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Finding Happiness And Chasing Rainbows – February 2019

A photograph of a father, daughter and son at the Sutton Valence ruins near Maidstone - Finding Happiness and Chasing Rainbows - February 2019 - Mrs H's favourite things

A few months ago, I decided that I needed to restart writing about the happy moments in my life and share the times that bring me joy and put a smile on my face. So Finding Happiness And Chasing Rainbows was born. Happiness isn’t always easy to come by. Sometimes you have to work hard at finding your happiness. You have to search for happiness, chase after it and once you’ve found it then hold onto it. That is why…

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Finding Happiness

Finding Happiness And Chasing Rainbows – October 2018

Last month, I decided that I needed to restart writing about the happy moments in my life and share the times that bring me joy and put a smile on my face. So Finding Happiness And Chasing Rainbows was born. Happiness isn’t always easy to come by. Sometimes you have to work hard at finding your happiness. You have to search for happiness, chase after it and once you’ve found it then hold onto it. That is why I think…

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Thoughts & Inspiration

Life Lessons that I Thought I’d Have Learnt By Now

A photograph of a woman sitting in a garden looking into the distance - The Life Lessons I Thought I Would Know By Now - Mrs H's favourite things

When I was a young adult and I looked at people in their 30s or 40s, I always assumed that they had this game of life sussed. They were mature adults. Surely, they knew exactly what they were doing. Surely, they’d learnt the lessons of how to live a happy and contented life. I looked at them in awe and believed they all lived perfect lives. They seemed filled with wisdom and knowledge and a confidence I couldn’t imagine possessing.…

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Mental Health

Living With Depression: A Nervous Breakdown & A Diagnosis

A photograph of a woman with brown hair, wearing a stripey t-shirt and bright red lipstick - Living With Depression: Having A Nervous Breakdown & Being Given A Diagnosis - Mrs H's favourite things

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week. It’s a week that is hugely important, as we still have such a long way to go before we’ve broken the stigma that surrounds mental ill health. Last year, I wrote a post for Mental Health Awareness Week claiming that I was going to start sharing my story of living with depression, beginning with my nervous breakdown and diagnosis. Yet, these posts never materialised. Writing your own tale of living with depression is…

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Finding Happiness Our Weekend Happy

Our Weekend Happy 11 – Pottering, A Beach Day & Seeing Auntie B

A photograph of a mum, her son and her daughter all dressed up in coats etc and paddling at Camber Sands - Our Weekend Happy - Pottering, A Beach Day & Seeing Auntie B _ Mrs H's favourite things

This is the eleventh Our Weekend Happy post that I’ve written for this blog. Last week’s post was a little different, as it was a review of our day out at the new Animals of the Ice Age exhibit at Howletts. This post also included my first day in the life video. I’d always assumed that I wasn’t creative enough to produce a Day in the Life video. But I’m really proud of this video. I would love it if you went…

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Our Weekend Happy

Our Weekend Happy #9 – Seeing Grandparents, A Lie in & A Mother’s Day Lunch

A photograph of a little girl wearing a yellow mac and pink sparkly wellies and standing in a wood - Our Weekend Happy #9 - Seeing Grandparents, A Lie In & A Lovely Mother's Day Lunch - Mrs H's favourite things

This is the ninth of my Our Weekend Happy post. I love writing these posts each week. No matter what kind of weekend we’ve had, It’s so nice to remind myself of all the happy moments from the weekend. I’ve also discovered, that writing these posts starts to get me excited for the coming weekend. Anyway, in case you haven’t seen my previous Our Weekend Happy posts, it is based on a weekly post that one of my favourite bloggers, Lisa from Mummascribbles writes.…

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Our Weekend Happy

Our Weekend Happy #7 – Volunteering, Family Time & a Chilly Trip To The Park

This is week seven of my Our Weekend Happy post. I’m so proud that I’m still writing these posts. They are now my favourite to write each week. It’s so nice to remind myself of what we did during the weekend. And writing the post starts to build up excitement for the coming weekend. Anyway, in case you haven’t seen my previous Our Weekend Happy posts, it is based on a weekly post that one of my favourite bloggers, Lisa from Mummascribbles…

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Mental Health

Antidepressants And Me – My Story of Taking Antidepressants

A photograph of a brunette woman looking at the camera with a slight smile on her face - Antidepressants and Me - My Story of Taking Antidepressants - Mrs H's favourite things

Trigger warning: this post mentions depression, anxiety, taking antidepressants, self-harm and attempted suicide. If you have personal experience of any of these then you may find this post distressing.  Next year will be the twentieth anniversary of my diagnosis of depression. It will also mark almost twenty years of taking antidepressants. That is huge! It means that I’ve suffered from depression for the majority of my adult life. If you’ve read this blog before then you’ll know that I’m very…

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