Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy…


As the theme of today is ‘Happy,’ I figured that this picture of Daisy’s excitement at the football a few years ago would be appropriate. Plus, she reminds me a little of Stimpy…

I often find that blogging motivation, ideas and productivity seems to happen in waves. For a while, I’ve been really struggling to have a consistent things to talk about, and then today I woke up with a whole host of ideas. However, after sitting down and attempting to draft some of these into different topics, I quickly realised that it would be far more productive to condense it all into a single post. I may regret this tomorrow when I get bloggers block again, but we’ll see…

It’s been a busy and totally fulfilling few days, and I’ve had that ridiculous Ren & Stimpy going round in my head on repeat… Happy, happy, joy, joy…

I love writing that. Fulfilling.

I’ve continued with the supply work, only doing three days a week, and have developed a timetable in which they coincide with the freelance workshops that I am delivering to various groups of cherubs after the school day has ended. The lessons have been relaxed and the kids have quickly realised that Miss, the supply teacher, will not accept apathy and laziness in the same way that Miss, the classroom teacher didn’t accept apathy and laziness, and as a result haven’t even attempted to act out. I’ve also loved the workshops – I had an absolute blast working with a group of highly talented (and, quite frankly, hilarious) group of students during an a capella vocal rehearsal yesterday and left with an enormous buzz. I’ve missed this. Indeed, I needed this.

Fulfilling. Ah, even better the third time.

Consequently, I haven’t been able to get online as much as I would like, so I was gobsmacked when I saw the response to my last post: Bloggers Behaving Badly. Wow. Hundreds of comments (most of which I’ve been unable to reply to yet), shares, emails… It’s going to take me a little while to catch up, so I wanted to take the opportunity now to say thank you. There’s nothing more satisfying than creating something that you’re proud of, and receiving positive feedback from people that you respect and admire.

My running numbers have arrived for the half-marathon in a few weeks, and I checked my Just Giving page to see where the balance was up to. I almost fell off my chair – there have been over Β£300 worth of donations in less than a week, and much of this has come from the blogging community. Again, thank you – the charity means an awful lot to me and I’m humbled by everyone’s generosity…

Want to donate to my Just Giving page? Here is the link:


Any amount will be greatly appreciated… It’s all going to a good cause!

And to to add a lovely cherry on the icing? The 2nd Annual Bloggers Bash has been scheduled for 2016, and I couldn’t be more excited! For those of you who are unaware of this, I attended the 1st Annual Bloggers Bash at the beginning of August, and had a truly wonderful time meeting lots of my lovely fellow bloggers and winning two awards that I had been nominated for by the blogging community. Fabulous. I’ll be there, with a mojito in the air, and I’m hoping that you will join us! It’s being organised by the lovely Sacha Black – hop on over and sign up!

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27 thoughts on “Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy…

  1. I am so glad that we could all make your day, Suzie! As a new follower of yours, I feel honored to be a part of your journey.:) I’m looking forward to your future posts!

    • Thanks so much, what a lovely thing to say – you’re very welcome! It’s a lovely community here – feel free to hop over to everybody’s blogs and stay hi!

  2. This week, rather than come up with stories that continue the blog’s mythology, I’ve just sat down and written whatever madness popped into my head. You know what? I’ve loved doing it.

    Just write. It’s your blog. Do whatever makes you happy. πŸ™‚

  3. Congrats my friend! It is lovely to get the response you are hoping for! Nothing better! I am glad for you, and taking your advice (from your post)!

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