The Little Things #11

Little Things #11It feels like such a long time since I wrote a Little Things post. But here we are, it’s spring, our trip to New York has happened and I’m now another year older. Here are the small (and sizable) things that have made me happy recently…

Blogging about: The reverse bucket list that’s my take on a ’30 before 30’ post, the beauty miniatures that are my carry-on must-haves and the view from Rockefeller Center.
Watching: The last of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (I finally got into it after a rocky start) and three seasons of Scandal in just over a month – I’m completely hooked on Olivia Pope & Associates and can’t wait for season four to come to Netflix. Also, Game of Thrones, big time.
Buying: Flights back to the UK for a wedding this summer – woohoo! Speaking of flying, Mr Ship-Shape and I have also signed up to do a skydive *gulp*…
Making: Sushi! I was invited to a sushi-making birthday party at the weekend and had a brilliant time making veggie rainbow rolls – check out the results here.
Reading: The books I picked up at a secondhand book fair at the start of the month.
Listening to: Alt-J perform at The Greek at UC Berkley on Friday night. The Greek is an outdoor amphitheatre on the outskirts of the university’s campus and it holds over 8,000 people. It was an amazing gig and being outdoors gave the evening something of a festival vibe.
Wearing: A Canada goose jumper, obviously.
Trying: Indoor climbing – I’ve only ever tried climbing once before, so being up high was a little intimidating, but it was great fun and I’m definitely going back so I can climb the big walls like the dude in the photo above. I also had a go at paddle boarding when we went to  Santa Cruz with friends a couple of weeks ago, and miraculously managed to stay on my board the whole time.
Eating: All the pizza, bagels, gelato and cupcakes that New York had to offer. My favourite places for pizza were Grimaldi’s in Brooklyn and Lombardi’s in Little Italy.
Enjoying: My snazzy new laptop, which was a birthday present from Mr Ship-Shape
Looking forward to: Getting back into a 9-5 now that my work permit has come through.

What little things have you been loving lately?

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  1. April 20, 2015 / 7:12 pm

    Yay for getting your work permit! Gawsh, a skydive? You guys are crazy! ;)

    • SJ
      May 29, 2015 / 6:36 pm

      Skydive might actually be this weekend – bricking it a little now! x

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