10 Things That Make Me Happy

The lovely Sarah over at Toby goes Bananas tagged me to write about 10 things that make me happy. I love these challenges as they really get your brain juices flowing. Although there are hundreds of things that make me happy when put on the spot my mind tends to go blank. I’ve dug deep and come up with the 10 things that me happiest.


This is such an obvious one to start with isn’t it ? But it’s true my family make me happy. There are days of course when they frustrate the hell out of me. Regardless, knowing I’ve produced four humans all wonderful in their own ways makes me happy. From the family inside our house to the extended family we have, they all make me happy.


This one had to come straight after family. Coffee makes me immensely happy, I have no shame I’m a total addict. There is nothing more satisfying to me than a huge cup of hot black coffee.


I love nothing more than wasting a few hours watching my favourite channels. It’s great that there is a platform for creative people to share their talents with the world. I also love watching people who are just like me, who I can find something in common with. I’ve learned how to fix a hoover, clean my home more effectively, how to improve my blog and so much more. Seeing that my favourite creators have posted a new video makes me incredibly happy.


Whether it’s with my big bear of a husband or my wriggly little kids, snuggling makes me happy. I’m most happy when I’m snuggled on the sofa surrounded by lots of cushions with a fleecy blanket over my knee.


Happiness is a fresh new notebook and a pen that writes beautifully. I can’t explain why but there is definitely something about stationery that never fails to lift my spirits. I have boxes and drawers full of the stuff, from washi tape to pencil sharpeners and sorting them all out is my idea of bliss.

Binge Watching 

My idea of heaven is watching a whole series, episode after episode with very little break. It makes me happy to know that I don’t have to wait a week to see the next episode of a favourite show especially if there’s a cliffhanger ending. I don’t even want to imagine how many hours I’ve lost to Netflix.

The Ocean

Visiting the coast and listening to the ocean makes me happy. I feel so at peace and so in awe of it’s mightiness at the same time. I would love to live by the ocean at some point in my life. The funny thing is that it also terrifies me, I’m not a great swimmer and have a fear of putting my head underwater.


Does chocolate not make everyone happy ? I can’t indulge as often nowadays but when I do it makes me very happy. The sweetness, the silkiness, the heavenly taste. I bloody love the stuff. The nicest chocolates I’ve ever tasted were  Ghirardelli squares when I was on holiday in Florida.


I have always had such an eclectic taste in music. My playlists consist of anything from 90’s pop to Indie kids. Listening to music makes me happy, it brings back wonderful memories and stirs emotions. Music also lifts me up when I’m feeling down.

A Clean House 

Yep I’m one of those people who take great satisfaction from a sparkling clean house. Don’t get me wrong there are jobs around the house that I detest doing. But it makes me so happy when everything is in it’s place and there isn’t a speck of dust to be found.

So there you have it, my happy list. I thought of so many more while I was writing. It’s now my turn to tag some other lovely bloggers to share there happy lists too. I’m tagging

Rachel from Coffee, Cake, Kids 

Pippa from A Mother’s Ramblings

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5 thoughts on “10 Things That Make Me Happy

  1. I love Ghirardelli chocolate too – had it when we were in San Francisco a couple of years ago when I was lucky enough to win a holiday there.
    Not a blogger but I think I might do this – seems a great way to cheer yourself up too!

  2. I am also admitting every time that I am addicted to the coffee and the morning is not a good morning without a cup of hot black coffee, it’s just the life!

    Obviously, the chocolates are also loved too…it’s a great way to cheer with yourself 🙂

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