She might be gone but she’ll never be forgotten- my lovely little Pip helping herself to an unguarded mug of tea 😸
There have been many times, when I was in work, that I wished I could just spend the afternoon reading my book. It seems the reading bug has bitten again – this should been seen in a celebratory light however as I’m working from home at the moment it means falling for temptation is all too easy. This morning I spotted a tweet from a friend:-
Sometimes he can be a bit florid in his narrative and that made it a little difficult to get into, however the chase has started, and I don’t know why, but I am thinking it might be something a long the lines of The Thirty Nine Steps by John Buchan – we will have to wait and see – not that, that’s a bad thing I must add. As I’m a slow reader this will take me a while yet – but I’ll let you know how I get on…
Sadly I must return to work and the book has to be left in a different room, just so I’m not tempted to pick it up for a minute/hour or two.
John Reppion. (Who is also a good read!)
I’ve had a year of distraction between one thing and another. However this morning it feels like I’m the old me again. I didn’t wake ’til almost 09:00! don’t you love a Saturday that doesn’t start early? I’ve pottered about, had my breakfast. I’ve started to use almond milk on my porridge – it’s a flavour combo I think works well together and the almond milk also reminds me of the Horchata we had when we were in Valencia earlier this year. I’ve posted a photo over on my other blog Here, I’ve dipped into blog feeds I haven’t opened in months! and I have a blanket on my hook that is calling to me. I think all in all I’m starting to feel a lot more settled in myself and that makes me very happy. Now I’m off to do a little of my Duolingo (one of the things that has occupied my time for the last year – I’m on a 233 day streak!) and then I have to actually start the day.
Have a great Saturday and here’s a lovely picture to start your… Afternoon!
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
There are two things I love about getting my hair cut:-
- 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.
- 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!!
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!
Stations 8 – 14 and more things to think about.
Each Good Friday the Reverend tweets the stations of the cross. Always with a modern image to illustrate and make you think