked my flights home and although I am feeling really anxious about going back after two years away, I’m VERY excited to get back home to my friends and family. Also during my first week, it’s my best friend’s birthday and she has no idea I’ll be there to celebrate with her. Can’t wait to surprise her. Job Offer. As I’ve mentioned before, one of my biggest fears was going back home to no job, and having nowhere to live. As of today one of those prayers has been answered as I got offered a job and one that I couldn’t be …