How has another fortnight passed by? Here I am with another of my 5 Happy Things, which seems quite important lately given the news and world events of late.
I must admit I love Katy’s Happy Monday posts and these are part of the inspiration for mine. I think it’s important that we remind ourselves of those happier moments, no matter how small. I’m also quite enjoying the #TodayImGrateful hashtag on Twitter.
#1- Lyme Tree House
Last week I headed to River Cottage, I stayed in a wonderful B&B for an evening. Lyme Tree House on the outskirts of Axminster was comfortable, affordable and the breakfast was delicious. The B&B was really convenient for River Cottage and being a bit out from the town it was so quiet and relaxing. I really enjoyed my stay and will be going back with Mr W as we want to explore that area a bit more!
#2- Ruby Tandoh’s Potato Wedges
I treated myself to Ruby Tandoh’s book a few months ago but hadn’t gotten round using it. So I broke it out to make these wonderful potato wedges. A dead simple recipe and it made the fluffiest wedges with a perfectly crispy coating. I’m going to try different seasonings next time.
#3- Maggi Instant Noodles
I got these in last month’s Degustabox and they were so so tasty! A bit posher than your average quick and easy noodles to make, they come with several seasoning sachets and vegetables. These were my saviour at lunch time when I was off sick, super tasty and super easy!
#4- Autumnal Hiking
Last weekend Mr W and I headed up the Malverns for good old hike. We walked about 14km and then came home for a roast dinner. We’re currently aiming to hike every other weekend, with a run on the opposite weekends. This is the aim for keeping fit for our winter hiking holiday in February next year.
#5- Cocktails with Fentimans
The other week Fentimans sent me a collection of their wonderful new mixers range. I’m currently trying to develop a few cocktails so I can share these with you in a post before Christmas. But here’s a spoiler, my Winter Berry Fizz was quite a hit with Mr W! I can’t wait to share my other ideas with you, so keep your eyes peeled for that!
What’s been making you happy lately? Let me know in the comments,