Tuesday 5 May 2015

Reasons to be Cheerful #15

It's been a while since I've done one of these posts. Sometimes it gets harder to list those reasons to be happy, especially when life gets you down. I always have to shake myself and remind myself that I have a roof over my head, people who love me and money in my pocket, and a lot of people don't have one, some or any of those things. But sometimes the small stuff can feel extra big, can't it?

In that spirit, I'm focusing on the small stuff today. Seven little things that make me feel a bit more cheerful, and hopefully they will too.


1. Kittens
I LOVE KITTENS. I really wish they could create a breed of cats that just stayed tiny forever. Like a chihuaha... but a cat! I would buy them all up. As long as they were happy and didn't suffer or anything like some posh breeds that can't breathe or walk properly. But if that's all fine then yes. KITTENS FOREVER.

2. Shiny shoes
I swear, Jones the Bootmaker makes the shiniest shoes ever. I haven't bought new shoes for the longest time - I've changed, apparently - and I miss that feeling of strutting around and beaming at your feet. Right now I'm wearing a pair of shabby patent ballet pumps that used to have ribbon on them, but it all unravelled so I yanked it off and now there's a bald patch on the patent. I am a classy bird. New, shiny shoes would definitely improve matters. Especially these beautiful sandals.

3. Cloud dress
I could write poetry about how much I want this Cath Kidston dress. It would not be good poetry, but the sentiment would be there. It's just so perfect! The shape is supes flattering, obvs, but we all know it's about that pattern. It's so happy and summery and lovely! Maybe I'll treat myself to it for the wedding I'm going to in June.

4. Pudding
Something involving all the chocolate will always make things better (unless you're horribly allergic to chocolate or have a tummy bug, in which case, here's a lovely glass of water). I want this in my face.

5. Going out for dinner
Or lunch! Or breakfast! I just love going out for meals. It's actually not something I do all that much these days, but when I do, I appreciate the hell out of it. Also, you know what makes going out for a meal even better? When you have a voucher and it's way cheaper than it's meant to be. Then it's like the ultimate in treats because it's BASICALLY FREE.

6. Being outside
It really does make me happier, especially this time of year when it's just starting to get warm. I've been using it as an excuse to get out and get walking, even just to the shops. I've been loading up my little leather rucksack with my Sainsbury's shop and cheerfully strolling the mile and a half home. Being active is actually quite a good feeling.

7. Being inside
Because, actually, the evenings are still pretty chilly, and there's a big furry blanket on my sofa, and SO much goodness on Netflix right now. Spring basically means you can do whatever you want. It's the best.



  1. If a "kitten forever" cat existed I would be getting one right now! x

  2. Oh that last picture! That would be my happy place right now :)

  3. Cheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeese board! Man, I love cheese.

  4. Omg I'm exactly the same about kittens, I love them and definitely want my own one day, but wouldn't it be amazing if they stayed a kitten forever? Just adorable! xx

    Ioanna | Hearting.co.uk

  5. That dress is just DIVINE!

    Maria xxx


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