365 Days of Happy – Month 5

Another month has flown by – here are my continued efforts for my 30 Before 30 daily Instagram photo challenge.

Day 124

A lovely afternoon on the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway with my dad.

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Day 125

Strawberry picking in the sunshine on my day off with Lee.

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Day 126

I beat my puppy cuddling record – 24 gorgeous pups cuddled at Guide Dogs today, including this little cutie!

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Day 127

A day spent by the river watching Lee and friends competing in the fun regatta (dressed as pilots). They reached the semi-finals!

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Day 128

My uncle Clive’s wedding!

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Day 129

A really nice evening visiting friends in their cosy new cottage.

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Day 130

New shoes!

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Day 131

I drifted into the garden between writing jobs, when the sun finally came out, and admired these beautiful poppy heads waiting to shed their seeds.

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Day 132

An amazing performance of Othello at the RSC with my mum and grandparents.

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Day 133

Puppy cuddling! Even tinier puppies this week, in the whelping block, where they’re still with their mums.

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Day 134

Steak dinner after a productive day’s work.

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Day 135

Sunday baking. Recipe here.

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Day 136

A day at the real-life Downton Abbey, Highclere Castle.

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Day 137

Boring pic, but these profiteroles were as exciting as my day got!

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Day 138

Dinner at our favourite restaurant in Stratford-upon-Avon.

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Day 139

A lavender field from the air, photographed on a short late afternoon flight to another local airfield.

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Day 140

Grabbing a precious few moments to read. I’m currently reading Memoirs of a Geisha, one of the books on my 100 Books challenge.

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Day 141

Beautiful gleaming blackberries now ripening in the garden.

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Day 142

Wedding menu and wine tasting – the best part of wedding planning so far!

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Day 143

More wedding-related activities – shopping in Bath with my mum for her mother of the bride outfit!

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Day 144

Is there any felicity in the world greater than cheese and pickle?

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Day 145

Poached peaches and a lovely evening at Nanny and Grandad’s.

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Day 146

Riding Milo.

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Day 147

Mobbed by tiny puppies! Not pictured: the rest of the 12 in this litter and their razor sharp little teeth.

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Day 148

Something nice in the post for a change!

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Day 149

I flew us to France!

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Day 150

The White Cliffs of Dover on our flight back from Le Touquet.

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Day 151

An afternoon potter at Charlecote Park.

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Day 152

A great day in Oxford, including a drink at the Varsity Club’s rooftop terrace.

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Day 153 – part 1

A two-parter today – starting with the ‘Banking for Victory’ exhibition at Upton House, about the house in the Second World War.

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Day 153 – part 2

A drink with an amazing view at the Castle at Edgehill.

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Day 154

We flew to Croft Farm for a picnic.

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