1. Thornton’s Chocolates. Now I have to own here that I was a little bit disappointed in opening these. I thought it was a rebranded box of continentals which would have made the experience even better. As isn’t a Viennese Truffle a little bite of heaven? However, these were sufficiently lovely to be included in the Wonderful Wednesday countdown here, none the less due to the fact that they were a mere £4.50. And it’s always nice to buy a cheap box of chocolates for No Good Reason isn’t it? The only ones from this selection that I don’t like are the strawberry ones. They remind me of Calpol. Remember Calpol? Does it still exist? The FIRST Calpol though, not the one for older children that was orangey and yukky. What a huge let down SECOND Calpol was. Horrid. The FIRST Calpol was delicious, but not really what I want from a chocolate.
2. A weeknight involving cocktails with girlfriends by the seaside is always going to be lovely. We watched the sun go down whilst eating scrumptious Thai food and then headed over for some icy cold Mojitos.
3. Having a working week that was only 3 days long last week. I think that’s why I missed the might of the #wonderfulwednesday last week – I was super busy at work cramming 5 days into 3 – and then we raced off for a little break by the sea with family. I think I would like to do that every week – 5 day weeks are just not what one needs really are they?
4. Having a little wander down the canal at lunch. Sniffing some fresh air and seeing the sun. My office lacks outside light (isn’t that the WORST?!) so I really really need my little escapes come lunchtime. This time I walked as fast as my little legs could carry me in one direction for 30 minutes, and then did the same in reverse – an hour’s lunch break well spent methinks!
5. Feeling like I’ve finally ‘got’ me. When I was younger, I tried out different things, different viewpoints, different friends, going out, staying in, exercising, not exercising, drinking loads, staying sober, making things, reading, writing and partying. Now I feel like I have actually found myself, and also that I actually know what that means. I’m also oh-so-aware I sound pretty similar to an 18 year old on a gap year. Alas. But it’s true – I know what I like and I like what I know. I’m now going to age really really quickly from now on I reckon.
6. The assault on the senses that is standing by a rough sea as the tide comes in. Spray flying into your face (but you don’t care), nose filled with salty air, the huge rumbles and crashes…. exhilarating. I wish I lived right next to the sea so that I could step outside my front door and see this – wouldn’t that be lovely? But we’re pretty close, and there’s nothing I love better than wrapping up warm (as isn’t the British seaside usually freezing whatever time of year it is?!) and heading on out there.