Thursday, 31 January 2013

52 Weeks of Happy...16/52



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 some of the moments which have brought me lots of happiness this week:


1. Blue skies and the smell of washing dried outside in the fresh air.

2. Coffee and a new magazine. More importantly, making the time to sit down and enjoy the coffee and magazine.

3. A bunch of daffodils to brighten up the hall table.

4. A magical walk home after a few hours of very heavy snow last Friday night. I took the above photos on my phone. A group of friends and I went out for a curry and when we couldn't get a taxi home we walked. It wasn't far, just under two miles, and I enjoyed it so much. I was wearing a warm coat and boots, and I had a tummy full of hot food so I was quite snug. (I did fall over once, but this is absolutely because I wasn't wearing my wellies, not because of any number of beers that may have consumed.) The snow had all gone by Monday and now, almost a week later, it feels as though it was never here.

I hope you are all having a good week. x

40 comments:

  1. The snow photoes are magical. I love snowy weather and I love to take my dog for a walk when it's snowing.

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  2. Ah the wonders of daffodils, a cuppa, an indulgent mag and some washing drying OUTSIDE! Had a similar day myself this week...Nice!! Ps not sure I believe you about falling over....no wellies? ;)

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  3. I have hung the bedding our today. The first time this year. I love washing on the line

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  4. WOW! look at that snow :) and it's crazy to think that you can get the clothes hung out just a week later... pretty breton stripes too I see ;) Nice to get out with your girls though- I'd say the giggles on the way home were happy for sure! Hazel x

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  5. I couldn't believe how quickly the snow thawed considering how much we had. It's lovely to see washing blowing on the line, though if it was hung out today it would probably blow away.

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  6. I love the snow pics! I totally believe you about why you fell down...absolutely. :)

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  7. Great reasons to be happy :) love the pictures

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  8. love the coffee and magazine....the lovely snow pictures xx

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  9. Such a contrast between the first picture and the last! It feels like spring here today, but the wind is picking up again and I'm told there could be more snow next week! All part of life's rich tapestry though - if you'll forgive me the cliché - that's what I love about these 52 Weeks of Happy posts, the reminders of the joy to be found in the everyday :)

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  10. The snow was exciting but the sight of green grass and blue skies fill me with more joy. Your curry night sounds like fun xo

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  11. Of course those beers had nothing to do with tipping over! I mean, that snow looks really slippery! ;)
    I love the dancing shirt on your clothesline. I never think to line dry clothes in the winter.

    Happy Thursday!
    x
    Jenny

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  12. Lovely snow pictures Gillian! I hung my washing out today, better go and bring it in, hope it's dry. You're so right about being happy ... I'm happiest with a thrifty find and making something out of nothing!

    Love Claire xxx

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  13. Love that photo of that one daffodil almost fully in bloom.
    Not seen that mag but then, I've not been in a newsagent's shop for a while, I subscribe to all 'my' mags, so must have a look-see for this one.

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  14. Wow the snow pics are great. So different to what we are experiencing! Our family and friends in the UK keep us upto date with snow pics which we love. And the simpleness of a great coffee and good read is one of my favourite things too.

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  15. Aahhhhh that snow looks GORGEOUS!
    I love all of your photos and I have to agree, it's so nice to sit down with a new magazine... and finding the time to do so! Throw in a really lovely bubble bath and you have heaven!

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  16. This all looks so lovely. I would have loved a long walk in the snow after curry. how nice. and line-dried laundry. not much beats that. I miss having an outside line so much. Looks like a lovely week.

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  17. Real sense of the season moving on in these pics - really hopeful! Spring is coming - yay! E x

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  18. I would say that spring is in the air, but February has just that habit of lulling you into a false sense of security and then hitting you with icy blasts! The walk home from your dinner looks like great fun. Hope there were plenty of snowballs thrown! ;0) x

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  19. I love your happy pictures. Washing during on the line and a lovely bunch of daffs makes me happy too!
    M xxx

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  20. How good to be able to dry washing outside, it always smells so much fresher. Glad the snow is gone, the Daffs are lovely :) xx

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  21. What a perfectly happy week Gillian ... isn't TST well worth relishing over a cuppa ... love the snow pictures ... Bee xx

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  22. So lovely, Gillian! We are enjoying blue skies today after a very stormy day yesterday. I love a new magazine! There is something so exciting about a magazine arriving in the mail! Your daffodils are so sunny and gorgeous! And the walk home in the snow looks like something from a movie...just beautiful!

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  23. Gillian,

    I love the snowy pictures. And how lovely to go out with friends mid week!!

    Thank you for nominating me. I was very touched, and would like to be involved if only to nominate other blogs that I have found and loved. I so love being a small part of this community. It has given me a voice and ignited a love of photography that I hope to pursue more seriously.

    Leanne xx

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  24. Love the snow photos too! I wasn't too keen when the snow was here but now I miss it!
    June

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  25. Washing drying outside - fantastic!
    Ellie
    x

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  26. Great pictures! The daffodil is lovely, always gives me hope that spring must be near...
    I x

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  27. Yay! - drying washing on the line!
    Super pics Gillian,
    Have a lovely weekend,
    Essie x

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  28. Hi Gillian, what a coincidence, yesterday also bought daffodils!!! Happy weekend to you and yours.

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  29. Wow that snow is amazing Gillian, what a wondeful night walk home. Thanks so much for nominating me in your last post, I'm a little overwhelmed at the moment to focus on all those questions with current life chaos but very much appreciate your kind gesture. mel x btw I very much love reading your blog too, the photos and sentiments in every post are just lovely.

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  30. Lovely pictures and such a great idea. The snowy ones made me feel so nostalgic. Have a lovely weekend. /Niki

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  31. There is nothing better than washing drying outside. Ok, I'm overexaggerating but it is definitely one of the things I like about living in a warmer climate :-) Have a great weekend! x

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  32. Outside washing, fab, spring will soon be here! :) x

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  33. The washing...ahhhhh so lovely. Can't get enough of daffs at this time of year a real spirit lifter! x

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  34. Great reasons to be happy...I love that you actually made time to enjoy the coffee and magazine! And I like the sound of that walk home with friends in the snow...bet you all had a great laugh. Have a lovely weekend. Rachel xx

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  35. There's nothing like line-dried washing, is there?
    That's some amount of snow you've had there - I'm jealous as we haven't had any. Maybe it's our turn this month.
    Will have to check out Simple Things mag soon, I think
    Have a fab weekend x

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  36. Why does it seem surprising (in a positive way) when someone openly states that they're happy? Your blog is so refreshing and inspiring. Hope you're having a fun, warm weekend. Here in the States, it's Ground Hog Day! -- Jan

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  37. I love so much your picture of walking home in the snow! This brings back so many memories of my own Europe days wondering and laughing along in the company of friends. It was a highpoint in my life and your picture catches the moment so well. What fun!!

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  38. That evening out looked a lot of fun! Heather x

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