What Makes You Happy?

I was tagged by Maddy at Writing Bubble in the happiness meme. Maddy is about to launch a new linky for writers, opening on 9th September, called What I'm Writing. If you're a fellow writer/blogger you should come and join in. Share your stories/writing annoyances with those who understand what you're going through.  

Who makes you happy?

  • The hubby. When I'm in a bad mood he will repeat a line from our favourite TV show (Friends) to make me smile. He makes me laugh, encourages me to push myself and is always there when I need him. I don't know what I would do without him. 

  • My boys, Little Prince and Big Prince. Little Prince is our entertainer; he wakes up every morning with a smile on his face and always does his best to make us laugh, sometimes resorting to sticking out his bottom and blowing raspberries! Big Prince is much more comfortable making us proud and is often found in front of the computer. He creates animations, he writes stories, and he loves to draw. He has started learning to draw using his computer too. Again - I don't know what I'd do without these two.

  • Family. My mum and dad visited over the holidays and it made me realise how much I miss them. They live 90 miles away and I hate that I don't get to see them enough. My brother and his little family came to visit too - loads of people in the house and I loved it!

  • Friends. I have a few close friends, all mums. Last week we enjoyed a night out at a pub, ate good food and had a laugh talking about our stressy holidays. Who could do without their girlfriends?

What makes you happy?

  • Writing. Whether it's blogging, poems or writing my novel, it all does the job. I love that sweet spot when you don't need to think about what you're writing, it just flows from your fingers. The ability lose myself in the words is magical.

  • Running. No one is more surprised by this than me. A year ago I couldn't run up the stairs never mind 2 miles on the treadmill but the more I do it the more I enjoy it. Music thumping in my ears, my feet pounding the treadmill and my lungs burning - a great way of relieving stress.

  • Music. All kinds. I love jazz when I'm working, P!nk when I'm in the car and Meatloaf when I want lots of noise. Music has been a big part of my life for as long as I can remember.

Where makes you happy?

  • Orlando, Florida. As a family we've visited Orlando many times, creating new memories each time we go. When we come home I feel like I'm leaving behind a part of myself. Wonderful memories of both LP and BP running around with big smiles fill my head and I'll never forget the first time LP met Mickey Mouse.

  • My little office. I have just cleared out a lot of junk from my office (old toys, old shoes etc) and it feels a lot more open. When I'm working I can shut the door, put the music on and zone-in on my work. It's my own space.

  • Home. It has all the things I love, the hubby, my children, coffee and my bed. I moved around a lot when I was growing up but this house is my home. I've watched my children grow, entertained family and seen many christmases here. As Dorothy said, "There's no place like home."

I'm tagging Lysa over at Welcome to my Circus. I'm looking forward to reading your post Lysa.