Hello everyone! Happy Tuesday. It is cold and wet here and much of the UK seems to be under water. It's all rather depressing, so thank goodness for 52 Weeks of Happy to keep me smiling. Thank you for the response to my Christmas Stocking post, I so enjoyed reading about all your different traditions and rituals. I had a little flicker of excitement in my tummy yesterday when I went up into the loft to dig out the advent calendar...not long now!
Firstly, my photos - I'm sorry. It's very, very gloomy. Sunlight is scarce and proper daylight only seems to be between 9am and 3pm, and this is reflected in my pictures. So, joining in with the lovely Jen at little birdie, here are my current (and poorly photographed) happy things:
1. Angus made this tealight candle holder at nursery (they have been learning about Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights) and he gave it to me yesterday. It is perfect.
2. Reading The Cat In The Hat with Bella. Her reading is coming along so well and she is keen to try and read everything she sees. Angus has demanded rather a lot of my time and attention lately and my placid, easy-going Bella has suffered. We are making sure we have a lot of "Mummy and Bella time" each day and listening to her read at bedtime is a nice way to do this.
3. Christmas crafting. This half finished t-shirt is for my goddaughter who is currently obsessed with hot air balloons. But what I'm really happy about is that my oldest and best friend, this little girl's mother, gave birth over the weekend, so this sweet girl now has a little sister! I just don't have a photo of that event to show you.
4. Felt bobble trim. How have I never had this in my life before?? I bought a couple of metres for a crafting project (I wanted something "snowy") which, by the way, I am ridiculously proud of and will show you tomorrow, but now I have leftover bobble trim and keep wandering around the house holding it up against lamp shades thinking, hmm, would this be improved by bobble trim? John says NO, emphatically, so my plans are denied.
Have a lovely week, everyone.