Small pleasures | Week 1

red wine the flask highgate


I know I’ve been attempting to do these Sunday posts for a while now, but I’ve just realised that the last one was in May… I put so much pressure on myself to have enough good pictures to share each week, that in the end I didn’t share anything at all. And, well, now I only have the weekends (and holidays) to take photos anyway, so I thought I’d stop stressing myself out and try something different.


I like the “happy things” posts I see around the Internet – they always put a smile on my face, and so I thought I’d try something similar myself. I got the idea of this simple pleasures list by an article in Stylist magazine about a new book by The School of Life called Small Pleasures, celebrating the little things in our everyday lives making us happy. I really liked that concept, so here’s my attempt to do something similar. Doing this list has already made me remember all the nice things that have happened just this week, so I think it’s already working…


Red wine & cosy pubs


I love a good pub, and I especially love a good, cosy, pub come autumn and winter time. I love hiding from grey skies and rain in an old pub with candles, cosy nooks and fairylights more than anything – and always preferably with a glass of red wine in my hand. I’m not very knowledgeable about wine (though I would love to learn how to distinguish different flavours better!) but there’s something so comforting about a glass of red on a cold and rainy day.


This picture above is taken in The Flask in Highgate, near Hampstead Heath, and it’s by far one of my favourite finds of this year. It’s so lovely!


Jane the Virgin is back


My favourite series find from the past year has got to be Jane the Virgin. I put off watching it for quite a long time, thinking it sounded ridiculous and a bit strange. Well, it is a bit ridiculous and a bit strange, but in the best way possible. The characters are lovable (even the ones you think you’ll hate in the beginning), the narrator is hilarious and most of all, the show has such a big heart. I’m so happy it’s finally back and that Netflix is streaming the episodes in real time. Happy days!


Autumnal photowalks


I met my friend Daria for a photowalk in and around South Kensington this morning and it was so lovely to walk around with someone who didn’t mind stopping every 5 minutes to take a picture of a cute house… We met in South Kensington, bought the cutest of eclairs from Maitre Choux and continued on to High Street Kensington via many a cute mews. Hopefully we can do it again soon – next time perhaps with a Christmassy theme!


A three day weekend


My friend Emmi from Finland flew to London on Thursday, and so I’ve taken the Monday off to hang out with her. We’re planning on doing a bit of shopping and a lot of eating (well, the eating part is mostly my plan…) and just wander around London, catching up. I know it’s just one extra day, but the weekend already feels so much longer. It really makes such a difference!


What’s been the little things you’ve been loving this week?

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