HAPPY LOVES HER NEW FLOOR - CHECK IT OUT

Luxury Vinyl Plank Flooring
Here we go again I can hear you mutter!
It's like waiting for buses isn't it!
None at all and then 2 come along at the same time!

I seem to have my blogging mojo back lol!  I know I have posted quite a few posts of late, But I just had to let you know about my new flooring and how blooming brilliant it is! Ok so before you roll your eyes and fall asleep...Please read on if you are considering buying a new floor covering and if you're not, read on anyway as you never know this post could change your life! HaHaHa. Well I can't promise that it will change your life but it will help to educate you a little, for when you do need too!

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ROSIE REVIEWS - VISION DIRECT CONTACT LENSES

Rosie Reviews - Vision Direct
Hi Peeps, Today I am reviewing Vision Direct's Amethyst contact lenses...

I decided that I would like to give coloured contact lenses a try again after a bad experience a few years ago...It was enough to put me completely off, but you know how time heals and all that, so I thought I would give them another go, especially after hearing all the good reviews about Vision Direct.

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HOW POOR TILING CAN AFFECT YOUR HOME

 
If you are considering selling your home in the near future, it is only natural that you would want it to look its best. You may be thinking about redecorating your home to increase the value and make it more appealing for potential buyers. After all, people will be far more interested in a house that looks like time and effort has been put into it, compared with a run-down house that will require a lot of work once they have purchased it. (Luckily I was renting my poor delapidated previous house lol!) 


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ROOM TO BREATHE

cath kidston and happy loves rosie
One of the plus points of moving to a new home is all the latest mod cons!  After living at Meadow Cottage for 7 years with bog standard fixtures and fittings...it really is a dream here...
It actually feels like we have won the lottery!


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GOODBYE TO OUR VINTAGE CARAVAN AND HELLO NEW HOUSE

vintage 1952 Holivan Caravan
Yes it was the end of an era for us! here at the Happy House! And I really feel that I need to update you all, as it is so overdue....!

House Move

You should all know by now that we have moved into a wheelchair friendly house and life is so much easier for my Freddy, he can access the whole ground floor in his wheelchair, so he can now wash up for me (cool! ;)) and even cook me a dinner now and again...Yes this house is brilliant...



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THE POWER OF THE HANDWRITTEN LETTER

In 2010 Letters to Juliet came to our screens and quickly became a hit, grossing over £53,000,000, But what makes this story so powerful? Is it because it encompasses an age-old love story in a modern setting? Or the cheesy ending we all saw coming, yet still adored? Perhaps it is because, even in today's digital world, a handwritten letter is still an extremely powerful thing.

Based on a real-life tradition, the film introduces us to the Secretaries of Juliet; volunteers who offer their time to answer letters to Juliet seeking advice on love and relationships. Many letters have even been mailed to Juliet's wall, allowing the Secretaries to help people who perhaps can't afford to travel all the way to Italy for answers.

Every year the 5th and 6th of September are celebrated days throughout Verona in homage to Juliet's birthday.

The Psychological Effect of Handwritten Letters
A study was carried out at London Metropolitan University, measuring the emotional reaction to both e-mail and handwritten letters. The results showed that recipients of the handwritten letter felt more engaged and impacted, believing that letters feel more honest to us than e-mails. Other findings from the study showed that people find e-mails less trustworthy or believable.

It seems that knowing that someone has taken the time to handwrite a letter in today's digital world has a much greater effect on us than we might think.
Changing Lives One Letter At a Time
There are many ways to feel the powerful effect handwritten letters can have. Here are our top three ways that you can get involved:

'Open When' Letters

What you will need:

Paper and Pen, Brown Envelopes, String, Stamp (optional) 

Choose one of your friends and write letters that they can open when they are in different moods. As a starting point you could write letters to be opened when: they have had a bad day, need cheering up, are sick etc. Alternatively you could write one week's worth of letters that they can open every morning to get their day started. Decorate them to make them even more special.
The World Needs More Love Letters
What you will need:Pen and Paper, Envelope, Printer

Keep your eye on the 'The World Needs More Love Letters' website, where people request a letter to help take their mind off things such as physical and mental illness and loneliness. Write a letter by the designated deadline and send it off to the address specified in each request, to help a total stranger have a good day.
Brit.co love letters
 SOURCE

You Are Beautiful

  What you will need:
Pen and Paper, Card Blank, Envelope, Ribbon, Stamp
This is the quickest and most simple way to get involved in using the power of handwritten letters. All you have to do is write the words 'you are beautiful', put it in an envelope and label it 'read me.' On your daily travels, simply drop it on the ground or leave it on the bus or train for someone to find. Then sit back and bask in the knowledge that your small act will have a tremendous effect on someone.
SOAPBOX CREATIONS CARDS ARE CUTE
At The Pen Warehouse, they have everything you need to get you going on this letter writing, life-altering journey, and they would love to have a part in helping you to change the world; one letter at a time.
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