10 Things That Have Made Me Happy Recently (#1)

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As you’re reading this I’m currently sunning myself up in Palma de Mallorca (probably actually getting burnt to a crisp) but if you follow me on Twitter you’ll know just how excited I’ve been for this holiday with Matt. We haven’t been back from Venice that long but everything has been so busy recently it’s so nice to be away just the two of us.

I’ve seen a lot of these posts floating around the Blogosphere recently and they’re some of my absolute favourites to read; I was originally inspired by Sophie’s posts as I adore reading her regular installments of happiness. I’m thinking of making these types of posts a semi regular thing so let me know if you enjoy reading it!

Here’s things that have made me really happy recently (btw, it consists of a LOT of food):

1. A lazy Sunday full of blogging and Gossip Girl

To be perfectly honest, I spent almost every Sunday writing blog posts and watching Gossip Girl but I find that it’s such a lovely way to chill out before a busy week commences and it lets me schedule all my content for the week ahead.

2. Blogging opportunities

In the last few weeks I’ve been fortunate enough to receive a number of different blogging opportunities and I honestly could not be more grateful. It’s so incredibly humbling to see my hard work paying off and other people acknowledging my efforts.

3. A meal at my parents’ house

I try to go round and visit my family a few times a week and I absolutely love spending quality time with them, especially as I don’t live with them anymore. It’s so nice to be able to catch up with them with a glass of wine and a nice meal.

4. Watching Game of Thrones with Matt

I can’t believe that this season of GoT is over; how amazing has it been this season?! One of my favourite parts of the week has been settling down on the sofa and enjoying the excitement that this crazy show brings. I can’t believe we now have to wait until next year for the final season!

5. Having dinner at Matt’s dad’s house

Last week we headed round to Matt’s dad’s for a lovely meal and a catch up. Family is so important to me so it’s nice to be able to spend quality time with both Matt’s family and my family.

6. Blog event with Origins

I’ll have a post up soon all about this incredible event but if you follow me on Twitter or Instagram then you’ve probably already seen how much I loved the event. It was hosted by Em Sheldon at the new Origins store in York and it was a lovely night filled with chatter, canapΓ©s and prosecco; absolute heaven.

7. A night out with work colleagues

It’s not that often that we do things out of the office but it was really lovely to have a delicious meal at Cosmo and then head out for a few drinks (well, water in my case as I was driving…) in town with everyone. It’s nice to get to know the people that I work with a bit better outside of office hours.

8. My family and friends telling me they’re proud of me

There’s literally no better feeling in the world than the people closest to me telling me that they’re proud of me. I’ve been working extremely hard recently and it’s so nice to have that positive affirmation from the people who mean the most to me.

9. A meal at Pizza Hut with one of my oldest friends

Since leaving school it’s become increasingly hard to make time to see friends but it’s so incredibly important to do; especially the ones who are always there for you. On Friday night I headed to Pizza Hut to catch up with one of my best friends and it was such a lovely evening full of pizza, garlic bread and a good ol’ gossip. It was so, so good <3.

10. Holiday

Obviously, our holiday had to feature on this list! I’m having such a lovely time exploring, relaxing by the pool, soaking up the sun and spending some quality time with Matt.

I hope you all have a wonderful week! What are your plans for the week ahead? Let me know in the comments or on Twitter @imjustagirl_16.Β 

P.S Make sure you’re following me on Insta to keep up with what I’m up to in Mallorca!


  1. 29th August 2017 / 10:06 pm

    These are such lovely reasons! Blogging can be such hard work but it is amazing to see your hard work paying off! I love staying in on a Sunday evening and just catching up with blog posts. Can’t wait until it’s Autumn and all cold and cosy. Xx

  2. 30th August 2017 / 12:38 am

    Very jealous of you being on holiday right now, I deffo agree with the Gossip Girl one!

  3. 30th August 2017 / 6:55 am

    That’s nice you see lots of your family πŸ™‚

    • chloedickenson
      3rd September 2017 / 10:18 pm

      Thank you so so much Steph! Xx

  4. 30th August 2017 / 11:39 am

    Oh lovely, this post just makes me smile from ear to ear!

    And of course people are proud of you! You are doing amazing and I love seeing you grow in confidence. You are a boss!


    • chloedickenson
      3rd September 2017 / 10:17 pm

      Ahhh you’re just the absolute best, thank you lovely! Xx

  5. abbeylouisarose
    30th August 2017 / 1:31 pm

    Aw I’m so glad that you have all of these positive memories to look back on, Chloe! It’s great to read a post so full of love! That you and Matt’s family get on so well is lovely, it’s always nice to be mates with the in laws haha! A full day of blogging and Gossip Girl sounds amazing to me!!

    Abbey 🌸 http://www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

    • chloedickenson
      3rd September 2017 / 10:17 pm

      It certainly is haha, it makes everything so much easier lol! And that really is the ideal way to spend a lazy day haha xx

  6. Olivia
    30th August 2017 / 9:34 pm

    Sounds like you’ve been having a lovely time! Hope you have a lovely holiday

    • chloedickenson
      3rd September 2017 / 10:16 pm

      Thank you πŸ’–

  7. 31st August 2017 / 5:35 am

    oh so very jealous that you’re on hols…i could really do with sunning my own self up a little!

    YES GIRL. gossip girl, all of the time! i’ve been meaning to start rewatching that little babe of a season – i’m just worried my whole entire life will ground to a halt around me as i become as obsessed with blair and chuck as i was when i was 18 again!! haha

    i love happy round up posts, they always make me feel warm and fuzzy inside!

    katie. xx lacoconoire.com

  8. 31st August 2017 / 7:54 am

    It’s great reading posts like this celebrating what we’re grateful for in terms of experiences and loved ones. Wonderful post!

    • chloedickenson
      3rd September 2017 / 10:16 pm

      Thank you so much Poppy ❀️

  9. Terri Heckley
    31st August 2017 / 9:08 am

    I love reading these kinda posts! I hope you had a fab holiday!xx

    • chloedickenson
      3rd September 2017 / 10:15 pm

      Thank you, it was amazing! X

  10. 31st August 2017 / 1:34 pm

    Aww this made me feel all warm inside. I hope you’re enjoying your holiday xxxxxx


    • chloedickenson
      31st August 2017 / 6:16 pm

      Thank you lovely xxz

  11. 1st September 2017 / 9:43 pm

    This blog post is so cute. My Sunday’s are usually the same! x

    • chloedickenson
      3rd September 2017 / 10:15 pm

      Thanks lovely! Xx

  12. 2nd September 2017 / 10:42 am

    Game of Thrones has been absolutely incredible this season, a little short as always but it leaves me wanting more every time! Gutted it’s over! x x
    Ellis // http://www.elliswoolley.co.uk

    • chloedickenson
      3rd September 2017 / 10:14 pm

      I totally agree! It’s been fab! Xx

  13. 2nd September 2017 / 11:28 pm

    It sounds that you have had a lovely time recently! I am happy for you. Lovely post x


    • chloedickenson
      3rd September 2017 / 10:14 pm

      Thank you so much πŸ’–

  14. 6th September 2017 / 4:45 am

    I adore this post! It’s so cool that you can recognize these things about your life as reasons to be happy! Also, lazy sunday’s filled with blogging is a fav of mine as well!

    • chloedickenson
      6th September 2017 / 8:48 pm

      Thank you lovely! X

  15. 6th September 2017 / 4:31 pm

    Such a happy read! I’m glad so many things have been making you smile recently! Your holiday looked lovely, I’ve loved seeing so many photos! You absolutely deserve every single opportunity that comes your way, you work so hard!
    Hels xx

    • chloedickenson
      6th September 2017 / 8:50 pm

      Ahh thank you so much lovely 😭 I’m so lucky to have you as such a wonderful supportive person in the blogging community! X

  16. Lauren
    8th September 2017 / 9:28 pm

    So many lovely things, no wonder they’ve made you happy. And I hope you have had a lovely holiday, I’m very jealous! It’s so nice to be able to catch up with friends, and spend time with loved ones.

    Lauren | Lauren the Daydreamer

    • chloedickenson
      10th September 2017 / 11:29 am

      Thanks so much lovely, our holiday was amazing x

    • chloedickenson
      13th September 2017 / 10:06 pm

      Pizza Hut is also a good choice haha x

  17. 16th October 2017 / 8:31 pm

    So many lovely things, great to hear it! This post really made me smile πŸ˜€


    • chloedickenson
      16th October 2017 / 9:44 pm

      Thank you! X

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