Weekly Small Pleasures #7

Week #7

I’m going to try really hard to post these on Monday from now on. I’m trying to give my blog more structure and more regular features rather than just whatever, whenever. We’ll see if it works…..

Anyway, back to the point, my Weekly Small Pleasures.

1. Roquito Peppers

I love these things. Delicious, juicy, spicy, sweet. They’re good on their own, they’re good with crackers, they’re good in sandwiches, they’re great mixed into rice and served with salmon, roasted peppers and guacamole. Yum, yum, yum.

2. Baths

My legs have been particularly achy recently (a typical symptom of CFS) and when they’re like this baths are a god sent. Plus there’s nothing more relaxing than a bubble bath with candles, a Bon Iver album and a good book.

3. Atonement

I already own this book. Okay, I already own it twice. But I came across this edition and couldn’t say no. What if someone undeserving had bought it? Someone who didn’t properly appreciate it? I keep getting it off the shelf just to look at it. So very very pretty.

4. Mother’s Day

Yes, it’s supposed to be about my mum, but this has meant an excuse to go out for afternoon tea, a Chinese buffet and do some baking. All in the space of one weekend.

5. My new jumper

It’s cosy, it’s warm, it’s got a massive goose on it, it was only £10 and I pretty much haven’t taken it off since I bought it.

Thank you to Mani from A New Life Wandering for the great blog event. You can read all about her Small Pleasures here.

Small Pleasures Week #5

Week #5

1. Afternoon tea

My contract for work finished last Friday and I’ve got a few interviews lined up but in the mean time I get to enjoy having nothing to do. So I’ve done a lot of bookshop browsing, jigsaw completing and afternoon tea eating. Lovely.

2. Going blonde

For years I’ve been wishing my hair was just slightly lighter. I have typical not quite brown, not quite blonde hair which my dad likes to call dirty dishwater blonde (thanks Dad). But this week I decided to stop winging about and actually do something. So with the help of L’Oreal Sunkiss Jelly hopefully next week I’ll have decidedly blonde hair. I’ve used it once so far and I’m convinced my hair’s lighter, but I think I might be imagining it.

3. Holidays

In 198 days I will be jetting off for a week in the sun in Turkey. And I’m already ridiculously excited and considering starting holiday shopping. I’m going with one of my best friends and will be spending a week lying in the sun and eating ice creams and drinking cocktails. Bliss.

4. Leaving presents

Even though I’d only been at the job for a month or so they were kind enough to give me a leaving present. Which I hadn’t been expecting and I was really touched. Especially as these chocolates are delicious! (It’s more than possible I’ve already eaten them all.)

Now how about taking a look at Mani’s Weekly Small Pleasures over at A New Life Wandering?