50 things that make you happy

I am quite a happy go lucky person and lots of things make me happy.  However after a few exhausting weeks, my eneergy levels are pretty drained and I have found myself focusing on the negatives.  I got tagged by lovely Hayley who blogs at the great site hayleyfromhome to share 50 things that make you happy.  Thinking about all the things that I love and make me happy has definitely lifted my spirits!  So in no particular order these are 50 things that make me happy


1.   Family (that is a given on most lists but they do make me happy!)

2.  My little adventurers (I know they are family but they deserve a special mention!)

3.  Listening to Doc talk about something that amazes him.  It can at times be overwhelming being married to a man whose mind thinks of infinite (and increadible) things in a unique way.  Its awe-inspiring

4.   Kisses and cuddles from my babies

5.   Hearing Maya’s heartfelt laughter full of glee, the sound can bring a smile to my face even from the saddest moments.

6.   Travelling (anywhere and everywhere!)

7.   My huge wall map for planning our new adventures

8.   Friends especially my bestest Brummie buddy!!

9.   Whatsapp chat groups, having an instant chat with friends and family who live all over the place is lovely.

10.   Thinking of my university days, those were the most amazing, carefree days ever!

11.   Warwick, living there were some of the happiest months of our married life and visiting or thinking about the place always brings a smile to my face

12.  Meeting an old friend who you haven’t seen for ages and within a few seconds its like no time has passed since you last saw them

13.   Laughing until you cry

14.   My Ugg boots especially on cold winter days

15.   Cake (especially gorgeous homemade ones by my brother and sister in law)

16.   My beautiful sister and niece. They are both lovely and love me and my little adventurers so unconditionally.  I would be lost without them.

17.   Date night with Doc

18.   Picnics

19.   Cardamon tea

20.   Lie ins (a figmet of my imagination but I will have one sometime soon!)

21.   Planning birthday parties

22.   Holiday planning (it only gets me really happy!)

23.   Booking flights

24.   Finding a bargain, the cheaper the better!!

25.  Pizza (not the posh stuff, the fat loaded takeaway ones!)

26.   Creme Eggs (a basket full of them and life is happy!)

27.   Harry potter

28.   Manchester, it was my home for 3 years and place where I met my husband.  It always feels like going home when we visit.

29.   Fireworks

31.   Long walks

32.  Modern Family (it is truly hilarious!)

33.   Watching friends reruns (again and again!)

34.   Twilight books

35.   Homecooked food at my mums

36.   Surprises

37.    Cards/pictures made by the little adventurers

38.   Being called mummy

39.   Looking through old photo albums

40.   Making photo books of our new adventures and remembering all the fun times and memories we have made

41.   Watching the bond between Maya and Doc grow.  You can literally see that Maya warms Doc’s heart, she is his personal central heating system!

42.   When the children say please and thank you!

43.   Getting the children outdoors

44.   Helping someone

45.   Movie night, popcorn and a huge blanket

46.   The Gruffalo

47.   Beach and the sea

48.   Having a house full of people I love and the noise and feeling of life and togetherness it brings.

49.   Ice cream

50.   My lovely husband, he is my strength, my inspiration and my best friend.

So there you have it, those are my 50 things, I am now smiling from ear to ear!

I nominate Samiya from Selims Raasta, Susan from SusanKMann, Ting from My Travel Monkey and Fiona from Coombe Mill


I am a traveller, mother and blogger. We love to go on adventures (big and small, near and far) and strive to show our children how amazing and beautiful the world is! I caught the travel bug many moons ago and despite having three little adventurers, I still suffer from "itchy" feet. We love the great outdoors and one another. Come and join the fun :)

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8 Responses

  1. Notmyyearoff says:

    Brilliant list, I live in my uggs and reluctantly took them off last week when it was hot 🙂

    • Nisbah says:

      Hi Taz

      Uggs totally rock, nothing beats them on a cold day!! When I was pregnant with Zayn I used to get so hot that i could hardly wear them, was so gutted.

  2. Susan Mann says:

    What a fantastic list. These are great. Love this and made me smile. Thank you. And thank you for the tag. xx

  3. Hayley Smith says:

    I love so much on this list I don’t know where to begin, Creme eggs, Harry Potter, Twlight Books, Friends…I watch this pretty much continuously! Fantastic and I’m glad it’s made you focus on the positives, sorry you’ve had a tiring month and hope you have fun planning more adventures! xxx

    • Nisbah says:

      Thanks for reading and nominating me. It was a great post to write. Friends is awesome, I could watch them again and again! Its been a tiresome few years but we carry on 🙂

  4. Karen says:

    Love your list. I agree about Modern Family – it is hilarious!! Am intrigued by cardamom tea as I love cardamom!

    • Nisbah says:


      Watching season 4 of Modern family and its hilarious. Cardamom tea is a delicacy my mum introduced me too after I had maya. Making tea in a pan, as the tea is brewing, you open and the cardamom to the tea and let is brew. Adds a gorgeous flavour to your tea 🙂

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