Tuesday, 29 November 2011

100Happy Today - Sunshine.

Last night, the summary at the end of the BBC weather forecast - you know, the bit that gives you a round up of what's going on in case you fell asleep during all the boring 'cold front over Northern Ireland' bits that came before it - had 3 words for this week. They were: Cold. Wet. Windy.

Rubbish.

So my friends and I sat and decided what the weather summary will look like in summer. We decided on: Sunshine. Ice cream. Wasps.


...Because you have to be realistic.


It made us feel better.

Thursday, 24 November 2011

100Happy Today:- Things I Am Thankful For





What are you thankful for?

Things I am thankful for:-

My Mum
My Dad
My brother
Lola
My family
My friends - they never give up, they don't go away
Music
The people that make music
Video games
The people that make video games
Biscuits
The people that make biscuits
Sunshine
Rain
Sunshine
Sunshine
Sunshine
Warmth
Lemon flavour mineral water
Pink lemonade
The creative side of my brain
Photography
My cameras
Hands
Feet
Health
Mobility
Nasal cold and flu spray
The Internet
My iPhone
Art
The ability to learn
The ability to be inspired
My fighter instinct
My job
Patterns
Tattoos
Beauty
Original thought
Original ideas
The ability to have original thought and original ideas
My hairdryer
The world
Mountains
The sea
Rivers
David Attenborough
Books
Nice smells
Bright colours
Silliness
Sunshine
My friends - they never give up, they don't go away
Creativity
God
Santa
Puddles
Music
Film
The roof over my head
The city
The country
The ability to travel
Love
Treasure hunts
Elephants
Instant film cameras
Curves
Pilot pens
Biscuits
My family
Work
Exercise
Emergency services
Nurses
Doctors
Care workers
The sky
Music
Cake
Cake
Cake
Lyrics
Laughter
Smiling
Art
Beauty
Bright Colours
Road trips
Memory
Crushes
Cats
Hope
Owls
Doggy
Postcards
Creativity
Money
The roof over my head
Dinners
Watching my friends and family be loved
Ladybirds
Inspiration
Hope
Music
Tattoos
Jigsaw puzzles
Landscapes
The beach
Sunshine
Warmth
Arizona
Education
Teachers
Kind words
The ability to give and receive presents
My duvet
Central heating
Night buses
My car
Bright colours
My health
The health of those I love
Mango chutney
Gherkins
Cake
Writing
Drawing
Languages
Art
The ability to learn
Music
Sunshine
Sunshine
Rain
Sunshine
Warmth
My friends - they never give up, they don't go away.
My family
Lola
Hope

So throw those curtains wide
One day like this a year would see me right


Tuesday, 22 November 2011

100Happy Today: Secret Postcards

Some of my favourite post cards in the RCA Secret Postcards 2011 exhibition, showing until Saturday 26 November 2011 in London.













Can't credit these individually, but click here for a complete lists of artists involved in the exhibition.

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

100Happy Today - Elephant Parade

One of my 100Happy's is treasure hunting - I love it. And another is elephants. So when I heard that the Elephant Family's Elephant Parade was coming to Copenhagen this past summer, I decided the only sensible thing to do would be to jump on a plane armed with only a map of the city and a camera.

Proper treasure hunting has to be a challenge, and so there was no technology involved in hunting the elephants - no Google Maps, no translating tool. I had a list of the places where the elephants were hiding - IN DANISH, and a metro ticket. If you think it's easy to navigate a city this way when you don't speak the language and you've never been before - it's not. But it was fun.

And the locals didn't bat an eyelid whenever they were asked where the elephants were - 'it's about yay high and oh yes, it's bright pink...'

I found nearly all of them and discovered hundreds of hidden parts of Copenhagen in the process.

Here are my photographs of some of the best ones:-

(If they were here now, winter would be much brighter.)













Tuesday, 8 November 2011

100Happy Music



Just be quiet for a minute and watch this.



Flightless Bird American Mouth by Iron and Wine.

Thursday, 3 November 2011

100Happy Today - Rain.



'I think that fish is nice, but then I think that rain is wet, so who am I to judge?'

- Douglas Adams

'If you think it's going to rain, it will.'

- Clint Eastwood

'The best thing one can do when it's raining is to let it rain'.

- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

'I believe in running through the rain and crashing into the person you love and having your lips bleed on each other.'

- Billy Bob Thornton