Things I Love Thursday 11/12/2014

Wheeeee!  We’re nearly halfway to Christmas and I am stoked.  I’ve had an amazing week and I have so much to be thankful for, so let’s jump right into Things I love Thursday.

This week I love:

– Getting a new job!  I applied for an amazing job about a month ago, and had to go through a rigorous interview process.  But last week I got the call to say that I’m the successful applicant.  I am so chuffed!  I don’t start until January, so that means I have all of December off to relax and enjoy Christmas.

-More awkward cat photos!  It’s been really hot lately, and Miss Jelly has taken to lolling about on her cat apartment.  It’s too humid to be ladylike, apparently.

She’s also taken to sleeping with her toes splayed out to the side.  I think it must feel cool on her tootsies.

She is pretty happy to have her picture taken, even if she isn’t in the most flattering pose.

– Having an air conditioner.  Last summer I sweltered through without one, and my landlord kindly installed one in February.  I am so grateful to have it because last summer was just unbearable.

– Coffee in funky mugs.

– Playing Cards Against Humanity with my favourite group of boys.

– Friends who try to marry me off to their siblings so we can be sisters.

– Being told that I’m “Sooooo like Leslie Knope”.  I’m taking that compliment and running with it.

-Finishing these rad Gryffindor Harry Potter socks for my etsy store.  These are a made-to-order item but I can whip them up pretty quickly.  And if you’re not a Harry Potter fan, then I can make them in any colour of your choosing.  They’re just $20.

– Cadbury’s Marvellous Creations chocolate bars.  They’re like a party in my mouth.

-This tiny man.  Seriously, he has mellowed out a lot in the last year and has become a lot more snuggly.  To me anyway.  If a stranger comes over, he will bolt behind the couch.

– Geeky Christmas tree ornaments.  I am trying to resist buying too many ornaments this year, but I found some doozies on Modcloth.  Like this Beatles “For the Record” ornament.  Or this Tardis.  I want, I want!

-Visiting my Dad’s favourite cafe, where they give you a free coffee if you wear a bowtie on Thursdays.  It was awesome.

– Having a snap of cool weather, so I could sleep under the blankets again.

– Talcum powder.

– Getting up the courage to submit an article to a magazine.  I haven’t heard anything yet, but fingers crossed.

– Writing out Christmas cards for all my favourite people.

– Dancing wildly and screaming along to The Pogues.

What do you love this week?  Jump on in and leave a comment.


  1. Congratulations again on nabbing a fantastic job, I’m so happy for you! And GOOD ON YOU for submitting an article in to a magazine! That’s superb, and at any rate, a START, which is often what we all struggle with in the first place! Best of luck 🙂

    This week I love:

    x Putting Charlie in a baby walker for the first time and watching her face LIGHT UP. It was the most adorable sight! I wasn’t planning on buying her Christmas presents this year, 1) because she’s too little to actually know what’s going on (I would *never* deprive her beyond this age!); and 2) because of budget restraints (it’s my niece’s 1st birthday in a couple of weeks, so I’ve been saving for her gifts!), but upon seeing the expression on her face, it was clear that I needed to find the extra pennies. She was *so* proud of herself trying to stand upright, and loved all the toys and sounds on it.
    x Travelling two hours out of Auckland yesterday to meet one of my good friends and be shown around her neck of the woods. She lives in the cutest town, and it was so great to see somewhere new! (I am *always* into exploring foreign terrain!)
    x Natasha, the aforementioned friend. She’s just a gem. She was the first person I met from the internet, all the way back in 2009 or 2010, and we’ve been close ever since. (She even visited me in hospital the day after Charlie was born!)
    x Laughing hard and eating cheap fish and chips. (What more could anyone want?!)
    x Having plans and being busy. I hope for more of this, and to continue meeting new excellent people!

    • Your list is sensational as always. I am a firm believer that there are few things in life that a chat with friends and some cheap fish and chips can’t cure.

      That’s so cute that Charlie was excited to be in the walker. One of my little cousins is slightly older than Charlie and she’s got a Jolly Jumper which she thinks is pretty much the best thing ever. It’s such a treat to watch her little face as she bounces around with glee.

    • It’s called Cafe Prevue and it’s in Wangaratta, on the river. I recommend their chicken parma. Amazing.

      And yes, you should definitely get a bowtie. If for no other reason that they are approved by Dr Who.

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