April Happiness Journal

Wednesday 25 April 2018

My my, where are the months going?

Sometimes you have those months where you just plod along and nothing all that exciting happens. But when this happens I still think it's important to take stock of the little things that have made you happy - because you don't always get to do amazing and wonderful stuff!

So without further ado - here's April's Happiness Journal!


I couldn't believe it when the sun finally graced us with its presence after a winter which seemed to just go on forever! It was so lovely to finally bring out some summer outfits (although it reminded me how few summer clothes I have as I ran out after two days!) and walk to work in the sunshine. It did so much to lift my mood!

2. A work night out.

I'm incredibly fortunate to work for a company which looks after its staff really well and organises nights out and events pretty regularly. Last weekend we had a pub quiz, followed by food and a free bar! The quiz was a lot of fun, as we were put into teams with people who you wouldn't necessarily speak to normally and the free wine was a definite plus! (I felt a little delicate the next day, mind you.)

3. Finding the perfect birthday present for my bestie.

Isn't it just so satisfying when you find the perfect present for someone?! My best friend is one of those people who, when you ask what she would like for her birthday goes, "oh... a coffee will do me just fine." Sweet, but infuriating. So this year I knew better and ordered her present to her house without actually mentioning anything to her! I got her a Little Mermaid t-shirt, knowing it is her and her daughter's favourite Disney film and also knowing that they'll be heading off to Disneyland Paris in a few weeks! She was thrilled and I was very smug that I got away with getting her a present for once!

4. Re-watching Sherlock.

This is the series Dan and I are currently loving to binge-watch. It's just so clever, and I am still obsessed with the Cumberbatch/Freeman partnership! I keep falling asleep halfway through episodes though, oops...

5. Taking outfit photos and actually enjoying it.

Outfit shoots haven't been something I've really done on my blog, but I've decided to start branching out a little and giving it a go. So when the sun made an appearance, I dragged Dan out, with my trusty iPhone to do a little shoot while the weather was nice. And actually, I enjoyed it! Don't get me wrong, I'm stupidly awkward in front of a camera still. But it's been fab to have the extra bit of content for the 'gram which isn't the usual flatlays.

What's made you happy this month?

Sian xo


  1. Sunshine makes me so so happy! YESS this is such a lovely post to read! I can’t beleive we’re on the tail end of April already!

    1. I know, where is this year going?! I don't know about you but I am really missing the sunshine! xo

  2. I really need to rewatch Sherlock again! I've not rewatched it in so long!

    Love, Amie ❤
    The Curvaceous Vegan

  3. I love, love, love these posts! I've found April to be a really positive month on a whole. Although saying that, yesterday was one of the worst days I've had in a while for a number of reasons but I'm really trying to see past it and focus on the positives. One bad day doesn't ruin a whole month after all. I also found a nice gift for my friends birthday and I also booked myself onto a Yoga retreat for November so those are two happy things from my month!


    1. Ahh I'm so glad you enjoy reading them babe! You're so right - one bad day doesn't have to define your whole month, and I think you've got such a good outlook on it! xo

  4. I love this post! and yes sunshine is literally the best remedy for anything, I love being in the sun when i'm down and depressed!

    1. Me too! I feel like a whole different person when the sun is out haha xo