Happy Monday/Ten Happy Things #3

It’s Monday! It’s sunny! It’s already 20 degrees (never do I feel my Scottish heritage more than when the mercury is way on the up in the dog days of summer)! Let’s get happy!

1. Planning & researching

Life is pretty busy at the moment, with so much to research, write about, and throw myself into. I love planning and organising too, and there’s lots of scope for that too at the current time! My Erin Condren planner (referral link) is proving an utter godsend.

2. Honeymoon daydreaming

 This time a year ago we were just about to set off on the trip of a lifetime. I feel so lucky to have seen the places we went to and I know I’ll never forget that magical trip.

3. Ice cream

On Saturday I popped over to N7 for Yelp’s annual ‘Slides and Scoops’ event – so. many. awesome. ice creams. And no brain freeze – result!

4. Christmas In July (again) – Hobbycraft & Paperchase

This stationery nerd went to two fun events last Thursday and had so much fun. The Paperchase Christmas range is awesome (more to follow in my October spotlight post) and Hobbycraft have so many awesome ways to get crafty for the Christmas season.

5. Jesus Christ Superstar

As I mentioned in my post on Friday, I love me some musical theatre. So it was lovely to head over to the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre on Saturday to watch their new production of Jesus Christ Superstar. Full review to follow, naturally.

6. Bloggers Blog Awards

Voting time has rolled around for these awards, co-ordinated by the lovely Tea Party Beauty. I loved whittling down my picks for each category in order to vote (so hard to do, of course – there are some babes out there in the blog world). If you like what I do here I’d be thrilled if you’d nominate me for Lifestyle, Social or Pro – I’m not expecting to get through as the competition will be fierce, but I thought it would be remiss of me not to mention!

7. Tea parties

Tea, cake, cats and planning chat with the lovely Jaye on Friday. Afternoon Tea at Home House with the fabulous team from My Favourite Sale and the divine Erica, Emma and Charley on Saturday. And coffee and a catch up with Eileen on Saturday too? Fond.

8. Legally Blonde

The classic movie turned fifteen last week. So of course I watched it on Netflix to celebrate! And loved Reese’s cute celebrations on social too, of course.

9. Hamilton

I love the show – now I’m reading the book. It’s superb so far, but way too heavy to tote around town! This is a curl up at home with a cup of tea and a cat size of book.

10. Adventures with Milly

Last Wednesday I got to spend a morning and lunchtime with the delightful Milly (who starts her new job today. GO MILLY YOU QUEEN!). We checked out the Christmas designs at Tatty Devine (so cute, you guys, details to follow) and then headed over for a lunch catch up. Always love time one-on-one with friends.

So that was my busy, happy week. How are you all doing?


  1. LaaLaa Monroe
    18th July 2016 / 9:13 am

    Legally Blonde, ah can't fault that movie at all. ICE CREAAAM! Perfect with no brain freeze lol. I do like Milly's blog, so nice to see you've been up to so many things 🙂 x

    • Claire
      21st July 2016 / 8:07 am

      Thanks sweetie – life is busy and fun at the moment.

  2. captaincharley.net
    18th July 2016 / 9:56 am

    Lovely to see you on Saturday 🙂 x

    • Claire
      21st July 2016 / 8:07 am

      Always gorgeous to catch up darling girl – Home House was such a cute venue!

  3. Joanna Victoria -x
    18th July 2016 / 2:07 pm

    Great reasons to be happy. I like that you included ice cream great for a hot day like today.

    • Claire
      21st July 2016 / 8:08 am

      In these current temperatures I am all about the ice cream.

  4. Brand & Beauty
    18th July 2016 / 2:36 pm

    Legally Blonde are one of my favourite movies, I have seen it so many years I love all of the movies even the newest one with the two twins x

    • Claire
      21st July 2016 / 8:08 am

      Have you seen the musical? It's awesome too.

  5. beautyqueenuk
    18th July 2016 / 3:57 pm

    I absolutely love Legally Blonde, it is a perfect Sunday afternoon chill out film x

    • Claire
      21st July 2016 / 8:09 am

      I totally agree! Love those movies you can just splodge in front of.

  6. Mellissa Williams
    18th July 2016 / 5:37 pm

    I love your planner! I need one. How have you managed to get so much into the week. I would love to see Legally Blonde on stage, they made it into a stage show didn't they?

    • Claire
      21st July 2016 / 8:09 am

      They did, and it's amazing – the soundtrack is so kickass!

  7. Milly Youngman
    18th July 2016 / 6:56 pm

    I AM SO HAPPY ABOUT FOOD RIGHT THERE. Loved hanging out with you <3

    • Claire
      21st July 2016 / 8:10 am

      Always gorgeous to see you my lovely – and at that point when the photo was taken I believe we were both super happy!

  8. Samantha Jeffery
    18th July 2016 / 8:17 pm

    Ice Cream always manages to cheer me up too – you've got a lot going on at the moment but well done for having fun whilst you're so busy! MadeFromBeauty.co.uk

    • Claire
      21st July 2016 / 6:09 pm

      Thanks, Samantha – I like to be busy (but I like naps and ice cream too).

  9. Anosa Malanga
    18th July 2016 / 8:17 pm

    I cant believe how hot it is here, I am loving it. Love you 10 things especially legally blonde

    • Claire
      21st July 2016 / 6:09 pm

      Just a classic, classic film. Elle Woods rules!

  10. ana de jesus
    18th July 2016 / 8:58 pm

    Well what could be happier than receiving a scoop or several ( ok the whole tub) of well deserved ice cream?

    • Claire
      21st July 2016 / 6:09 pm

      Even better, it was free – bargainous treats ahoy!

  11. Sarah!
    18th July 2016 / 9:54 pm

    Ice cream & Legally Blonde! What more could you want!Everything else sounds amazing too though ^_^

    • Claire
      21st July 2016 / 6:10 pm

      I'm a lucky wee thing – lots of great things going on!

  12. Rhian Westbury
    18th July 2016 / 10:23 pm

    I am still finding it strange reading about Christmas events during this time of the year x

    • Claire
      21st July 2016 / 6:10 pm

      It's definitely more than a tad befuddling, but I've enjoyed all the events I've attended.

  13. Dannii Martin
    19th July 2016 / 7:48 am

    I am doing loads of planning at the moment and I have lists everywhere. I just love buying new stationary!

    • Claire
      21st July 2016 / 6:11 pm

      It's my Achilles heel when it comes to spending – I just can't resist!

  14. Jessica Ayun
    19th July 2016 / 9:20 am

    So many happy things! Ice cream is enough for me. Haha. 😀

    • Claire
      21st July 2016 / 6:11 pm

      This has been a very, very ice cream week.

  15. Stella Olojola
    19th July 2016 / 11:37 am

    Good you had a busy happy week. I had a very busy week too.

  16. Charli Bruce
    19th July 2016 / 11:49 am

    I have been to so many Christmas in July events, I absolutely adored Paperchases range! I took my daughter along and she was in awe of everything xx

  17. Cattitude & Co.
    19th July 2016 / 1:00 pm

    Can't imagine Christmas in July, it's so hot!

  18. Liz Mays
    19th July 2016 / 1:43 pm

    It's hard to believe Legally Blonde is 15 already! Man does time ever fly!

  19. Hannah Brice
    19th July 2016 / 3:25 pm

    You have been busy and what a lovely idea for a post. Very feel good!

  20. Jess | The Indigo Hours
    19th July 2016 / 5:15 pm

    I love the look of Erin Condren planners, they look so handy for planning pretty much everything and they're so preeeeetty ♥Jess xo | The Indigo Hours

  21. bethany naismith
    19th July 2016 / 5:20 pm

    Sounds like a good week! Legally Blonde is such a great film too!

  22. Helerina
    19th July 2016 / 6:05 pm

    You've got lots of things to be happy about and have been so busy! I can't wait to see what Paperchase will be bringing out for Christmas.

  23. Harriet Shearsmith
    19th July 2016 / 7:50 pm

    Oohhh I like the sound of honeymoon dreaming! Defo something to be excited about!

  24. Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes
    20th July 2016 / 2:00 am

    So much positivity in this post, love it! Sounds like you've been having fun.

  25. Tanya Brannan
    20th July 2016 / 9:13 am

    What a fantastic week! You can't beat a good ice cream,and I would have loved to see Jesus Christ, Superstar too!

  26. Hannah Heartss
    20th July 2016 / 2:31 pm

    Wow what a good time you have had! Very jealous x

  27. Zoë IKIWN
    20th July 2016 / 7:32 pm

    I'm seeing so much 'christmas in july' stuff at the moment, it's definitely become an event thing! I've just got my votes in for the Bloggers Blog Awards too, I think it's such a lovely idea. x

  28. Laura Hartley
    20th July 2016 / 7:39 pm

    I love planning simply because it involves using lots of stationery xD Everyone seems to be obsessed with Hamilton!

  29. Emma Julia
    20th July 2016 / 8:59 pm

    I adore your ice cream smile madam Claire!

  30. Working Mum Blog
    21st July 2016 / 12:08 pm

    What a fab week! Great to see the photos and read what you got up to. It is hard to believe it has been 15 years since 'Legally Blonde' was made!

  31. Chilling With Lucas
    21st July 2016 / 12:13 pm

    That is a busy week. Would love one of those ice creams x

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