Lately...

Making me happy... bouquet pic one
watching: I got a series for Christmas called, "The Paradise" and mom and I have been watching it every evening we have the chance to. It is also that time of year again, Downton Abbey. It's taken over our Sunday evenings, with perfect wit and posh. If you haven't heard of either of them (which come on really, if you haven't heard of DA your living under a rock!), go check them out immediately and get your British soap opera fix.
listening to: I recently discovered John Newman, thanks to my sister, over Christmas break. This is my favourite song of his. I have also had a rekindled love for Andrew Belle and Ben Howard. And lastly, "I see fire." has definitely been on repeat since watching, "The Desolation of Smaug." 
thinking about: I've been thinking about a couple of things as of late but one of the "regulars" is the future. the future as far as next September. If I'm going to go to school. What am I going to take. Which uni will I choose. All of which have been circling through my mind on repeat with out any clear decision made or any sort of clarity really.
looking forward to: I've been looking forward to my grad trip with my grandparents in June! We are going to England and France and I am beyond excited. It's helped a lot  when I know they are on the same page as far as what I am looking for. I don't want to see England and France, I want  to be in England and France. And learning the difference between those you'll realize they are polar opposites. 
reading: I just started reading, "The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie." by Allan Bradley. My dad and grandma have read this already and it has been suggested to me countless of times as I moaned about what I could read next. I remember starting it once and being disinterested so I decided that was that. It wasn't I guess because the past couple of months I've been seeing it on our library shelf and thinking I should give it another go. And I'm so glad I did. It is quite witty and humorous, it's a detective story told from the perspective of an eleven year old, chemist enthusiast. 
making me happy: Right now. Flowers. I got a bouquet from one of our local grocers and it was (surprisingly) quite nice so I took it home to brighten up my room and perhaps give me some false hopes about spring. Another thing that has made me happy this past month is the mild weather, there has definitely not been more than a couple of days that have been below minus five! Strange weather for January. We are used to seeing as low as minus forty, and a constant temperature of around minus twenty.