the happy list :: june 2014

all photos from my Instagram!

I thought that I'd try and start a little monthly series, where I share a few of my favourite things from the past month. Ready?

Read: The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes, reviewed here

Watched: More football than I've watched in the last 4 years. Always the way with me - not in the least interested in football, and then when the World Cup comes around I'm like a possessed fanatic. Of course I've also been following Wimbledon too, but that's every year without fail. I used to live in Wimbledon and went to the tournament several times when I lived close by - I'm determined to go next year!

Ate: Polpo. Favourite meal out this month.

Clicked: Kelven's absolutely beautiful website/blog, Les Petites Choses. I think I discovered his site a while ago through a comment he left, and it is just full of the most exquisite photos. He has a travelog and foodielog, and you're bound to find something you love in his posts. I find myself just perusing through the archives and wishing I could take photography lessons from him. Please have a look!

Listened: Coldplay's A Sky Full of Stars. I'm quite enjoying the whole album, actually.

Wore: My navy blue Zara mini city bag. For a faux-leather bag, it looks and feels a lot more expensive that it is and it holds just the right amount so I don't overstuff it with crap! If I could justify it, I would snap up the red version in a heartbeat, and the slightly different black one is beautiful too. 

Visited: Geneva, Switzerland. It was technically a working trip, but I stayed in a beautiful home with lovely people and was taken on a quick drive to Lake Geneva and a nearby market too. 

Ran: 83.1 kilometres. I ran 10K for the first time at the beginning of June, and did another one later on in the month, which made me very happy! I'm now trying to improve my time and still build up my endurance.

Cooked: Ok, so it's not really cooking, but those peanut butter cups need to be made again and soon.  

Celebrated: The engagement of C & J, who I've mentioned multiple times on this blog! They are two of our closest friends and I really couldn't be happier for them. Two of my best girlfriends are now engaged - fun times ahead!