100 Days of Happiness [Days 1 to 10]

Recently, my friend Beth has been going on about taking part in a 100 days of happiness challenge. I've always noticed I can get down right moody, and hearing that it can improve peoples moods, and life in general, I decided to give it a shot. But, unfortunately, a blog post describing in some detail different parts of 100 days, could go on forever! So I have to decided to share the start of this challenge with you. Here we have the first 10 days!

Day 1: Quay Jumping- If you can't tell from the  video, this consisted of walking down to the quay in  our wetsuits, and jumping into the water. The fact it was March meant it was ridiculously cold, but so  much fun! In the video you can see the group of us,  Lucy, Beth, Frances, Harry and Me jump of the  side, screaming, into the cold below. Anyone who  fancies doing the same, definitely do it, but perhaps  go in the summer! The water made my feet and  hands completely numb!

The lovely sunny view from
Fremington.
Mmmm Chocolate Cake! Shame
I couldn't finish.
Day 2: A bike ride- Just as a last minute decision, me and my mum decided to cycle from Bideford to Fremington and back today. After such a long season of rain, I was ready to take any opportunity to get out in the sun and get a large dose of the vitamin D I have been lacking for so long! We stopped off at Fremington Cafe, where I naughtily had eyes bigger than my stomach and ate a whole mint choc chip ice cream, before failing to finish a slice of chocolate cake! The weather was so beautiful the only natural thing to do was take some photos to remember it. 

Day 3: A BBQ at Amy's- Seen as the sun has recently decided to make an appearance, my group have friends have been doing all things possible to appreciate it whilst it's around. Amy has the best house out of the lot of us, an amazing view, woods and of course a trampoline! Some of us spent the evening there, alongside some sausages, crisps, digestives and of course, cheesecake! Altogether it was just lovely to sit in the daffodils with my friends and watch the sun go down, with the wondrous soundtrack of Arctic Monkeys and Bob Marley in the background. 

Day 4: Don't Worry Be Happy & English: This morning, as I put on my uniform for school, I could here a faint song coming from my parents room that I recognised. In year 7, I went on a French Exchange, and me and my friend Beth would sing Don't Worry Be Happy by Bobby McFerrin. It's the one song that is guaranteed to put a smile on anybody's face. In fact, as I write this post I am playing it again, and it's almost like that period when you wake up in the morning- you can't remember anything bad in your life, and everything seems ok, until you remember. This song has the same effect on me, anything bad seems to fly out the window. Finally, in English we started reading An Inspector Calls in preparation for our GCSE's. I was reading the part of Sheila, and seeing that my favourite lessons are Drama and English it was the perfect collaboration. English is always a laugh and I have always loved it.

Day 5: Pretty Little Liars- As much as I watch Pretty Little Liars every single week, and I know deep down it can't be my excuse for a happy event after watching it every Wednesday- but I can't just leave it out! This episode just really managed to cheer me up, and the cliffhanger ending has frustrated me beyond belief! But one of the feelings I enjoy most in life is the feeling of anticipation and excitement. That wobbly feeling in the pit of your stomach when you know you have something exciting to look forward to. So, without ruining any of the storyline, thank you Pretty Little Liars for making my brain work overdrive until next Wednesday!

Looking very chuffed
at my makeover!
Day 6: Festival Fiesta- This year at school we are given the opportunity to take part in Enrichment&Intervention every Thursday, lesson 5. Here we can pick from a large variety of courses. I, along with 3 other friends picked Festival Fiesta. We are currently getting ready for a carnival in May, and because we are the 4 oldest, we are in charge of a group each. Me and my friend Mollie's group came together, and whilst planning, we decided to make the most of the weather and take the group outside. Here we did some yoga in the sun. It's really nice to interact with people from different year groups.

Spending some quality time
with Beth's dog Jock.
Day 7: Come Dine With Me [Part 3]- Me and my friends made the decision to have our own little Come Dine With Me between us. Last night was Beth's turn, and she was the third to cook for us. After school we went around her house and her theme was Mexican. After dressing appropriately and drawing moustaches on our faces, we sat down for Beth's food. For starter we had Nacho's and dips, Enchiladas for main course and she had made the most delicious Oreo Cheesecake for desert. We then stayed the night, I thoroughly enjoyed myself! Beth also did our makeup, and I felt very nice, which was a good change!



Day 8:
Appledore with Frank- After coming home from Beth's house, and feeling completely under the weather due to having jabs the day before, It took some will power to leave the house. I managed though! Although I didn't quite feel up to quay jumping again with her, I went down and watched! All I have to say is the fresh air really did do me more good than lying in bed, and Frank is such a laugh to be around! So I was very glad to get out of the house and spend some time with her- even if she did shake freezing cold water over me every now and then!
I can't work out whether this is a photograph or painting,
but whichever it's absolutely incredible! I am pretty
sure it's a painting- Clovelly really is beautiful.

Day 9: Coffee Outing- Other than opening the cupboard door to six bottles of Lipton's peach ice tea (cheers Tesco!!) I also went shopping and for a coffee with my mum. We went to our favourite coffee shop Presto, and sat at our usual table opposite a large picture of Clovelly. Clovelly is one of my favourite places to visit, and to look at it whilst having my drink brings back some great memories and doesn't fail to make me smile. I had a delicious chocolate brownie, covered in chocolate chunks. I must say, it was absolutely mouth watering to look at! Also, not being a fan of hot drinks I opted out of coffee with my mum and drank a gorgeously fruity orange and mango juice. As I get on with my mum really well I do love to spend time with her.

Day 10: Happiness&Humour- First thing in the morning, we received an assembly about how humour and laughter effects our lives. It was accompanied by a funny video, and it triggered a very humorous mood in me throughout the rest of the day. I was constantly in fits of laughter, and there was nothing I could do to stop it! It was also amazing to see how contagious laughter is, I could set off a tidal wave of laughter, everyone can't help but join in! So overall, there wasn't just one thing that made my day happy, other than the feeling of laughter which meant my happiness lasted throughout the whole day. 

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