JC Chats: 10 Happy Things #37 + Happiness Link Up New Schedule!

June 27, 2016

Photo 17-06-2016, 19 20 41Right I’ve been thinking about the Happiness Link Up. I totally love it but I think that I need to be a bit more on schedule with it, so mark it in your diaries, the link up will be every second Monday. So today 27th of June, the next will be 11th of July, then 25th of July and so on! Hopefully this will make it a little easier for you to plan if you want to join in and I would really love it if you did! You can also tag your posts on twitter or social media with the hashtag #happinesslinkup. As always, do drop me an email if you would like to cohost.

I feel like there has just been so much bad stuff in the world in the past few weeks, culminating in the EU referendum result. I think it’s safe to say I’ve never been so upset at a result, or so ashamed to be British. I feel like there is a lot of uncertainty ahead, none of which I wanted. But when surrounded by dark times, I need to make even more of an effort to try and think of the happy things in life.

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1 #PicnicwithMercure – Last Friday I took a stroll into London to Somerset House for an event with Mercure at Somerset House. They were celebrating their new brand of prosecco which is only available at their hotels with a traditional British picnic! And of course, couldn’t be a picnic without a spot of rain right? It totally poured when I turned up, but soon the sun shone and we grabbed our prosecco and picnic baskets and sat out in the yard and watched some awesome live music. There was a bunch of awesome bloggers there and it was so lovely to catch up with them too!

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2 Snapchat – I’m still really loving snapchat, it’s been awesome to snap the blog events I’ve been going to and I finally feel like I can have a yap away to the camera without feeling totally silly. I know I’m never going to have enough time in life to start making videos but it’s a nice way to do a little daily vlog! You can follow me over there at jasxcharlotte.

3 Jamie Olivers Berry French Toast – Before Ascot I went over to my sisters for an early morning breakfast, Callum made Jamie Olivers Berry pocket french toast and it was SO good! I’m trying really hard to be healthy at the moment and loose a bit of weight, and this was so delicious and is good for you too. I can’t wait to try and make it myself.

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4 Finally figuring my camera out – So I recently went on a photography course, and I had such a good time and felt like I learnt loads. But then, well I just didn’t take my camera anywhere! When I was reviewing Mr Foggs I knew that this was my time, as my main aim of the course was to learn to take photos of food in low light! I was so glad I took it as the photos on the iphone were totally rubbish but I loved the ones on the DSLR. Now I just need to take it out with me more often!

5 Orange is the New Black. Oh yeah, it’s back and this is such a good season, the past couple haven’t been my total faves but I’ve been hooked ever since this season started. I finally finished it last night and wept my little heart out. SO GOOD.

6 Running water. As a result of the heavy rain last week, our underground basement flooded, this then resulted in the car flooding, the pump breaking and no water for 2 days to the flat. The car itself definitely needs some work and a good clean after being under 2 feet of water. But I’ve never been so happy to have running water and be able to like, shower and use the toilet. Don’t take even these tiny things foregranted people!

7 Penguin Biscuits. Again, I am trying to be healthy but you need to have a treat in life. I think Penguins are the best as individual packets mean that I won’t scoff them all at once. Plus they are delicious. And remind me of tim tams which I miss.

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8 Calligraphy. I have a whole post coming up next week but I went to the Viking Arty Party on Saturday which was really fun, and I got to take away a bit of a calligraphy set which I’m really excited to try and (hopefully) get better at.

9 Lazy Sundays. I have a reeeeeally busy couple of weeks coming up, criss crossing the country and heading to Munich so I’m having a lazyish one today – work out is done, blogging is almost sorted and a big lunch is going to happen.

10 Posts I’ve loved this week:

Why Living an Ordinary Life Doesn’t Make you Boring – Hanhbelle

I’m Allowed to Feel Heartbroken – Little Miss Katy

The Most Charming European Capital – Ljubljana – Unlocking Kiki

Now, be sure to linky up in the widget below, and I will be back with another in a couple of weeks!

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What has made you happy this week?

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