The Happiness Tag

The Happiness Tag

So here goes – thanks to Franki Fancies for nominating me to complete this ‘happiness tag’ the rules are easy. Write about 5 things that make me happy, 5 songs that make me happy and nominate 5 ‘happy’ bloggers to complete the tag too if they fancy sharing a bit of happiness..

5 Things that make me hapy:

  1. My Husband comes top of my list – After 40 years together he still makes me laugh which is pretty good going! We’re currently on holiday in Spain and lots of laughs have echoed out across Calpe.. IMG_20160614_154539
  2. My family – 2 sons and their beautiful wife and girlfriend and of course my 2 gorgeous granddaughters who certainly make me laugh – I love being a ‘Nanny’. I have a fabulous extended family too – one of my sisters had 6 children and we’ve lived next door to each other for the last 27 years so have shared lots of happy times together and our garden has seen lots of happy moments cast firmly on my memory.
  3. My dogs – they have been part of my life since my dad bought me my first Lakeland Terrier called Scamp when I was 6. I’d walked around with a toy Koala Bear on a lead for 2 years before my mum finally gave in.. Since I’ve been married, we’ve had 3 King Charles Spaniels – 2 of which had been lost or mistreated and Holly our last was a surprise Xmas present from my husband – she lived for 17 years and bought lots of happiness to me and all our family as the boys were growing up. Finally we have Dolly – Check out my postDoggy blogging day who is so cheeky and makes us all laugh!chihuahua-woods
  4. Holidays never fail to make me happy and always create lots of fun and laughter. From our honeymoon  – camping in a field all by ourselves in Devon, UK in a tent borrowed from friends as we couldn’t afford our own, then with the lads and usually some of their friends and cousins tagging along.. we eventually upgraded to a tourer caravan and eventually when our youngest was 15 we realised a trip abroad was necessary to keep a teenage lad amused – camping no longer held it’s allure! Since then we’ve been fortunate to have lots of brilliant holidays shared with our lovely family who take great delight in soaking mum/Nanny with freezing cold water usually!Jpeg
  5. Great Friends and in particular my best friend Dawn. We’ve been friends since we were 11 years old and over the years we’ve shared lots of laughter together – partners in crime and lots of mischief  some of which can never be repeated!!

5 Songs that make me happy.

I agree with Frankie – this was almost impossible to narrow down to just 5 but here goes:

  1. ‘It’s a wonderful world’ by Louis Armstrong. Just the words are so motivating but this one reminds me so much of my dad. He loved Jazz and Louis Armstrong was a happy part of my childhood memories.
  2. Mr Blue Sky – ELO. I was introduced to ELO when I was just 15 by my hubby (to be) and Mr Blue Sky has almost become a family theme tune always blasting out of the car as we travelled to our holiday destination.. and was chosen by Daryl and Jenny (Daryl is my oldest son) to be played at their wedding on New Years Eve 2014 – happy days!
  3. Somewhere over the Rainbow – I love the Eva Cassidy version and always loved the original version by Judy Garland
  4. Gangam Style – Yep for real – this one always makes me laugh as my granddaughters absolutely love it and do some amazing moves (of course I have to join in too)..
  5. Life is a Rollercoaster – Ronan Keeting. This one always transports me back to going to his concert with my bestie Dawn where as 45 year olds we reverted back to being 2 screaming teenagers – to which the ‘lady’ stood next to us wasn’t very impressed!

So now for my nominations – hope you don’t mind but I’d love to read your Happiness Tag’s..







So – I had to just add this postscript of 2 things that have made me smile tonight as I write this post:

Hahaha – I’ve just had the best laugh – at my husband who has just screamed like a baby when I gigantic flying beetly thing just zoomed across the balcony over our heads (on holiday in Spain) – had to add this one in – hillarious – I know you probably needed to be here but take it from me – my laughter could be heard a mile away!! ….. In his defence I screamed too and it was the size of a helicopter….

And as I’m writing this post, on the radio has just come on the old song ‘Love is a many splendid thing’  it evoked memories for both me and hubby of our respective grandma’s. Mine used to sing this at concerts and Bryan’s nanna used to make him stand on the table and sing it as a ‘bribe’ for sweets.. ahhh.. happy times….


Post post update

As I’ve ended up with 6 things and songs I’m nominating a 6th blogger who is a new blogger on the block so check out her blog site if you get chance… holisticlifestylecoachblog ☺





    • Wendy
      June 21, 2016 / 9:08 pm

      Thanks so much – I really appreciate your comment and am glad you enjoyed reading it – I loved writing it!! xx

  1. June 19, 2016 / 7:32 pm

    I really enjoyed this post! Thank you for sharing.

    • Wendy
      June 19, 2016 / 7:44 pm

      You’re very welcome – thanks for taking the time to read and comment – I really appreciate it and am glad you enjoyed reading it as it was a lovely post to write – just taking a bit of time to think about what makes me happy – although difficult to narrow down to just 5.. xx

        • Wendy
          June 19, 2016 / 10:50 pm

          I know that feeling… – thanks again! x

  2. June 18, 2016 / 12:44 pm

    This is such a beautiful post. I’ve been married for a year now, so seeing your husband at the top of the list really made me feel warm inside. You have such a beautiful family as well.
    I look forward to more of your posts. Following you now ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Wendy
      June 19, 2016 / 6:33 pm

      Thanks so much I really love that you’ve taken time to follow and feedback with your comment – Very much appreciated! Congratulations on achieving your first year together – I think the early years of marriage can be quite challenging and I remember we had lots of ‘ups and downs’ in the early years – I packed my bags a few times – haha! However, all these years later, I can honestly say that I am So glad that we didn’t throw the towel in and that we worked through some of our challenges to develop a real and enduring love and respect for each other. A sense of humour is a must! I wish you many years of happiness together… xx

  3. June 18, 2016 / 6:44 am

    God bless you and your husband. A very inspiring post though. Miss you Wendy.๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜

  4. June 18, 2016 / 12:07 am

    Beautiful post Wendy!! You have been blessed with quite a happy life, beautiful family, dogs and songs! Thank you so much for tagging me, this will be fun!! I love the idea behind it. I laughed out loud on your post script…hope hubby is ok and has fully recovered! ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Enjoy the rest of your vaca and we’ll talk soon!! Time for me to go work on my happiness post!! xo

    • Wendy
      June 18, 2016 / 5:22 am

      Thanks Deb and you’re right I have been blessed and writing this post reminded me how lucky I am! As for hubby… think he’s still shaking.. hahaha ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿœ We fly home tonight and will leave the ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿฎ behind… I am looking forward to reading your post. Xx

      • June 18, 2016 / 12:07 pm

        Well you are either home by now or on your travels!! I started working on it last night and will finish it over the weekend. What a wonderful exercise to stop and think about what makes you happy and the songs too!! Thanks again! xo

        • Wendy
          June 19, 2016 / 6:36 pm

          Yep – we’re back home – with a bump! I tried packing some summer sun but sadly it just wouldn’t fit in my case so it’s well and truly dreary here in Manchester. I still had to wear my very bright coloured sun dress to show off my tan regardless of the weather so if nothing else, I’ve bought a bit of laughter – I got a few strange looks at the local shops while everyone else was wrapped up I jeans and jumpers – haha!! I can’t wait to read your post! xx

          • June 19, 2016 / 8:11 pm

            Well I’m happy you made it home safe and sound even if it is sans sun! Good for you for adding some brightness to everyone’s drab and dreary day…I bet they wished they had your tan too!! xo

          • Wendy
            June 19, 2016 / 10:55 pm

            Thanks Deb – I’m not sure they were envious of the tan just a bit gobsmacked at somebody wearing a very bright and obvious ‘sun dress’ on a day requiring woollen jumpers -hahaha – it cheered me up seeing their shocked faces anyway! xx

          • June 20, 2016 / 10:23 am

            Heehee ๐Ÿ˜Š xo

          • Wendy
            June 20, 2016 / 2:50 pm


  5. June 17, 2016 / 9:28 am

    Love this! And happy holidays, you lucky girl!

    So funny aboit your hubby and the moth, I can picture that quite easily as everything makes my other half jump…not that we would be so cruel to ever laugh about THAT *cough* ๐Ÿ˜€

    • Wendy
      June 17, 2016 / 10:17 am

      I know hilarious although Not quite so funny when he ran inside and shut door behind him leaving me outside with the black helicopter!! Served me right for laughing so loud hehe ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

  6. June 17, 2016 / 9:03 am

    Thank you for nominating me Wendy! I’m quite busy at the moment and have already some posts ready but as soon as I’m more free I’ll do it!! xx
    Loved reading your happy moments!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Wendy
      June 17, 2016 / 10:19 am

      Fab and I will look forward to reading in due course ๐Ÿ˜‰

  7. June 17, 2016 / 8:21 am

    Really like your answers! Thanks for completing, loved reading! ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

    • Wendy
      June 17, 2016 / 10:20 am

      Thanks for the nomination I enjoyed writing this one ๐Ÿ˜‚

  8. June 17, 2016 / 7:59 am

    Awesome post! ๐Ÿ˜€
    Thank you for the following โค๏ธ

    • Wendy
      June 17, 2016 / 10:22 am

      Fab feedback and so glad you enjoyed this post! I am looking forward to sharing posts with you in future and to reading yours ๐Ÿ˜˜

    • Wendy
      June 17, 2016 / 5:05 am

      Thanks! It was a lovely post to write and difficult to narrow down to 5 memories…

        • Wendy
          June 21, 2016 / 6:33 am

          Thank you so much – that really is a lovely comment!! xo

  9. June 17, 2016 / 12:29 am

    Rock your holidays!!! On your way back, bring some sun please๐Ÿ˜›

    • Wendy
      June 17, 2016 / 5:00 am

      Sorry about Manchester monsoon! They say the sun shines on the righteous so will see what I can do!….. oops hang on …. don’t think it’s gonna work as hubby just reminded me that I’m not very righteous!!!

      • June 17, 2016 / 8:32 am

        Forget about you, give him a chance then๐Ÿ˜€

        • Wendy
          June 17, 2016 / 10:18 am

          Haha ok will do! ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜‡

    • Wendy
      June 17, 2016 / 5:14 am

      Hi great to hear from you. This was my first tag challenge too so hopefully I am telling you correctly… Another blogger nominates you for the tag challenge which can vary in subject matter and the you follow the rules on the tag e.g for happiness tag I had to post about 5 things that make me happy etc and the nominate 5 other bloggers to take up the challenge. I’m going to be naughty and add you now as a nominated blogger on my challenge and I look forward to reading your happiness tag challenge! ๐Ÿ˜

      • June 17, 2016 / 6:32 pm

        Wow thank you for nominating me ๐Ÿ™‚ This is fun. So 5 things that make me happy, and nominate 5 people, but one of them can’t be you right jk. Love the name of your blog ๐Ÿ™‚

        • Wendy
          June 17, 2016 / 7:58 pm

          Yep you got it! Thanks so much re blog name which I purchased a few years ago but have only put to use recently. ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • June 17, 2016 / 7:03 pm

        Sorry to bug you one more question: how do I tag people? thank you, hope you have a great weekend ๐Ÿ™‚

        • Wendy
          June 17, 2016 / 8:01 pm

          I couldn’t quite work that one out although I am sure there must be a way so if you work it out let me know too ๐Ÿ˜‰ I had to just comment to each nominee but think that was quite right ๐Ÿ˜ฒ

        • Wendy
          June 17, 2016 / 8:05 pm

          Ps we are on last night of a lovely holiday in Spain travelling home tomorrow night ๐Ÿ˜Ž You have a fabulous weekend too x

          • June 17, 2016 / 10:14 pm

            Enjoy Spain! That’s sounds like an amazing holiday. Hope you take pics and post them. Thank you for responding on your holiday ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a safe flight home. ๐Ÿ™‚

          • Wendy
            June 18, 2016 / 5:26 am

            Thanks so much and yes we are very lucky and have had a wonderful holiday. I will definitely post some pictures on my return home! ๐Ÿ˜ŽX

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