The Happy List – Petite Joys #15

Well, we’ve made it to the end of the first week of Blogtober! (Miraculously!) So, to celebrate, here’s a little list of what’s made me happy this week:

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Blogging every day!

Obviously, that had to make the list, didn’t it? I’ve published six blog posts this week, and this one’ll make seven! I’ve already started to approach that brick wall, which you’ll probably read about next week, but in the interests of focussing on the positives: I’m so glad I’ve actually managed to keep my promise.

(And, if you want to catch up on all those posts, you can do so here! Shameless plug, I know…)

New camera.

I haven’t told you this yet, have I? Last week, I got a new camera to replace my dwindling 600D. When I say ‘new’, I mean ‘even older than the 600D’, but I bought a thirteen year old(!) Canon 5D Mark I! Mainly based on all the videos on YouTube from people who say you should buy one because of its full-frame capabilities, filmic-looking photos, and colour science. (Plus the fact that it’s way cheaper than even new Canon entry-level DSLRs these days.)

I’m currently writing an updated camera kit post for next week, so keep your eyes peeled for that if it sounds like your cup of tea!

Relishing the Autumn vibes.

It’s been feeling really Autumnal this week – what with it actually being Autumn and all that… I’m not normally one for enjoying the bracingly-cold climes, the dark evenings, and seeing the trees shed their leaves; but this year I’m pretty okay with it. I’m embracing it for once. Bring on the tartan blankets and chunky knits!

Giving myself more sleep.

I mentioned in my October Goals that one of my main priorities this month was to get more sleep and to relax more too. I’ve actually had two decent nights sleep this week, which is pretty good going for me. Make it seven out of seven and I might start feeling like a fully-functioning human being once again.

Curling up with a good book.

I’ve really relished curling up with a good book this week. (Mainly because my Mac keeps crashing for long periods of time whilst I’m writing blog posts and I’ve no choice but to distract myself. It’s either that or throw the daft thing out of the window, so…)

Last Sunday, I finished the hilarious This Is Going To Hurt by Adam Kay, and as soon as I got to the end, I picked up Dolly Alderton’s Everything I Know About Love, which I finished yesterday. (I honestly can’t remember the last time I read a book so fast!)

So, if you’ve got any recommendations on what to leaf through next, let me know – because I honestly can’t decide!

What’s put a smile on your face this week?

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