Finding happiness: How I got a fresh lease on life

Finding happiness: How I got a fresh lease on life

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My new living room!

I think one way to tell how happy I am is looking at the amount of photos on my laptop. I can’t believe it’s been just over a month since I moved back to Manchester. There’s over 500 photos I’ve saved since we returned to the north and it’s full of happy memories; reunions with friends, trips to the christmas markets, cocktails, shopping and meeting kitties!

Our new house!
Awesome cocktail

There’s been so much joy in my life this month that I literally can’t stop smiling. And that is a pretty amazing thing for someone with RBF (resting bitch face). Topher and I have a big house only 10 minutes from my new job (take that 2 hour commute!) and are close to all our friends. Even though we are so incredibly skint and the majority of my savings have gone, not to mention all the bad luck we’ve had recently, I’ve never been happier. 

You seriously need to play this game!
I always win at Monopoly. 

It’s so nice to actually have evenings to use. Being so close to work, I’m home by 5.20pm. I can cook, blog, hang out with Topher and I finally feel awake. I’m incredibly grateful that we’ve been given the chance to start again and even though there will be tough times, there is so much for us to look forward to! Seriously, I can start with the fact that Christmas is in a week as well as us jetting off to Florida on Boxing Day! I can’t wait. 

Piccolinos in Bramhall
Claire’s cat Dagda
Claire’s cat Leo
Claire and the cat puddle that is Leo

I could wonder what it would have been like if we hadn’t moved to London and Peterborough. Well, I would still have savings for a start! But you’ve got to look at is as an adventure. I can now say that I’ve lived in London and that helped me realise that Manchester is where my happiness is. No regrets.

Topher with his birthday t-shirt I got him
 Me and my new team at work

 Here’s to another month of happiness!


  • Caramel Latte Kiss
    3rd January 2015 at 6:10 pm

    I’m so glad you’ve found somewhere that makes you happy! Long may it continue πŸ™‚

    • Nomad
      8th January 2015 at 5:50 pm

      Thanks! And same to you πŸ™‚ x


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