Over a week’s break this time! I thought about just stopping, but I reckon I’d regret it when I only had 50 days to look back on.
SO here are this week’s photos. There are some recurring themes: sun, boyfriend, gym, and food. I guess those are the things that make me happy.
EDIT: this accidentally saved in my drafts rather than posting! Quelle domage!
2nd May 2017
My Happy for today is easy to identify. I went to an alumni lecture by my old Classics department, and loved every second of it. I miss uni, but love that Classics is still and always will be part of my identity.
Another week, another montage of photos because i havent been able to do one every day!
I’ve had a good week. It’s been busy at work, which is always preferable, and I’ve had a lovely bank holiday weekend. My overall Happy was seeing Muncie Girls at Boileroom Guildford, a great gig which made me want to start a band. But then, every gig makes me want to do that.
25th April 2017
Two very low quality photos for today. I saw Sophie Willan at Soho Theatre, who was great (if a little unprepared), and saw this awesome sign on the toilets. Also, I made a great vegetable pasta dish.
18th-24th April 2017
What aimed to be a daily update has turned into weekly. But that’s okay! Because this challenge is all about happiness. And I certainly won’t find happiness by beating myself up for not posting on a blog every day.
The last week had some lows, e.g. a snap general election which probably means that the Tories will win in a landslide and will rule over us forever. But I’m motivated to stop that happening, to spread information, and to fuck the Tories.
The week also involved an odd day of wandering around London, researching Friends and Members schemes of arts and culture organisations. I got through about 10 podcasts and over 35,000 steps that day.
I also met up with a couple of friends from school, which was lovely. I’m v happy that I have kept in touch with people, and don’t feel awkward with them despite how many years have passed.
The weekend just passed was filled with happiness: I went mountain biking with my boyfriend and loved it. Even though I crashed head-first into a tree. What a squid.
SO, here are some fairly unrelated photos. But these are the things I felt like I wanted to take photos of the time, so it clearly shows what makes me happy. Street art (from my London wanderings), nice countryside (from a walk with my boyfriend), and my vegetable tart about to go in the over (from… dinner).
April 13th – 17th
Again, I’m gonna have to do a montage of photos because I forgot to upload stuff every day. But who doesn’t love a montage?
I had a lovely bank holiday weekend. My Happy for Thursday was seeing Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime with my boyfriend and his family, which was an excellent play and a lot of fun generally. Friday was a generally lovely day, playing tennis with my boyfriend and sister and brunching with them and a friend, followed by Dancing With Dave and the Radio X team. Saturday was a less fun day, given my shame hangover (and alcohol hangover) from Friday night, but my Happy was returning home to Merstham to see my mumma. I was a lot less vommy on Sunday, and loved playing tennis (again) with the fam and cooking an incredible nut roast.
Generally, my Happiness over the Easter weekend has come from seeing the people I love and doing the things that make me feel alive, like listening to music and exercising and cooking. I’m pretty content right now, really.
7th – 12th April 2017
I am terrible at keeping this up! But here are a selection of things that make me happy in the last few days.
I bloody love the sun. Sitting outside in my mum’s garden, drinking pimms and painting mirror frames made me pretty damn happy over the weekend.
Had a great #nationalsiblingsday playing tennis with my sister. I’ll pretend I won.
I had a lovely day on Saturday – ran round Finsbury Park and my new books delivered.
The last photo is just the cutest pig in the world.
4th, 5th, and 6th April 2017
I’m bad at taking photos of friends. I just hate being that guy, who concentrates more on showing Social Media that they had a good time, rather than having the good time. Also, I just forget. But, the point is, I’ve had two lovely catch-ups with friends over the last few days, and today, when I didn’t have a lunch/dinner meet up planned, I had a lovely video chat with my boyfriend.
Instead of taking any photos of these events, I snapped pictures of the sun, which also makes me happy.
3rd April 2017
I went to a good training event and met some interesting people and the sun shone! And even though I had a bit of a slump when I came home, I still went to the gym, which I’m pretty happy about.
April 1st and 2nd 2017
A lovely weekend filled with sun and beer gardens. I got a hair cut for the first time in two years, in a friendly salon with a Jack Russell running around under everyone’s feet.