I am taking part in the
which entails taking one photograph
of something that's made me happy.
I am generally a happy person
and I like the idea of documenting
this positivity for 100 days.
Apparently 71% of people taking part
have failed, with lack of time being given
as the reason for failure.
They don't have time to be happy.
I'm going to keep the images simple;
this challenge is not to show off
my fortunate life or my beautiful possessions,
or in fact to stage beautiful photographs.
It's about capturing a moment of joy
in my day.
So here is the first week of my 100 Happy Days.
Day 1 - today it was easy to find something
that made me happy -
the sun was out, the birds were tweeting
and I opened up all the windows to
freshen up the house and blow away the winter fug.
Day 2 - I enjoyed a couple of hours baking
(we had a friends and family dropping in kinda weekend),
and I rewarded myself with 1 (or 2!) pieces of
chocolate brownie with a nice cup of Earl Grey tea.
The hyacinths' scent was heavenly too.
What's not to be happy about?!
Day 3 - There were so many times when I was happy,
but I either didn't have my camera handy
or it wasn't appropriate to take a photograph to
document it. However, I really enjoyed an
evening with Grant, Luke and Hope, vegging out in front
of the fire watching a bumper 4 episodes of
House of Cards, Season 2 on the tv
(we are addicted).
Day 4 - Grant's parents came to us for the day -
for lunch we had a 3 bird roast (yummy)
followed by homemade New York cheesecake
(recipe courtesy of Nigella Lawson).
By the time I remembered to take a photograph
Luke had sloped off to his room for a snooze
(he's still recovering from glandular fever).
Day 5 - I went to Wisley today,
expecting a lovely wander in the
Spring sunshine among the Spring flowers.
Unfortunately, it was very cold and overcast
BUT it was lovely and warm in the greenhouse
and this cute little cactus wearing a garland of
flowers made me smile.
Day 6 - My happy today was formulating an idea for
The Dreadful Project
and actually finishing it - all in the same day.
More details about this project in
another post coming soon.
Day 7 - Luke and I took Rosie Mae for a run.
As she is so old (17+) and decrepit we haven't
risked taking her to the fields for a few months
because we thought she might hurt herself trying
to walk in the deep mud, so she's had to make do
with walking the streets of Edenbridge.
But today I decided to give the fields a go and boy,
was she happy!
It was good to get Luke out in some fresh air too.
for more details
100 Happy Days challenge.