I have also used a new format as I liked the way this worked on other blogs. Here we go:
Red, white and blue: a not-very-challenging game of twister!
Ice cream: not the most exciting one ever...
Stripes: a lovely bundle of chocolate gifts. It was nearly the thing that made me happy too!
Strawberries: on the lid of a cake cover, which was a fantastic birthday gift last month
Shellfish: the best I could do, we are not seafood fans and I haven't been near a beach this month (nor London, if I am honest!)
Flip flops: in with the birkenstocks
Something that makes me happy: a sunflower that grew and flowered of its own accord (probably assisted by the birds). It now greets me when I open the curtains in the morning.
A flag: pirate flags on one of my latest strings of bunting
Celebration: lighting a candle and making a wish for the naming of the beautiful Eowyn
Stars: 5 of them, for Spielberg's latest. Haven't seen it, have you?
Kites: again, the best I could do - the backs of kite shapes signs on the river at Whittlingham. They said 'Danger Submerged Cable' on the other side