My 8 photos of happiness tag
10th September 2015
Anca kindly tagged me to take part in the 8 photos of happiness tag, and I am excited to join in as it’s not your typical Q&A tag.
Admittedly you will have seen most of these photos before, and some rather recently, but these are the photos that make me happy. Also, you will notice I’m proud to show off my friends and family.
- Thank your nominator/s and link them in your post.
- Link the creator (Ariel).
- Post your 8 photos of happiness.
- The photos can be anything that represents a moment, object, place or feeling that makes you happy.
- Pop in a brief description of the photo, why you chose it or let the photos do the talking.
- Spread the happiness and tag up to ten other bloggers.
1. Tyrone and I
October will mark 6 years since Tyrone and I started dating, which you know, is kind of crazy.
Ty is a huge part of my life and truly makes me happy. He makes me laugh, brings me pizza when I’m recovering from steroid injections and has the same desire to travel the world as me.
As a couple we see no point in getting married, because a piece of paper will not make our relationship any stronger. Life itself strengthens relationships. I’m saying this to prevent the awkward question of “When are you getting married?” that was asked wayyy to many times at my cousin’s wedding.
2. Graduation family picture
My friend Nicola took this photo of us (me, my mum and my dad) on the day of my graduation. Please excuse my wonky cap.
The three of us have been through a lot together, especially regarding my hip condition. My dad often refers to us as The Three Musketeers. I’m so grateful to have such incredible parents who have inspired me and supported me throughout my life so far.
3. My brothers and I
This is a golden oldie but it’s such a cutie.
This is me and my two older brothers; Dean on the left, Adam on the right. I’m guessing I was about 2 years old in this picture.
Would you look at how blue my eyes are!
4. Afternoon Tea at the Hard Days Night Hotel with Becky
I apologise for the quality but I had to steal this of Becky’s Instagram.
Becky and I have been friends since primary school. This photo was taken when we went for Afternoon Tea at the Hard Days Night Hotel in Liverpool (it’s a Beatles themed hotel). I had an exam that day and Becky kindly offered to give me a lift to Liverpool, on one condition; we went for Afternoon Tea after my exam!
We felt ridiculously posh that day, especially considering we were both poor students eat some expensive cakes, but it was a great way to relax after an exam.
5. Sharon and I at the Geography Ball
Sharon was my flat mate in my first year of university and she was one of reasons I survived that year in student accommodation. I’m so grateful to still be friends with her to this day and so happy that she coming back to Liverpool to do her MPhil (she’s a forensic anthropologist).
This photo was taken at the Geography Ball back in May. The drink was so expensive at the hotel that we worked out it was cheaper to buy a bucket of Budweisers and share them, hence why they made the photo.
6. Nutella ice cream in Venice
Last summer, Tyrone and I went to Venice, and one particularly fond memory I have from that day was buying Nutella ice cream. I’d previously had Nutella ice cream in Rome, and since then it has kind of become a tradition that when I’m in Italy I have to have this flavour of ice cream.
We sat on some steps in St Mark’s Square and ate them when I rested my legs (I was having serious hip problems that day and I was on crutches.
I can’t wait to return to Venice someday to explore more.
7. New York
To celebrate my 21st birthday I went to New York with my parents. It was the most incredible trip I have ever been on, and I am planning on returning next summer with Tyrone.
This photo was taken when we were on the Staten Island Ferry, and the view was breathtaking. I still have to pinch myself because I can’t believe I’ve actually been there.
8. Swimming with dolphins when I was 13 (and 14)
When I had major surgery on my hip when I was 10 my nan promised to make sure I fulfilled by dream of swimming with dolphins. So, on a trip to Portugal when I was 13 I did just that. And I enjoyed it so much that I did it again the year after when I went back to Portugal.
I kind of have a habit of doing once in a lifetime things twice.
My feelings towards dolphinariums are a little less positive these days (however, I’m still not 100% against them) but that’s not a debate I’m going to get into today because this post is about happiness.
Picking just 8 photos was a challenge. If I could I would have showed you so many more.
…but if you want to join in this tag anyway then do it! And send me your links if you do, because I love seeing what makes people happy.