“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
– Mark Twain
This week has been a slightly arduous one, accost with constant challenges, persevering problems and so much sleep deprivation! My days are like a small suitcase that I try to fit a month’s worth of clothes into. Too freaking full!! So busy that I almost forgot to recognise my happy moment one day! As much as I love to be busy, it is vital that I take some time to relax every so often and this is how I choose to spend my Sunday Switch-Off Time – Happy Days Challenge round up number three!
Day Eleven. Monday, 3rd February. I am a stereotypical female. I like all things pretty, sparkly and shiny! My obsession for jewellery knows no bounds. I am never fully dressed until I have embellished my ears, neck and wrists, and spritzed myself with perfume. While the majority of my things are still in bags and boxes (I moved house last week), Monday morning was spent displaying some of my most worn arm candy and earrings in a large silver Indian style jewellery box that sits proudly on top of my dresser for ease of access. The organisation of beautiful trinkets, or anything for that matter, leads to immense satisfaction!
Day Twelve. Tuesday, 4th February. I walked into work to find our staff notice board adorned with photographs from our recent Winter Party. Pretty sure that I had struck a few poses for a couple of snap happy people that evening, a quick scan told me that those photographs were MIA and therefore probably better off not seeing the light of day. Later on that day, one of the girls from the spa asked me if I had seen the photographs on their notice board. I took a quick trip to down and low and behold, there was my face, not once, but twice. Hurray! Affirmation that I didn’t make a complete and utter fool of myself! They clearly wanted to see my crazy blonde head whenever they desired!! And I suppose the therapists who I was pictured with were entitled to their photos in their own department too 😛 So what did I learn today? That everyone wants to be a spa girl, but I’ll settle for honorary spa girl for now!
Day Thirteen. Wednesday, 5th February. My first happy moment of this challenge was a surprise package from one of my best friends. Inside this package was an assortment of petits trucs, including this lipbalm. Just look at that packaging! Some of you may know that this time last year, I finally fell in love with London. I’ve lost count of the number of times I have visited the city, but I had always felt it was an obligation to go there rather than a fun week away. Last year changed that! This pretty green & yellow tin and sleeve transported me back to a year ago and has reignited my hunger to visit London more regularly again. Anyone up for a weekend away?!
Day Fourteen. Thursday, 6th February. I leave my most used makeup brushes on my dresser and I am horrified to say it’s been a few weeks since I last deep cleaned them. Freshly washed makeup brushes make me (and my skin!) remarkably happy!
Day Fifteen. Friday, 7th February. I’ve been told I’m always getting my hair done. Let me tell you a secret. Are you ready? I’m blonde. And it’s not natural. Shocker I know! So every 5-6 weeks I’ll go and get my highlights done, and I love every single minute of it. It’s not the result I adore, but the process. I revel in the salon experience. Going to the hairdressers is the only relaxation time I have. For 3.5 hours (yes, 3.5 hours – I have a lot of hair!) I can do absolutely nothing but drink coffee, catch up on my celebrity/local gossip and leaf through fashion magazines. I am stuck to a chair and if I move, my locks will be destroyed. This is what I like to tell myself anyway!
What has made you happy this week?
Until the next time,