8 photos of happiness

It might seem a bit voyeuristic of me but I actually love tag-style articles as I find them to be a really good way to get to know the person behind the blog (and the little Gossip Girl inside me finds learning secrets extremely satisfying!).

Ariel of Ariel’s Little Corner of the Internet recently created the 8 photos of happiness tag and was kind enough to nominate me. Thanks Ariel!

And while I was busy deciding which pictures to include, the lovely Helena of Helena’s Teabreak, and the darling Amanda of Amanda Bootes tagged me as well! Thanks both!

The rules are very simple: it’s basically about sharing 8 pictures that make us happy and then sharing the love (and happiness) with other bloggers by inviting them to join into the tag!

So here are my 8 pictures!

8 photos of hapiness tag | Cake + WhiskyThis picture of me and my brother when we were kids is the cutest one I have and it gives me all the feelings.Cake + Whisky | FamilyThis picture of my sister & me, taken on Christmas Eve ??As you might have guess, Christmas parties are a bit wild in my family! ?

I love those pictures with my siblings as they remind me of how great a time we have when we are together. Being away from them is probably the most difficult thing about living abroad, but pictures like that always make me feel better. Cake + Whisky | 8 photos of happiness tagA fantastic trip, Polaroid cameras and my ever-so-wonderful boyfriend who’s getting far too good at dealing with even the craziest sides of me and would’t even think of eating a bite before I’ve taken 25 pictures of anything that’s on a table… This picture says it all! ❤Cake + Whisky | Touring London's best coffee shops with The London Coffee FestivalCake. Duh.

Cake + Whisky | London's best ice cream at GelupoIce cream. Basically like cake but frozen and much more appropriate in a heatwave. I’ll take 1 scoop of each please-and-thank-you-very-much!Cake + Whisky | Ile de Ré France beachOh, I like to be beside the seaside! Pictured is my absolute favourite place on Earth; Ile de Ré, on the French Atlantic coast.

Cake + Whisky | A walk around London | Sunny Days & Pretty DoorsLiving in London. Yes, it’s too expensive and there are too many people and it takes you ages to go anywhere, but I love it anywayCake + Whisky | 8 photos of happinessSlow mail. The sure-fire way to put a smile on my face. If you’re unable to provide cake, that is.

And now I’m going to sit tight and look forward to seing those lovelies’ happy pictures!

Izzy of Qthee

Bella of The Other F Word

Charity of My Life’s Miscellany

Susie of Sequins and Strawberries

Ophélie of Cross my Heart and Hope to Die

Want to join in the picture fun? Don’t forget to tag me in so I can go check out your happy pictures! 



  1. Helena's Teabreak (@HTeabreak)
    28-07-2015 / 11:34 AM

    Woop you’ve done it!!! 😀 Great pics!!!! :DDD

    Helena’s Teabreak

    • 28-07-2015 / 12:33 PM

      yay! It took me a while (I was knee-deep in recovering from my holiday and editing pictures!)!!
      Sandra x

    • 28-07-2015 / 12:32 PM

      Lovely to hear you liked it Sara… You’re welcome to join in in the challenge if you want! Simply post your 8 photos of happiness on your blog and tag me so I can come check them out!
      Sandra x

  2. 28-07-2015 / 3:22 PM

    Aw I really love these kind of posts, they make me smile! The first photo is adorable and the cake is making my mouth water aha. Lovely post!!

    -Nabeela x

    • 28-07-2015 / 3:49 PM

      Thanks Nabeela, glad to hear you enjoyed it! That picture of me & my brother is my absolute favourite!
      Have you already taken part into the challenge? Let me know if you do and I’ll come over to see what pictures make you happy!
      Sandra x

  3. 28-07-2015 / 3:56 PM

    That picture of you and your brother is beyond CUTE!!

    xx Izzy

    • 28-07-2015 / 5:36 PM

      It’s actually on the wall in my bedroom and it makes me smile every single time I look at it!
      Sandra x

  4. 28-07-2015 / 4:08 PM

    Wow! Awesome pictures! You’re a tough act to follow, and I really appreciate you tagging me. I already have a few pics in mind, thanks!

    • 28-07-2015 / 5:37 PM

      Can’t wait to see them!
      Sandra x

  5. 28-07-2015 / 5:54 PM

    Ooh I love the Ile de Re too! It’s brilliant for cycling and I’d really like to return

    Suze | LuxuryColumnist

    • 29-07-2015 / 10:39 AM

      I haven’t been for far too long but I can’t wait for it!
      Sandra x

  6. 28-07-2015 / 9:48 PM

    The ocean, yummy brownies and ice cream certainly would make me happy. Love the photo of you and your sister. xx

    Zoe | Love and Limoncello

    • 29-07-2015 / 10:40 AM

      Thank you! It’s one of my favourite photo as well!
      Sandra x

    • 29-07-2015 / 6:46 PM

      My parents are planning to do the same thing when they retire!
      Such a lovely place, I can’t wait to go back!
      Sandra x

  7. 27-08-2015 / 8:50 AM

    I finally posted my 8 pictures of happiness so feel free to come and check out! Xx