Wonderful Wednesday #04

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Shortly after submitting last week’s Wonderful Wednesday post, I sliced the top part of my thumb off with a very very sharp knife. Luckily my housemate came to my rescue, but major bleeding ensued and the worst pain of my life was experienced after she stuck my thumb under a cold tap – my goodness I have never felt pain like it. Due to the fact my thumb would not stop bleeding, I was an hour late for work, so therefore not a very good start to the week. To top it all off, my concerns last week of catching the dreaded freshers flu have been confirmed as I sit here remembering all the times that I could breathe through my nose. But enough with the pity parade, lets get started with all the wonderful moments that have happened over the past seven days!

Mother’s Wisdom 

After about 40 minutes of having my thumb bleed out in front of me, I decided to bite the dust and call my mum for her advice on what I should do (I held out for so long cause I knew she was just going to have a go at me for being so clumsy!). Of course, she knew exactly what to do and advised me to steep a tea bag, let it cool down and place it over my wound. Apparently, something in the tea helps blood to clot and as much as I didn’t want to believe it she was bloody(ha!) right. It turns out mothers really do know best.

Kindness from Strangers 

This week I received my first email from someone saying that they had made a couple of my recipes from the blog and they really enjoyed it! I have had friends telling me that they have had success with my bakes before, but never from someone I didn’t know. As someone who enjoys to spread happiness through food, I was beyond thrilled that somebody actually enjoyed one of my own creations!

Earning Money 

It seems that lately I have been spending a lot of money as oppose to earning it. Since starting university I have had a few different part-time jobs on the go and on Friday I was paid for one of them HURRAH. I wish I could say I went out and treated myself, but unfortunately it went towards eliminating some of the debt on the credit card, depressing but entirely necessary. Once that’s wiped clean, I can start putting the money I am earning back into savings and I can dream of interiors and holidays….

Visits from Friends

On Friday, one of my university friends, who graduated this year, came up to visit me at University and a familiar face is exactly what I needed after such a long week. We met in halls, then preceded to live together in our second year but unforeseen circumstances meant that Hannah decided to commute to Canterbury in our third year which meant that we couldn’t live together again. Luckily, however, we did coincidently pick the same module, so it meant that I got to see her face every Wednesday morning. I definitely wouldn’t have survived university if it wasn’t for Hannah, she’s been my rock – so the thought of not seeing her here every week is slightly scary. Alas, she drove up to visit me and it was so lovely, the kind of warm fuzzy lovely that I haven’t felt here yet. After plenty of catching up and good food, Hannah left Saturday afternoon but she has promised to take me to Brighton when I visit her (hopefully before Christmas!).

Becoming a Victim Support Volunteer 

Last Friday I attended an interview to become a victim support volunteer and it turns out they want me! If I don’t enter into the Food and Health sector once I graduate, I’d want to explore the Crime & Charity sector, so volunteering for Victim Support is a great first step in the right direction. Volunteering wouldn’t begin until the new year as there is a lot to learn, however I can’t wait to get my teeth into the challenge!

Returning to Devon in a Few Days

After four long weeks, on Saturday  I will be returning back to Devon for my reading week. To say I am looking forward to it is an understatement. The thought of being with David once again fills me with so much wonderfulness, I can’t wait!

So there you have it, a jam-packed week full of wonderful moments. These ‘Wonderful Wednesdays’ you have seen scattered all over the bloggersphere have been inspired by the lovely Sally Tangle. If you want to read more then check out Jo, Helen,Michelle, Sarah, Kate, Cat, Sam, El and Kerri’s blogs and let us keep this cycle of happiness and good intentions spinning!

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  • Laura Torninoja

    Aww your poor thumb! 🙁 Hopefully you’re feeling better by now!

    That’s so lovely that someone emailed you about your recipes – it’s always so nice to hear good feedback from people as most of them time it just goes unsaid (I’m guilty of this too!).

    Hope you have a lovely rest of the week! x

    Laura // Middle of Adventure

    • Thank you lovely. Yes I am guilty of it too, but seeing knowing how happy it made me that someone would do something so simple, I’m going to try and do it more!

      Hope you enjoy your week too! xx

  • I love your wonderful Wednesday posts! I think I might start doing the same. It’s easy to lose track of the nice things that happen in life and dwell on the bad, but once I do focus on gratitude, I notice so much difference! Such is the case with your poor thumb – but how amazing are mothers? They always know exactly what to do 🙂

    xx Carina

    • You should join the Wonderful Wednesday gang! It’s been really helping me over the past few weeks! I look forward to reading your first post 😉 xx

  • Ouch, a sliced thumb and freshers’ flu? That doesn’t sound fun :/ Hurrah for kind strangers, visiting friends and wise mothers though. Hope you’ll have a good week back in Devon!

    Mimmi xx
    Muted Mornings