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What A Wonderful World

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I was thinking recently about all the time I spent in my early twenties wishing the world would stop so I could get off. I hated this world and thought life was pretty miserable. I know I was very ill; my depression meant I could not see beyond my own sadness. I was not able to appreciate the love of my friends and family, my time at university or all the wonderful opportunities put in front of me.

My last relapse into depression was a few years ago and once again I found it hard to see the good things in my life. Now one of the tools I use to keep myself well is to take time to appreciate the moments that make me happy. That was why this blog was born!

At the moment, I feel completely content and happy. It is a good feeling. If you’ll forgive me for being self-indulgent I’d like to share with you a few of life’s current wonders:
  • Mr H and Little Miss H. I love each of these people individually but I also adore them as a double act. It makes me so very happy to see that Mr H is besotted with his daughter and I love seeing Little Miss H’s face light up when she is with her daddy. 
  • It has been wonderful to see our parents fall head over heels in love with their granddaughter. 
  • Making fabulous new friends. Before Little Miss H was born we booked ourselves onto NCT classes. It was the best money we ever spent. I love each and everyone of my NCT crew and their gorgeous babies and I couldn’t have got through the last few months without their friendship and support.
  • Tucking myself up in bed (under nice clean sheets) and starting to read a new (non-baby related) book. Bliss. 
  •  Having the time to actually dry my hair with a hairdryer. 

  • Fitting back into my favourite denim mini-skirt. I can be a yummy mummy, oh yes I can!

  • Starting to exercise again. I’m currently becoming addicted to the 30 Day Shred. 

  • Mr H telling me I look pretty. 

  • Looking forward to a few days away as a family, a night out with two fabulous girlfriends and a date night.

  • Autumn TV. The Great British Bake Off (I heart Mel and Sue); Masterchef Australia; Strictly Come Dancing and Downton Abbey – TV heaven. 

  • My favourite time of the year. I LOVE the autumn. I don’t like extremes and so spring and, especially, autumn are my favourite seasons. 

  • “Modern Family” – every episode makes me laugh. 

  • Rainbows – the recent sun and rain we’ve been having has produced some beautiful rainbows.
  • Mr H is taking me and Little Miss H to London Zoo for my birthday. And it is going to be brilliant. We’re going to see lions and tigers and bears … Oh my!
See…what a wonderful world. What is making you smile at the moment?


Mrs H


  • Reply
    Emma Smythe
    September 19, 2013 at 11:40 pm

    Luc, I had a quick read of your blog as I was having my morning coffee before starting a work day here, having known you over the last few years and being there over some of those lows it makes me smile to read your blog and see that you are truly happy. Enjoy my lovely, you deserve it. Lots of love from Sydney! Em x

    • Reply
      Mrs H
      September 20, 2013 at 5:44 am

      Thanks Em. You are such a love. How are you gorgeous lady? Are you enjoying life as a married woman in Sydney? How is your job? Would be great to hear from you. Take care lovely. Xxx

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