Tuesday, March 09, 2010

10 Things That Make Me Happy

I saw this on a blog somewhere and I thought it was a great idea! So, without further ado, here are 10 things that make me happy (in no particular order because I am so not a methodical person!).

1. Coffee. Of course I have to put coffee at the top of my list! I love the smell, the taste, the first sip in the morning as I slowly begin my day. I don't love the painful grinding noise of my espresso machine. I'm sure my neighbours don't, either!

2. Sticky toffee pudding. Warm and gooey, fresh from the oven, with a dollop of cream. Hm, I might just have to head off to Tesco's to get some for pudding tonight!

3. That lovely 'ahhhh' as you crawl into bed with a good book. I love to sleep. One of the best bits of my day is packing it in and succumbing to the drowsiness with a book to fall asleep over.

4. A scalding hot bath with loads of bubbles. I'm always cold and I enjoy turning the colour of a lobster. I enjoy the burning sensation. I love heat!

5. Wine & champagne. Tied at number 5 (because I don't want to put two separate alcoholic drinks in my list). Too much is not a good thing -- as I've found out many a morning after -- but a cheeky glass of champers at the end of the day can't be so wrong, can it?

6. Trees. I'm a full-fledged city girl now, but I grew up in the country. I love walking through the woods, hearing only that 'whoosh' as the wind moves the branches above me.

7. Snuggling on the sofa with my husband. He has such a comfy shoulder!

8. Laughs with my girlfriends. Near and far, I've got some great friends and nothing beats our giggles together.

9. Being my own boss. Oh, how I love to order myself around! It's so much better than anyone else doing it.

10. Writing. It's taken me awhile to realise that this, more than any other job, is really what makes me happy.


  1. I love this! A lot of your list applies to me as well. I love coffee, although I drink decaf. Love the smell and taste! And I've actually found myself, still holding a book, eyes closed in bed. (Love BED!) Darn it! Whether I like it or not I guess that's a good indication I need to turn the light off. Being my own boss rocks, and I absolutely LOVE editing!

    Fun post!

  2. Love trees, love bed, love naps, don't drink coffee, but love tea. LOVE LOVE LOVE writing.

  3. Thanks guys! Writing and editing rock. I should have put them at the top of the list! Yay for writing!

  4. What a great post!!! This is my first time visiting and I love it, I look forward to following you!!

    I love several things off your happy list!!! Champagne, wine, being my own boss (not there yet but will be) writing... etc...

  5. About six on your list would be on mine. I love writing, wine (red), coffee, anything with toffee or caramel, getting into my comfy bed (with or without a book), trees/nature, and laughs with friends.

    I'd have to add: the ocean, spending time with my children (usually) and husband, reading (I'm separating this from sleep).

  6. How nice to hear everyone's favourite things! Thanks so much for commenting and following, everyone!

  7. Love your list. It was nice to get to know you better. I love writing, (red) wine, laughs with friends, my kids, my hubby, the ocean, reading, hot showers, music,chocolate, tea, warm weather, and being surprised.

  8. Hee! Fun post. And I love that we both love naps and coffee. :)

  9. Great list - although I'd have to substitute tea in for the coffee. :)

  10. what makes me happy? Green tea- all types. I could drain Japan of its green tea


Coffee and wine for all!