Just four simple things from around the house and garden that have made me smile this week.........
1. Blossom - at last some blossom on the plum tree at the top of the garden, there isn't as much as in previous years but at least it is there. Next to it the bridal wreath has come into flower and nearby the wild garlic growing under the hazel tree is bright and green and will surely flower soon. I will take more photos for a garden post later.
2. Tadpoles - they seem to have survived that second lot of cold weather, the pond is heaving with them and the local cats are fascinated with the wriggling and twitching in the water. On the other hand our cats aren't in the least interested - they've seen it all before!
3. Jam Buns - from a recipe in an old BeRo book. No raspberry jam so I used apple and strawberry instead. They look a bit 'rough and ready' but they tasted fine. Half of them went to my neighbour and we finished the last two as part of our picnic on our day out yesterday to a place I first visited thirty-seven years ago, again a post will follow. I always think of my Mum when I use the BeRo book as it was her baking book of choice and I can see her in the kitchen of my childhood in her flowery, big skirted frock covered with a frilly apron as she baked a cake for Sunday tea.
4. Sparrows - with bits of pampas grass from a neighbour's plant which they have almost stripped bare in their quest for soft nesting material. They have been very amusing to watch struggling to take off with the long, soft fronds dangling from their beaks. They looked like some exotic foreign bird with flowing beards - and for a short while they were 'bearded' sparrows.
Link to Little Birdie where '52 weeks of Happy' started. Each week you find just four things that have made you happy to share.