#My Happy Place 30



We all have one.  A happy place, somewhere that we feel safe and content.  Somewhere that leaves us feeling at peace.  I have a couple.  One is my “Crudy” (craft room/study) and the other is on the beach. So I want to share #myhappyplace

my happy place

The Beach

I grew up by the seaside and the sea has always been my compass.  We lived in landlocked Berkshire for over ten years and I felt all at sea, so discombobulated.  I never knew which way I was facing or directing I was going.

When we boomeranged back to the NE of England I knew that I wanted to be close to the sea.  In fact I have a sea view from my study and from Mini’s bedroom (although not for long as they are building more houses)!  We don’t actually live in walking distance to the beach, but it is a two minute drive away.

There is something about the way the waves crash on to the shore, the ever reliable ebb and flow of the tide and the way the sun and moon reflects on the sea and makes it looks different without actually changing it. I love the smell of the salty air and there is nothing better than having your breath taken away by malt vinegar on hot chips.

I always feel this is where I should be.  It is where I go to clear my head, to clarify things and give me perspective on life.

my desk, my happy place

The craft room/study

It may be the smallest room in the house, but it is filled with creativity, inspiration and joy.  It holds all of my play things and it is where I blog, work, craft and sew.

I love being cocooned in this happy place.  There is just so much potential in this room, the smallest in our home.  It is my haven, where I can come when my mind won’t stop chattering.  Making things sooths my soul, it makes me happy.

I love that I can sit and write surrounded by things that inspire me to do more and be more.

I am sure that you must have happy places and I want to know them.  So write a blog post and let me know.  Tweet me using #MyHappyPlace or even post a picture of it on Instagram using the #MyHappyPlace hashtag.

To start the ball rolling I am going to tag some bloggers who’s happy place I NEED to see and challenge them to blog about it, then get them to tag who’s happy place they would like to see.

Now as this is an old fashioned meme, no linkies involved at all.  When a blogger does their post, it would be great if they could link to bloggers who they would like to see their happy place and share the link love.  The only rule is if you do a post please link to the person who tagged you.  Feel free to use the button below if you wish too.

The Mad House