Last week Kirsty from Winnettes was kind enough to tag me in her 10 Things That Make Me Happy post. Have a nosy at her post and if you get chance leave her a comment. I’m sure she’d love to know what you think. I’m all about tag’s at the minute, especially ones like this one. It’s great to spread some positive vibes and take a look at the little things in our lives which make us smile. Plus it’s a brilliant opportunity to get to know your fellow bloggers. After all were pretty much like virtual neighbors!
So here are my 10 things which make me happy.
OK it’s probably the most obvious one to start with but it’s true. After a long day at work or a stressful afternoon at the play centre, nothing makes me more happy than to stick Corrie on and relax with a cold glass of white. In fact the only thing that could make that situation any more pleasing was if Ryan Gosling was to bring me the wine, topless *obviously I mean naked* and tell me that I had won last Friday’s Euromillions that I didn’t buy a ticket for!
Ryan – my other half not Gosling – thinks I’m revolting but I’d much rather munch my way through a slab of brie or a great big chunk of goats cheese than your standard sweet treat. Give me a cheeseboard over chocolate any day of the week!
If you could go on an all expenses paid trip anywhere in the world, most people would choose somewhere warm and exotic. My idea of a once in a lifetime holiday would be to the south pole to see the penguins. I’m not entirely sure why I like penguins so much but there’s just something about them which makes me smile.
4. FRESH FLOWERS
I love having a fresh bunch of flowers in the house. It’s like a natural air freshener that brings a touch of sunshine indoors, even on the most miserable of days. It’s just a shame that the majority of the time I have to buy them for myself! *I bet Ryan Gosling would buy me flowers.
I may be a lover of flowers I’m not so fond of the sun. I inherited my Dad’s ginger skin so anything above 22 degrees is just a recipe for disaster! *Hence my holiday with the penguins. I’m much more at home during the winter months. Hot chocolates and open fires suit me much better the bank holiday weekends in the beer garden!
While we’re on the subject of winter, I’m at my happiest around Christmas. Don’t get me wrong I’m not one of those crazy folk who whip the tree out in October but as of the 1st of December it’s official Santa season. Christmas is also a pretty good excuse for drinking wine which if you refer back to my first point you’ll remember this also makes me extremely happy 🙂
7. DATE NIGHTS
After Rory’s arrival, Ryan and I made an effort to plan at least one date night each month. I’ll be honest since my return to work this has slipped a little. Between trying to save money and my new found separation anxiety, we haven’t made much time for each other recently. I miss our one on one time and I hope it’s something we can work back into our new routine.
8. BABY KISSES
I might have had the day from hell but coming home to one of Rory’s big, wet, open mouth kisses makes me smile from ear to ear! There’s just nothing quite like receiving a sloppy kiss from your snotty toddler, even if sometimes you do have to bribe them with custard creams.
I’m pretty sure there’s absolutely no need for me to explain to you why sleep makes me happy. I challenge you to find me an adult who dislikes sleep!
10. THE WEEKEND
One benefit of returning to work is how much you begin to value your weekend again. It’s no longer just the time when the cavalry arrives, it’s the time you get away from work to spend with your family. The type of weekend that makes me the happiest is when we don’t have plans. When we can lounge around and wing it but just revel in each others company.
TAG YOU’RE IT!
In the words of one particularly famous bunny, that’s all folks! I hope you enjoyed reading my answers and now I’ll hand things over to these wonderful bloggers.
Jo from Momma Boss
Sarah from Surrey Mama
Rachel from Keep Mum
Laura from Laura and Liv
Rebecca from Rock and Roses Mama
Laura from Musings of a Tired Mummy
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