Wednesday, 23 January 2013

52 Weeks of Happy...15/52



The happiest people don't have the best of everything, they just make the best of everything.

Joining in with Jen at little birdie, here are a few of the things that have brought me happiness this week:


1. The school run. I never thought I'd say that! When I collect Angus at lunchtime I usually drive but as the roads have been bad this week we've been walking everywhere. Yesterday, instead of rushing there and back like I usually do, we walked really, really slowly and Angus sat on the sledge, then he pulled it along, then I pulled it along, and I admired the snow and the blue sky and we chatted and it was perfect. A lovely example of just being in the present moment.

2. Choosing rainbow yarn to make a rainbow baby blanket - my fingers are itching to start some crochet.

3. Blue skies always life my spirits and we haven't seen many these last few weeks. The contrast of the white snow and brown branches against the sky was beautiful.

4. The smell of banana bread baking in the oven. It doesn't look anything special, but trust me it smelt so good.

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I hope you are all having a nice week. Hello to new followers - it's very nice to have you here and you are most welcome! 


39 comments:

Cheryl said...

Yum, I adore banana bread :) All that wool, makes me happy too :) xx

Jacquie said...

Hi Gillian , can't wait to see what you are planning with that lovely yarn. I too am loving the snow and have a sledge picture for this weeks post :0)
Jacquie x

Linda Gilbert said...

You will never know how much your lovely pictures have cheered me this evening. Thank you so much x

jen said...

Love the sledge picture! Great happy things - so much colour in these images. x

Jooles said...

Such lovely happy moments, i especially love the sound of your snowy walk home with Angus.
stay cosy
love jooles xxx

Mellie Moo Crochet said...

Oh happy times ... and wonderful yarn ... *sigh*! x

Vintage Sheet Addict said...

My mum used to make delicious banana bread for me, loving the yarn colours! :) x

Julia said...

Love all the happy photos!! Blue skies always lift my spirits, too! I am happy to report that we are having a cold but sunny day today, Yay!!! And I bet the banana bread smells heavenly...It looks delicious and very moist! Yum!!

Julie said...

I was watching some children playing on their sledges this week and wishing my daughter was young enough to have one so I could have a go too! I was thinking of making shortbread this weekend but might have to make banana bread now - unless I get inspired by something else from Comic Relief Bake Off. I was crying laughing on Monday watching them making vanilla slices! x

A Normandy kitchen said...

It's all good with a bit of blue sky! That's such a cool way to do the school run! Have a good week!
Ivan x

Hazel said...

Beautiful! So happy x

Irene said...

Hello Gillian

Oh I do love your happy pictures. The yarn looks very interesting and your banana bread, delish.
luv
irene
xxxx

Ladybird Diaries said...

Lovely photos, especially the lovely colourful yarn. Thank you so much for visiting my blog and for the lovely comments you have left.
M xxx

emma said...

That's a wonderful list of happy! Sledging, cake, yarn and snow - just perfect! x

Jen Walshaw said...

Love the yarn and I agree with banana bread, we made banana and choc muffins

June said...

Great photos. No blue sky here, just a lot of the white stuff and a dull, grey sky!
June

dolly mixtures said...

That banana bread looks yummy to me xo

Jo Shedden said...

That banana bread looks just fab to me! Jo xx

Jenny said...

Wonderful happy list. Mmmm, warm banana bread always makes me happy (especially if there aren't too many nuts).

xx
Jenny

trishie said...

All very lovely happy things! Banana bread makes me happy too

Hindustanka said...

Hi, GIllian!:) LOved you happy moments, really, they are simple but make us feel good. Yarn is of such nice colors, love it!
Have an awesome day!
Anna

Essie @ Pingere Antiques said...

Hello Gillian,
What a great idea for a post - I hope you won't mind if I steal it sometime! Your banana bread looks delicious.
We are due some blue skies at some point today so fingers crossed for that.
Many thanks for your hand cream suggestion I'll give that one a go!
Have a wonderful weekend,
Essie x

Jo said...

Lovely things making you happy. I have to say that I've had enough of the snow now though, some has changed in to slush whilst other bits, mainly on the roads here, are so compacted that they've turned to ice and it's lethal. Loving the yarn, can't wait to see what you make with it.

the linen cloud said...

Love the bright colours in your pictures this week ... can't wait for the longer, brighter days ... nearly there now :) ... Bee xx

Modern Day Mummying said...

What lovely pictures you have! I love the colours :) Have just found your lovely space :) Glad I did.

Sophie xo

Leanne said...


Nothing like a bit of blue sky to lift the spirits!! I look forward to seeing your next crafty project. I find it inspiring, but as yet have not had the courage to try anything! A resolution for 2013!! xx

rachel said...

Love the yarn - we need more info on this blanket x

Col | Hello Olive said...

That banana bread looks quite spectacular to me! I wouldn't mind a slice right now with a cuppa :-) x

Emma said...

Lovely colours - so nice to see blue skies after all the grey we've had. Mmm, I love banana loaf - we make it a lot here. As I I type, I have a Mary Berry lemon loaf in the oven and that smells good too!

Caroline South said...

Love all those colourful yarns together, look forward to seeing your blanket. That certainly makes a change for the school run! I have memories (and photos) from when I was little of coming home from school on a sledge - such fun. xx

Gaby said...

i like your wintery list. i've been craving banana bread like crazy but it's just too damn hot here to bake. can't wait until autumn!

Xelena said...

I made a rainbow ripple blanket last year and it turned out so beautiful! I never thought that rainbow colours can look soo great in a blanket. Will wait to see yours. You can see mine here http://xelenacrochets.blogspot.ru/2012/11/ripple-ta-dah.html

my little red suitcase said...

Gillian, your 'happys' are lovely, I was feeling a bit unsure whether to continue them but you have restored my faith! your roast looks amazing, lucky girl!! Heather x

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