April’s happy little things

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“On the whole, the happiest people seem to be those who have no particular cause for being happy except that they are so.” ~William R. Inge

I’m so a firm believer in finding happiness in everyday life, in a world were we are always waiting for the weekend, summer, holidays or some miracle that will apparently make all our problems disappear. We should stop and look for smaller joys, those little moments in the everyday life that make us stop, smile or even giggle. Here are some of the little moments that put a big grin on my face in April.

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It has taken me the best part of 20 years to feel comfortable in my own skin and I still have moments when I am unhappy with the way I look so when I put make up on and feel attractive it is a real mood booster. I truly wish that I took better care of myself in my twenties but it’s never to late and I’m now enjoying looking after my body and well being.

Spring walks with Dave are possibly the loveliest way to spend an afternoon. And look at that face whats not to love.

This month has bought beautiful blue skies and a warm sunshine ( usually on days I’m in work ). I have started taking little walks while I’m on my lunch break which has been making me feel extremely relaxed and helps me get through the rest of the day, although one suspect that once summer arrives I won’t want to go back inside.

When I eat healthy I feel amazing, I can’t tell you enough just how much my life has changed since starting my healthy lifestyle. I have so much more energy which automatically makes me feel better, long gone are the afternoon naps and hours wasted eating in front of the television. I now have the energy to get jobs done and start new goals.

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Spending time on my own wondering around beautiful stately homes and English gardens is a lovely guilty pleasure of mine. I can spend an entire day, day dreaming about what it would be like to live there. During April I visited Tatton park and was transported into some of Roald Dahls most famous works. Beautiful house, gardens, weather and books is a perfect combination.

Now the warmer weather is slowly ( very slowly ) creeping in, I’m am enjoying running outside ( can safely say I never thought I would utter those words ). I already spend so much time in the gym that it feels good to be outside specially running, treadmills are the most boring thing in the world. And most importantly it’s something I can do with Dave I just need to get him to stop stopping dead to smell walls and almost pulling my arm out of the socket.

I get up every morning at 5am to go the gym which is normally cold and raining but every now and again a beautiful sunrise will surprise me. Seeing all the beautiful colours in the world painted across the sky puts such a big grin on my face that I am happy for the rest of the day.

I spend most of my Sunday’s hidden away in my kitchen cooking and baking away. I find baking incredibly relaxing, almost as relaxing as eating freshly baked cookies. I make 2 or 3 cakes, fresh bread, a roast dinner, tarts, quiche and big pots of soup and stews for the week so I don’t have to worry about cooking throughout the week. And secretly it makes me feel good to be organised and look after Jamie.

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Me and Jamie celebrated our first anniversary together, every moment I get to share with him makes me extremely happy. Jamie is my number one fan and has changed my life in ways I could never imagine, he pushes me to be a better person and encourages me in everything I do. We both have extremely busy lives and despite living together we only actually ever see each other for two evenings a week but we make sure that the time we do have is quality time.

For two hours every two weeks I sit back and enjoy the piece and quite of not being able to answer my phone. I spend far too much time with my phone in my hands. So when I’m getting my nails done it forces me to turn it off and enjoy being pampered.

Nothing beats curling up with a good book and a cup of tea, for a few hours I am transported to a different place and time and I can be anyone I wish. I can be a queens lady in waiting, a pirate sailing the sevens seas or a girl who fell down the rabbit hole. Reading is certainly one of my favourite past times I just wish I had more time to do it.

If I had to choose one food that I had to live on for the rest of my life ice cream would be it. I’m convinced ice cream is a major tasty food group. I want ice cream now.

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  1. April 27, 2016 / 11:16 am

    Well isn’t this just one big ball of loveliness?? I’m totally with you, instead of waiting for the next weekend or holiday or break we could all do with trying to enjoy the here and now just a bit more. I wish I was more disciplined at meal prep (you’re a machine!) but last night I got home and made something from scratch I’d been eyeing up in a magazine – it was so nice to just potter about in the kitchen rustling up something tasty, so relaxing and just being present in my home in the sunshine was awesome.

    And I’m very jealous of your running with Dave,. I do try with the spaniels…i have to leap over them and dodge them constantly, it’s more of a workout than I wanted!
    M x

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