Things that have made me happy this week…

Life can be tough, but as my therapist says, there is always something to try and see in a good light. So welcome to Things that have made me happy this week. Sharing the good things amongst the tough and sometimes hamster wheel slog that life feels like.

things that made me happy

Gin – has made me happy this week. No, I don’t need to join AA. A friend of mine gave me a tiny bottle of rose gin and I finally managed to enjoy it.

Orchids – have also made me happy. My two orchid plants are looking like they might flower again, after I have worked hard to learn what works to keep THEM happy, and I have tickets booked to visit the Kew Orchid Festival in a few weeks too.

Bread – made me happy. I haven’t eaten bread for nearly three weeks, and have been sticking to a low carb plan mostly but I work with some Bulgarian mums in the week and they made some Kozunak bread and brought some for me, and I wasn’t going to say no. It was delicious and a treat. Back on the no bread bandwagon I go.

My teenager – has made me happy this week. She is doing so well in school and is far more sensible and hardworking than I was at her age, and I had two glowing emails about her work this week from her teachers. She clearly isn’t a chip off my block and we might be just getting this parenting thing slightly right.

Betta fish – two actually, a male and a female, which will be mine, in ten days time (because clearly I don’t run enough of a zoo)

Date nights – make me happy. We had a fantastic evening out last weekend, and thanks to a lovely local babysitter, we enjoyed a relaxed child-free evening.

So that’s my happy this week. Feel free to share yours in the comments…

Posted in Family Life and Parenting.


  1. A show my daughter’s school put on made us happy (and laugh our heads off) this week. It was meant to be serious, but they managed to pop in a few ‘show that goes wrong’ bits that made us chuckle all the way through.

  2. Such a lovely upbeat post to read. We’ve had a tough week, with everyone feeling ill one way or another, but snuggles from my kids always make me happy.

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