Daily gratitudes

Today I am thankful for:

My best mate and her support as always.
My best mates baby and her cuddles.
My youngest and our lovely morning swimming.
My fiancé as always, my rock.
This blog as it reminds me to stay positive and hopefully helps others or might do one day 🙂
This flat and it’s lovely view
My dog and his love for us all
My mate for working out the pilot light
The police officer whom was very sweet and helpful.
My counsellor for fitting me in at the weekend
Myself, for never giving up!


30 Day Challenge Summary Day 2

1. Listen to a new song every day

I struggled a little with this but am settling for Macklemore Irish Celebration, I like a lot of his stuff but somehow missed this one!

2. Text, write, message people you care about and tell them why they’re important to you.

I sent a pin interest picture to my best mates saying how amazing they were.

3. Do a brain training puzzle a day

Today has been a long day but I am going to do a sudoku puzzle before bed, I promise!

4. 30 Photo days of happiness.

I only took two pictures today but it’s of someone that makes me very happy! And the fact I had tricked her into eating a sour sweet made me even happier >:D


5. Write down something you love about your partner every day and give them the list after your month is up.

Still private but definitely done! I am thinking of ways I can present them all to him at the end of the 30 days instead of a plain old list.

6. Do Louise Hay affirmations every day for 30 days.

I am ashamed to say I haven’t done this once yet :O I keep meaning to but I need to find some quiet time to do it. I will have to run this a little over 30 days I think!


I can see some of these challenges getting quite difficult! Finding a new song that you like every day isn’t as easy as it sounds and also something nice to photograph can be hard too! I really did have a rough day and have been very distracted so looking forward to a better day tomorrow 🙂

Daily Summary

Today has been a long emotional day but I am determined to keep this a positive blog so no whinging in here!

Am I in good health today?

I have been fine all day 🙂

What did I eat today?

I had some toast in the morning, nothing for lunch as I was distracted and cooked a gorgeous Greek lamb Traybake from the bbc good food website, recipe can be found here.

What were the three most successful things I did today?

1. Set the wheels in motion for obtaining some important paperwork.

2. Took my youngest swimming, we had a great time!

3. Arranged after school club for my children.

What made me happy today?
Swimming with my youngest made me smile and playing guitar hero for the first time in ages. My best mate and her bonnie baby made me happy too.

What worried me the most today?

I worried about my children fitting in okay at school but they all had a good day.

What surprised me the most today?

My youngest and his swimming skills. I haven’t been swimming with him much at all due to normally having all four children but he is really confident in the water and manages quite well, made me happy to see that.

Set three small goals for tomorrow.

1. Make a list of things I need to buy for flat (still haven’t done this!)

2. Hit some targets at my work

3. Chase housing benefit.