The Weekend Blog (Vol.52)

18th April 2015

A glass of sangria

In life it is so easy to forget the little things that make each week great.

When I started writing The Weekend Blog series I wanted to use it as a space to discuss what I had been up to that particular week and weekend. Too often I used this as a space to complain and talk about the negative aspects of my life.

When I look back at my posts in the future, I want to remember the good times, not the bad ones. Of course, life isn’t perfect, and I think that it is important that we bloggers express this. However, I am going to try and write more about things that have made me happy each week, no matter how small.

For example, Aldi have sangria back in stock which is a sign that summer is quickly approaching. Not quick enough if you ask me. Regardless, I bought myself a bottle (and resisted buying a box) and enjoyed my first glass of sangria of the year while working on my last ever piece of coursework.

See, that was something so small, but something that really made me happy.

Another thing that has made me happy is that Tyrone and I have started eating healthier. I don’t need to lose weight but I think it’s important to limit the amount of junk I put into my body. I am truly grateful for my high metabolism.

Eating healthily is no where near as bad as I thought it would be. Tyrone is a great cook and is really creative with his food. He’s come up with lots of great meals this week that are super tasty and super healthy. In fact, I’ve managed to eat my 5 a day several days this week*. I hope we can keep this up, and I may even share our journey on the blog.

*Not including sangria, I promise.

What has made you happy this week?

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  1. This week was sort of disastrous for me as half of the week I was focused on preparing for my viva and now the weekend I am studying for the finals! But there were some small nice moments like today I spend an hour with my boyfriend and sort of forgot all worries that I have been facing or will be facing!

    • Holly

      Oh no! I can totally relate to the feeling of too much work to do. I hope your viva went well.

      I’m glad you managed to have a bit of time to take your mind off things. πŸ™‚

  2. I like your approach to blog positively πŸ™‚ I usually do post good stuff on my blog and save my rant and complain on my more private LiveJournal/Dreamwidth and on my Twitter XD

    I wish you luck with healthy eating. It’s good when one has creative cooking skills. That will help with not eating the same thing all the time, that’s for sure.

    And sangria . . . yum! I think of mojitos for summer, so I can’t wait to have a glass when my favourite bar has fresh mint in stock again!

    • Holly

      Thanks. πŸ™‚ I think I need to write my problems down in my diary, rather than online.

      Mojitos sound good!

  3. While I can be negative, I do write what I feel for better or worse. Could be negative or positive, but at the end of it all, I try to keep up hope. There is always hope for change, hope to be someone different in the end, and hope that things will change.

  4. Great decisions. I write the “Good things” series every week (almost πŸ™‚ ) and I saw it helps to keep up with the positivity. Being positive it doesn’t came naturally to me, so I have to work on it.
    Good luck with eating healthy, I love it too. It’s so much tastier than shop-bought or fast food.

  5. Alice

    i wish i have high metabolism so i can eat whatever i wanna eat without having to worry about weight. and by that i mean, i want to eat ice cream without having for like 3 months before indulging into one. instead, i have to count and keep record when was the last time i ate it so i can give a gap before i gain weight and turned into a hippo like i used to. it sucks because it’s not like i like fast food to begin with. the only bad food i like is stuff like cakes and ice cream. sigh.

    i do love eating healthy food too. like veggies and fish. i’m 95% pescetarian but even that i have to create a gap for myself on how much i consume since i’m afraid of weight gain THAT much. -__-;;

    what has made me happy this week, eh…let see… probably video games, video games and more video games. when i’m busy, i tend to overlook the little things and maybe that’s why i can’t find anything else other than games that make me happy this week. i should focus more on the details.
    i honestly think bloggers who write posts about their bad days are…brave. i did that once and i got really judgmental comments that piss me off. which is why now, when i’m feeling down, i avoid my blog. no matter how honest i want to be, sometimes there’s this feeling that readers want to see the good side of my life and not about how i cry to sleep because i’m exhausted and drained.

    • Holly

      Tyrone is a vegetation, so most of the food I eat is vegetarian, just because it’s easier to cook one meal. So that instantly makes our diet a lot healthier. Meat is pretty bad…but it tastes so good.

      It’s a shame that you received comments like that. I’m very fortunately to have readers who support me when I talk about the bad days and when I’m feeling down. Some times it’s just easier to write it all down than to bottle it up.

  6. Elena

    What a smart idea. Right then and there complaining feels so natural, but it is not so fun to look back at! πŸ™‚

    And good luck on eating healthy, it is fun that you are doing it together and can motivate eachoter. I am also trying to eat a bit healthier. My mom and dad bought so much junkfood when they were here and I enden up feeling like crap after eating so much unhealthy food :p

    • Holly

      I’m just such a complainer! Haha!

      I agree! It’s great to support each other as we both eat healthy together. I managed to talk Tyrone out of having a takeaway pizza tonight. Not sure if that makes me the best or worst girlfriend in the world!