Happenings 2.2.19

Hello everyone and happy February! We survived January, and that in itself is a huge accomplishment! Here’s a happenings post for you, inspired always by Heidi. Happy reading 🙂

Doing: Sat next to the fire with the rugby on, but paying 0 attention to it!

Hearing: The roaring and crackling of the fire. A sound I love and reminds me of these winter days nestled inside, as well as when I’d stand with my Grandfather watch the bonfire, in the garden.

Drinking: Water…trying to desperately get rid of this lingering headache I’ve had for the past 2 days.

Eating and Cooking: All the greens and fresh fruit. I’m really into kalettes, basically a cross between kale and a sprout, they are super delicious! Both my parents and I have been eating a lot of vegan and vegetarian meals recently. Mostly from the Happy Pear boys and I’m seriously considering buying their cookbook. We had ‘creamy’ pasta with mushrooms (my other obsession) the other night and wow it was so good! Don’t get me wrong, I still love chicken and lots of fish, but recently gone off red meat. Of course, theres always granola in a large jar, from the Run Fast, Cook Fast, Eat Slow book, which I love and sometimes a baked good in the glass cake tray on the table.

Wanting: This recent, and rather large, dumping of snow to magically disappear. I hate the winter/cold months and am desperately longing for Spring to arrive. At this rate it seems ever so far away.

Looking: Forward to a week off work. Seems like I’ve only just had some time off but its been nonstop recently and I’ve been longing for this break. Using it wisely and not planning much, doing lots of sleeping and resting!

Deciding: What to do about my long run tomorrow….first world problems! This is what I mean about the snow – annoying and plan destroying. I fear the treadmill shall be called upon, but that decision will have to wait until the morning!

Enjoying: Meeting friends for coffee and brunching! Its the one thing I really look forward to at the weekend, especially finding new places to try and not forgetting a great cup of coffee too!

Watching: Not a lot…I’m lapping up Silent Witness, which has recently returned to BBC One with new episodes, and Call the Midwife, but that’s about it! If anyone has any recommendations, please send them over!

Reading: ‘The Dry’ by Jane Harper and I actually can’t recommend it enough! I’ve also got two more books waiting to be read, which mum gave me for Christmas.

Wearing: All the layers! I bought a Sherpa before Christmas from a small company called Always more, and I’ve been living in it! Fluffy socks are high on the list too and my Ugg slippers!

Buying: My flights to Chicago for the marathon in October, and a few pairs of trainers in the January sale. Apart from that I’m still just trying to save, save and save!

Craving: Fresh fruit, probably because I’ve been full of cold recently. As well as good coffee, hearty meals and all the sourdough bread!

Loving: My heated blanket in my bed! Ha! I’m such a granny but there is nothing better than climbing into a warm bed and it does wonders for my muscles too!

Planning: Some bits to do during my week off, weekends with friends, and quite a few races!

Playing: Sleep catch up! I’ve been going to bed before 9pm recently and I can’t tell you how good it feels, even if a few nights are broken.

Savoring: The winter sun, both in the morning and evening. Starting work early, or getting out for an early morning run, means I’ve witnessed some impressive sunrises!

Feeling: Grateful. For so much and so many people I have in my life. Life is good at the moment and I’m loving it.

Hope you’ve enjoyed reading! Have a lovely rest of the weekend!

Emma xx



  1. Laura
    February 2, 2019 / 7:20 pm

    Omg bring back the sun!!x

  2. February 3, 2019 / 3:11 am

    You will LOVE chicago! I live about 2 hrs south of Chicago and I just LOVE taking road trips up to the city whenever I get a chance. Last week though we had an Arctic Freeze where we had temperatures of -23 degrees Fahrenheit without windchill … with windchill it was a feel of -55 degrees F. Hope you can stay warm and get in a long run this weekend! 🙂

    • activegirlliving
      February 4, 2019 / 2:20 pm

      I’m so excited! A city I’ve not been to before and one I can’t wait to explore a lot of, by running through! Fingers crossed the weather isn’t bad!!! Got my love run in, but on the treadmill, which wasn’t too bad! Have a great week and thank you for your lovely comments and likes 😊

  3. February 4, 2019 / 2:16 pm

    Oooh love this style of blog post, I might borrow it!
    I’m all about warm cozy evenings in. So jealous of your fire! And yay for Chicago whoop whoop!

    • activegirlliving
      February 4, 2019 / 2:21 pm

      I’m currently in love! Definitely worth the investment and sure, borrow away!!! Haha, I’m all about scrabble and the fire 👌🏼 eek, beyond excited for Chicago!!!!

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