Thursday, 3 November 2011

I have learnt from Floss (trocbroc.blogspot) that I have been what the French call, cocooning and very nice too! I have been at home most of the time and have occasionally gone on a jolly at the weekend.


On Saturday we sat in a quintessentially English country pub; log fire burning, good home cooking aromas wafting, beautiful watercolours and local history displays on the walls, reading the newspapers. It was interesting to read that a survey had been done about what makes us happy and the list was largely made up of the simple things in life like freshly laundered bed linen, the smell of mown grass and cuddles.





I may go awol but I still seek out all things cheery every day. I am astonished at just how many I find. So in no particular order, off we go!





Reasons to be cheerful number one...



Four more pounds lost since I was last here so that's a total of 11 lbs in five weeks! And no they are not down the back of the sofa where one wag suggested I looked for them! (lbs v £'s!)



Reasons to be cheerful number two...





The joy of a new ball of wool.















I made a hat!






















Reasons to be cheerful number three...



The first log fire of Winter...































Reasons to be cheerful number four...




































Shiny Vintage Austins - all in a row. We ummed and aahed over our favourites.





Funnily enough, we both liked the cream. Though Steve said he also favoured the Black. I liked the grey as well..... Until I looked inside; nose pressed to the window, very un-ladylike - thank goodness no-one saw! These cars are so basic - I couldn't even see a hand-brake lever thingy. I suppose there must be some such contraption somewhere??? Anyway far more perilous than lack of brakes - NO HEATING!!!!!!!!! Come back Rita Rover all is most certainly forgiven, oh dear one!
































Reasons to be cheerful number five....

Freshly laundered sheets and a new book - Mrs Miniver - what a charming read that was.































Reasons to be cheerful number six...

Napkins for Christmas - they remind me of Rob Ryan's work and make me smile.




















Reasons to be cheerful number seven....




Coral coloured gerbera reminding me of "weed" in the Flowerpot Men!

























Reasons to be cheerful number eight...

October remained warm, sunny and largely dry; the Midlands has had it's driest year on record according to one news report. So I have continued to potter outdoors. I have enjoyed many walks and carried on gardening. We still have roses, sweet peas, honeysuckle, clematis and geranium all in flower; yet the leaves are turning and dropping from the trees revealing redundant birds' nests and Winter pansies and a confused Spring primrose are adding to multi seasonal borders - very strange!

Hope you are all well :)

L.x.

"So of cheerfulness, or a good temper, the more it is spent, the more it remains."

Ralph Waldo Emerson.


6 comments:

Elizabethd said...

They do indeed look like Little Weed!!
Lovely to read your cheerful list.

Alison said...

What delightful things you have been doing and seeing, thank you for sharing. OH and I have been unpacking, sorting and trying to find homes for things, whilst both with streaming colds that don't want to leave us, but we have been enjoying sunny days, beautiful trees and falling leaves, and we both love our new home. Take care. Ali. xx

Lynn said...

Take care Ali - get well soon :)
Hi Elizabeth :)
L.x.

♥ the quiet homemaker said...

Lovely, cheery stuff! Great quote at the end too, I must write that one down! xx

Terri said...

8 reasons to be cheerful!!!! That is wonderful, Lynn. I love the color of the yarn and the hat is lovely. So glad you are having a good week.

lily said...

Hello there Lynn, so lovely of you to leave a comment......some pretty good reasons to be cheerful in your post, what a great way to look at life..........a new ball of yarn would make me cheerful any day of the week.

Happy New Year to you and your family.

lily x