Monday, 15 February 2016

I couldn't be happier :)

Ok so this 100 days of happy thing isn't going so well! I think I am just far too busy doing the happy things to write about them. I love the posts I have put up already and think I still have one more good one in me before I carry on with my normal blog posts :). 

This post is about last weekend when I went away with the guides to PGL. This is an adventure holiday place where we got to stay in little cabbins (not camping at this time of year haha.) The girls know PGL to stand for Parents Get Lost.

They all had a great time and so did I. We tried loads of new things like the zip wire, raft building and then actually going on our raft (was a bit scary but I didn't fall in so yay), archery and aeroball (a mix of trampolining and net ball, it was amazing.)

The staff were lovely too and song funny songs with the girls which I still can't get out of my head. We had a real good laugh on the trip and l loved every minute of it.

From this trip I have taken away so many things (not just the annoying songs haha) inparticular a great way I think I am going to make everyday a happy day. We did so many fun and new outdoor activities and I want to do this more in my life. The guide leader told me about ways I can do this within guiding as a leader myself such as taking a group abroad on a residential or teaching archery at a local guide facility. Also I want to see if I can try new exciting water activities as I loved the raft building. Of course all these will also help me in my fight for fitness mentally and physically. Yay! Win, win!!

My song for this weekend is Set It Off "Why Worry." This is a song the older girls introduced my too and I completely agree with the lyrics and love the tune, been singing it all weekend (that and The Crazy Moose.)

Well this is the end of my happy posts but I am still going to strive for millions of happy days and you haven't heard the last of me yet :). 

Saturday, 30 January 2016

100 days of happy. Day 26

Made me smile when my amazon order came with a little card telling me to "have a good day." Such a cute card going to put it in my purse, heres to many good days :).

My song for today is Olly Murs "Dance with me tonight." Had me dancing in the kitchen while doing the dishes lol.

Friday, 29 January 2016

100 days of happy. Day 25

Great film night with my bestie :). We watched some of our old favourates and had a great chat. I will miss her when she goes back to Haven to work.

My song for today is Bruno mars "Count on me."

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

100 days of happy. Day 24

Had a great night with my family having a giggle or more like laughong at ourselves haha. It happens a lot. Also had a great night at guides again practicing a way cool Easter play writen by me very late last night. So that is why there are a few spelling errors woops haha.

My song for the last few days is Avril Lavign "Here's to never growing up."

Sunday, 24 January 2016

100 days of happy. New plan

Ok so I have skipped a few days but to be honest this is feeling like  bit of a chore. So I have decided may not post everyday anymore but I will still do 100 post.

I am starting to see the happiness in everyday but writing about it was getting hard as happy often means busy.

Saturday, 23 January 2016

100 days of happy. Day 23

Went out for a mates birthday and had such a giggle. Love those guys so much there is never a dull moment.

My song for today is "I'll be there for you" by The Rembrandts. Obviously most people know it as the theme tune from the tv show Friends. This is the kind of friendship I have with that group of friends :).

Friday, 22 January 2016

100 days of happy. Day 22

Night out, a bit out of my area, with a good friend. Wearing my amazing leather jacket I got for Christmas off my boyfriends parents feeling like a million dollers. 

My song for today is "Marvin Gay" by Charlie Puff ft. Meghan Trainor. If there was a quiet moment last night we sung this song :).

Thursday, 21 January 2016

100 days of happy. Day 21

I got a very happy blast from the past today when I went to watch Hairspray, with the guides, such a good film. The first time it was out i was a teenager and went to see it three times. The second and third time we practically had a party in the cinema dancing and singing along. Such a good memory and I made new Hairspray memories today. I also think I proved I can be a great and responsible guide leader as I was kind of put in charge and did amazing at it (meaning I didnt loose any of them haha.)

My song for today is from Hairspray "You can't stop the beat." It has to be my favourate song from the film and I am still singing it to myself now. This song always cheers me up and makes me dance like a mad woman. Loving life!!

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

100 days of happy. Day 20

Spontaneously stayed at my boyfriends tonight after a brillant birthday celebration for him. He loved his presents and enjoyed his birthday meal with suprise birthday donut (because he doesn't like cakes) and embrassing singing :).

My song for today is "Happy birthday" or rather the version that goes "it's your birthday didy dum didy dee singing do I didy didy dum didy dee." I am unsure on the singer or writer of this song!

Tuesday, 19 January 2016

100 days of happy. Day 19

I had a great night at the guide group I help with tonight. The guides were all very excited to plan a Easter play idea I had and they all got involved making props and giving me lots of great ideas. I am so glad they are on-board with this idea and I think I will have a lot of fun creating this play with them.

Todays song I have chosen because I have been noticing how those around me and often myself are hard on ourselves over small failures or mistakes. These so called mistakes often aren't as bad as we think but we make it feel massive and let it bring us down. The song is "Don't be so hard on yourself" by Jess Glynne. These lyrics really speak to me and describe the bad habbit my friends and me need to get out of:

"Don't be so hard on yourself, no
Learn to forgive, learn to let go
Everyone trips, everyone falls
So don't be so hard on yourself, no..."

Monday, 18 January 2016

100 days of happy. Day 18

Well I am very happy right now I have done a few things for work and now I can relax for the rest of the evening and watch entertaining crap on TV. Yay! 

My song for today is David Guetta ft Ne-Yo, Akon "Play Hard." I have worked hard now I can play hard :). 

100 days of happy. Day 17

Wow yesterday was a very happy and busy day that I find myself back logging my post. Me and my boyfriend did lots of things yesterday the least fun was visiting most of the Tesco's in both our areas for various items. As I could be here all day listing the happy things that happened I am going to instead say my happy moment from yesterday was my new experience. I watched Jurassic Park for the first time. I thought it was a pretty good film as I sat cuddling my boyfriend for protection lol.

My happy song is Bruno Mars "Locked out of Heaven."

Saturday, 16 January 2016

100 days of happy. Day 16

Had a great chat to an amazing friend who lives in Ireland so I don't get to see her as much as I would like to. Today we chatted on facebook and had such a giggle. Me and some other friends are planning to go and visist her soon and I can't wait!!! :)

My song for today is David Bowie "Changes." <3

Friday, 15 January 2016

100 days of happy. Day 15

My happy moment today was a last minute descision to go to my boyfriends tonight for steak night and chill times. I had a great night with him it was such a good decision and a great way to end my week :). Eating some good food, watching some great TV and having a giggle I'm one happy girlie!!

My song for today is Taylor Swift "Shake it off."

Thursday, 14 January 2016

100 days of happy. Day 14

Enjoying some me time wraped up in my quilt on the couch watching a great musical Les Miserables.

My song for today i actually coud not hear at first as they only played the vodeo with no sound in the gym. But the video made me laugh watch it yourself and see. The song is "Adeventure of a Lifetime" by Coldplay. I listened to the song tonight and has a very chilled out rhythm that is helping me to unwind :). I also love the lyrics; "Everything you want's a dream away..." and "... You make me feel like I'm alive again."

Wednesday, 13 January 2016

100 days of happy. Day 13

My happy moment for today is feeling appriciated at work by the staff, children and the parents of the little boy I work woth. I often doudt if I am good at my job and this has given me a great boost of self esteem :).

My song for today is Heather Small "Proud."

Tuesday, 12 January 2016

100 days of happy. Day 12

Today has been a busy but all round happy day. Work went great and today was my first week back at the guide group I help out with which was fun!

Although I am loving finally being home and putting my feet up to watch a bit of TV.  So glad to be in out of the rain and sat wrapped up warm in my pink snuggie :).

My happy song for today is a bit of a golden oldie for me that describes how I am feeling right now; Brothers in Rhythm "Such a Good Feeling." 

Monday, 11 January 2016

100 days of happy. Day 11

Happy me after great workout at the gym with my bestie :)!! I actually feel more awake for it which feels a bit backwards to me but it does work; letting off endorphins making me feel great. Only downside I really need a shower haha. 

Well I think its those endorphins hitting me and making me so productive. My sister helped me switch my room around and free up loads more space. The state of my room often affects my mood, now i feel like i can do so much more in it :) and I have finally been able to put up my 2016 calander. Not just that I cooked tea and made a healthly lunch for tomorrow from the leftovers. Done all the dishes, emptyed the bin and had that all important shower. Now I can relax and enjoy the rest of my evening. 

My happy song for today is Katy Perry "Roar." One of my all time favourate feel good songs.

Sunday, 10 January 2016

100 days of happy. Day 10

Today a person has made me so happy. My boyfriend who is like my bestfriend as well. He is always there for me even if its just to make me giggle when i feel crapy and today he has been amazing!! :D

My song for today is Bruno Mars "Count on me." Because I know I can always count on him.

Saturday, 9 January 2016

100 days of happy. Day 9

Having a great day out with friends shopping in the day and now drinks and food at my boyfriend's local :). Treating myself a little (only a little hehe)!

My song for today is Lady Gaga "Born this way."

Friday, 8 January 2016

100 days of happy. Day 8

Work was great today I feel the new team is geling really well and although it can be stressful I do enjoy my job :). 

My happy song for today is Rhianna "Cheers (drink to that)" heres to the weekend!

Thursday, 7 January 2016

100 days of happy. Day 7

 Great way to spend a Thursday night. I think their making a Star Wars fan of me :). Its getting scary but I am surrounded by 4 men 2 on each side so I think I'm safe from the dark side. One of my protectors is my boyfriend and its great to spend some quality time with him during the week!! We are watching the film in a cute, little converted theatre with one screen which means cheap prices and a nice atmosphere :).

On my way there and back I have been listening to some music which has lifted my spirits on my lonely journey! One song in particular played as i walked to get on my next bus. This might sound weird but the music and lyrics made it feel like my sound track as I walked alone through the busy city centre. The song is "Let Me In" by Olly Murs. I was listening to his Never Been Better album (my guilty pleasure.) It was mainly the lyrics to the chorus that spoke to me, they go:
 "let me in and i will save you from the madness, let me in and I will keep you from the storm... I'll be here to break your fall" 
(as a very clumsy person that last line has two meanings for me haha.) I feel lucky to have a lot of people (sadly not Olly himself lol) that I can let in and they will save me from my madness everytime!!!

Wednesday, 6 January 2016

100 days of happy. Day 6

This moment was a laugh out loud moment. In assembly today the teachers were all given an instrument or they brought one to join in with the singing. I was given a homemade shaker which I played with style. One of the female teachers brought the oldest tuba I have ever seen. When we started singing she let out the strangest toots and I burst out laughing. Teachers and children could hardly sing through the laughter!!

My song for today I think is quite fitting (if only i took my trumpet in) is Rizzle Kicks "Down With the Trumpets." I love to dance around and sing to the chorus of this tune :).

Tuesday, 5 January 2016

100 days of happy. Day 5

My happy thing for today is finding my motivation again. Today I used a very thoughtful Christmas gift my friend gave me to get me back on the fitness wagon. She gave me a vocher for 2 weeks free membership at her gym which I started today. I had a great induction session and I've got another session tomorrow after work to chat with a trainer more and make a workout programme. I'm feeling very excited to continue my fight 4 fitness this year, I am determined this will be my year. Got my eye on the prize and I am ready to fight for it.

Keeping in this fighting spirit my song today is Surviver "Eye of the Tiger." I am hoping "it's the thrill of the fight" that will help me get fit again!!

Monday, 4 January 2016

100 days of happy. Day 4

I made it through my first day back at work (as a teaching assistant in a primary school on the Wirral) and it was a good day. First day with the new teacher and our team are working together really well, always a plus :). It was great to see all the children again and watch them come into school with massive smiles on their faces. Their all still smiling because they are only in year one... I joke of course haha. They all has lots of news about their holidays to tell me and they all tried to share at the same time, such fun. It has been nice to see everyone after two weeks and wish them all a happy new year. 

After school I have been stressing a bit about money issues and too much house work. But I am trying to chill now with my mum and we are watching Micheal McIntyre's Big Christmas Show (bit late but it's a good giggle and still available to watch on BBC IPlayer.) It has cheered me right up :). 

So I have had a bit of a  roller coaster day and finding a happy song has been hard. I have picked one that I like because of the strong message in the title "Don't Stop Believing" by Journey. This song cheers me up the rhythm of it is great and the lyrics near the end "Dont stop believing, hold on to that feeling" are very powerful and uplifting words to hear and sing. 

Now I'm of to get an early (ish) night and see if I will feel fresh and new tomorrow. Night all. 

Sunday, 3 January 2016

100 days of happy. Day 3

Todays happy thing is spending time with those close to me. Wonderfully I have hardly been alone all day. First saw my best friend and her family when we went to watch another great panto in Liverpool. I know, I know I have seen like 20 pantos now (theres no business like show business.) After the panto I had tea with my mum and we had a nice chat and she gave me some good advice. Then as I write this I am watching netflix and chilling with my boyfriend and enjoying my last night before work starts again tomorrow. What more can a girl ask for than good company :).

My song for today may not seem overly happy but it has helped me with an issue I faced today. As most couples do me and my boyfriend sometimes fight, disagree on certain things or even just have misunderstands that become bigger than they should be. But we realise after we talk it through and sort it all out that in the end we love each other and we want to give our all to each other (sorry for the soppiness.) So my song for to day is "All of me" by John Legend. I love the lyrics in this especially the backhanded compliment that is the first line " What would I do without your smart mouth..." And i agree completely with the chorus lines;

"'Cause all of me
Loves all of you
Love your curves and all your edges
All your perfect imperfections..."

This is one of those love songs that shows how times can get hard in a relationship but the couple will fight for their love and become stronger together.

Saturday, 2 January 2016

100 days of happy. Day 2

Wow I am leaving it a bit late tonight but I have not long got home and had my tea with my boyfriend. This being said it has been a day full of happy things. We are late home because we have been to see my best friend dance in a panto :). Before the show even begun we were in fits of laughter at the older members of her family. We were laughing because the three of them walked up the stairs away from the lift to the theatre and had to come back down in a small lift to take the normal lift up to the theatre haha (laughing again as i write this.) This is my higlight for today like i said there has been lots of happy moments from recieving a late christmas present that I love and singing in the car like I just don't care! But the panto gigle is my main happy moment for today and when I look back at it I think I will always chuckle to myself at what an amazing moment it truely was. The panto was brillant as it is every year but also slightly sad as it is the last panto the group will do.
And my happy song for today is "Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life" by Monty Python. This came on as we left the the theatre and I (of course) had to sing along. It made me think about how this is the very message I am trying to put across with my 100 day of happy challange and by looking at a situation from the bright side you can make a bad situation better. For example it is pretty sad that the panto is ending this year but they have had many good plays since 1952 and the cast and their devoted auidence many who went to watch year after year have many great times and laughs to remember.

Oh What A Night

So yesterday I posted my 2016 day 1 happy post but I promised photo highlights so I thought I would post a few today.  I have said that this new year has been amazing. I would even say the best new years celebration I have ever had. I think this is mainly because I hosted it at my house and I loved our fancy night in were I was in control of my drinks, the shared cocktail and the music playlist (which I have said is very important to me.)

First of all whenever I host a party or go on a night out I always take lots of selfies. The more I drink the more vain I get (ashamed to say.) These are just a few of the shameful selfies from the last night of last year :). And I have to say in the last one I was in proper photoshoot mode draping my dress to make it look awsome in the pictures lol. This is how I party haha.

Ok but there was other people at my party and they had fun too taking many selfies with me also :). These are my good friends and my big sis who is like my best friend too :D!!

One hghlight of my night was seeing the kindly left selfies on my phone by my best friend. When I next looked at my phone it was filled with phone ambush selfies for which I decided I had to make her an album on my facebook called "The Hall of Selfies" which is full of 21 selfies of my bff from our New Years Eve party.

So we had a good night saying goodbye to 2015 and welcoming in 2016. There was some funny times playing silly games, some crazy dancing and great company.  I hope for many more nights like this in 2016.

Friday, 1 January 2016

100 days of happy. Day 1 2016

Well, I made it through the that positive enough. Oh, but what a night it was! I let in the new year in the best way ever; with 3 amazing friends, my big sister and some drink.
My happy thing for today is that one of my great friends from university (who was at my amazing new year's bash) moved home after uni but is now returning to the pool!!! :) I can't wait for lots of great and crazy times with him and my other mates in 2016.
The good times began last night, when we  celebrated the New Year in style, and now he's back for good so let the good times roll.
My happy song for the day is Bruno Mars Uptown Funk. We did our best dancing to it in the very early hours of today. As soon as it came on, my friend and I ran to my living room dance floor and went crazy. It's one of those true feel good songs that makes for some very interesting and, well, mad dancing!
That's how I welcome the new year.