Monday, 12 June 2017

It's Miles of Smiles Day!

The Rules

 Several years ago, I created the Bloghop of Joy with Clare Dugmore. The idea behind it was for people to sign up and tell each other about the small things in their lives that always make them smile. Miles of Smiles will run along those exact same lines BUT we’re doing this all over social media. That means you can use your blog, your Facebook, your Twitter or your Instagram to share your joys.

 The reason we’re opening it up is to spread this as far and wide as possible. Things on your list of joy 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 all know that our friends and families makes us happy – that is pretty much a given. We're not talking about life-changing moments, just the little things that inexplicably make us smile and forget our worries for a while.

We would love it if you would join us on our #MilesofSmiles mission! All you have to do to be a part of this happy hop is sign up on the Linky List, and on June 12th, post your list of joy. If you want to join in and you don’t have a blog, just post your joys using the hashtag #MilesofSmiles on your social media posts (Facebookers using personal accounts will need to make the post public so we can find them).

My List of Joys

 The Ducktales theme tune
Seriously, I can be in the worst mood ever, but as soon as I hear this, everything seems better!

Impractical Jokers
As mentioned in the post that first announced this bloghop, I have been pretty disheartened by the state of the world lately. This show is the only thing on TV that makes me forget everything because I'm laughing too much at these guys.

Chinese takeaway
I don't think I need to elaborate!

I've ALWAYS loved taking photos. But over the last few months, I have really grown to love it more and more. I live in a beautiful area, and taking photos by the sea is one of my favourite things.

New notebooks
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!

Other random things that make me happy are vacuuming (seriously, I love it!), reading, and playing mindless games on my iPad. :D

Looking forward to reading all of your joys - and if you're just seeing this today, you can still sign up and join in with us!


  1. I completely understand the notebooks, and your photos are stunning... Looking forward to seeing many more :-)

    1. Okay, I could have sworn I'd replied to these already LOL!

      Thanks, lovely!

  2. Chinese takeout is always good!
    Thanks for hosting today.

  3. Love your photos! They make me smile too. :)

  4. I hadn't thought about New Notebooks! But you're absolutely right.

  5. Definitely love new notebooks! I'm kinda excited for the Duck Tales reboot (equal parts childhood nostalgia and David Tennant)
    Thanks for creating this bloghop!

  6. Great idea for a blog hop :)

  7. I do love new notebooks. Of course, then I don't know what to do with them. LOL! I love that photo you took. Amazing!

    1. Haha, I love new notebooks but never want to write in them!

      Thanks, Cherie!

  8. I just bought a new notebook for a workshop this weekend and I got excited. Even though I write on my computer now, but I just longed to start writing a book on all those blank pages! Office supply stores are SO fun to me.

  9. That Ducktales song is kinda catchy. I've never heard it.

    I love new notebooks too, but I don't like writing stuff by hand so I'm using them less and less. And I've got all sorts of cool ones just sitting there waiting to be used. :)

  10. CHEESE!!!!! Yes, that one makes me smile hard. I chuckled at the Ducktales theme song. We introduced our kids to the series a few years back and they absolutely loved it. Brought back good memories.

  11. Guess I missed this, but what a nice idea! Music and beautiful nature makes me smile.