The Happy List is currently my longest standing series on my blog, the first instalment was posted back in November 2014. They've been few and far between this year though, a side effect of my depression and my The Sunday Post series. A while ago I was feeling a little down so wrote an impromptu happy list, focussing on the more trivial and general things that make me happy as opposed to events that have happened to me. I didn't think much else about it and it sat in my notebook alone until one night recently I was sat in bed with Luke and I asked him to write a list of his own. From there I had the idea to ask other members of my family & then a few of my blog friends and today I'm here to share a few of their lists with you! I'm planning for this to be a little series & I hope it'll bring a little bit of happiness into your day. Each time I'll be sharing a list of my own along with three of four lists I've collected from other people.
Sunday, 23 October 2016
Friday, 21 October 2016
I know I've already done a giveaway this year but a few weeks ago I reached several milestones all at once: I now have over 1,000 Twitter followers, over 500 Instagram followers and almost 600 followers for my little blog! It blows my mind just a tad considering I celebrated reaching 400 followers back in February and now I'm almost at 600... eek! To say thank you in the best way I can I've decided to throw together a little giveaway. The theme for this giveaway is 'Autumn' and features a few of my Autumn essentials!
Wednesday, 19 October 2016
Lord of Misrule seems to be a real cult classic during Autumn/Winter and it's one that I've always kinda disliked. I used it once, back in 2013 I think, and always found the scent to be too spicy and smoky for me. I'm not sure if they've changed the formula or if my taste in scent has matured but I really like it now! It's still spicy and woodsy but I find it really warming, almost like mulled wine, but with the added sweetness of vanilla.
Monday, 17 October 2016
I've made no secret of my poor physical (and mental) health this year but one thing I have realised is that I've never actually spoken matter-of-factly about what exactly was happening to my body and how I was dealing with it. In all honesty, this is mainly because I wasn't dealing with it - I was anxious, confused and depressed because I just couldn't figure out what was going on but finally, eleven months later, I've gotten to grips with everything and can now talk about it (semi)confidently. I thought I'd write this post to keep you guys in the loop, to possibly offer help/comfort to anyone else in a similar situation and for myself to read back on whenever I'm having a shaky moment. Get yourselves comfy, it's gonna be a long one!