100 happy days – week 3

Can’t believe I’ve already been doing this three weeks. It’s a lot of fun and if nothing else, it makes me find something good even in a day that feels pretty rubbish. Here’s week 3:

Day 18 – we got a nice surprise at work on Monday, with the arrival of a Trusted Merchant award, which is based on independent online reviews of our customer service. So nothing fancy, but we were pleased. As a company we pride ourselves on taking good care of our customers, so it was nice to be recognised.

Customer service awardDay 19 – I had a day off work on Tuesday (which made me quite happy as it meant I could stay in bed) and got my car fixed; poor Pierre hadn’t been feeling well for a few days – and by that I mean he was dead and refused to move. So it was nice to get him repaired so I can actually drive places again.


Day 20 – For this month’s book club, we’re reading a book that I really love – A Quiet Belief in Angels by R.J. Ellory. I shared this photo as my happy thing on Wednesday, and ended up having a fairly bizarre (but fun) conversation with the author on Twitter.

A Quiet Belief in Angels by RJ Ellory

Day 21 – I happened to see this story on the BBC website at lunch and it made my day. Thanks to an online campaign, a man who was talked out of committing suicide by a passing stranger has managed to track him down six years later. Having gone on to become a campaigner for mental health issues, Jonny Benjamin wanted to thank the man who saved him and thanks to the #findmike campaign the two were reunited this week.

Jonny Benjamin #findmikeDay 22 – Friday was Chinese New Year, and half way through the afternoon, three of my colleagues arrived in the office, looking decidedly mischievous and followed by several others with cameras. I can’t deny these horse masks – which they seem strangely fond of – freak me out a bit, but it was also very funny, and certainly livened up a fairly grey, miserable Friday afternoon.

Year of the Horse

Day 23 – I’ve mentioned before that if I could do any job in the world, I’d be a writer, and that my lovely friend Cheryl gave me a notebook for Christmas to write down any ideas that come to me. On Saturday I was struck by an idea that I actually think may have potential. It feels a bit silly to call it an idea for a book, even though in reality that’s what it is. Now all I need to do is write it!

Ideas notebook

Day 24 – today I spent a fab day with my friend Lorraine – we had pizza for lunch, then went shopping and I accidentally bought a pair of boots (for £18 – bargain!), then we went to the cinema to indulge our mutual crush on Ewan McGregor. I never got around to taking a photo though, so here’s an old one 🙂

Me and LorraineLots of exciting plans for this week, so I’m looking forward to having several happy things to choose from!


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