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10 Things That Have Made Me Happy Recently (#2)


The past few weeks have been so busy for me, both personally and at work but they’ve been amazing nonetheless. I’ve had some very exciting opportunities arise and I’m so eager to begin working on them; in order to celebrate a fab few weeks I thought I’d put together another ‘happy things’ post to share with you all.


1. Spending time with Matt at the seaside

When we got back from holiday, Matt had to spend two weeks in London on a course so I spent that time having a lot of time to myself to relax and unwind. However, when he got home we decided to have a night away in Filey so we could spend some quality time together. We spent the day and night eating fish and chips, drinking wine and chatting; it was lush.


2. Dinner with my grandma at Luigis

Every month my grandma and I head out to a lovely restaurant to have a big catch up and enjoy some delicious food. In September, we headed to Luigis which is a local Italian restaurant. We ate delicious garlic bread, yummy pasta and the biggest bowl of fries ever; it was SO good.


3. Lots of cuddles with a poorly Poppy

A couple of weeks ago, Poppy had an operation so that she could no longer have kittens and she spent the following few days feeling very sorry for herself. This meant that she was in an extremely cuddly mood which was perfect for me because it meant that I got lots of adorable snuggles with her.

4. A night out in Sheffield

A few weeks ago, I drove over to Sheffield straight from work for a night of gossiping, drinking and dancing with one of my friends from school who I hadn’t seen in over a year. It was so lovely to catch up and enjoy a night of chatting and singing to some of the most cheesiest songs; I can’t wait to go back over and do it all over again.

5. Catching up with my grandparents

The day after I stayed in Sheffield, I drove over to Doncaster to see my grandparents who I hadn’t seen in a while. It was so lovely to see them and catch up with them and I definitely need to make sure I head over there more often.


6. Taking lots of pictures for Blogtober

I’m definitely not a visual person; I much prefer words, but recently I’ve been loving creating flatlays for my recent Blogtober posts. Autumn (as you most definitely already know) is my favourite time of year and I always find that I’m the most creative at this time of year. I’ve been loving taking a plethora of photos for my upcoming posts in the next few weeks and I can’t wait for you to see them!

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7. The most amazing day at the Bloggers Blog Awards

If you saw my post last week, you’ll know that I spent a whole Saturday catching up with my favourite internet girls at the Bloggers Blog Awards. It was a day that was filled with many laughs, a whole load of chatting and a few too many vodkas; it really was the most perfect day.


8. Date night at Frankie and Benny’s and watching Kingsman: The Golden Circle

You know how much I love date night with Matt and last Wednesday we headed for a gorgeous meal at Frankie and Benny’s and then straight to the cinema to watch the new Kingsman movie. The meal was delicious (I’m the biggest fan of Italian food anyway) and the movie was incredibly funny; I think I actually prefered it to the first one!

9. Baking cookies with my little sister

If you follow me on Instagram then you may have seen the disaster that was the chocolate orange cookies that I baked on Saturday. They were a tad on the crispy side and ever so slightly too big; but they did taste pretty nice so there’s that.

10. Watching Forrest Gump and enjoying a mammoth takeaway

Matt and I spent our whole Saturday babysitting (hence the baking cookies) and once the kids were in bed we settled down with a delicious, greasy takeaway in front of our favourite movie. It was absolutely perfect.


What things have made you happy recently? Let me know in the comments or on Twitter @imjustagirl_16.


    • chloedickenson
      9th October 2017 / 9:45 pm

      Thank you so much ❤️

  1. 9th October 2017 / 8:44 pm

    Aww it sounds like you’ve had a lovely time recently! Really wish I went to the Bloggers Blog Awards, sounds like you had a fab time! xx

    • chloedickenson
      9th October 2017 / 9:45 pm

      It would have been lovely if you were there girl! X

  2. Kayleigh Zara
    9th October 2017 / 11:14 pm

    These all sound like amazing things especially the bloggers blog awards and be able to meet other bloggers! Your monthly meet up with your grandma is also so sweet and the food sounds amazing x

    Kayleigh Zara 🌿www.kayleighzaraa.com

    • chloedickenson
      10th October 2017 / 7:29 am

      Thank you lovely x

  3. 10th October 2017 / 10:13 am

    Can I just say, you and Matt are actually the sweetest couple I’ve seen in a long time.
    This post makes me so happy you have no idea.
    Emmajaderamselll.wordpress.com xxx

    • chloedickenson
      10th October 2017 / 10:17 am

      Oh stop! You’re too bloody lovely! Thank you so much xxx

  4. Olivia Mulhearn
    10th October 2017 / 12:50 pm

    aww this was such a cute post! your cat is so adorable btw hope shes better soon!
    nights away are definitely needed sometimes!

    • chloedickenson
      10th October 2017 / 1:10 pm

      Thanks lovely! Xx

  5. 10th October 2017 / 3:15 pm

    Aww this post was so lovely to read! You’ve done so many nice things, your date night sounds lovely, I agree that the new Kingsman film is so good! Just as funny as the first one! Xx

    Tiffany x http://www.foodandotherloves.co.uk

    • chloedickenson
      10th October 2017 / 3:39 pm

      Thank you so much Tiffany! Xx

  6. 10th October 2017 / 3:30 pm

    I absolutely love reading posts like these and it sounds like you’ve had a fabulous few weeks full of amazing memories. I bet it was lovely to visit the beach too for the night before the temperature drops even more. Xx

    • chloedickenson
      10th October 2017 / 3:40 pm

      It definitely was Kristy, thank you! Xx

  7. Sarah
    10th October 2017 / 7:52 pm

    Poppy is so so cute xx

    • chloedickenson
      10th October 2017 / 10:17 pm

      She really is! X

  8. Natasha
    11th October 2017 / 11:35 am

    Such a positive post! I love the idea of having a night out at a restaurant with your grandma once a month, I try to take my grandma different places

    Tasha x

    • chloedickenson
      11th October 2017 / 3:35 pm

      Thanks lovely x

  9. 11th October 2017 / 11:52 am

    This is such a lovely post and sounds like youve done some great things. Sheffield is a fab night, and im also supet excited to see the new Kingsman as I loved the first one!

    Sarah | http://www.sazsinclair.com xx

    • chloedickenson
      11th October 2017 / 1:57 pm

      It’s an awesome movie, I’d really recommend it! Xx

  10. 11th October 2017 / 5:48 pm

    aww i hope Poppy is better, she’s so cute!

    • chloedickenson
      14th October 2017 / 7:59 pm

      Thank you x

  11. 11th October 2017 / 7:01 pm

    I watched the kingsman a few weeks ago it was great! Your cat is beautiful, hope she feels better soon xxx

    • chloedickenson
      14th October 2017 / 7:59 pm

      Thanks lovely x

  12. Giana
    12th October 2017 / 10:14 am

    omg look at your kitten’s face! She’s the most adorable thing. This was such a great and positive post xx



    • chloedickenson
      14th October 2017 / 8:02 pm

      Thank you so much x

  13. Terri Heckley
    12th October 2017 / 10:38 am

    Oh my god I haven’t seen Forrest Gump in agesss! I’m definitely going to be watching that with some pizza on friday night haha x

    • chloedickenson
      14th October 2017 / 8:02 pm

      Ahh that sounds perfect! X

  14. 14th October 2017 / 6:40 pm

    I love these types of posts, sometimes the simpliest days or evenings spent with the ones you love put you in the best move x

  15. 14th October 2017 / 6:45 pm

    Poppy is so cute!!!! Hope she is feeling loads better now. Spending time with my grandparents makes me so happy xxxxxxxx


    • chloedickenson
      14th October 2017 / 7:47 pm

      She’s doing great now 🙂 xxx

  16. 14th October 2017 / 9:33 pm

    Sounds like you’ve had such a great time lately! So pleased that the Bloggers’ Blog Awards made its way onto your list too! Italian food is one of my faves too because PIZZA! If you’re ever in Sheffield again, let me know; it would be great to see you again!

    Sian x

    • chloedickenson
      14th October 2017 / 9:42 pm

      Oh I deffo will do! Xx

  17. 17th October 2017 / 10:39 am

    Aww all these things sound fab! Poppy is a little cutie too 😍

    • chloedickenson
      17th October 2017 / 9:23 pm

      She really is adorable! X

  18. Kelly Louise
    11th November 2017 / 11:30 am

    Aww, it’s sounds like you have had such a good time! It’s always the small simple things like going to the seaside with a partner or going out for a gossip with a close friend you’ve not seen in a while that makes you the happiest. 💕

    • chloedickenson
      11th November 2017 / 11:49 am

      I definitely agree Kelly! X

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