An indeterminate amount of things that make me happy.

Revisiting a tried and tested favourite. I came to the conclusion years back (maybe a decade ago?), that when asked it’s so much easier (and more likely) to list the things that you DO NOT like than the opposite way around. There was a spate of communication and therefore confidence problems between the higher and lower echelons at work at the time and several of us decided as a way to buoy ourselves up a little and to realise the good things in life was to do a “Things that make you happy” list. The sharing was entirely optional. The support and encouragement and spreading of the idea was also technically. Ultimately the idea spread far further than I had anticipated and proved to be a wonderful thing.

It was remarkably productive and interesting to hear people discussing it. It created a simple element of positivity into a stressful (at that specific time) work environment. An avenue of support and creativity when jobs were potentially on the line and just offered that little bit of reality.

The number began as 3, moved up to 10 and then spiralled. Which is only a good thing in my opinion.

So this is my much updated list. (In no order, other than as I thought of them- I try to do it every year, though I have no enforced timeline. When I feel it is time, then I make the list)

  1. Elfie (my cat)
  2. Rabbit (knitted)
  3. Mom
  4. Family
  5. Lego Wii Games
  6. A comfy chair, cuppa, patch of sunlight and a book combo
  7. Figuring something out (a new skill or how to draw something etc)
  8. Cats
  9. Animals
  10. Brownies (the Guiding sort) and being their Little Owl.
  11. Squared paper (writing on it)
  12. Smooth textures
  13. Bento Box
  14. Lounge Pant Sundays
  15. Crosswords
  16. Sunlight
  17. Successful growth of something I have planted from seed
  18. Clean PJ/bedding/bathed combo
  19. Classic Cars – Particularly MG’s and Triumphs, Mustangs and Pinto’s a la Sabrina Duncan’s in Charlies Angels (don’t judge me)
  20. Second Hand bookshops
  21. Rugby (Union)
  22. Sunsets on the Beach
  23. Rockpools
  24. Paddington
  25. Coffee
  26. Snow
  27. Lava Lamps
  28. Fondue
  29. A really GOOD apple
  30. Fireworks
  31. Board Games
  32. Eddie Izzard
  33. Sandi Toksvig
  34. Theatre
  35. Trampolines
  36. “Black” flowers
  37. Library Requests arriving
  38. Eating fruit I have grown straight of the bush
  39. Chatting with my neighbour
  40. Kevin! (she’s a cat)
  41. Work colleagues
  42. Successful making of food items I’ve not made before
  43. Being outside
  44. Dog walking (I walk three dogs for a Charity – The Cinnamon Trust)
  45. Pigs
  46. Lucas the Spider
  47. femslash
  48. Films
  49. Rainbow
  50. Books!!!!!
  51. Working through my (immense) reading wishlist
  52. Working through my (immense) viewing wishlist
  53. An appalling weakness for funny animal videos
  54. Rock pool searching
  55. Alone time (The cat is the exception)
  56. Fires (log)
  57. Jasper Fforde books
  58. Perfect shades of blue
  59. Ladies
  60. Pigs
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About Nerdsbian

I am a nerd for ALL seasons. Ravenclaw...natch. I am a genderqueer Librarian who unsurprisingly likes reading...a lot. But I also love being outside too...sometimes even reading at the same time. Also animals, any and all of them. Never yet met one that didn't get on with me and vice versa. I do a couple of different voluntary jobs (animal charity related), I am a Brownie Leader and have recently completed my MA.
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