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  •   Last night was the Eurovision Song Contest. Or at least that’s what it was called when I first heard of it, 20-odd years ago. It might just be Eurovision...

    Day 21: The Happiness Project

      Last night was the Eurovision Song Contest. Or at least that’s what it was called when I first heard of it, 20-odd years ago. It might just be Eurovision…

  •   I feel weird having a few Thwack related happy days, as if nothing else is worth noting or celebrating. It’s all part of the grand plan, I must note:...

    Day 20: The Happiness Project

      I feel weird having a few Thwack related happy days, as if nothing else is worth noting or celebrating. It’s all part of the grand plan, I must note:…

  • In case you were worried, no, this isn’t turning into a mommy/mummy blog. It’s still what is was before, a confused collection of writings by someone outside of her indigenous...

    Day 19: The Happiness Project

    In case you were worried, no, this isn’t turning into a mommy/mummy blog. It’s still what is was before, a confused collection of writings by someone outside of her indigenous…

  •   I’ve got an annoying tummy bug today, as does Sir Thwacksalot— up all freaking night— so I’ll keep this one brief. I need a cup of peppermint tea and...

    Day 18: The Happiness Project

      I’ve got an annoying tummy bug today, as does Sir Thwacksalot— up all freaking night— so I’ll keep this one brief. I need a cup of peppermint tea and…

  •   Yesterday was kind of crap, I have to admit. Trying to find a shiny, happy spot was tricky. I didn’t want to fake it by, say, taking a picture...

    Day 17: The Happiness Project

      Yesterday was kind of crap, I have to admit. Trying to find a shiny, happy spot was tricky. I didn’t want to fake it by, say, taking a picture…

  •   Welcome to the halfway point of my slightly haphazard happiness project. The blog version anyway. The official one is 100 days but oh, god, you really don’t want 100...

    Day 16: The Happiness Project

      Welcome to the halfway point of my slightly haphazard happiness project. The blog version anyway. The official one is 100 days but oh, god, you really don’t want 100…

  • It wasn’t specifically these flowers that made me happy. They were an aspect of it, but only that. I don’t have a photo of the overarching thing that did it....

    Day 15: The Happiness Project

    It wasn’t specifically these flowers that made me happy. They were an aspect of it, but only that. I don’t have a photo of the overarching thing that did it….

  •   So I’m walking home with heavy grocery bags in each hand, a slack Thwack in his sack on my chest and a shoulder bag draped across him when I’m...

    Day 14: The Happiness Project

      So I’m walking home with heavy grocery bags in each hand, a slack Thwack in his sack on my chest and a shoulder bag draped across him when I’m…

  •   Is it okay to repeatedly use food and cooking as my┬ánoted moment of happiness? Admittedly, whatever I make tends to be intertwined with a lot of other factors so...

    Day 13: The Happiness Project

      Is it okay to repeatedly use food and cooking as my┬ánoted moment of happiness? Admittedly, whatever I make tends to be intertwined with a lot of other factors so…

  • Yesterday, we were in the city centre, running errands. Whilst M. was off sorting out his things, I went to the market. I really like the fact that Leicester has...

    Day 12: The Happiness Project

    Yesterday, we were in the city centre, running errands. Whilst M. was off sorting out his things, I went to the market. I really like the fact that Leicester has…

  •     This is a bit of an odd one. We were out walking, heading from one errand to the next, sated from our minimalist picnic in the park (salade...

    Day 11: The Happiness Project

        This is a bit of an odd one. We were out walking, heading from one errand to the next, sated from our minimalist picnic in the park (salade…

  •   One of the things I’ve been testing recently has been my boundaries- both in the geographic and comfort level sense. Small steps, like putting Thwacky in his vibro chair...

    Day 10: The Happiness Project

      One of the things I’ve been testing recently has been my boundaries- both in the geographic and comfort level sense. Small steps, like putting Thwacky in his vibro chair…

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