20 things that make me happy

Life can be so simple if you allow it to be. There are so many things which make me happy, but these are the best ones.

In no particular order…..

  1. Waking up on Saturday morning (there’s nothing quiet like it)
  2. Bas. Spending my life with him makes me happier than I’ve ever been
  3. Arriving home when it’s been pouring down. Putting on the heating and curling up on the sofa
  4. Cadbury’s chocolate (the English cadbury’s)
  5. Opening birthday and Christmas cards from my mum
  6. Buying new clothes
  7. Packing for a holiday
  8. Visiting new countries
  9. Watching favourite films on the sofa with Bas (The Holiday, Love Actually, 27 Dresses, Devil Wears Prada)
  10. Getting emails/messages from old friends
  11. Organising trips away (especially the ones to the UK)
  12. Christmas with the family
  13. Walks in forests (I LOVE that smell)
  14. Snow, especially when the sky is blue and the sun is shining on the fresh snow
  15. My cats, Fudge and Cooper
  16. The first day of the summer holiday (every year I am amazed at how good it feels) – the joys of teaching
  17. Finally being able to speak Dutch with confidence
  18. The Eurovision Song Contest and counting down to it (this starts 6 months before the actual show)
  19. Listening to music on iTunes
  20. Bike rides

Looking back at my list there aren’t many which need a lot of money. Just to show that you don’t need a lot of money to enjoy life.