Hello chaps and chapesses!
I hope you’re feeling sunny and bright! It’s been another jolly week here at Happy Chapess HQ. Here are some of the highlights:
British accents. I’m fascinated by regional accents, and have to make a conscious effort not to mimick people who have an interesting way of pronouncing things (I’ve learned from experience, they don’t like it). This video was brought to my attention this week, and it brought a smile to my chops. My favourite moment has to be the description of South Walians like me as “sometimes sounding a bit drunk”. Almost makes me homesick.
Dress fitting. I had my second dress fitting on Sunday, to see if my wedding dress fits after the alterations have been made. In a nutshell, the dress fits and I really love it and I feel fabulous and amazing in it and it makes me a little bit sad that I’ll only get to wear it once.
Sunshine. We’ve had a few sunny days around here lately, and it’s surprising how much difference it makes. Everything looks nicer in the sun, and people just seem jollier. It helps that the evenings are getting lighter too – it’s been staying light until almost 8 o’clock and it feels like the days are longer and there’s more time to do stuff, rather than just work, home, sleep, repeat. Speaking of lighter evenings…
Getting outdoorsy. We took Toby up one of my favourite hills on Monday evening. We went up to Castell Dinas Bran in Llangollen. There’s a ruin of an old castle up there, and the views all around the Dee Valley are stunning – I feel like the Queen of the World up there.
Running. I’m currently experiencing a good running phase it’s a bit of a love-hate situation, currently in the ‘love’ phase). I’ve gotten into the habit of running straight from work a few evenings a week, and it seems to be working out quite well for me. I even set myself a new 10k PB on Saturday – I was well chuffed!
Bold lippy. I tried out a new red lipstick at the weekend, and I have to say I kinda liked it. It’s darker than I would normally go for, but it made me feel kinda sassy, like one of those powerful women who knows what she’s about and don’t take no shit from nobody. Or something. It felt good, basically. I was even brave enough to wear it to work one day, and got lots of compliments on it. Win!
Mum time. My mum came to stay this weekend, and it was lovely to catch up, gossip, and have most of my meals bought for me. Sorry mum!
New slippers. Do I really need to elaborate on the awesomeness of new fluffy bootie-shaped foot warmers? I don’t think so. Suffice to say there’s no feeling quite like the cosy new slippers feeling.
What’s brightened your soul recently?