Wonderful Wednesday #33

I managed one whole wonderful wednesday in the entire month of July, and while I make no apologies for being that, brain-can’t-function, kind of busy, I do thoroughly enjoy creating these happy little lists of gratitude and will strive to do better as we head into August. It’s the perfect little diary-entry and these la-la lists are my favourite type of posts to look back on. So here is another jam-packed entry, filled to the brim with the most wonderful moments of the past few weeks.

Oh and isn’t the picture of the arches just stunning?! Taken in the beautiful Canterbury Cathedral, it took me bloody ages to get it perfect, but it turned out to look exactly like I stepped into Hogwarts, so it was worth it.

I graduated! 

First things first, I only went and bloody well graduated! Graduation day was a day I thought would never come, but after four long years of study, I managed to throw that mortar board into the air and collect that hard earned certificate at the end.

A lot of people told me the ceremony itself is painfully boring, but it wasn’t actually that bad and it was so lovely to get together with my course-pals for one last time and have my mum and boyfriend watch as I collected my certificate. What I do now with it is another question…

Exploring Devon 

Part of the reason I’ve been so busy recently is due to me not wanting to waste my rare days off, especially when it is sunny outside. One Sunday, David and I took a drive down to the beautiful Powderham Castle for an explore of the gardens. With glorious weather, rose gardens and a petting zoo it was a calm, peaceful kind of day that was essential after a manic week at work. I also met a slightly oddball of a chicken called Pecky, which was the highlight of the entire day.

And Cornwall.. 

Being located in North Devon means I am spoilt for choice when it comes to decided where to explore for the day. The weather forecast wasn’t promising, but we donned our wellies (turns out they weren’t needed) and headed for the coast.

A place that has been on my bucket list for a while is Tintangle and with views like this, you can understand why.

Downloading Lightroom/Photoshop 

I’ve been wanting to improve my photo-editing skills for a while, and now I’m in a bit of a better financial situation I took the plunge and have subscribed to the monthly lightroom/photoshop subscription. While I do need to sit down and properly learn all the functions (if anyone knows of any guides, help a girl out!), I’m enjoying playing around with it so far and my photos are really benefiting from the advanced software.

I held an Eagle 

My boyfriend loves anything to do with Birds of Prey, so for his birthday, I bought him a ‘birds of prey’ experience day voucher, which we finally cashed in. While birds really aren’t my kind of thing, I had a really enjoyable day learning all about Owls and Falcons and I actually held an Eagle. It was ridiculously terrifying but exhilriating at the same time. Not that I am in a hurry to do it any time soon..

And the little moments…

Getting £125 for switching bank accounts (free money, waheeey!), all the lovely comments on this blog post, the boyfriend buying me a cactus to cheer me up after being poorly, being made hot chocolate for the first time in years because of the poorliness, buying bits and pieces for the new house and getting *way* too excited over interiors.

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,  MichelleKateCatSamEl, and Kerri‘s blogs and let us keep this cycle of happiness and good intentions spinning!

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  • Well done for graduating – you look so sweet in your mortarboard and the snippet of that polka-dot blouse I can spy is lovely. This Wednesday was our fourth wedding anniversary so we went for lunch in Leicester and then proceeded to hop from bar to bar sampling cocktails in each. It was ace. We’re also having a party this weekend to keep the celebrations rolling for as long as possible.

    • Thank you very much Rosie! Yes, that very same mortarboard is now framed.

      Oooh that blouse was from h&m a few years ago and was an absolute bargain!

      A cocktail bar crawl sounds like the perfect way to spend an anniversary <3 Happy four years!