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10 Wonderful Things #2

In typical Lauren fashion, I started this gratitude round-up with the intention of it becoming a weekly thing, published the first instalment, and then buggered off on holiday for two weeks and forgot all about it. I’m a great blogger, aren’t I? And now as I sit here and write out this second instalment in the series, I’m considering scrapping it on the blog and turning into a weekly newsletter instead, along with a round-up of my favourite Instagram shots of the week. Let me know what you think? Is that something people would be interested in?

1) Holidays

Don’t think I could really do a gratitude post without talking about me lollidays, could I? An overnight road trip on the Isle of Skye followed by a week in sunny Cornwall. I’ve been a very lucky girl.

2) My Wee Car

Broom Broom (yes, I’m one of those arseholes, don’t judge me) came on both my holidays with me. My car used to belong to my Grandad and lived a life of leisure where the longest journey it took was from the garage to Asda and back. Now she’s been all over Scotland and even survived all the way to Cornwall and back without complaint. I love my wee car.

3) Well-Timed Travel

Fab weather in Glasgow, then to fab weather in Cornwall while it rains constantly at home, and then back for the heatwave in Glasgow once more. If that isn’t good timing I don’t know what is.

4) Cornwall’s Beaches

Need I say more?

5) The Sunshine

I, the pasty white Scottish lassie, have achieved a tan. Nailed it.

6) Exploring the Tastes of the World

Whilst I was down in Cornwall I got to taste some of the local delicacies. As a right foodie, I do enjoy trying new bits and pieces when I get the chance.

7) Slow Mornings

I’ve discovered that one of my favourite things in life is really being able to take my time in the mornings, giving myself the time to wake up and really just set myself up for the day. I’m more productive in the evenings, so I’ve no need to be up and ready to work at the crack of dawn anyway.

8) The Slow Sunday Club

One of the reasons I got into blogging and Instagram was to engender and find community and a place of belonging. I’ve found myself some groups that I’m loving being involved in. The Slow Sunday Club sends out their newsletter every Sunday, and I always look forward to it landing in my inbox. As an added bonus, my shots have been featured in the #slowsundayclub top 5 on Instagram for the past two weeks! Loving life!

Today has been a rather wonderful relaxing day. I had a wonderful long lie (which I may regret when my body gets a fright a 6am tomorrow morning) then spent a little time wandering the shops before heading into uni. So, so proud of @a_tonality for absolutely smashing her final recital of undergrad👏👏👏 if mine goes as well tomorrow I’ll be well chuffed. . Speaking of tomorrow morning, it’s my first public recital of university, and I feel oddly calm. Is this a good thing? Is it bad? We’ll find out tomorrow😆😆 . . . . #findingthejoyineveryday #theuncoolclub #slowsundayclub #flashesofdelight #blogandbeyond #thisishowihueit #reallifeandstyle #great_wide_somewhere #wandering_through_life #flower #flowersofinstagram #flowerlove #flowers #flowerphotography #flowersmakemehappy #flowersgivemepower #tentsmuirbeach #tentsmuir #scotland #beach #finalrecital #singer #soprano #officeoftheday #musicstudent #exam

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9) Blog and Beyond

This group is a Godsend. Whenever I’m feeling lost or confused, or I’m in need of advice of some kind, I turn to Charlotte and the Blog and Beyond girls. They always tell me what I need to know.

10) Acing Exams

I received the results for my final exam whilst I was in Cornwall, and it was pretty much the result I was expecting, so I am pretty happy. The comments and critiques were also all things I knew and have been working on, so I know I’m on the right track.


Tell me, I’m a nosy cow, what wonderful things have happened to you this week?




10 Wonderful Things #1

1) The Sunshine

What absolutely wonderful weather we’ve been having over the past few weeks! I’ve been able to get my summer clothing out and just really enjoy being warm for once. Shorts and skirts galore!

2) Picnics in the Park

On Monday Rosie and I packed up our picnic hamper and headed to Kelvingrove Park to soak up the sunshine. It really has been a very long time since I took time to go sit in the park and just relax.

3) Dining Al Fresco

I’ve loved being able to get up in the morning, have a refreshing shower, and then head outside to eat my breakfast outside. There’s just something so right about being able to wake your body up out in the fresh air and sunshine.

4) Body Confidence

I don’t know what brought it on or where it came from, but I’ve somehow found a new wave of fantastic body confidence over the past few weeks. I’ve had my legs out and just not given a shit. I’ve gone back to dressing my body the way I want and I’m just feeling great.

5) Fresh Flowers

I’ve been treating myself to a cheap bouquet of fresh flowers from Tesco to decorate my bedside table, and I am loving it. Fresh flowers just make any room look 100 times better, don’t they?

6) The Rain

Bet you weren’t expecting that. Yes, I have absolutely loved having the sunshine around and catching a tan, but that build up there at the end was just too much. I’ve needed it to rain for at least three days now, but better late than never.

7) Instagram Community

You hear so many people talking about the community and friendships you can build on Instagram, but for so long I just wasn’t sure. Recently, however, I’ve found myself starting and making conversation with so many new people, and I’m really loving the feeling.

So much so that I’ve decided to try and foster a community of my own. Use #wandering_through_life to tag your travel, lifestyle and just anything posts, and come join in the conversations.

8) Late Night Inspiration

Late night train journeys really are the best times for me to get the synapses firing. I’ve written two blog posts on the train recently, and began sketching another on last night’s return trip.

9) Great Reading

I recently purchased Laura Jane William’s book ‘Becoming’ on Kindle, and I’ve been loving it. I love how she’s carried her funny, candid truth through into her writing, and look forward to finishing it.

10) Screaming Strauss

Strauss is one of my favourite composers, and as I look forward to my auditions at the end of this year, I’m loving having a wee explore through the repertoire and selecting some bangers to have a crack at.

What has been the highlight of your week this week?