20 Satisfying Pictures

The work day can be pretty monotonous and deflate your spirits at times. Just when your day gets super boring, the internet, particularly Reddit, has a way of snapping you back to reality and giving you exactly what you need. I dug through the catacombs of Reddit to find you the most satisfying/pleasing/inspiring pictures, and I wasn’t disappointed.

Here are 20 pictures to lift your spirits today.

1. The way this peak comes through the clouds.

2. This man posted a before and after shot of his physical progress after ditching alcohol.

“One year of no alcohol has changed my life. I lost 53 pounds and I’m 1000 times happier. I tried to recreate my bloated pic,” said Klamsykrawl.

3. This kitty coming up for a quick boop.

4. The lengths these two brothers went to recreate this old photo from their childhood.

5. These beautiful cherry blossoms over the Meguro River in Tokyo.

6. “Every time I mow the lawn….” wrote joey_r00 on Reddit. 

7. This one-day-old kitten.

8. This wood has been dyed and totally looks like a brick of lava.

9. Are you as happy as this pug running through a garden of tulips?

10. This sandcastle that is so perfect it needs to be preserved forever.

11. This cute leaf that looks exactly like a dolphin.

12. This amazing shot.

13. How could this not lift your spirits?

“My son’s knee looks like a worried teenage mutant ninja turtle,” wrote danowar5000.

14. This amazing shot using some trickery.

15. “Home Depot’s cutest employee,” wrote pregglt on this adorable picture. 

16. This water is so clear in Sweden that Reddit user Suborb had to check for evidence that there was even water.   If you look closely, you can see the water around his wrist…

17. This awesome Easter photo from Jim Carrey.

18. This incredible piece of art found under a Denver overpass.

19. This person finally figured out what this compartment in his car is used for.

Wish I had one of those compartments…

20. This shot from a drone capturing a calf and mother humpback whale.

Car conversations with my 4 yr old

Conversation in the car between my 4 year old and I, last night:

Gning: “You look like a Numtum”
Me: “Well, you are a Numtum”
Gning: “Well, you’re a tumnum”
Me: “Well, you’re smelly”
Gning: “Well, you’re Mr. Maker”
Me: “I’m not Mr. Maker, I’m Mrs. Maker. I make best things in the world anyway. Do you know why?”
Gning: “Why?”
Me: “Because I made you and your brother”.

Expecting silence from this point, but no. Gning always has to have the last word…

Gning: “You didn’t make me and (my brother) – God did.”

’nuff said.

Should I play the Euromillions?

Tomorrow night is the Euromillions lottery.  There’s an estimated jackpot of £33m (just below of 39 million / just over $55m) for this weeks big win.  So I thought…  If I was that person to win the full lot, what would I do..?

Ok.  First things first…  I would buy this house:


You can see all the particulars on this house here (will open in new tab).

I would also need to fully kit out the house…  Luckily, the interior looks amazing, so I wouldn’t really need to do anything with decorating, other than for materialistic purposes with pictures, art, etc.

So the house is £498k, then let’s really push the boat out and say I would furnish the full house (everything brand new) for around £75k…

So far I have spent £548,000.  Ok…  I have £32,925,000 left.  Hmmm…

This property has 16 acres of land.  That’s more than I could ever need, so I may contemplate selling off some of it to the local farmers.  With the remaining land, it is suitable for my campsite!  So, that’s what I would do there.  I would fully prepare the land for a *tents only* campsite.  There would be a top of the line amenities block with toilets, showers, payphone…  So with the building, electricity, water, waste disposal and insurance, that would probably set me back £25,0000 (I’m probably WAY off in the cost there, but let’s go with that, ha ha).

There we go…  I’m starting to eat away at my small win… 😉  Ha ha.

I now have £32,900,000 remaining.

Oh my gosh…  I need a car..!!

Now…  I own a campsite in Scotland, so I need to think practicability now.  My first choice would have to be a Ford Kuga:


I have just run through the car specs on the ford.co.uk website, the car with my own personalised specs (top of the range) is £35,210.  Pocket change 😉  Ha ha.

Of course, that’s just my day-to-day run around car…  I’m going to need something a little more flashy when it comes to showing off my money, so I’ve opted for the Jaguar XKRS convertible, which starts at £104,490…



Of course, we’d need to add insurance to the above, so that’d probably be around the £7,000 mark…

Let’s blow a little more cash…  I’d put aside £100,000 for a lavish holiday somewhere.  I don’t know where I’d be going yet, but it’d be first class travel, no expense spared luxury.

So I now have £32,653,300 left…

Let’s get on to the ‘goodie-two shoes’ part of the deal.  Yes.  I would give money to charity.

I would happily give £1m each to cancer research (in general), breast cancer research, and the RSPB (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds).

I’d have to put some of the money in a savings account to secure my sons future.  It’ll pay for him through university, with so much left over, so there’s another £million gone.

There we go…  Those four big lump sums bring me down to £28,653,300.

Now I’m going to move on to what I will do for my family.  I will quite happily give £1million to my parents.  Some other members of my family would have a choice…  Either I will buy them a new car (up to a limit…), a holiday, or I will give them some cash; although the cash value would be considerably lower than the car / holiday value.  Afterall, I wouldn’t want them just wasting the money!

Hmmm…  Let’s say, after that, I now have approximately £26,000,000 left.  What next, what next..?

I’m clueless!

If you played the lottery, and you won the jackpot tomorrow night, what would you do?

My Neighbour is a Prostitute

It started a few months after we moved in to this house.  There would often be two or three different cars pulling up, outside my neighbours house.  I never thought anything of it.  A large family.  Friends visiting.  Purely innocent.

It was several months ago when I made a joke, saying that she’s a bit of a tramp, as she always went out with whomever arrived.  She’d come back a few hours later.  Then, a short while after, another car would turn up, and she’d be out again.

The cars are not the average for this area.  Where I live, you’d expect to see Corsa’s, Peugeots, old Fords…  These cars are new.  BMW’s, Merc’s, etc.  All the drivers are men.  Different men at that.  I honestly think that since Monday, I’ve seen 10 different cars; and today is only Thursday.

It makes me wonder…


This woman is easily in her 40’s.  My guesses are mid-forties.  She lives with her mother and father, and her brother.

My grandmother used to live in this house before me.  She was friends with the woman in questions’ parents, so through my grandmother gossiping, that’s how I know who lives in the house.

The father in question, spends at least 8 hours a day – rain or shine – in his garden.  Every day, he cuts the grass with his lawnmower.  A few times a week, this man then gets his scissors  and rule out on the grass…


The mother, I’ve only seen once in the past 3 years.  I know she hasn’t passed away, because there hasn’t been any ‘usual signs’ of death.  I swear she is kept chained up somewhere…

The brother has to be the strangest.  By my guess, I’d say he was late forties / early fifties.  Every day, sometimes a few times a day, he drives to the shop, and comes back with nothing.  The local shop is only 20 houses down the road, so it would take the average person literally 2 minutes to walk there.  I’ve seen him go in to the shop, and come out with nothing at all.  Well, maybe he buys something that is immediately put in to his pockets…  Who knows?!

He is a cantankerous man.  I remember a couple of years ago, when my husband was photographing a birds nest in the garden.  This man asked what my hubby was doing…  When he replied, this vile man put his hand straight in to my tree to try and get rid of the nest.  Luckily, he didn’t succeed, and the birds managed to hatch many wonderful fledglings.


There is something else that I think is a bit abnormal…  It doesn’t happen so much any more, but the brother used to have frequent visits from strangers carrying packages.  Each one was a different shape and size, calling at all different hours of the day (and night!!), these parcels were not something as simple as a catalogue order.  Occasionally, we used to regularly see an unmarked vehicle pull up, and two police officers, in full uniform, get out and knock on the door.  The police would never enter the house, and seemed to question the brother each time…

Seems a little bit dodgy to me.

Drug Dealing

So there’s a bit of an insight to where I live.  And that’s just one house on my road.  Imagine the tales I could tell if I blogged about each of the 35 houses in my street.