February 2017

Things that make me happy today:   Eating Grasshoppers   Today’s snack #grasshoppers #crunchy A photo posted by Holly Vandizzle (@hollyvandizzle) on Feb 7, 2017 at 10:55pm PST Bamboo bridges Seeing monks everywhere Lao Lao Garden Ice Coffee Making plans Emails from Mum Having time to be creative Beerlao    

Ghana Happy List

Pheew, it’s been quite a while since I’ve updated here, and so much has happened… So here is a little happy list from Ghana, where I spent the last January, February and March doing fieldwork for my MA in anthropology at Leiden University.   Red-red makes me happy… especially when it’s made to look like […]


Well my newsfeed is currently full of anger at the government, air strikes and impending war. Not much to be happy about. It makes me feel very sad/angry/hopeless when I read these things. I actually read an article recently that using Facebook makes you more depressed (not that this is news, but it’s interesting to […]

On point

As my nicotine addiction has crept back in the last week I came across this article at the exact right time… I’ve thrown out the tobacco and I’m not looking back! Pow pow!   My happy list today consists of First Aid Kit Soft socks rooibos tea x  


Well it’s been a while but here is another happy list: Living in the Hague Working in nice cafes Making new friends (human and non-human) Schlumphina 🙂 Wearing red lipstick This song Autumn days and misty mornings Bryony blimmin’ Hayes! This one Hash (sometimes) wine (often) Ghana! This sign -Other music I’ve been listening to […]