The happiest people don't have the best of everything, they just make the best of everything.
It's Friday, and so I'm joining with the lovely Jen at little birdie. Here are my happy moments from this week:
1. My fabby new flamingo tumblers from IKEA. So pink and summery!
2. The tulips are opening in the garden. I've moved them to the decking in front of the french doors so I can see them all the time. Their position means they are bathed in afternoon and evening sunlight.
3. Angus the gardener and Bella the cake decorator. He is excellent at emptying an entire watering can of water over one poor plant, while she is my expert icing-swirler.
4. Miracles. This truly incredible news story made me happy, and tearful today. And another miracle - my very good friend Rachel gave birth to a son last night, a few days early. I cannot wait to meet him and sniff his gorgeous newborn head.
Your response to my post about the party book was wonderful! I loved hearing about your favourites children's tales. And it seems that many of us have a weakness for a rather seventies style of party planning. Alas, there will be no sausage roll snakes or cheese and pineapple hedgehogs tomorrow, I'm going for a sort of diner menu instead: mini burgers, fries, milkshakes and ice cream.
I've been having loads of issues with blogger this week. For some reason it "unfollowed" me from all my blogs on Google Friend Connect and my blog roll was empty. I had to re-follow them all again (yes, because I really had a spare hour to do that this week), but I'm sure there are some that slipped through the net. So if anyone has noticed that I've suddenly stopped following or reading their blog - it's not personal, I promise!
Also, some of you who stop by here may also follow June's blog Cats, Dogs and Eiderdowns. For some strange reason, all June's posts have stopped showing up in her reader's feeds and so her visitor and comment numbers have dropped. It must be lonely, and depressing, to blog and feel like no-one knows you are out there and to be suddenly invisible after having a loyal and regular group of readers. So, if you feel inclined, do pop over to June's blog and say hello. I know I'd be gutted if I suddenly lost all my readers and their comments; those interactions with the blogging community are what makes blogging so rewarding and fun.