Tagged: 10 things that make me happy!

I was tagged by Becky over at Becky Blog to post about 10 things that make me happy.

Percy pig cupcakesChocolate fudge cake!Vanilla cupcakes.My first wedding cupcakes.

1. Baking.
I guess I should start with the obvious one! I actually have a cake in the oven as I type. I loved baking when I was little, my granny Lily always baked chocolate cupcakes for us and covered them in galaxy chocolate. I started baking cupcakes when I was about 13 and loved it, I loved decorating them. Since then my passion for cooking and baking has grown so much. I love baking for other people, to see how happy it makes them to get something that someone has put a lot of care and love in to.

45/365 | Bed fort!

2. Napping.
I know this is a really bad habit but I just love napping. One of the ways I can get myself out of bed in the morning is to think of the nap I will have when I get home. I set up my t.v. with an episode of something to fall asleep to and curl up for 'half an hour' which usually turns into about three hours. I can't help it!

Beautiful girly shop!

3. Shopping.
I need to cut down on this! I love shopping though. Especially for dresses and trinkets. My room is cram packed with what everyone else calls junk, but I love it.

Film Studies

4. Film.
This is another obvious one as a film student. I've always loved films. We had a little video rental shop at the top of our street growing up and I would rent a film every weekend until I had seen every film in there that I was old enough to see. I just love being absorbed in a story and seeing things in different ways, places I've never been and experiences I didn't even know were possible. I was a bit of a loner as a teenager so I spent all weekend and most evenings watching films. My love for arthouse cinema grew in my early teens before DVDs were really popular or affordable. I would just watch a lot of films on t.v., and I was a night owl even then so a lot of them were probably not age appropriate! The first dvd I ever bought was Moulin Rouge.

Jewelery corner.Cherry blossom lightsPoster wallAudrey

5. Home decoration.
I think I have been planning my dream house since I was about 8. My bedroom colour since then has been changed about 10 times, I'm constantly rearranging and buying new things. Every time I say something like "I need a new desk" my dad just says "Claire, you need a house" and it's true. I have moved out but I'm back home now. I have lots of ideas for my house when I finally get it, I definitely want a Smeg fridge.

Chocolat chaud!

6. Hot drinks.
Tea, hot chocolate, ovaltine. I love it. I wish I was a coffee person though, I could do with a pick me up like that. Can't stand the taste though.

Shrine in Kamakura

7. Travelling.
I love seeing new places. I've visited a good few countries for my age and about 10 US states. I really love Japan, and am planning on going back soon. I was there in 2007 for two weeks. After uni I am saving money for a year to go travelling for about an 8 month stretch.

New camera as well :D

8. Taking photographs.
I love taking photographs. I just love documenting everything. I don't claim to be a photographer, I just have a lot of fun with it! I have a flickr pro account which I love filling up with snaps.

34/365 | Songbird.
9. Music.
Everyone loves music right? I love putting my headphones on and being in my own little world. I am a big Tori Amos fan, I saw her perform 4 times last year and have met her a few times. I love folk music, I'm a big fan of the Wainwrights and the McGarrigle's.

44/365 | Me and Katy walk Molly.
10. Family and friends. I have two brothers and two sisters so this house is always buzzing. I'd be lost without them.

Thanks for tagging me Becky! You're supposed to tag 10 people but most I read have already done this so I tag Belle Fantasie, Seventy-Seven Broadway, Bright red cardigans over printed dresses, Pretty much Penniless and Afeitar.


  1. Baking would be top of my list too!

  2. Thank you for the tag! I love this one so will definitely be doing it :D

    I think my list will probably be majorly similar to yours! I love all the photos here too :) xx

  3. Thanks or the tag, I will start on this! x

  4. WOWW I love your record player, what model is it?

  5. @LanguageTimothy it's a Steepletone player :)

  6. Thank you for tagging me, I'm going to do this tomorrow if I finish early enough.

    Love Amy Marie.

  7. Lovely entry :)
    Where is that shop? It looks so perfect and amazing!!

  8. I like that you put napping as one of your favourite things that make you happy! Oh, to be 21 and a student again...Although I do try and nap on my way to work every morning. I have a one hour train journey and always doze off :)

    Oh, I like baking too!


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