“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

We all know by now that happiness is something I am extremely passionate about. Happiness is one of those rare things that too many people chase when really we all have the ability to be happy right now. Happiness can not be affected by what job you have, how big your house is or what kind of car you drive. Happiness comes from the small things that happen daily in our lives. It comes from the things we tell ourselves every day. We all have the ability to be ridiculously happy regardless of what circumstances we are in.


Don’t be wasting time waiting, waiting for the weekend, new job, bigger house or better car your happiness lays inside what you think of yourself, meeting with friends, kissing your partner or tucking your kids into bed at night. Your happiness is those small happy moments you don’t even think about, but actually together build your whole life. Here are some small happy moments from the last couple of weeks that have been making my world special.


Apparently what makes me happy is food! Lots and lots of food! Ok so its more the company then the food but god I need to hit the gym!

First food tale was an afternoon tea with my best friend Amiee and our friend Ruth, it is the law after all that when a place starts afternoon tea within a 20 mile radius of your house you must try it! Nope just me then, even as I am writing this I feel the size of a house! SO I used to work with Aimee and Ruth and it’s been months since I had a catch up with Ruth so we giggled, listened to my horrific dating stories, spoke about Ruths grandson and Aimee’s boyfriend and dog. We had everything needed for the perfect Sunday afternoon, including cake.


Being wrapped up warm for winter makes me happy although the extra layers and all this food isn’t the best mixture as I wobble down the street! The thing about this time of year is that I start getting excited about the new year and as soon as winter hits I know that spring is just around the corner.  And with spring comes new beginnings and a chance to start again, we get to see the world start over all over again, just like the plants and nature we to get a fresh start and a new beginning. So wrap up now ready to emerge a new person in the new year.


Until recently I didn’t realise that Korean bbq food made me happy, although the same evening I found out that driving around Leeds does not make me happy in fact it makes me very angry and annoyed. So will I was staying in Yorkshire for Baring in mind I don’t cook at home this was a novice idea, not only was I cooking I was paying to cook to!


The food was delicious and it was a chance for me to catch up with Anna outside of Manchester, like all my dinners with friends it was just another chance to laugh at my horrific love life!


The third meal came in the form of my beautiful friend Sam who out of all my friends is the most straight-talking for which I love her! She is my tough love go to person! She is also my go-to person for work advice and pretty much life advice because by now we should all be aware that should not be in control of my own life, boy do I make bad choices, very bad choices.

Tucked away in beautiful surroundings in the country lanes near Dunham Massey, is the Rope and Anchor. The food is delicious however the service isn’t great, it isn’t rude or anything. There were just a few people eating yet it seemed like they didn’t know what they were doing or didn’t care too much. Still worth a visit if you are in the area, I imagine they do a cracking Sunday Dinner and with the open fireplaces it would be the perfect place to curl up on a Sunday afternoon.


“I’ve prioritized taking care of my mind, having fun, and doing things that make me laugh. And eating well – as in, really good food, like steak or pasta or fresh vegetables or an amazing dessert. You know, ‘treat yo’self.” Phillipa Soo



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