50 things that make me happy

After seeing this challenge over at “hello bexa,” in this post of the same title, I thought I would give this challenge a go. 🙂 But it’s not one I have managed to complete as it airs, so his may be a post I may come back to and edit in my own time, when I can think of more.

1. My Spider Plant and Parlour Palm plant.
2. Miley, my cat, who I miss, since her passing.
3. Family
4. Friends
5. New notebook
6. My present job
7. Tea and biscuits.
8. Watching dvd’s at home.
9. Having ‘me time.’
10. A walk in nature.
11. The beach, watching the sea.
12. Quiet time.
13. Being silly and laughing with family and friends.
14. Watching films.
15. Laughing at comedies.
16. Flavoured teas.
17. My home.
18. Music.
19. Dancing.
20. Holidays, or day trips.
21. Ice cream.
22. Fleecy blanket.
23. Tai Chi
24. Pilates.
25. Zumba.
26. Knowing I have done something well.
27. To be wanted.
28. My yellow fake flowers.
29. Sunshine.
30. Seeing daffodils and snowdrops first bloom.
31. My bed.
32. Making other people.
33. Buying the odd magazine.
34. Colouring.
35. Blogging.
36. If I could afford to buy my own home, then this would make me happy.
37. My cherished memories.
38. A few necklaces I own.
39. Discovering Sharpie pens.
40. The things I have achieved.
41. My freedom.
42. Strawberry, or banana milkshake.
43. Milk with chocolate biscuits, or cookies.
44. Scones with strawberry jam and clotted cream.
45. Reading a book or magazine.


Just a chit-chat

New table

My new, much smaller table.
It’s a drop-leaf table, but compared to my last table, this won’t need taking apart, to get it through a door.


I missed not having a dining table, while waiting for this one.

Hoping to sell my giant bean bag

Now not used this past year, or two, this giant bean bag is still in the same good condition as I originally bought it, many years ago.
With the possibility I could be in a studio flat one day, with now bidding on these, as well as one bed flats, more reason to sell.


I am back on Twitter. This, like before is for my own personal benefit, so I won’t be sharing my Twitter link with anyone.
I rejoined because I learnt of a fire near my mum, that was bad and I wanted to find out how it started, to ease my mind. So it was either Facebook, or Twitter and the choice was an easy one to make. So Twitter it was. Facebook is too negative for me. I will use Twitter will for local, personal news updates.


I noticed last week how the timer was not moving, so this will mean I will need to keep an eye on it closely, so I don’t overcook my food. I thought to myself, after noticing this, am I going to buy another when this packs up completely? I have decided I won’t. This microwave was given to me by my mum, because she did not want it. But also she said it wasn’t working right. But mum wasn’t able to tell me in what way it wasn’t working. It’s been working alright for me in the time I have owned it, until now the timer not moving. If microwave one day goes, there will be room for a toaster.

I will bide my time

Today, when I arrived home from my volunteer work, there was a letter waiting for me, from a housing association. At first, I thought how did they get my address? I soon realised after opening what it was all about and remembered. A bid on a one bed ground floor flat I made two weeks ago, it turned out I was shortlisted amongst others to view. At first I was surprised, then excited, but then I started reading the letter. The open invitation was this Thursday coming and what I am expected to put together in this space of time, I thought I will not rush for, as there was more to do than originally said when I applied at the time. I was and still am at a very high position on the list, so if that many are really turning up, more so I won’t bother, because the one highest on the list will get it.
Secondly, the day it fell on, fell on a day I have to be at home and lastly, since bidding for that property, I have since got studio on my mind. Since bidding for that studio last week, it got me excited in just knowing how much I could save and this was not counting the gas and electric I would be saving either. Comparing that rent also to this one, (this property I am short listed for,) I could still save more, by just waiting that bit longer for a council property than a housing association one.

You see where this is going?

So by the time I thought all the above through, I could just not care less,even more.
I am happy to bide my time and see what future council properties come up. Especially studios, now this curiosity has grown on me more. I will bide my time.

I know the studio property I bid on last week, with the council has gone, but I will carry on looking with them and see what comes up. When I particularly bid on the studio ones, I will especially observe just where I am on the list, because after seeing where I was on the list for the one I lost on, the chance of getting one, looked a little better.

Thoughts and feelings

Thoughts and feelings I have been feeling very recently, these past few weeks.

Court and ex 😦

As court case gets nearer for the death of my cousin and her husband, the thoughts of the pedo ex not having anything to do with the case, has been popping into my head this week. 😦 I guess this is because of when I originally discovered the awful truth about him, when it was just days from their funeral is why I am having this trigger.

Council properties

I have decided when it comes to bidding for council properties, I am going to start bidding on studio properties. This is because I could have more of a chance hopefully in getting a property with the council, but also, I have been thinking quite a lot about studio flats since I once shown interest in a private one.
I shall still apply for flats, but will now include studio.
I cannot guarantee that waiting and hoping for the right flat, that I could be happy there, given by past experiences, which those who have followed me from a previous blog I used to write, will know what trouble I had there and the effects it had on my health. So I see council temporary, as I hope to save a large deposit, to one day owning my own property, unless of course it turns out to be a much better experience and I am happy to stay there.
As I can only bid on two council properties per week, if this means two studio flats crop up, but I say for example like two flats going on offer as well, I will place my bids on the studio ones.
If I ever find I am in one, I will look forward to the challenge of studio living, which over the past week I have learnt some good tips to survive in one. I am personally looking forward to the challenge, if I happen to be in one.

Blog links

Some comments have turned up in the spam box I see today, that should not have been there. One commenter has left their blog link in the actual comment, even though I make it known on my blog that this practice is not welcomed, unless of course you have something to share to an actual post of yours that is related to what I talk about in mine, then I ignore the rule.
As I do before airing comments, I have removed the link before airing. This blogger has been now told directly in the blog post concerned, for a polite request not to do this. I hope this will in future be respected, as I do when I visit this persons blog, as I do anyone’s blog. I did not like doing this, but after blogging about this on a couple of occasions, I felt I had to raise it. Not that I feel any better about it.
As we know when we leave comments on each others blogs, on the comment form there is a place you can add your blog link, so there is no need to to add it again in the comment box, unless of course the blog post in question at times says so, or where I ignore the rule and allow because something you shared related to my blog post, that related to the same topic on yours.
Thank you to the many readers I have, that have respected this.

Sewing fun

I have heard of a magazine called, “Mollie Makes,” for the last few month’s, but this magazine has been going for much longer, as the magazine I bought was issue 94.
I decided to buy this, after Bexa reviewed this issue, where you had everything to make the toucan keyring. See Bexa’s review, over here.

Here is mine that I made.


I have learnt a couple of new stitches making this; blanket stitch and whipstitch. As well as these, I brushed up in some old stitches not used for a while.

I really enjoyed making this and I imagine I will look at making something else with felt soon, as I have felt already and thread’s. I am thinking of looking at making something that involves using bean bag filling, as I have plenty of this.

This will be someone’s Christmas present this year, with money being a bit tight currently. I know this will be well received.

This OR That tag

Over at “Mental Health @ Home,” Ashley was tagged in “This OR That tag.” After Ashley joined in and shared her post, she chose to invite anyone who would like to play along. So I chose to play along with this, as it looked fun.

Words, this or that tag on an image that shows hot air balloons over the mountains


  • Thank & tag the person that has tagged you (Which I have done.)
  • Attach the tag photo (Done.)
  • Answers the ‘This or THAT questions (Done. See below.)
  • Tag a 10-20 friends. (See below, at the end of the post.)

So here it goes with mine.

  • Dog or Cat?
    • Cat.
  • Netflix or YouTube?
    • YouTube a little bit. I am not a regular.
  • Phone Call or Text?
    • Text.
  • Toast or Eggs?
    • Poached eggs, on toast. I know. But I had to have both. 🙂
  • Cardio or Weights?
    • Walking in the fresh air.
  • Facebook or Twitter?
    • Neither.
  • Ice Cream Cone or Snow Cone?
    • Ice cream.
  • Mobile Games or Console Games?
    • Neither.
  • While walking: Music or Podcasts?
    • Neither.
  • iOS or Android?
    • Android.
  • Cake or Pie?
    • I can’t choose. It depends on the weather and my mood for what I might choose, as well as the temptation looking at what is in front of me.
  • Swimming or Sunbathing?
    • A paddle is the closest and sitting on the beach to enjoy looking out at the sea, but not to sunbathe.
  • Big Party or Small Gathering?
    • Small gathering, or just ‘me time.’
  • New Clothes or New Phone?
    • New clothes.
  • Rich Friend or Loyal Friend?
    • Loyal friend.
  • Football or Basketball?
    • Basketball.
  • Nice Car or Nice Home Interior?
    • Nice home.
  • What’s worse: Laundry or Dishes?
    • If I am answering it on the line of when leaving it to mount up, then dishes.
  • Jogging or Hiking?
    • Just walking.
  • Bath or Shower?
    • Bath at the moment for me, as this is all I have, where I live. I like my showers though mainly if I had a choice and just a soak in the bath now and again.
  • Sneakers or Sandals?
    • Trainers.
  • Glasses or Contacts?
    • Glasses.
  • Hamburger or Taco?
    • Veggie burger.
  • Couch or Recliner?
    • Couch all to myself.
  • Online Shopping or Shopping in a Store?
    • Store.
  • Receive: Email or Letter?
    • Email. But it is nice to receive a hand written letter now and again.
  • Passenger or Driver?
    • Passenger.
  • Tablet or Computer?
    • Laptop, or desktop computer.
  • Most important in a partner: Intelligent or Funny?
    • A gentlemen, who can have a laugh. But I shall never have a partner, as I will always live a single life.
  • Car or Truck?
    • Car
  • Blue or Red?
    • Blue.
  • Money or Free Time?
    • Free time.
  • Amusement Park or Day at the Beach?
    • Beach.
  • At a movie: Candy or Popcorn?
    • Neither.
  • Pen or Pencil?
    • Pen.
  • Toilet paper: Over or Under?
    • Over.
  • Cups in the cupboard: Right Side Up or Up Side Down?
    • Up side down.
  • Pancake or Waffle?
    • Pancakes.
  • Coke or Pepsi?
    • I don’t have it often, but when I do, Pepsi. But I prefer it to be sugar-free. I will sometimes go for the caffeine free option too.
  • Coffee Cup or Thermos?
    • Neither.
  • Blinds or Curtain?
    • Curtains. If I had blinds, I would still have curtains, as it makes it feel cosy.
  • Train or Plane?
    • Train.
  • Phone or Tablet?
    • Phone.
  • Iced Coffee or Hot Coffee?
    • Hot coffee.
  • Meat or Vegetables?
    • Vegetables.
  • International Vacation or a New TV?
    • A holiday.
  • Save or Spend?
    • Save. But I like to spend a bit as well.
  • Honesty or Other’s Feelings?
    • This depends on situation and person.
  • Coffee or Tea?
    • Tea mainly.
  • TV or Book?
    • Book.
  • Movie at Home or Movie at the Theatre?
    • Movie at home.
  • Ocean or Mountains?
    • Ocean.
  • Horror Movie or Comedy Movie?
    • Comedy.
  • City or Countryside?
    • Countryside was appealing for many years and still is. But prefer to live in a town now.
  • Winter or Summer?
    • Summer.
  • Mac or PC?
    • Mac.
  • Console Gaming or PC Gaming?
    • PC odd occasions.
  • Soup or Sandwich?
    • I like both.
  • Card Game or Board Game?
    • Card game is the last thing I have played and meaning to do again. Just playing by myself, playing Patience.
  • Camping or Binge Watching Shows at Home?
    • Watching movies preferably at home.
  • Working Alone or Working in a Team?
    • I like working alone.
  • Dine In or Delivery?
    • Eat at home, but not using delivery. I will sort out my own instead. I like to dine out sometimes, as well.
  • Sweater or Hoodie?
    • Cardigan.
  • Motorcycle or Bicycle?
    • Bicycle.
  • Book or eBook?
    • Book.
  • When sleeping: Fan or No Fan?
    • Fan when it’s really hot summer’s.
  • TV Shows or Movies?
    • Movies.


So I have done mine and now it is time to tag. I tag anyone, who would like to join in.

Post re-share: Soaring Temperatures Bring Danger to Cats and Kittens Falling out of Windows — Katzenworld

It’s simple. If you cannot make your home safe for cats, don’t have one.

It angers me when people don’t take advice. You must not have windows open in the summer, unless you have something on them that is guaranteed to keep your cat safe. Or ensuring that rooms are not accessible to cats where there is a window open.

Do not own a cat, if you cannot guarantee their safety.

Read more, at Katzenworld.

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