It's that time of year when it's pretty chilly/dark here in Melbourne (or as cold as Australian winter gets... which is not that cold) so I'm having a quieter few months. By the way, I think I may have discovered the trick to surviving winter - this whole running thing! I hate winter with a passion but training for a half marathon is getting me outside everyday, even when I don't feel like it. I always feel so good afterwards and less sluggish and trapped indoors. Do you have any tips for surviving winter?!
1. Cosy evenings at home
I try and get my running done as soon as I get home from work, or even run straight from work. So after I arrive home and have a hot shower, I am fully appreciating a relaxed evening on the sofa! Pass me the homemade apple crumble, an episode of The Returned (is anyone else watching this at the moment?) and a blanket, and I'm a happy chick.
2. Planning our engagement party
I will show you the invitations at some point, but here was my inspiration - this big beautiful bunch of Australian native plants/flora! I love them so much. We have the venue booked and I traipsed around Melbourne today finding a dress for the evening. I'm so excited! :)
I usually only work Monday - Friday but I worked a random Saturday as well last week, and came home to this little pile of presents from my love on the bed. It made me so happy! I have the hand cream on my desk at work and it smells amazing. Lucky me!
They've cranked up the heating to the perfect temperature for winter - not so hot that I get too sweaty but a toasty temperature that greets you when you walk through the door. I'm loving my mid-week sessions on the mat with a few candles lit, and a great playlist.
5. A long weekend
Happy birthday Queenie! It's been mostly a relaxed weekend but we took the train to a hilly town called Belgrave on Sunday for a long forest walk and lunch. It was lovely and we even spotted a few kangaroos, which will never get old for me! Today was spent at the shops, with a couple of mulled wines to relax with afterwards. I picked up this bridal magazine called Hello May as well, which I'm getting lots of wedding inspiration from.
What is making you happy at the moment?