Friday, 17 March 2017

Five Things That Made Me Happy This Week #14

It's been a little quiet around here for a while. I received some terrible news, and I needed to take some time out, as I just didn't have the mental space for anything else. But as you've seen, I'm back now, and there have been a few awesome things that have happened over the last seven days.

Pink blossoms on  tree branches, taken from below the tree

Five Things That Made Me Happy This Week is a weekly link-up hosted by Suzy of From the Fringe, where we share the things we've been grateful for over the last five days.

Getting Creative

A few weeks back I went to the British Museum, and I saw an exhibition of British watercolour landscapes. I've also been watching The Big Painting Challenge, and I've been inspired by both. Last week I bought myself some watercolours and watercolour paper, and on Sunday I got arty. I'm working on on a painting of a rose from my garden, but I got the scale wrong, so it's more of a close up of the rose rather than the whole rose - oops! But I'm a huge fan of Georgia O'Keeffe and her close ups of flowers, so I've just decided to go with it. It's not very good, but that doesn't really matter, I'm simply enjoying being arty and creating something. It's fun!

Spring Has Sprung!

It has! There are flowers everywhere! Trees full of blossoms, daffodils and crocuses have bloomed, and it's just gorgeous! And yesterday I saw the first daisies of year, and it made me smile so much! Daisies are my favourite! It's also starting to get warmer which is always something to celebrate! I'm a pretty happy bunny!

Birthday Drinks

It was my 30th Birthday on Wednesday, and my dad took me out that night for drinks to celebrate. I had such a good night! Lots of drinking, lots of laughter, lots of talking. I do like those nights down the pub when I more or less get Dad to myself, and we can have proper chat. And we talked books! Dad is the reason I read, so it's always good to get to have a good chat with him about the books we're reading.

Being Recognised by an Actor

So, on the way home from my birthday drinks, while I was on the bus, someone said, "Joanne?" I was recognised by a guy who was in my class at school, who is an actor. It was so surreal, it being my birthday, and being very drunk, and being recognised. And then, being so drunk, embarrassing myself. I was saying to my dad, "He's an actor! He was in Casualty or Holby City or something" "Doctors." "Yeah! He was someone's son!" "Ben's" "Yeah! I watched it every day!" So embarrassing. And this actor wanted a photo with me for Facebook. It's just bizarre and strange, but kind of awesome, too.

A Trip to the Theatre

Mum and Dad got me tickets to see School of Rock for my birthday, and Mum and I went to see it yesterday. It was incredible! It was so much fun, the children were so talented, and at moments it felt like being at a concert. It was even surprisingly emotional in places, and brought tears to my eyes. Such a wonderful show! I highly recommend it!

So that's been my week! How has your week been?

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  1. love this! The best part of my week was buying flowers for myself and having a movie night with my sisters

    1. Ooh, that sounds wonderful! It's always great buying yourself some flowers, and bringing some colour to your days! And quality family is always awesome! :)

  2. So sorry to hear about your sad news; always here if you want to chat about anything my lovely. Hope you're feeling okay.

    Glad that you still managed to do a happiness post, I always love reading what you've been up to! (Although I'm a little behind on reading blogs at the moment, sorry!) SO excited to hear that you've been painting, I'd love to see the results!! I'm tragic at anything artsy so I'm going to live vicariously through you haha.

    Once again, a massive HAPPY BIRTHDAY. I hope you had the most wonderful time, you deserve it!! So lovely to read that you had such a great time with your Dad and great that he was your inspiration to read.

    How funny that you were recognised AND requested for a photo!! That's amazing. You've basically made it haha.

    Thanks for joining in with my link up. Lots of love xx