Cheery Things

13 November, 2016 9 Comments

Crikey! What a week! I don’t know about you, but I feel slightly shell-shocked about the US elections. I woke up on the morning of the result with a line from the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy when Ford Prefect cheerfully says to Arthur, “drink up, the world’s about to end”, going around in my head. It feels quite apt. Shall we look at some nice things to momentarily forget the madness?



2. Best advent calendar ever.

3. Hedgehog rucksack from Anorak.

4. We have about ten people coming over for Christmas this year and I realised that we only have five dinner plates! If I could, I’d get all my dinnerware from Anthropology, but I suspect I’ll be trawling the charity shops instead. I’m still going to dream about Anthro plates though. How wonderful is this hare? Although this plate and this plate, both from M&S are gorgeous.

5. MORE SPARKLES. More shoes: velvet goodness, pretty flats, nice buckles (and on sale)

6. Kids’ velvet jacket.

7. Lovely coffee pot.

Things to read, all election based (sorry not sorry):

  • Awesome women who did get elected this week.
  • How to make it through the next four years and survive in Trump’s America
  • A letter to America from Leslie Knope, regarding Donald Trump – this is amazing and even if you’ve never seen Parks & Recreation, you should deffo read this.
  • If it all gets a bit too much for you, have a calming manatee
  • Did you see Hilary Clinton’s concession speech? It was good. There was one bit in particular that stuck with me, to the point where I have made a printable to put up in Betsy’s bedroom. You can have a copy of it too if you like, just click on the image below for the full A4 size.

    And to all of the little girls who are watching this, never doubt that you are valuable and powerful and deserving of every chance and opportunity in the world to pursue and achieve your own dreams.


    9 November, 2016


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      14 November, 2016

      It certainly has been a strange week, but that hedgehog backpack has cheered me up no end πŸ˜‰ #MMBC
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      14 November, 2016

      I love the quote and it’s a fantastic printable! I kind of want it to put on my desk. It was a shocking week wasn’t it?! #MMBC
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      14 November, 2016

      #marvmondays basically I feel like I’m letting my sparkle down my not paying homage to the shoes BUT that coffee pot melts my heart – which is even weirder as I don’t drink the stuff

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      Jo from Organised Jo

      14 November, 2016

      I love that Hilary Clinton quote, so empowering for our little girls. I also love that coffe jug, such a lovely colour. #MarvMondays

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      Fran Back With a Bump

      17 November, 2016

      The election result was certainly a shock. That hare plate is lovely… i love M&S homeware. Thanks for joining us for #marvmondays
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      17 November, 2016

      Ohh, that dress is *so* pretty! These are some really cheery things, thanks for putting it all together! x #Marvmondays
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      char - our life as we see it

      18 November, 2016

      It has been a really bizarre week. LOVE that rucksack though, its adorable!! #MarvMondays

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      Jayne @ Sticky Mud and Belly Laughs

      20 November, 2016

      I love popping by to check out your weekly cheery list, it’s a fab idea!
      I love the little train advent calendar, how cool is that?
      And what an amazing printable! So very true.

      Thanks so much for being part of #MMBC. Hope to see you tomorrow x

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      Mrs H

      20 November, 2016

      I love all those cheerful things. Those shoes are especially gorgeous. The result of the election was insane. Thinking about it upsets me. So it is much better to concentrate on what is still good in this world. Hugs Lucy xxxx #MarvMondays
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