Eight Photos of Happiness

by Pauline on September 23rd 2015

I have to say, it was quite difficult to find 8 photos of happiness specifically because I have SO many photos I’ve been collecting over the years all with absolutely lovely memories attached to them.

I’ve enjoyed looking for photos of this blog post and finding some videos too, I’d like to share those with you guys in a future post, some are super funny and embarrassing!

I plan on updating this in the future as I experience more lovely and happy events in my life!

A big massive thank you for the tag, Nadia. Be sure to check out her blog and her own post on this, spread the smiles! ✨

Little me

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Me, probably aged 4/5 singing away in my mic that’s not connected to anything (but I liked to pretend it was attached to speakers everywhere so people would listen to me.) This makes me happy because 1) I always just love seeing older pictures especially baby ones and looking at how much I’ve grown. 2) I used to sing a lot regardless of not having a good or remotely okay singing voice but I didn’t care because I was little and was in my own little fairytale where I’m a pop princess sat on a ripped up sofa (me and my sister used to tear apart the sofas in our house LOL)

A Level Results

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When I picked up my A Level results last August, opened up the envelope and saw unbelievable results I was thrilled! I couldn’t be happier, especially after certain teachers telling me for years that I couldn’t do the subject I picked for university and that I am “expected to scrape C’s” yeah, say that to my A’s and A*’s :-* This photo was scanned from my local newspaper (hello, super famous!)

Cambridge, 2013

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Back in summer 2013, I was an extra for the film X+Y (I’m in a few scenes!! I’ll need to share a few screen caps ), we filmed at my hometown and at Cambridge. It was such a fun experience, I met some actors I’ve seen on TV and got a chance to talk to a few of them. I was surrounded by lovely people and free food, ah what could be better!  The little corridor on the picture you see over the river is where we filmed a scene and one of the scenes I was in.

Eiffel Tower in Paris, 2014

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The one and only, Eiffel Tower. I remember getting off the tour bus then walking towards the Eiffel tower feeling so overwhelmed. I don’t know what it is about the big metal thang that makes me feel so over joyed, it must be the cute romantic French movies and stereotype! But Paris is definitely one of my favourite places.

Disneyland Paris, 2014.

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Me and my little bro (growing up so fast!) outside my palace Cinderella’s castle. I had been to Disneyland when I was about 8 years old, my parents always tell me how when I first saw the castle I let go of my mom’s hand and ran towards it, way ahead of them – looking super enchanted by it. I admit, this time round at 18 years old (when the photo was taken) that hadn’t changed, I swear I’m still a little girl. 😛

Leaver’s Ball

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My school’s Leaver’s Ball, one of the best and worse nights of my life! It was on my 18th birthday, surrounded by great people, great music, great food but a not-so-great end to the night (long story that I may blog about in the future.) Even though it ended badly, I had one of the best nights of my life and GURL, my gown was so silky I felt like Princess Anastasia.

Charity Week, 2014.

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My boyfriend and I dressed up as ‘Mr & Mrs Smith’ for one of the days during our charity week at school (it’s a week where every sixth former dress up and raise money for charities!) I dressed up based on this picture and he dressed up based on this. I remember enjoying applying  makeup on his face to replicate scratches and was thrilled whenever someone pointed at us like, “Omg, are you like, Mr and Mrs Smith???” YAS, WE ARE!

A summer of healing

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Me and my best friend, Taylor 2 or 3 summers ago! I love this photo because of her (brightest soul round) and just the time it was taken – I was having such a hard time during that summer, depressed and anxious almost constantly. I got through the difficult time because of her reminding me of the love around me; she was always there patiently putting up with my tears and anxiousness. It’s so refreshing to know that I got to that point in my life – it is possible to get over a huge dip even though it doesn’t always feel like it at first.

Now it’s time for you to post your 8 photos of happiness, if you haven’t already gone ahead and post – I’ve just tagged you (you, who’s reading this right now) 😉 I can’t wait to see it, make sure to link it down below so I can have a lookie.

Thanks again Nadia for tagging me!


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52 comments

  1. Awesome pics and memories! =3 I went and did it too!

  2. Ela says:

    Beautiful photos and beautiful memories! I love it! x

    http://www.elabellaworld.com

  3. Jenny says:

    Aww, you’re so cute when you’re little! I think we all pretended we were princesses as children – I know I definitely have several photos of myself in my Belle (from Beauty and the Beast) gown, haha.
    Love that photo of you and your brother, that’s so sweet 🙂

  4. Georgie says:

    Yay I loved seeing this tag go around, I did mine last week and it surprisingly wasn’t hard to pick eight photos because I thought of all the photos that really, really put a smile on my face.

    You look cute in that photo of you when you were younger! I can recall a lot of photos from my childhood that come to memory but they are buried somewhere in my family albums, I think. I used to scan them all to my computer when sharing photos on the computer was a thing. Now everything is digital and taken digitally…

    You and your boyfriend did a good job of dressing up as Mr and Mrs Smith. You look good!

    That’s cool that you were a film extra, too. Somehow I remember you writing a blog post about that? Maybe? Hmmm… I just feel like I have heard you mention it before.

    I’ll be visiting Paris next year so checking out the Eiffel Tower is definitely in order. I guess it is a bit of a typical tourist thing that everyone goes to see. But anything that is some distance away from home always seems amazing. Actually, even though I live in Sydney, and got sick of seeing the Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge from time to time, there are times when I am passing and take a photo because it’s still a beautiful thing, even though everyone visits Sydney just to see those. xD

    You and your brother are so cute that photo! <3 I’ve only been to Tokyo Disneyland and I was like 21 when that happened. I didn’t really enjoy it… 🙁 I didn’t go to many amusement/theme parks as a kid either. I was just never really that interested in them. My boyfriend wants to go to the one in Paris, I guess we’ll see. Maybe I’ll actually enjoy it this time and it’ll be different haha.

  5. ariane says:

    I wish I could go see the Eiffel tower! haha That one is part of my bucket list. haha

    Even now I am also addicted to disney characters :))

  6. Michelle says:

    DISNEYLAND?! I wanna go! Anyhow, great pictures and great memories. It’s wonderful to look back and see what you love <3

  7. Tara says:

    Love your photo of little!Pauline! So cute!

    The A-Levels photo made me smile 😀 All of you look so happy, so the photo made me feel happy ^^

    Loved seeing your Disneyland and Paris photo! I would love to visit Europe one day, with Paris being one of my destinations.

    I enjoyed seeing your photos of happiness 😀 I especially love your last photo because it reminded me of my friendship with my bestie. Making me miss her now! XD

  8. Jeanne says:

    I love the photos you picked and the memories that came with it! So much fun!

  9. Emily says:

    What a lovely post and some wonderful photos! It’s so nice to reflect 🙂

    Musings & More

  10. Kiki says:

    This is such a sweet tag! I love your photos, thanks for sharing them with us 🙂
    xo Kiki
    http://colormekiki.com/

  11. Cynthia says:

    I loved this tag, it is amazing how many memories a picture can bring back, especially the happy ones. I loved all of them. Also, going to Disneyland is always going to be one of my favorite memories ever, it literally is the happiest place on Earth <3

    http://www.dulcedemango.com/

  12. Super cute photos! My favorite one is of course the Disneyland photo, always the happiest of times there!

  13. Kaela says:

    Loved reading this. 🙂

    Oh my goodness. It’s sooo cool you were an extra in a movie! That’s like one of the things I want ticked off in my bucket list. You should totally blog about your experience. 🙂

    Awww… I love your photo- I love Disneyland too! I’ll always be a kid at heart.

  14. Kenny says:

    I love the photos and the explanations as to why they’re memorable for you. Me, I don’t think I even have eight photos of myself. :/ oh well.

  15. Chynna says:

    D’awwww, baby!Pauline is so cute. I used to be like that except instead of singing, I was recording my own talk shows and i would do all the different voices and everything, haha.

    Woot – you’re famous! Congratulations on your A-Level results despite it being a while ago now 🙂

    I am SO excited to go to Paris in November. I’ve recently just booked my Disneyland Paris tickets 😀

    Love your dress for the Leaver’s Ball! So beautiful 🙂 You look so awesome as Mr & Mrs Smith

  16. Liv says:

    Woww I love this! I feel so warm after reading it, it shows that you embrace what you’ve gone through in life and make it a happy memory. It reminds me of the movie Inside Out! Isn’t little you just so cute?! I love seeing people’s baby photos! I also think it’s amazing your exam results made the paper! Wow is that a castle in Cambridge? Cus that’s where Cinderella should be, on that bridge! Such a cute photo with your brother by the way. And I think you owned it with Mr & Mrs Smith. I’m into charities but that’s a really interesting and wonderful way to raise money! Too bad I’m too old to rally up people to do the same haha.

    And ahhh you did not just tag me shhh! The reason I might not do it is because all of my happy memories include my friendies and I don’t want to post photos of them on my blog without permission! Struggles. 🙁

  17. Kya says:

    It is a very interesting experience going through old photos. Especially if you have a lot of them, but it’s great to be able to have a record of many times in your life. 😀

    Awww, little you is so cute. 😀

    That is so great that you proved everyone wrong and did what you wanted and were capable of! 😀 That is cool you were in the paper! 😀

    That is cool that you played an extra, it would be great to see some of the caps. 😀

    I love the dress up as Mr & Mrs Smith! 😀

    I loved viewing the images and hearing the happiness behind them. 🙂

  18. Raisa says:

    Aww, your baby picture is so cute! Congrats on doing super well in school and getting in the paper. XD That’s an awesome accomplishment. 😀

  19. Becca says:

    I love this tag! And you were so adorable when you were little! I love to sing, so my parents always tease me about how I would never shut my mouth when I was little, haha.

    There is just something about Paris! I visited several years ago, and the entire time I was there, I felt like I was just in a dream. It’s a magical place, and I would love to go back again someday.

  20. notesofglam says:

    Great pictures, the ball one is gorgeous!

    http://www.notesofglam95.blogspot.it/

  21. Jamie says:

    Baby Pauline looks adorable! You and your brother looks so happy in the Disneyland picture. I have yet to go to Paris. One of these days, I will. Beautiful photos.

  22. Cat says:

    I like that this tag has been going around. I love seeing the photos that everyone has picked! The first photo of you is adorable, and that must have been so cool to talk to the actors while you were an extra.

    Nice photo of the Eiffel Tower! I’d like to see that in person one day. The photo of you and your brother is really cute too 🙂 I think you guys did a good job on Mr and Mrs Smith. That’s a good idea for a couples costume!

    I’ve been tagged for this one too. I still need to get my entry up!

  23. Amy says:

    Wow, you have some great photos here. That’s so cool that your school were in the newspaper for results – bet that was great.

    Love the one of you singing when you were younger!
    Xxx

  24. Nadia says:

    Awww I am finally making my way to you blog honey, and to this amazing post!! So so glad you liked the tag and thank you sooo much for such a sweet shout-out. I absolutely LOVE the photos you chose! Little you just melted my heart <3 Disneyland & Eiffel Tower, thank you for being amazing, France 🙂
    I esp love the last photo and caption <3 It is amazing that there is that someone who will always be by your side. I am glad you are happier now. Sending lots of love your way.
    xox Nadia
    http://mielandmint.blogspot.co.uk/

  25. Ella says:

    This is a great idea! I’ll have to dust off some photo albums and look through my huge collection of unsorted pictures in my computer, but I’m sure that I could come up with something.

    I would love to go to Paris and Disneyland. I grew up with a karaoke machine but I would never be caught dead singing into a microphone. Congrats with your grades and getting into the paper! Both huge accomplishments. =)

  26. Fai says:

    photos… hmm…. I might need the whole week just to sort which photo to be shared, keke~ wow, even with these 8 photos, I can see you’re having such great times in your life ^^ Cambridge! how I wish I could go there~ and Paris too XD I will let you know if I found 8 decent picture and decided to do this tag XD

  27. Bhairavee says:

    That little you is so cute!
    Eiffel Tower is something on the top of my travel bucket list right now. I hope I can go to Paris one day to see it!
    Mr and Mrs Smith dress up idea is suting the two of you in the photo!

  28. Catherine says:

    Such a cute idea for a blog post! Loved the A Level results and Disneyland photos. 🙂

  29. Nadia says:

    I keep checking in for your updates hon. Hope you are ok, girlie! Big hugs!!
    xox Nadia
    http://mielandmint.blogspot.co.uk/

  30. Delphine says:

    Nice pictures and nice stories! >o<

    Paris has its perks and the Eiffel Tower is definitely one of them ! I've never had the chance to climb the stairs to the middle of the tower though, it's always crowded with tourists and the lines are huge B{

    You even went to Disneyland ♥ It's been a really long time I haven't gone ;o;