#ThreeThingsThursday – What made me smile this week…

Welcome to this week’s Three Things Thursday post, created by Emily at Nerd in the Brain and hosted by Natalie at There She Goes.

Share your joy by posting three things big or small, that have made you happy this week and join in the fun! Want to know what it’s all about? Then click here!

Number One
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Good Friends – I’m always grateful for my friends, but this week I am especially glad to have such wonderful people in my life that I can rely on when things get rough.

Number Two
Marina Malinovaya's Floral Tea Story
Floral Tea Story by Marina Malinovaya – I think these pictures of teapots and flowers are so beautiful! You can read more about these gorgeous creations on My Modern Met.

Number Three

Always Look on the Bright Side of Life – This song never fails to cheer me up when I’m feeling down!

Now it’s your turn to share your happiness! Simply click on the button below and add your link with your three things that have made you smile this week… I can’t wait to hear all about them!

Don’t feel like writing an entire post? Then simply share some pictures on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter with #ThreeThingsThursday. Don’t forget to tag @ThereSheGoesUK so that I can send them some love!

#WeekendCoffeeShare: If We Were Having Coffee on 25th June 2017

Thanks for joining me for this Weekend Coffee Share, created by Diana at Part Time Monster and hosted by Emily at Nerd in the Brain.

If we were having coffee today, you would be joining us in the middle of a major packing operation. Everything has been sorted with my mum’s house sale and the contracts have finally been exchanged after 5 incredibly stressful months. Moving day is next week so we’ve not got much time to get the last of the house in boxes!

Have you had a nice week? I had two surprises on Thursday, my friend sent me a parcel filled with lovely things to congratulate me on my job, and our wedding photographer sent us some classic car books just because he thought we would like them. I love getting happy mail! Have you had something good turn up in the post recently?

Sorry this chat has to be so short this week, but we only have a few hours left to finish the house so I best get on. Thank you for joining me for this Coffee Share, I hope you have a lovely week ahead. Don’t forget to visit my fellow bloggers for a cuppa and a catch up!

#ThreeThingsThursday – What made me smile this week…

Welcome to this week’s Three Things Thursday post, created by Emily at Nerd in the Brain and hosted by Natalie at There She Goes.

Share your joy by posting three things big or small, that have made you happy this week and join in the fun! Want to know what it’s all about? Then click here!

Number One
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Surprise Parcel – I couldn’t believe it when the postman handed me a surprise parcel this morning! My bestie sent me this beautiful diary and pen, yummy coffee and lovely card to congratulate me on my new job. It took me totally by surprise and has made my whole week!

Number Two
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Wizarding World Book Club – Pottermore have started a book club, which is starting on Friday. I can’t wait to join in with the discussions and re-read all of the Harry Potter books again!

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Good Luck Stamps – I received a letter the other day with a gorgeous rainbow stamp on it. I just had to track down the full set for my collection, which turned out to be these beautiful Good Luck stamps.

Now it’s your turn to share your happiness! Simply click on the button below and add your link with your three things that have made you smile this week… I can’t wait to hear all about them!

Don’t feel like writing an entire post? Then simply share some pictures on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter with #ThreeThingsThursday. Don’t forget to tag @ThereSheGoesUK so that I can send them some love!

#WeekendCoffeeShare: If We Were Having Coffee on 18th June 2017

Thanks for joining me for this Weekend Coffee Share, created by Diana at Part Time Monster and hosted by Emily at Nerd in the Brain.

If we were having coffee today, we would be having some ice cold drinks instead. It’s absolutely scorching here today so we’re having refreshing fruit juice and plenty of it! What’s your favourite way to cool down?

How are you today? It’s been a relatively quiet week for me, with being in the office and getting the housework done. Friday was good fun though, the company my husband and I work for held a big awards ceremony in London. Pixie Lott, 5 After Midnight, Calum Scott and Ella Eyre all performed at the after show party. It was lovely being able to get to know my colleagues more and to see my friends be nominated for (and win!) some very special awards.

It’s Father’s Day today and unfortunately I now live too far away to be able to visit my dad’s grave. Instead I have bought a lovely memorial candle/photo frame for home, which I have lit. For those of you who are celebrating today, I hope you’re having a lovely day with your dads and cherishing your time together… for those who aren’t for whatever reason, I’m sending you lots of love and strength for today and every day.

Thank you for joining me for this Coffee Share, I hope you have a great week. Don’t forget to visit my fellow bloggers for a cuppa and a catch up!

#ThreeThingsThursday – What made me smile this week…

Welcome to this week’s Three Things Thursday post, created by Emily at Nerd in the Brain and hosted by Natalie at There She Goes.

Share your joy by posting three things big or small, that have made you happy this week and join in the fun! Want to know what it’s all about? Then click here!

Number One
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Icons of the 80’s – We had a fantastic time with our friends in the beautiful sunshine, listening to some great songs and enjoying the atmosphere.

Number Two
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Unicorn Bath Bomb
– My sister bought me this seriously cute bath bomb, just because! It made the bathwater a lovely pink and really helped me to relax after a stressful day.

Number Three
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Harry Potter Paper Flyers – I spotted this book by chance during a supermarket shop… two of my favourite things in one, Harry Potter and crafts!

Now it’s your turn to share your happiness! Simply click on the button below and add your link with your three things that have made you smile this week… I can’t wait to hear all about them!

Don’t feel like writing an entire post? Then simply share some pictures on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter with #ThreeThingsThursday. Don’t forget to tag @ThereSheGoesUK so that I can send them some love!

#WeekendCoffeeShare: If We Were Having Coffee on 11th June 2017

Thanks for joining me for this Weekend Coffee Share, created by Diana at Part Time Monster and hosted by Emily at Nerd in the Brain.

If we were having coffee today, you would be joining my husband and I at Beijing Rendezvous for some All-You-Can-Eat Chinese… feel free to help yourself to as much as you like. It’s my first visit here and I love it, the food is delicious and I very much approve of the 80s-tastic soundtrack!

If you’re not a fan of Chinese, you can come back to ours for a drink. Rather than coffee, can I offer you a cup of tea? I won a beautiful Emma Bridgewater teapot the other day, so I have been treating myself to some lovely cups of tea this week.

How has your week been? I had my first full week in the office so I have been really busy learning how everything works and where everything is. There’s not been much time to do anything else other than catch up with housework, but I did have a lovely evening last night. My husband and I had a great time with our friends at the Icons of the 80’s concert, which was held at Burghley House.

Well I suppose I should start getting my things ready for work tomorrow. Thank you for joining me for this Coffee Share, I hope you have a great week ahead. Don’t forget to visit my fellow bloggers for a cuppa and a catch up!

#ThreeThingsThursday – What made me smile this week…

Welcome to this week’s Three Things Thursday post, created by Emily at Nerd in the Brain and hosted by Natalie at There She Goes.

Share your joy by posting three things big or small, that have made you happy this week and join in the fun! Want to know what it’s all about? Then click here!

Number One
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Winning this Emma Bridgewater teapot – During my last visit to Vintage Home Southport they asked if I would like to enter a free prize draw to win a beautiful teapot, which I was lucky enough to win.

Number Two
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Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (Ravenclaw Edition) – To mark 20 years of Harry Potter, the first book has been re-released in four new editions representing each of the houses. It made my day when my copies finally arrived on my doorstep this week… No prizes for guessing which house I’m in!

Number Three

New Day by Take That – The video is a little weird, but I absolutely LOVE Take That’s latest single! It’s such an upbeat and catchy song that really helps me wake up during my walk to work, especially as the weather hasn’t been so kind this week.

Now it’s your turn to share your happiness! Simply click on the button below and add your link with your three things that have made you smile this week… I can’t wait to hear all about them!

Don’t feel like writing an entire post? Then simply share some pictures on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter with #ThreeThingsThursday. Don’t forget to tag @ThereSheGoesUK so that I can send them some love!

#WeekendCoffeeShare: If We Were Having Coffee on 4th June 2017

Thanks for joining me for this Weekend Coffee Share, created by Diana at Part Time Monster and hosted by Emily at Nerd in the Brain.

If we were having coffee this evening, you would be joining me in the middle of a mini Doctor Who marathon. I’ve missed the past three episodes due to being away, so I’m catching up with them all now. How have you been this week?

I started my new job on Thursday, so the days leading up to it were spent getting the house in order and sorting out a new housework schedule so I can keep on top of everything. Do you have any recommendation for a chore timetable that works for you?

Yesterday my husband and I went to the Tatton Park Classic Car Spectacular with our friends and today we spent as much time as possible with family… something that is more important than ever these days.

Thank you for joining me for this Coffee Share, I hope you have a lovely week. Don’t forget to visit my fellow bloggers for a cuppa and a catch up.

#ThreeThingsThursday – What made me smile this week…

Welcome to this week’s Three Things Thursday post, created by Emily at Nerd in the Brain and hosted by Natalie at There She Goes.

Share your joy by posting three things big or small, that have made you happy this week and join in the fun! Want to know what it’s all about? Then click here!

Number One
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The Little Mermaid – Quite possibly the most beautiful book I own! I’ve had this on pre-order with Amazon since last year, but it kept being cancelled due to issues with the supplier. I was SO delighted when I spotted it on the Waterstones website. The pages are absolutely gorgeous with lovely illustrations… at least it was worth the wait!

Number Two
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My finished ceramics – I was finally able to collect my creations from Crafty Badger Ceramics the other day. Unfortunately one didn’t make it, but I’m really happy with how the rest turned out! The largest will be used as a hanging ornament, the owl will be made into a magnet and the other two will be turned into necklaces… I think I may have found a new hobby!

Number Three
Lovely card from my Sister-in-law 💖 #NewJob
Surprise Card – My Sister-in-Law sent me this card yesterday to congratulate me on my new job, which was a lovely surprise. It’s my first day today, so hopefully all will go well!

Now it’s your turn to share your happiness! Simply click on the button below and add your link with your three things that have made you smile this week… I can’t wait to hear all about them!

Don’t feel like writing an entire post? Then simply share some pictures on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter with #ThreeThingsThursday. Don’t forget to tag @ThereSheGoesUK so that I can send them some love!

#WeekendCoffeeShare: If We Were Having Coffee on 28th May 2017

Thanks for joining me for this Weekend Coffee Share, created by Diana at Part Time Monster and hosted by Emily at Nerd in the Brain.

If we were having coffee today, you would be joining me at my mum’s house. I was supposed to go home on Tuesday, but my plans were changed after the awful events in Manchester. This week has been an emotional roller-coaster to say the least…

The terror attack has been absolutely heartbreaking for me, Manchester and the arena have been an integral part of my life for as long as I can remember. I have spent countless evenings there with my friends and family, watching my favourite artists perform. I still can’t put into words how shocked and saddened I am.

Then there was the news that Sir Roger Moore had passed away. I loved Roger in The Persuaders and his role in Spice World was legendary, but his version of James Bond is what I adored the most. For Your Eyes Only will always be incredibly special to my husband and I… we’re both huge Bond fans and his films have always been part of our relationship in one way or another.

On to the more positive things… my change in plans meant that I could spend more time with my family and we’ve had some lovely meals together. Mum and I went to see Take That on Monday and again (along with my sister) on Friday. It was a very emotional show as the band are from Manchester and were supposed to be playing at the Manchester Arena, but they rescheduled and performed in Liverpool instead. It was wonderful to see so much love and support at the show, the Echo Arena replaced their posters with “I ❤️ MCR” ones and Take That donated all of the proceeds from the show.

As I mentioned in my Three Things Thursday post this week, I can finally share my exciting news! I didn’t want to jinx it, but I had several job interviews this month and I’ve been offered a permanent position which I have accepted. It’s going to make such a huge difference and I’m very excited (and nervous) to start my new job in June.

I’m going to enjoy what’s left of the bank holiday as much as I can, I hope you can too… Thank you for joining me for this Coffee Share, I hope you have a lovely week. Don’t forget to visit my fellow bloggers for a cuppa and a catch up.