Five Happy Things


Little Winter used to be a place of appreciating the smallest things in life, and bringing out the beauty of everyday things, for others to see. After my last post felt a little sad (it was honest, real life. But also THANKYOU!), I wanted to write this post, for two reasons:
To cheer Little Winter back up
And to make me remember those small things in life that we sometimes forget.
Inspired by the beautiful Victoria (she really is awesome!) and with the last week being a whirlwind full of romantic weddings, laughter, tears, dancing, drinking, and a day sat in my pants, I'm giving love and appreciation to five things that made me smile.

Runkle. I always have a lot of love for cats, but Runkybum in the last few weeks has been such a little prince. He always seems to be there at the right time (actually he always seems to be there at everytime...!) And I really don't mind when he flops on my face at 2am, making me move to one side of the bed so he can snuggle on in with me.

Fresh Flowers. It's no secret that I bought flowers once a week, and with moving into a new place, I've had a flurry of flowers and plants. This week was the first week I hadn't freshened up the house, but when I got home from a weekend away, my mama had put some fresh daffodils in a bottle on my windowsill. Mama is a sweet one.

Reading. I have a handful of books and it was always enough. I get easily distracted by everything else, so find reading a book only possible when I'm on holiday somewhere. This week I've made it my mission to open the pages of 'The Wrong Knickers' and find the warmest and cosiest spot on my snuggle to get lost into the words.

Lighter Evenings. There are times when I enjoy nothing more than coming home and closing the curtains and turning the heating on. But right now, I love arriving home and seeing the sun shining into my living room until 8pm with my evenings feeling longer. And the perfect excuse for drinking a fruity cider!

A Busy Diary. I like being busy. When I'm busy I think I want to slow down, but actually, I just like being busy. My diary has been full for the past two months, and I'm trying to fill up my weekends with friends and family all over the country. I like having things to look forward too, and faces to catch up with is the best kind of medicine!

Tell me. What things made you happy this week?


  1. Having a busy diary has made me happy this week as well! It's great to be busy when there's a lot on your mind, and while I think I want to slow down as well, once I do I wish I was busy again. x

  2. The continuation of the sunshine and a good few evenings of stunning beach sunsets!

    Liv |

  3. I always forget to appreciate the little things but when i do i must admit the day always seems a little brighter and what with the weather being so lovely at the moment the best thing to do is be optimistic, smile and make the most of it x

    Dana |

  4. Reading always makes me happy, especially if there is lots of tea close by!

  5. The sun and light evenings make me feel so much happier and relaxed! My cat always cheers me up too, she's so cuddly and lovable! Love this post, great idea



  6. Lighter evenings and fresh're preaching to the choir with those two! I'm also loving getting out of my fluffy socks and into FLIP FLOPS! Yippee!


  7. Great list! :) I also love lighter evenings, reading, and fresh flowers.
    I also love: coffee, tea, bike-rides, going to baseball games, and sparkling white wine!
    ~Lor @

  8. Ladies & croissants23 April 2015 at 07:12

    I love lists of happy things on blogs and I love yours! It's great to have your cat when you feel sad...they are creatures of comfort!

  9. How fantastic are books for a bit of escapism? :) I'm in the middle of exams at the moment, but I'm looking forward to summer reading (when I won't have to learn all the quotes...) Lovely post x

    {travel blog}

  10. Great post! I like to have
    a busy diary as well! I also love to take pictures, blogging and take some special
    time for my love. J

  11. I love a good happy list. I started to read The Wrong Knickers and it was really funny. Unfortunately it was on a short library loan and I had to give it back before finishing it. I try and read during my lunch break but want to make more time in the evenings. It's great to get lost into someone else's world for a little while.

    A busy diary makes me happy too.

    Debbie x

  12. reading is my ultimate escape. the worse i feel and the sadder i am the more i want to escape into words.

    xo, allie

  13. Lovely list! Fresh flowers are a must along side reading and candles! I love going for walks, buying new stationary, spending quality time with people I love and of course, when my tea is at the perfect temperature to drink :) x

  14. I always have to have fresh flowers in the house--they just brighten up the place and make me smile when I walk past them :)


  15. Such a lovely little dose of positivity :) I'm adoring these lighter evenings too. They somehow just manage to make everything that bit brighter!

    Carrie xx

  16. Lighter evenings have been cheering me up to. Some nights I don't finish work until 8.30, so it's nice that it's still a little bit light out when I'm on my way home.
    Rubi | Instagram | The Den |

  17. These are all wonderful things, and it's always important to keep little happy things like that in mind. Hooray for lighter evenings too, I'm happy to have started my new job this month after nine months of interning for next to nothing, it's nice knowing I can actually afford to pay my rent and eat this month!!

    Louise x

  18. Susan Dollparts29 April 2015 at 15:53

    What made me happy this week is all my friends sending me cute messages and giving me little treats because I´m moving to another country :) Also flowers are a great idea, they make rooms kinda happier and "healthier"

    dresses-and-travels //@Susan Dollparts


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