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Wednesday, 20 May 2015

50 Things That Make Me Happy | Tag

Thank you so much to Vicki from Let's Talk Beauty for tagging me - see 50 things that make Vicki happy here!

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1. Cuddles from little Ralphie, even if he's not as thrilled about them as I am.
2. House plants, they brighten up a whole room.
3. Film photography. It has a certain magic about it that digital can never capture.
4. Falling asleep with the cool night breeze dancing across my face.
5. Edinburgh, my most favourite place.
6. The seaside. The salty sea air is good for the soul.
7. Our home. It's not perfect and needs a lot of work, but it's ours and for that I'm so grateful.
8. A sky full of stars.
9. Vinyl. It has an inherent yet unexplainable beauty.
10. Removing my make up at the end of the day.

11. New books. So pristine, demanding to be read.
12. Old books. Wondering who has read them and loved or hated them before me.
13. Typewriters. The clack clack clack sound of the keys is very therapeutic.
14. Putting on comfortable pyjamas at the end of a long day. So cosy.
15. Losing a whole day wandering around art galleries.
16. Having an empty email inbox, it always feels like such a big accomplishment.
17. Spoken word poetry.
18. Looking at my to-be-read pile and being excited about every single book there waiting to be read.
19. A bowl full of cereal at midnight. Definitely not just a morning food.
20. Antique shops, they're always full of treasures waiting to be uncovered.

21. Pygmy Puffs. Adorable!
22. Discovering a new favourite blog and spending an hour or so getting lost in the archives.
23. Gypsophila, delicate and beautiful.
24. Ice lollies. My favourites right now are Rowntrees fruit pastels.
25. When the spring breeze catches the blossom and makes it drift down towards the ground like snowflakes.
26. When an idea hits just as I'm about to fall asleep and having to reach for a notebook to scribble it down.
27. Oversized spectacles.
28. Polka dots.
29. Post-it notes.
30. Re-runs of old comedy TV shows like Red Dwarf and The Vicar of Dibley.

31. My little blue bird, the perfect desk companion. 
32. Tea and biscuits. Especially dark chocolate digestives.
33. De-cluttering.
34. Sweet chilli sauce.
35. Writing with a really nice pen.
36. Flowy black dresses.
37. Getting lost in spotify recommendations.
38. The joy of seeing how happy people are when they're following their dreams.
39. Preparing to submit my final assignment for my undergraduate degree.
40. Saving for my masters. It might take me a while, but it's something I'd really like to do one day.

41. Notebooks, a place to contain fleeting thoughts and future goals.
42. The first day of wall-to-wall sunshine of the year.
43. Sandwiches.
44. Homemade lemonade.
45. No longer basing my self-worth on what other people think of me or my decisions. It's freeing.
46. Old photographs.
47. The cool air that follows a rainstorm after an especially humid day.
48. Vanilla and coconut scented things. 
49. Novelty slippers.
50. Having this space to retreat to. It remains an important part of my life, even if I haven't had as much time to dedicate to it over the last couple of months, but I will very soon. And the thought of that is priceless.

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  1. Aww I have that Pygmy Puff keyring as well but mines all dirty now because I've had him for such a long time! Tempted to get one of the big ones if I ever go back to the Studio tour! I'm also a fan of coconut scented things :)

    hellomissjordan.com xx

    1. The big ones are ridiculously cutee! xx

  2. I loved reading this and yay that little Ralphie made an appearance :) xx

    Ioanna | Hearting.co.uk

  3. This was so lovely to read, Jennie :) speaking of reruns, I caught some old Father Ted episodes on TV the other day and it was just so comforting seeing them again. I will have to give this tag a go myself! x

    Megan / pixiecrop.com

    1. Ahh Father Ted - YES so good! They're still funny! xx

  4. Jennie, what a beautiful post. I'm not sure why but I started to feel really emotional reading this! So many of the things you've mentioned are things I (and I'm sure many of your readers) can relate to. And a couple reminded me of things I should be involving more in my life (getting lost in spotify recommendations!). Thank you for this post! I hope you're well xx

  5. yay what a great post! 50 things wow thats good going! :) cuddles with that little fluff ball are bound to make you happy! so cute! :) x

  6. I cant wait to do this tag, it's such a lovely positive one :)
    Beauty Wanderer

  7. Great post! I completely agree about old books - it's lovely to think of who owned the book before. :)

  8. There are simple things that bring enormous joy, you inspired me to come up with my own list of things that make me happy. I agree, this is a very positive thing that can inspire a lot of people.

  9. Books in general, they make me happy too

  10. I agree with many of these Jennie! I was reminded of Mini Milk ice lollies the other day and I remembered why I used to love them so much! Thank you for tagging me too, I will try try try to write up a blog post as soon as possible! xxx

  11. Awesome favourites :) Definitely taking off my makeup and then doing a nice mask or something :)

    Erin | Erin and Katherine Talk Beauty

  12. Jennie this post was lovely! I felt inspired and decided to write my own '50 things that me happy' list to remind me to be thankful.


  13. So many lovely things here! I love the feeling after I've taken my makeup off... the actual taking off of the mascara... not so much! I have a little collection of ornamental birds, I don't know what it is but I just love them... especially my white ones with feathery tails! x
    Laura | Loved By Laura

  14. Yay, so pleased you did the tag & I love that cuddles with Ralphie is top of the list! He is a cutie. I also really like the air after a downpour - its so fresh. & I'm a total ice lolly addict.

  15. Lovely!


  16. Such a cute post! I might have to do this myself :) xx


  17. Animals cuddles are always best, and I am sure they secretly love them just as much as us!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

  18. This is such a lovely and positive post! I'm totally with you on your love of the seaside! :)

    - Grace's Beauty Space xo

  19. Loved reading this, as always. And awww Ralphie looks so cute :D

  20. Such a gorgeous, gorgeous tag Jennie! Suits you and your beautiful blog down to the ground, as these pretty photos show. And so many favourites I was nodding my head to! No 6,8,32 & 45 in particular. I love no.38, truly so heart-warming and so you! I don't think I've ever come across someone so kind and compassionate to others such as yourself. You deserve all the happiness in the world <3

    Aww and so honoured you tagged me, thank you ever so much sweet! :)

    Sophie | soinspo xo

  21. I love reading favourites posts - they are always so full of positivity :) also - your rabbit is adorable!! Sophie xxx www.fashionnomads.com

  22. Naming 50 things that make you happy seems like a pretty simple task, but I started listing a few in my head and got stuck. It'll take a little bit more thinking, but I'll get there! Meanwhile, seeing what makes you happy makes me happy too :) -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's


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