Since my last Happy List, I managed to break my finger – that’s not really a particularly happy thing but I’m ‘soldiering on’ and typing this one fingered (the struggle is real). But you’ll be glad to know it’s not all bad. Here are a few things that have been cheering me up.
A bargainous coat that literally gives me the warm and fuzzies, since I look like I’m channelling Fozzie bear in it. It was from M&S and is sold out online but you could well find one in your local store still if you hunt around in the sale section. If not, I like this one, from Misguided or this one from Plumo. Teddy bear coats forever!
Despite the crazy, gusty wind of late (I’ve had to hang on to the kids for dear life on the school run), I saw the first of the crocuses peeping out on the Stray in Harrogate (and on February 1st), which I took as a very good sign indeed. Warmer, better days are coming friends.
On the subject of spring, I picked up a past edition of Kinfolk in a cafe recently and even though it was from a year ago, it still felt so fresh and relevant, it really got me yearning for spring blooms and gelato in the sunshine. It also finally convinced me that Kinfolk is not just some twatty hipster magazine but has some really great ‘evergreen’ content and might be worth investing in after all.
Again, talking of flowers (these links are seamless eh?), I got some ‘just because’ flowers from the mister the other day (maybe he felt sorry for me and my finger).
So, yeah more about my finger because I can tell you’re dying to hear all about it. It’s the tip of my ring finger and the weird thing is, this is the third time it’s fractured in exactly the same place. Weird, right? I guess I just have a weakness in it now, but it happens ridiculously easy, like if I happen to bend it back my accident. I’m having a follow-up appointment at the fracture clinic today where I hope to get some answers (or at the very least a lollipop). Anyone else experienced this?
What else. How about the mister’s homemade cinnamon buns for Sunday morning breakfast? He hadn’t made any in ages and then got a batch together one weekend much to everyone’s delight. The best bit is you can freeze half and then get them out to bake fresh when you really fancy them. Recipe here, if you’re interested.
Listening to the Labyrinth soundtrack thanks to my friend who copied it for me (it’s really expensive and notoriously hard to get a hold of apparently).
Florence has lost her front tooth. My little goofball has just got a whole lot more goofier. And even though she wrapped it up and put it under her pillow for the tooth fairy, Greig and I totally forgot to swap it for a coin when we came to bed (bad parents). In the morning, she was a little disappointed so we had to quickly make up an explanation on the spot and suggested that the tooth fairy couldn’t get through because her bedroom was so messy! Ha ha, are we too mean? At least it got her to tidy up and she definitely earned the pocket money.
Right I am literally off to the hospital with my silly finger. Hope you’re all good.
Bye for now!