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Small pleasures | March 2018

 Working from 8 to 4:30 every other week 

 

My main highlight from this month is definitely the slight change in my work hours: from this week onwards I’m working from 8am to 4:30pm (instead of 9-5:30) every other week and it’s already making such a difference. I’m a morning person so I don’t mind having to wake up slightly earlier, and my commute has been SO much nicer. Having one extra hour in my evenings has also made a massive difference. Also, I’m getting to enjoy the lighter evenings more – yay! 

 

Ticking off films (Lady Bird, Joy)

 

I can be so bad at remembering to watch movies, but this month I’ve ticked off two that have been on my list for a while. The first one was Lady Bird which I loved (the soundtrack is so good!) – the performances were great and Saoirse Ronan amazing – her character tapped into those feelings that you only feel as a teenager so well.  

 

The other movie I finally watched was Joy, starring the wonderful Jennifer Lawrence, about the inventor of the miracle mop. The premise might not sound very promising, but trust me on this – it’s SO good. It’s a proper rags to riches story and it’s directed by David O. Russell who also directed Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle, so you know you’re in for a great ride. 

 

Girls trip to Dublin 

 

My friends and I have been talking about going to Dublin for a long weekend for ages now, and this month we *finally* did it. We booked a lovely Airbnb (you can read about my first ever Airbnb experience in my previous post) in a lovely part of town and spent our days walking around, drinking Guinness (and Bailey’s!) and eating a LOT.

 

I had such a wonderful time and the whole trip was exactly what I needed. I also completely fell for Dublin, and really want to go back immediately to explore some more! My personal highlight was the panorama bar at the Guinness Storehouse (definitely worth a visit!) and visiting The Brazen Head aka “oldest pub in Ireland”. Take me back, please!

 

Seeing old friends and meeting new ones 

 

I’ve been so sociable during this last weekend! On Thursday I went for a long overdue catch up with my old friend from Finland and on Friday I met up with two lovely blogger gals Lynsey and Jasmin and had such a lovely time on both nights. It was so nice to catch up with my friend Mia and her boyfriend over Mexican food (always Mexican food) and give them some London tips, and it was equally lovely to meet Lynsey and Jasmin – I feel like we could have chatted forever, which, of course, are the best kind of nights!

 

New experiences: Trying out Escape Room for the first time 

 

Yesterday I did something I’ve been wanting to do for forever: finally tried this escape room craze out. The lovely folk at Lockd London treated us for an adventure in one of their rooms called the Grandpas Last Will. I won’t go into too much detail as I don’t want to ruin anything for you in case you want to do it yourself, but I would highly recommend it. There were lots of unexpected surprises and a lot of attention to detail –  you really felt like you were in the story! They told me that they have more different rooms coming up soon, of which one is Alice in Wonderland themed – I can’t wait to try that one out!

 

 

What have you been up to this month?

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