100 Happy Days #6

Photos of the little things that made me happy last week…

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Enjoying a sandwich on the way home.

I tried out a new hairstyle, the fishtail plait. Not sure I got it quite right but it was fun to try.

I tried out a new hairstyle, the fishtail plait. Not sure I got it quite right but it was fun to try.

Enjoyed a sausage sandwich for breakfast at work - I forgot to take a photo until it was nearly gone!

I had a sausage sandwich for breakfast at work – I forgot to take a photo until it was nearly gone!

Relaxing in the TV room on my lunch break...it was lovely and cool and peaceful as everyone else was outside!

Relaxing in the TV room on my lunch break…it was lovely and cool and peaceful as everyone else was outside.

This is my Lush conditioner - it smells so lovely!

This is my Lush conditioner – it smells so lovely!

I've had a large pile of stuff to get rid of in my room for months...finally decided to bag it up ready to go to a charity shop!

I’ve had a large pile of stuff to get rid of in my room for months…finally decided to bag it up ready to go to a charity shop.

What have you been enjoying taking the time to do?

100 Happy Days #5

Continuing the 100 Happy Days challenge, here are my photos from last week…

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The book I am reading this week.

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Lovely to snuggle up in my pjs and dressing gown after a long day, tube delays and getting caught in the rain.

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This is a cat who I see sometimes when I’m walking back from work…he likes to walk with me along part of the road 🙂

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I follow a blog called Reduce Footprints, which sets a green challenge every week. I interpreted the challenge ‘Ban single use items’ to stop using brand-new post-it notes at work. Instead, I took in some old receipts that I can write on the back of (nothing with any bank details printed on, just in case). Since I didn’t have a choice about getting these receipts, at least I can use them for something else too!

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One of my cats – she enjoys kneading the blanket before she settles down to sleep.

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I went to the Science Museum on Saturday for the first time in a while – forgot to take any photos except this one of the logo on the map, but I had a good time.

 

What have you been enjoying this week?

100 Happy Days #4

Here are my 100 Happy Days photos from this week, still trying to focus on the small things that I enjoy.

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One photo of a cat…

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Yoga practice (my yoga mat is from a great company called Eco Yoga, by the way).

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Just finished reading this book – a little complicated, but very interesting.

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I made curly kale crisps to try as a healthy snack.

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…another photo of the cat…

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Beautiful blue sky on a hot sunny day.

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…this photo was supposed to be of a cat I made friends with on the way home from work…it obviously moved too fast so you can only see its feet!

What have you made time for this week?

100 Happy Days #3

Well, as you may have noticed from a lack of 100 Happy Days posts on my blog, unfortunately I stopped taking the time to think about the simple things that make me happy each day, let alone take photos of them!

But I have reminded myself how important it is to focus on the simple, often free, things in my life that make me happy, especially when things can get overwhelming. So here are some of my photos from this week!

I know the minimalist bloggers that I follow are great at focusing on simplicity and this really can help cut out things in your life that aren’t good for you or the environment .

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I wore this dress on Monday and it made me feel so summery and cheery! I was in two minds about keeping it before but I enjoyed wearing it and got compliments on it too, so it stays!

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I was waiting on a platform for a tube home, and it was really nice to just stand in the warm sun.

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I’m knitting a sock – I haven’t made much progress and it’s a little untidy (I’ve never knitted from the toe up before) but I feel like I’m gradually cracking it!

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A 100 Happy Days post wouldn’t be complete without a photo of a cat!

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I’m currently reading a book called The Gift (also known as The Naming) by Alison Croggon. It’s one of my favourites and I’m enjoying reading it again.

How do you incorporate this attitude towards simplicity in your own life?

100 Happy Days #2

Continuing my project to notice and enjoy the simple things in life. Here is a selection of the things that have made me happy in the last couple of weeks.

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A cup of raspberry leaf tea in the morning.

 

Congratulations card on ending my internship for a new job.

I was offered a new job a couple of weeks ago, and received this congratulations card from the staff at the charity I was interning for when I left.

 

The latest edition of Om Yoga magazine.

The latest edition of Om Yoga magazine.

 

I finished knitting a jumper for the first time!

I finished knitting a jumper for the first time!

 

I discovered this book in an Oxfam charity shop last weekend - a great and really interesting read, I highly recommend it!

I discovered this book in an Oxfam charity shop last weekend – a great and really interesting read, I highly recommend it!

100 Happy Days #1

I recently read on peonut’s blog about a challenge called 100 Happy Days. You can find the website about it here. Essentially you take a photo of something that makes you happy every day for 100 days. You can share your photos on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram or keep them private. I decided that I’d like to share some of my photos on my blog every couple of weeks. For me, this challenge is about finding happiness in simple things, something I am trying to achieve throughout my going green journey. Here are a few of my photos from this week! Let me know if you’re doing this challenge (or anything similar) too; it would be great to see what makes you happy each day. IMG_1277

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I could make this challenge easy for myself and just take a photo of one or both of my cats every day – they always make me happy 🙂

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A lovely sunny blue sky out my window one day – seeing the sun is something that can really brighten up my mood.

I made these cute little Easter cards in an afternoon - I didn't have to go out and buy anything as I already had everything I needed in the house. They make me smile as I think they're cute and I love the patterned papers I used.

I made these cute little Easter cards in an afternoon – I didn’t have to go out and buy anything as I already had everything I needed in the house. I got inspiration from this pin I found on Pinterest; you can find it on its original website here.

This is a very blurry photo as it’s of my laptop screen. I took it when my blog reached 100 followers as this was something that I’d been aiming towards for a while.

Happy photo-taking and Happy Easter! 🙂