Posted in Bloggage, Celebration, Childhood Memories, Films, Life, Links, YouTube

Ethel & Ernest

I love the work of Raymond Briggs!  So it is with great joy and glee to read on the Ethel & Ernest blog that there is a trailer for the up and coming film by Lupus films.  October 28th is now in the diary and I can’t wait!!!!


(Trailer via Flickeringmyth)

Posted in Bloggage, Home, Life, Links, Seasons

Snuggled Up

Yesterday I bought a “thing” – it’s a throw with a hood and mittens.  It’s one of the softest things I have bought in a long time (normally it’s balls of wool).  I spent most of the afternoon offering my purchase around for people to feel – it really is that soft!

When I got home I unwrapped it and posted a photo of me proudly sporting my new throw.  I have to say when the evenings get cooler I really am going to be as snug as a bug! 


I am so excited about this – it’s currently being used as a cushion, as it folds up into the hood – it really works as a comforter 

Posted in Bloggage, Instagram, Links, Not Taken By Me, Photography, Social Media

4 on Instagram

Every Saturday morning I go through my instagram feed for the week, this is no small endeavour!  Here is a selection of 4 – I love the way they dress their photos and their lighting is exquisite, they make me smile🙂







Personal blogs of the ladies above:

SilverPebble etsy
Local Milk
Sadly nothing for Permillion44

Posted in Bloggage, Life, Photography

If I Was A Cat I’d Purr

There are two things I love about getting my hair cut:-

  1.  Somebody washing my hair.  As the title suggests it really would make me purr, if I won the lottery this would be my luxury – having somebody wash my hair.  There is something so soothing about it.
  2. I no longer do a rather good impression of an old English Sheepdog  – think Dulux Dog!

As part of the eternal list of things I like, yesterday I got my hair cut.

Here’s how it turned out – I’m also rather impressed with the photos – who knew it was difficult to photograph the back of your own head!!


Posted in Bloggage, Celebration, Life, Photography, Weight Watchers


I read in a book recently that it helps to make lists of things that make you happy in an effort to boost your mood.  So I thought that as this blog is about things that make me smile, why not use it to boost my mood – your mood even.

Today is Thursday.  For me Thursday was has been the day I treat myself.  Twice in the last week I’ve seen the phrase of Cheat Day – I don’t think of it as cheat – more treat.  All week long I’ve had a longing on me for a cream cake but I resisted, knowing that I would have it on Thursday.  Had I had it when I originally wanted it, I probably wouldn’t have stopped at one!  So as a reward for not going over the top – today I had a cream donut and it was delicious!

I wonder what will be next weeks reward…

Posted in Books, Celebration, YouTube

It’s Bloomsday!

I’ve probably posted this before (if so, I do apologise!)

Now in fairness I’m not a fan of James Joyce – but this little sketch is pure great!

Posted in Childhood Memories, Family, Films, YouTube

The Tooth Fairy has been busy

My niece has lost a tooth, this means a visit from the Tooth fairy

Posted in Books, Not Taken By Me, rain, Reading, Seasons, Snow, Weather

A New Book – Météores

Today started rather good – himself has had surgery and it appeared to have gone well.  However, later on it seems that there will be yet again another side effect we will have to possibly deal with😦  It’s not a biggy as such but it’s disappointing that this has happened.

On the other hand there was this waiting for me when I got home – Météores by Christophe Jacrot


It is so beautiful!  I love rain and snow so this book is book is right up my alley.  I can’t tell you how excited I was to flick through the pages.  My particular favourites are “Le petit chaperon rough, Paris” & “Velib, Paris”

If you like photography or weather then this is a definitely a book to get.

Posted in Life, Links, Not Taken By Me, Social Media, Twitter

The Stations of the Cross by Rev. Richard Coles (8-14)

Stations 8 – 14  and more things to think about.