What’s making me happy: July

What’s making me happy: July

I often think July feels like one of the longest months of the year, mainly because it’s smack bang in the middle of winter when the days are short and everyone has well and truly settled into hibernation mode – preferring the cosy comfort of home.

In the midst of this season of winter, I’m still finding plenty to smile about though…

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The morning calm

The morning calm

In 2019 I’m striving to create more moments of calm in my everyday life.  At the start of this year, I stumbled across the concept of a ‘word of the year’ as opposed to making a resolution, and it was something that really resonated with  me.

While I’ve still had stresses over the last six months, I’d like to think that when a situation arises I’m now a lot of more conscious of counteracting that with calmness. Just the other day though I had the realisation that I’d also subconsciously created a daily calming ritual without even noticing…

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The calm Easter

The calm Easter

The Easter break is almost upon us and I for one can’t wait.  To me, Easter always feels like a laid-back holiday – there isn’t the same level of expectation, planning and hysteria like at Christmas.  Perhaps it also stems from the fact, that when I was a child, Easter was always a really quiet time in my family.  We rarely travelled during the few days off.  It was always about recharging batteries, indulging in good food (and some chocolate!) and receiving a pair new winter pyjamas.

This year I’ve got a firm picture in my mind as to what I want to do…

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What’s making me happy: April

What’s making me happy: April

I’ve always loved the month of April for its transitional quality – in Australia it generally means the arrival of cooler mornings and the first signs of autumn.  When we were living in England it meant longer evenings and spring blossoms.  This month though, this has been what’s making me happy…

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