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8 Photos Of Happiness

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8 Photos Of Happiness

A few weeks ago I was tagged by Laura from Laura’s Lovely Blog to write this post, 8 Photos of Happiness. I was really excited to be tagged for this one as I love sharing photos and it’s an opportunity to look back on happy times.

Thankyou Laura for the tag and I hope you enjoy my pictures. Angela xx

This is me with my parents, my sister and her husband and my two brothers. I live far away from my family as we migrated to New Zealand in 1995 and I returned to the UK in 2010.This photo makes me happy and is a nice reminder of those that I love and miss.

Next is a photo of my daughter Sylvia when I still called her peanut. At the time i did not know whether i was having a girl or a boy so peanut was the name.

This was Sylvia’s first Christmas. It was a sad time because it was when I separated from Sylvia’s birth father and took out a protection order but it was a happy time as I was on my own and always listened to Leona lewis Song Happy which made me happy.

This was on tour in Paris with Sylvia. When Sylvia was 18 month, we went travelling to different countries and this was a great experience full of happy memories.

This is another travel Photo. This time we were in Amsterdam and had just been on a boat ride which was very cool.

This is a picture of  John and I taken around the time we got engaged. We were both so excited and happy to have found one another.

Here is a lovely wedding photo. This was the best and most happiest day ever and a week before I collapsed and was diagnosed with Adrenal failure.

This is me at my daughter’s school play. I don’t get out much due to illness and it was wonderful to be able to go and see Sylvia perform as an angel. I loved it.

These photos make me happy but it also makes me really sad because I see my life and how different it is now I am unwell and on steroids. Not wanting to put a negative spin on it but I really do hope to get better treatment one day so I can feel happier about myself once more and go places and do things like I used to. No matter what though, I’ll always try to  be happy and positive no matter what life throws at me.

Angela x

Now I’ve finished my post, I’d like to tag the following blogs:

Twins Make Five

Pick A Smile 

The Mommy My Way

Midwife and Life

Indulging Mum

Cheeky Days

Patterns and Milk

If you message me on my twitter handle @daysinbed to let me know when your post is up, I’ll pop over and take a look.

Rules of the tag:

Thank your nominator and link them to the post.

Post your 8 Photos of happiness.

Write a brief description of the picture, why you chose it or let the pictures do the talking.

Spread the happiness and tag up to ten bloggers.

Thanks for reading

Angela x


  1. Wow, I’m in awe of you going travelling on your own with your daughter. I’m not sure I could have done it. Lovely post, a little glimpse into your life all rolled into one. Thanks for linking. #point+shoot

    1. Thanks. Yes we travelled many countries including Asia and Pacific and Europe. It was a big OE lol! Sadly It came to an end when I got more unwell… I do have a whole lot to write about though! Angela x

  2. I’m in awe of your strength. I truly hope you will get better soon so we can see lots more gorgeous photos like these of you out and about. Sending loads of happiness and positive vibes your way. Thank you for sharing these happy memories. #BrilliantBlogPosts

    Nadia – ScandiMummy

  3. You have some lovely memories here. I hope you enjoyed your travelling adventures. I particularly love your wedding photo.

    Sally @ Life Loving

    P.s. I’m just launching a new linkie called Life Loving Linkie, I would love it if you came over and shared your post here too.

  4. Great choice of pictures! What an interesting life you have had with all that travel and lots of experiences that I am sure have formed the positive and inspirational person you are today. #brilliantblogposts

    1. Thanks Becky. I’m pleased you liked my wedding picture. It’s one of my favourites. Next year i’m going to write more about my wedding. There are some good ideas and experiences I can share from that day which could be useful to others. Angela x

    1. Thankyou Jenny. It took me a few weeks before I found the time to do my post. There is always something cropping up but i managed to get this one out! Angela x

  5. Gorgeous photo’s! Awesome too that you went travelling with your daughter on your own, very brave! Love your engagement, wedding and angel photo’s.

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