Thursday, 13 November 2014

What Makes Me Happy on Sad Days

Today is a sad day for me – it’s the first anniversary of my mum’s death. All week I’ve had to try not to think about it. I even went as far as to make a list of things that make me happy and I thought I’d share it.

Book post


The UKYA community

Falling in love with a TV series

Screaming along to your favourite bands at the top of my voice, with a room full of people doing the same

The way my body vibrates with the loudness of live music

Getting into bed at the end of a long day


Hot chocolate piled high with cream

My cat, Lily

Unexpected messages


The Great British Bake Off

Seeing my friend and loved ones achieve 

Waking up without an alarm

Orange Wednesdays

An empty bookcase

Oli Sykes’ face

Penguin’s Clothbound Classics

Pepsi Max

Ian Somerhalder

Leaving work on a Friday when I’m not working the Saturday

Food Network channel

Orange is the New Black

Funko Pop figurines


10 Things I Hate About You

Bitter cold, bright, sunshiny days


Rainy days inside

A long-awaited release, be it book or film


What makes you happy on sad days?



  1. I'm sending you all the mental hugs today, ok? Things that make me happy right now are hot chocolate and curling up in a blanket or Jordan's dressing gown. All of the snuggles!

  2. Sending lots and lots of hugs to you, Sophie! x

  3. Interwebs hugs!! Great list, and many of those things make me happy too! I also love the smell of cinnamon, Christmas time (I love twinkly lights and anything that sparkles, I'm a bit of a magpie!!), cocktails, road trips, boy's hoodies, and even though I'm a cynical oul singleton, I love romantic stories!! R x


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