Monday, 7 December 2009


“ Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence"


Tuesday, 27 October 2009

So what's making you happy?

So Agatha Christie Week seems to have lasted me a month or so...
Not that it has taken me a month to read just one book but with the
chillier evening it's been nice to curl up with a good book.
It really does make me happy!

Monday, 14 September 2009

Agatha Christie Week makes me happy

It's Agatha Christie Week
now that makes me happy because I love reading Agatha Christie.
At one time I had every single one of her Miss Marple books in paperback,
I gave them to a neighbour as my book shelves were overflowing. Something I sometimes regret but oh well it made her happy ....
Anyway this week I intend to indulge myself by reading some Agatha Christie only this time I think I'll visit the library and borrow the books rather than buy them.
Free books now that is enough to make anyone happy.
What's been amking you happy since we last spoke?

Saturday, 22 August 2009

The Seaside

The British seaside makes me happy.

With all the fun of the fair, candy floss, ice creams and fish and chips.

Sandcastles, paddling, rock pooling and sitting huddled under towels.

Walking the dog on the beach, collecting shells.....

What makes you happy?

Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Hydrangeas Make Me Happy

I'm still on a bit of a floral theme and at the moment it's
my Hydrangeas that are making me happy.
So gorgeous!
But what is actually making me really, really happy about them is
that I've just discovered that it is really easy to dry them.

How happy will I be in deepest winter when I have a vase
of glamourous mophead hydrangeas to remind me of warmer times.
You'll find the instructions here - How To Dry Hydrangea Flowers
Do you think they would make you happy?

Friday, 14 August 2009

Flowers Shop Stories

I love Sally Page's books.
How can anyone fail to be cheered by those glorious floral photographs.
You can find out more at her website and better still see loads of Sally's photographs
on her blog Flower Shop Stories.
Take a look I'm sure the photographs will make you happy too.

Wednesday, 12 August 2009

It's Lovely Weather for Ducks

Another grey rainy day who could believe it is August?
Not that I mind, I'm one of those lucky people who actually like the rain.
Yes that's right folk, rain makes me happy!
The ducks seem quite happy too.

Sunday, 9 August 2009

This weekend - Pies & Dahlias make me happy

The apple & blackberry pie was yummy and yes it made me very happy
and I have enough blackberries left to make another pie which should keep
the whole family happy.
This little dahlia opened her petals this weekend,
she is so pretty,
enough to make anyone happy especially if you've grown her from seed.
So what made you happy this weekend?

Friday, 7 August 2009

Blackberry & Apple Pie

I just love blackberry and apple pie, I think it might just be my all time favourite.
Yes blackberry and apple pie make me happy.
Very Happy!
So this weekend we will be blackberrying and making pies and
that is going to make me very happy indeed.
I do hope that you do something that makes you happy this weekend.

Tuesday, 4 August 2009

Puppies make me happy

Aren't they gorgeous?
A boy and a girl, brother and sister Jack Russell puppies belonging to a friend.

Monday, 3 August 2009


Sundays make me happy.
Time to relax, read the papers, listen to the radio, use vintage china.
Family time.
What makes you happy about Sunday?

Friday, 31 July 2009


Weekends make us happy don't they?
Whatever you are doing this weekend - enjoy.

Thursday, 30 July 2009

Would you like to win some flowers?

Would I be right in thinking that you would be really happy if someone sent you flowers?
Well the wonderful Miss Pickering is celebrating the 3rd anniversary of the arrival of The Hound and her 351st post on her rather lovely blog.
Pop over and leave a comment for a chance to win.
But be quick because I've only just discovered this and entries close at 5pm today.

Wednesday, 29 July 2009


The car was full of dogs and kids
(who always make me happy, well almost always)
but I needed to stop at the shop for a pint of milk.
And there it was in all it's red and yellow retro glory,
just sitting on the counter,
waiting to be purchased and then consumed - a
Could I resist? Of course not.
And it was delicious, all caramelly and melty in the mouth delicious.

That Caramac made me happy.
The childrens' Caramacs' also made them happy
but they reckoned they could have been happier
had I bought two each!
So, today, what makes you happy?

Tuesday, 28 July 2009

It's all about the little things

So I think this blog is going to be all about the little things that make me happy.
Well mostly because some big things just have to be shared too,
don't they?
Little, inconsequential things that maybe one takes for granted
but they actually make one happy.
Things like:
My morning cuppa - Tetleys' in a big pink mug.
My afternoon tea - Lady Grey in a vintage bone china cup and saucer.
The first plum of the season that I picked fat and juicy straight from the tree yesterday.
Getting comments on my first post - thank you, thank you, thank you.
The Amazon delivery containing that book, you know
the one that you've wanted to read for simply ages.
Discovering that this blog has followers - thank you, thank you, thank you.
Eating an egg laid by your very own hens.
That daisy in the lawn, Battenburgh cake and....
Oh so many things that make you happy.

Monday, 27 July 2009

What makes you happy? - First Post

Writing the first post on this my new blog makes me happy as will getting any comments at all.

Sipping tea whilst I write is making me happy.

And I can't begin to tell you how rediculously happy finding this daisy growing
in my lawn has made me.

Welcome to my new blog, I hope you'll come along for the ride
and maybe share what makes you happy.