Tuesday, February 19, 2013

52 Weeks of Happy - Week Seven

I'm getting later and later each week with my four 'happies'  and as my mother used to say 'I'll be meeting myself coming back if I'm not careful.'  So here goes with four things that have cheered me up or made me smile this week.



1.  There have been some wonderful sunsets heralding some cool but more importantly dry and sunny days.  We've been able to get into the garden to start tidying up a bit and although it is still quite soggy it is beginning to dry out just a little and there are signs of life on some of the plants we thought perhaps we'd lost because the ground is so wet.

2.  Lovely red tulips - they are just reaching that point where they start to open and bend a little and become quite sculptural in shape - I love that.

3.  A new car for us - well it isn't brand new but it is only four and a bit years old.  We had been searching for ages for something suitable to replace 'little car' which had been limping along since we'd had it mended after our bump just before Christmas.  It was ten years old and we'd had it from new I'll miss it but I'm quite happy with the new one.

4.  A pile of books to read, in fact I've read two of them already, always makes me happy.  I'm reading one on my kindle at the moment but I'll be back to these soon.

Link to the blog where  '52 weeks of Happy' started. Each week you find just four things that have made you happy to share.

20 comments:

  1. Lovely sunset - we had a wonderful one here yesterday but a very chilly night!

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    1. Thanks, Dawn - yes it has gone cold again!:)

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  2. There have been some lovely sunsets lately. I'm glad you've got a new car sorted out now, it's shame the old one came to a premature end but I hope you'll enjoy the new one.

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    1. As you saw when we went up to the museum it was very battered although still working well but it was due for road tax and new tyres very soon so it was best to let it go:)

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  3. It must be nice having a car again! I do love to have a pile of books to read and choose from. Flowers and sunsets have brought me happiness lately too!!! x

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    1. I think you can't help but smile at sunsets and flowers. I'm getting used to the new car now:)

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  4. Books and flowers!
    Do we ever need another reason?
    xo,
    p

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    1. No we don't! They are two things that make life so much more cheerful:)

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  5. That's a cracker of a sunset Rosie.

    Mike has finally finished paint spraying today, so I can get out in the garden without fear of turning blue!!

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    1. It was gorgeous but within minutes it had changed! Well that sounds like you are getting on with the spray painting, you must be relieved it is all over:)

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  6. Enjoy your new car.I have made a note of the books.I am reading The Kashmir Shawl by Rosie Thomas at the moment and really enjoying it.

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    1. Some of the books are crime mysteries which I know you are not too keen on but the Maisie Dobbs books are so interesting and complex not just 'who done it':)

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  7. Loved the reflections shots in your last post!
    June

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    1. Thanks, June - glad you enjoyed them:)

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  8. Lovely photos Rosie. We've been looking for a new car for ages but just can't decide. The trouble is although our car is almost past it's sell by date, I'm comfortable driving it and don't like change. The tulips are gorgeous.
    Patricia x

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    1. Thanks! We didn't really want to get rid of our car but after the accident before Christmas it was too battered and would have cost more than it was worth to have the bodywork sorted so we had to say goodbye:)

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  9. Hello, it was lovely to read this. It's a grey and cold time of year, but the beautiful sunset shows there is still something to enjoy outside, even now.

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    1. Hello Wendy and thank you. I'm glad you enjoyed my post - the sunset was spectacular but it was soon gone:)

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  10. Sunsets, flowers and books - lovely! And a new car! I've started several books recently and given up on them - nothing 'drew me in'. I might look up some of yours on Amazon. Well done on keeping up the '52 weeks' - I gave up after a very short time - mainly because I had a lot of problems loading photos! Abby x

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    1. You may enjoy the Maisie Dobbs books by Jacqueline Winspear, they are set in the 1930s, mysteries but very thoughtful with other layers around them. I think I'm going to struggle to keep up with the 52 weeks thing too:)

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