Happiness is: {An embroidered top from Zara}


It’s a funny old thing isn’t it?

These days, there’s so much choice. When I was younger, we were limited to what the shops on our local high-street had in stock.

Or — if my mum was feeling generous — we’d take a trip to the city and I’d browse, wide-eyed, through the rails of garments there.

Nowadays, if I want a new dress or a pair of shoes, the internet is my first port of call.

I don’t tend to browse either; generally I know exactly what I’m looking for and go on a mission trying to track it down.

Google —I’m sure other search engines must be available — is my fave shopping companion these days.

Without question.

Type in ‘Yellow Bag’ and a myriad of options come up on the screen; do a quick search for something like ‘Embroidered Top’ and you’ve suddenly got every single gorgeous embroidered top under the sun.

Which is exactly what happened the other day.

1 — Girl wants embroidered top.

2 — Girl searches for embroidered top.

3 — Girl finds the perfect embroidered top.

Simple as that.

And what a beauty. It didn’t take too many minutes for me to ‘add to basket’.

Those naughty fingers seem to have a mind of their own when I spot something I really love.

Introducing The Perfect Embroidered Top from Zara

The arrival of the ‘top of dreams’ just happened to coincide with the first weekend of proper sunshine in the UK — and the first time in 8 weeks that I was allowed out of the house without my leg-brace.

A definite cause for celebration.

There’s no purpose to this post other than to share my happiness.

At finding the perfect summery top. At saying goodbye (finally) to the winter, that seemed to long outstay it’s welcome, and finally my utter joy at regaining my freedom.

Being told I don’t need surgery on my knee was pretty amazing; four transformative words that made me want to skip (albeit metaphorically — one thing at a time) out of the hospital!

Happiness is magical thing.*

*NB: as is internet shopping.

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