No such thing as a failed challenge!

I was the first person to say that it wouln’t be that hard to find a reason every day for 100 days to be happy. Turns out I was wrong, I was one of that horribly high percentage that claimed they were simply too busy to find a reason. Sad isn’t it?

Well I will not be defeated, as of tomorrow I will restart 100 happy days with a new found determination! For those that started following me when I started the last time, I apologize for flaking less than half way through and I hope you’ll join me this time!

You can find my happy day progress HERE!

And remember, you must always make time to be happy!

100 Happy Days

happydays

For those of you that haven’t cottoned on yet.. I do love a good challenge. Whether or not I manage to finish each challenge remains to be seen but I give it a go.. It’s the effort that counts right! So when I came across the challenge ‘100 days of happiness’ I just new that I had to sign up!

We live in times when super-busy schedules have become something to boast about. While the speed of life increases, there is less and less time to enjoy the moment that you are in. The ability to appreciate the moment, the environment and yourself in it, isthe base for the bridge towards long term happiness of any human being.

71% of people tried to complete this challenge, but failed quoting lack of time as the main reason.These people simpy did not have time to be happy. Do you?

The introduction to the challenge really hit home with me and made me think.. What does make me happy each day.. Well now I (and everyone that follows me on instagram) will find out what made me happy each and every day for the next 100 days!

If you want to sign up for the challenge and share what makes you happy check out the 100 Happy Days Website!

So don’t forget to follow me on instagram here and the hashtag #100DaysOfHappiness

One more resolution for 2014..

So it’s official.. After having waited a whole 2 months since my last post I think it’s safe to say that my blog was pretty much abandoned. To all of who still reading this.. thanks for hanging in there.

As I write this I’m looking at the date and thinking Where did January go? But then again saying that.. Where did 2013 go?

So 31 days into 2014 I have decided to add one more resolution to the list, NOT abandon my blog! Hopefully this is one resolution that I’ll be able to stick to.. unlike my diet, exercise, stop smoking resolutions that have already been long since abandoned..

Happy belated New Year to you all!!

It’s official.. I am a Grinch

I still remember my very first christmas here in Mexico, it was pretty significant as it was my first christmas away from home and away from my family and I have to admit that it didn’t really bother me. I spent the entire day on the beach lapping up the free cocktails and soaking up every ray of sunshine that I could… Those were the days…

I have to admit though that as the years have gone by (this year will be my 8th christmas away from home) Christmas has started to feel less and less festive. Maybe because I grew up celebrating christmas with the huge tree and the ENORMOUS pile of presents all delicately wrapped and placed under the tree while I was sleeping, maybe because I am used to spending Christmas day in my (almost always new) pijamas, crashed out in from of the TV stuffing my face with all the Christmas chocolates that my grandmother insisted on buying or maybe it’s just because I can’t get my head around celebrating away from my family.

When you tell people you will be spending Christmas in the Caribbean you always lots of ‘oohs’ and ‘aahs’ and the oh-so-common ‘you’re so lucky’ but I am really lucky? Would you honestly give up spending the festive period with your family and loved ones for a few rays of sunshine?

I have to admit that last year my boyfriend did attempt to snap me out of my full on grinch mode by making me put up a tree, cue lots of complaining on my behalf about how it was a waste of time and that the dogs were going to eat it BUT it was there and it did add a certain amount of festivity to the house and made for very pretty christmas photos; well it did until the dogs made it come crashing down on Christmas day!

My tree in all it's glory!

My tree in all it’s glory!

The custom Xmas photo

So as we approach the festive month of the year, I’ll be putting on that HUGE festive smile that I have to wear at work and wishing everyone Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas on the beach whilst secretly wishing that I was on a plane flying home to the arctic temperatures of London to spend Christmas with my family!

Where does time go..

They say that time flies when you’re having fun but I have to contend that time flies even faster when you are super busy and there is just not enough time to do everything that needs to be done. That seems to be the story of my life lately and the extremely lame excuse as to why I haven’t written a blog post in 3 months. The absolute worst thing is that I have absolutely nothing to show for the last, lost 3 months of my life!

Well actually there was one rather big chance, the addition of another (YES ANOTHER) four legged furball to the family! Welcome to the madhouse Turquesa!

Turquesa

Turquesa

The most successful ViDAS Clinic to Date

So after a hectic few days of dogs and cats being treated left, right and centre the clinic was over and packed up just as fast as it had arrived. After so much anticipation I still can’t believe it’s been and gone already.

Thanks to the work of the ViDas vets and all of the volunteers that offered their time to help out the clinic was the most successful one to date with a grand total of 1254 animals sterilized in 5 days!

Bring on ViDas Playa del Carmen 2014!!