I was tagged by the lovely Leanne to take part in this tag, ‘8 Photos of Happiness’. I thought it was such a beautiful and uplifting idea that I had to give it a go. Just 8 photos with a short description of why it was a happy moment. So simple but effective and sometime, photos really do speak a thousand words.
This tag was originally created by Ariel’s Little Corner of the Internet and the intention is simple. Share 8 photos that represent a moment, object, place or feeling that makes you happy. Then tag others to share their own photos! So lo and behold, here are my 8 photos!
This was taken the first time I met my best friend, Lynsey. After speaking to each other online for over a year, she came to stay with me last October/November and we had such a great time together. This was taken at a wildlife park near me (shame the Tiger was licking itself and not posing) and we had a lovely, lovely day and I knew I’d found a best friend for life.
This was taken during my first holiday away with my boyfriend in the lovely Lake District and although there were hundreds of photos I could have chosen to represent this holiday, I chose this one. We went on a boat ride around one of the lakes; it was raining and there were strong winds and the lake was so choppy but it was the most fun I’d had in a long time. We even sat outside, but despite getting absolutely drenched, it didn’t matter. Everyone was having such a good time as well as taking in the beautiful surroundings. I felt completely content.
This was the first ever photo I took of my dog, the first night we got him back home after picking him up. We didn’t even have to pay for him; a friend said someone she knew was looking after him because his previous owners other dog didn’t get on with him. So he was hanging out on this woman’s farm and we went to see him and within 5 minutes he was in the car on the way home. We were completely unprepared for a dog as mad as him but he’s provided us with 4 years of love, laughs and the occasional panic and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
I’ve been to Disneyland Paris 3 times and if it wasn’t so bloody expensive, I would quite happily go every single year. This was taken the last time I went but each time I’ve been, I’ve had the most magical time. There’s no feeling like walking down Main Street and seeing the beautiful castle in the distance. For me, Disneyland truly is the happiest place on Earth. It’s the place where everything is fun, happy and stress-free and Disney in general is what I turn to when I’m feeling lost.
I’m so sorry for how shockingly bad this photo is but I absolutely love it and there’s no way I couldn’t include this day in this post. This was in 2006, taken with a disposable camera when I went to see Green Day at Milton Keynes. I went with a friend and my parents and 13 year old me woke everyone up at 4 in the morning, to reach the venue at 9 to then wait until 10 o’clock that night for them to perform. It was the hottest day of the year, I got sun stroke but it was one of the best days of my entire life. I’m still shocked at how close we got to the front.
This was taken in Gran Caneria, I can’t remember for the life of me which year it was but it was the last summer holiday abroad I went on with my parents where we met and become friends with a family there who I still have on Facebook today. There was always talk of going to stay with them but obviously it never happened. I adore this photo because of how beautiful the Canary Islands are; I’ve visited a few times and how peaceful and perfect everything is. A happier time when I was a lot younger.
This photo makes me happy just because of my stupid face in it! It reminds me of my happy childhood, which I truly am thankful for. It was full of Disney films, play dates with school friends, endless days playing with Barbies or Harry Potter and despite being an only child, it really didn’t bother me. I forever wish I could go back to these carefree days so as well as happy, it does make me feel a bit nostalgic but it also gives me hope for the future when I have children of my own and can give them the best childhood I know how.
Again, sorry for the rubbish quality photo as it was taken on my old phone but this is the testimonials from my best friend, Lynsey James’ debut novel that I was lucky enough to be featured in. Although this technically doesn’t represent something that happened to me, it still makes me extremely happy to know her work paid off and her dream come true. By her getting a publishing deal, it also really pushed me to continue with my own novel and I’ve been working hard on it ever since!