I'm a bit late with my four happy things this week but my excuse is that I've been waiting for news that had the potential of making me very happy indeed. That news came through at 10a.m. this morning.
It is of course the confirmation that the bones found under the Leicester County Council Social Services car park were those of King Richard III.
1. The finding of the remains of Richard III
You all know from many of my posts over the years of my interest in Richard III and when we visited the dig in the car park in Leicester on my birthday last year I had high hopes of the bones being found and they were. Once found there has been the wait whilst essential tests have been done and now we have the confirmation. I find all this so exciting and am looking forward to seeing the documentary about the findings on Channel 4 this evening.
2. Meeting Louise
On Tuesday we were visited by Louise who came for lunch after which we visited the Potteries Museum in Hanley to look at the Staffordshire Hoard exhibition which we followed with a visit to Emma Bridgewater's factory shop and cafe where we sat is squishy sofas drinking hot chocolate. It was lovely to see Louise again and we were both surprised to realise that is two years since we last met. Where does the time go?
3. Visting Buxton
On Thursday we drove over to Buxton to walk in the country park near Poole's Cavern and Solomon's Temple. First we visited the Pavilion Gardens where in the hot house we saw a wonderful display of dinosaurs amongst the spring flowers or should it be a wonderful display of spring flowers amongst the dinosaurs? Either way it was a happy experience.
4. Finding Snowdrops
On Saturday we had a lovely walk at Loynton Moss where we found loads of snowdrops (see my previous post) - they were such a cheerful sight.
Link to the blog where '52 weeks of Happy' started. Each week you find just four things that have made you happy to share.