#100HappyDays – Day 5: Feeding the Ducks in Chiswick


When I decided to start these 100 days of happiness, a wise twitter friend remarked how it should still be OK to be sad sometimes, and she was right. This challenge isn’t about being constantly happy, but about finding moments of happiness in things that are either new, or perhaps you’ve taken for granted.

Well today is one of those days where I wasn’t feeling too chipper. A busy weekend, culminating in a day at Colchester hospital with Alba, has left me a bit drained and struggling to sleep. (A fact not helped by too much coffee and wine). All in all I was feeling a bit miserable.

However, small children are not indulgent of a little self-pity so, it being my morning to look after Alba, we decided to have a little walk down to the river and feed the ducks.

There’s just so much to like – Alba running along saying hello to everyone and everything. (“Hello Dog” “Hello tree”), the calming sounds of the water, the noise of the ducks fighting it out with gulls for the last bit of bread.

Back home in the warm, I wouldn’t say I’ve suddenly become Mr Happy, but I am definitely happier.

Until tomorrow.


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