Long time, no blog

I’ve been away for quite a while now. The truth is, I lost my way a little. The novelty of 2020 and lockdown life began to wear pretty thin by autumn. Working from home became isolating, missing family and friends became exhausting and investing in my own happiness became challenging. 

I also found out I was pregnant last July and morning, afternoon and evening sickness became all consuming. Add an extremely stressful house move into the mix and the joy I find when writing was the first to give. Isn’t it funny how the things that bring us happiness are often the first to get cast aside, right when we need them the most?

But the Happy Plan was always on my mind and something I’ve wanted to pick back up again. Perhaps posts won’t come so often now, to relieve myself of that pressure, but instead I’ll aim to share things as and when I have the urge to write. 

From getting stuck in to the renovations of our 1920’s semi detached house, to becoming a mama to a beautiful baby girl there’s lots to catch up on. I hope you enjoy reading the next chapter of my plan to find happiness in the every day and the future. 

Why our home renovation got off to a false start

My plan was always to start sharing my home renovation journey through some Happy Plan blogs when we moved to our new house back in December 2020.  We snapped up the house because of its original wood panelling, beautiful stained glass windows and grand high ceilings, not to mention the massive garden that my green… Continue Reading →


Poise instead of panic in the face of adversity

It’s been a hectic few months in the life of The Happy Plan. I’m still in the process of moving house, things at work are busier than ever and I’m experiencing a lot of personal changes at the moment too. If you asked my husband, I’m sure he’d tell you that I haven’t been managing my stress levels all that well, and I’d probably have to… Continue Reading →

Dear autumn, are you my favourite season?

It’s no secret that I’ve missed my dose of sunshine this year. When I think back to the bright blue days we were blessed with in Croatia last September I can’t believe a whole year has passed. We’d planned a proper two week summer holiday in 2020 but the world had other plans.  So I’ve… Continue Reading →

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