Good morning! It's time for the Bloghop of Joy!, hosted by myself and Clare Dugmore!
In these cold, winter months, everything can seem kind of ... bleak. However, every now and again, something small will happen that makes us smile again. It could be a random memory, something you see on TV, overhearing something that makes you laugh out loud - just that one thing that makes the clouds part, and the sunshine appear again. We're not talking life-changing moments, just the little things that inexplicably make us smile.
All you have to do to be a part of this happy hop is sign up on the Linky List, and on March 1st, post your list of joy - with a minimum of five things that put a spring back in your step!
So, what is on my list?
The Ducktales theme tune
Seriously, I can be in the worst mood ever, but as soon as I hear this, everything seems better!
The sound of a baby laughing
Is there anything more adorable than the chuckle of a small child? Puts a smile on my face every time!
Yoghurt covered raisins
I discovered these by mistake, but they have become my favourite thing to nibble on when I'm working. :D
Anything that is even vaguely related to Christmas
I am a real Christmas junkie. If I had my own place, I'd probably be one of those people with an inflatable snowman in the garden, and flashing lights in every window LOL! Okay, maybe I wouldn't go QUITE that far, but Christmas is my absolute favourite time of year. It's so cosy, and happy!
I love watching these online, but if you happen to be present when a flash mob is happening live - that is a joy you NEVER forget! I once witnessed one in Exeter from a theatre group, it was fabulous! Unfortunately, I didn't capture it on film, so here is one of my favourites on YouTube!
Unexpected phonecalls from friends
It's great when you're just chilling out at home, and the phone rings - and it's a call from a friend you haven't spoken to in a while that you weren't expecting. :D
I don't think I need to elaborate!
I am risking becoming a total outcast by admitting this but I LOVE vacuuming. Love it. Disturbing confession approaching... Once when I was on a day out with my friend, we went into the gift shop to have a look around before we went home, and I, embarrassingly said, "Someone's vacuuming, I can smell a Dyson." Apparently, I am a loser who can tell the difference between brands of vacuum cleaners! *slinks away, hanging head in shame*
Honestly, ask anyone who has ever been in Paperchase or Staples with me, and they will tell you just how much joy I get from just looking at new notebooks, with their pretty covers and their unmarked awesomeness!
Okay, that's enough dodgy confessions from me LOL! I will be hopping around to the other participants this evening - I can't wait! Don't forget to visit everyone else on the list, all the links are below!