Tuesday 30 May 2017

10 Little Things That Make Me Happy

I was recently tagged in a post from Jenna at Chic Geek Diary to write 10 little things that make me happy. Just like she says in her post, most of the time the focus is all on our children and I don't often get much me time, or spend much on myself or write about myself. So I thought it was a lovely idea that she is spreading the happiness and getting us to focus on ourself for a change. So here are 10 little things (other than Lily and my partner and family) that make me happy. 

1. My Photography. You may have seen one or two posts on here about my photography but this is the thing that I can always reply on making me feel great. When ever I am out and about with my camera I am just at peace with myself. I don't need anyone around me and my camera is my company. I feel a sense of de-stress and creative release and it helps me notice how beautiful things around me are. My Camera is one of my best friends and i'm really happy that I now have a new smaller camera that I can take with me where ever I go. 

2. Getting to dress up nice. Wether its just putting a little bit of makeup on, or wearing a nice dress for a party or treating myself to a sexy bit of lingerie. I love to make myself feel pretty. I love the feeling of wearing something where I look at myself and feel good. Always makes me happy to do this and I need to do it more often. 

3. Getting my Hair done. I really need to make the effort to get it done more often because firstly I love sitting there relaxing as I have it done and then secondly I love looking at my hair finally done all nice and neat. I generally hate my hair so really makes me happy when I have made it nice. 

4. Sweeties and Chocolate. Im a huge sweetie and chocolate fan! A nice little treat of Jelly Beans, Jelly Tots, or any thing sour really puts a smile on my face. As does a nice Crunchie bar or a nice box of mint chocolates. My family knows how much I love mint chocolates as they are literally devoured as soon as I get my hands on them. 

5. A cheeky Take Away. I do love the treat of a nice takeaway. No cooking, No washing up and instead someone bringing it to your door while you have your feet up and watch a film. Hard to choose my favourite take away. But I would probably say Indian. I have had many nights alone in the past where this would make me sit there with a big smile on my face. Indian food and films are great company. 

6. Going to the Cinema/Film night. I love watching films and there is no better feeling than when you have watched a film that you have totally loved. One that kept your eyes glued to the TV or cinema screen and left you feeling so full of excitement as you finish watching it. I remember the smile on my face after seeing Beauty and the Beast and loving it and the amount I laughed and smiled watching Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 lately. Cinema night out on Friday and I can't wait for it. 

7. Weymouth. Okay so this is more a big thing than little thing. But even the littlest thought of being there makes me happy. There is never a moment in weymouth i'm not happy and so many of my happy memories are from when I was there. Bring on the 8th of July when I will be there again.

8. A cuddle. I have always been a big hugger person and will happily hug people I have never met before. I have been very tempted to be one of those people who stands there in the street with a sign saying "FREE HUGS". I almost crave hugs and cuddles and they are definetly something that when I get them they make me happy.

9. Going for a walk. I love to go off exploring. I am at my happiest when out and about walking. Wether it be new places i'm going or places i've walked many times. I have always felt very relaxed when walking. I do love going for walks with people as well as by myself. By myself its a great time for reflexion and thought but also with others its a great chance to have a really good conversation and chat. Also what better way to get to take photographs than out on a long walk. 

10. Tricky to put my final thing that makes me happy here. Still so many things I could write about. I could mention how I love to collect dolls or how I adore my pets. But instead i'm going to say Pyjamas! I love to snuggle into a pair of pyjamas and get so excited when I get a new pair of them. It is probably the reason I always buy Lily them as well. I did treat myself to a new pair this week. Beauty and the Beast ones which i'm super happy about. 

I struggled to write this list for 2 reasons. One because I don't often think about myself and my happiness needs. And two because when I got thinking about it. There are lots of little things that make me happy. 

Im now going to nominate Jenny from Midwife and Life to let us know what little things make her happy. 

What things make you happy? 


  1. Think my top would always be family, then I love watching Anime how sad huh? lol How the Japanese do their cartoons are brilliant especially the effects and I love how they write their stories for the animes. 3rd hmm I love shopping but what woman doesn't lol

  2. Cuddles and beautiful sunny days of fun

  3. It's amazing how chocolate and sweets can turn a bad day around

  4. Mostly the same as your list, my children, a clean home, spending time as a family, spending time with friends,and having a little pamper xxx