I’m sitting curled up on the sofa, with a hot mug of lemon and honey and my cat. We’re watching re-runs of Friends on Comedy Central, whilst I scroll through my Instagram feed. There’s a lovely pinky, yellow sunset outside. But the truth is, I’m feeling a bit miserable.

I came home from university over a month ago, feeling shivery and swollen and just plain exhausted. I had to miss out on a trip to Copenhagen with my best friends, only managed to swallow about half a pig in blanket on Christmas day and went to bed at 9 on New Years eve whilst all my friends went out partying. The doctor phoned this morning with my blood test results, which tested positive for glandular fever.

I’ve been feeling pretty useless and frustrated. Not having the energy to do anything can really get you down. But I’ve decided to take turn this disadvantage into an advantage. I want to take this time in my life where I’m not rushing around, to just focus on myself, what I want and what makes me happy.

So I’ve made this blog explore that. I’ll be sharing things that cheer me up and make me smile…. Little jewels and gems that make life just that little bit lovelier.Perhaps something that I can look forward to doing when I’m better… like travelling, but also things that will comfort me now whilst I’m feeling a bit rubbish.

I’m excited for this little project and I hope you like it!

Love from Lydia x