Happiness project Week 13

Brilliant things this week Promotion! One I’ve worked really hard for, so am very excited about starting that new job in September Cake Tulips all around our house – much more springlike than the weather outside Buds starting on the cherry and magnolia trees – you can start to see they’ll blossom soon Dinner with colleagues, and some really nice conversation A successful work week Reading The Silver Sword Starting the next Cazalet book The Easter holidays! Two weeks of unscheduled time ahead including catching up with family for a longer time 🙂 A lie in More papering in the hallway …

Happiness project week 12

looking out across the dales from my classroom and thinking. How beautiful it is where I work. Getting my car serviced so I feel confident in it Sick day (odd I know but the downtime was a well needed relief!) A student telling me how confident they felt in my lessons Energising meeting about a project in working on The proofs of the anthology which is publishing my short story in May The weather becoming more sunny Snowdrops and crocuses coming out at work Helping a colleague Finishing another book and ordering the next in the series It arriving! Walking …

Happiness project week 11

Things that have made me happy this week: Feeling good after a gym workout Date night at our usual place with a good atmosphere Rediscovering Whose Line is it Anyway? and laughing a lot Discovering Drew Carey’s similar stage show Pizza Some fascinating discussions with students about their coursework – so interesting. Can I do my studies again, please? Confidence boosting conversations with colleagues, feeling valued at work Taking some of the pressure off my expectations and feeling a lot lighter for it Wearing a red fifties dress and sparkly red shoes for Comic Relief! Around 10 “no place like …

Happiness project week 10

Brilliant things this week A new resistance gym programme to vary my workout a bit more Feeling confident at work Reading JFK’s moon speech again and still finding it inspiring Preordering from my favourite author – Mary Doria Russell’s follow up to Doc, about John Holliday Cuddles at home Some great conversations with colleagues Making more wedding progress My absolute most favourite thing this week has been MAKING OUR WEDDING RINGS! Which I think deserves an entire post on its own, but it was fantastic fun. With help from Donna Barry – but less than we were fearing! – we managed to …

Happiness Project – week 9

Things that have been brilliant this week:  – Starting to wallpaper the hallway – it’s a bit slow progress but it’s nice to see that there IS progress being made. – Dying a dress which came out a gorgeous blue colour – RitDye have a BRILLIANT service where you email them a colour picture and they send you the combination to use to get the colour you want. They replied within a couple of hours; the dress below is 3 teaspoons Evening Blue and 1 1/2 teaspoons Kelly Green in the washing machine. Amazing! – Really productive and enthusing meeting …

Happiness Project – week 8

Half term! Although it didn’t quite go as originally planned….having a few days off with some relaxation time was nice.   * Buying a replacement car, ending the stress of worrying what to do about it! * Lunch out during half term – yummy hot chocolate in several places 😉 * Progress on the hallway – sanded all the wood down. Nearly ready to line it now! * Getting wedding invitations addressed with the extra bits and pieces done. Just printing and folding left 🙂 * Having a thorough clean and tidy of the house – so much nicer when …