Three Things Thursday: 9 June 2016

*three things that make me smile: an exercise in gratitude – feel free to steal this idea with wild abandon and fill your blog with the happy*

First this week, I’m delighted that the raw Jersey milk arrived in tact on Tuesday (second time lucky). I’d also ordered some cream and so, although the cheese-making has to wait a day or two, I have made some lovely vanilla ice cream… and we have perfect weather for it. This is all the more special for me because I can’t eat ‘normal’ ice cream because I’m lactose intolerant. However, if I make my own I can pre-treat the dairy with lactase enzyme and then I can eat it.


This picture doesn’t do it justice – it’s much yellower than this

Second, I’m delighted with the germination of some seeds we bought at the Eden Project. I have always been rather taken with Sensitive Plants (a sort of Mimosa, the leaves of which close up when you touch them) and when we saw packets of seeds of them at Eden, we thought it would be fun to grow some as a living souvenir. I sowed the seeds just over a week ago, and we’ve had lots of germination.

Third, I’ve been particularly amused by the antics of my vaark friends on Twitter recently… yesterday they were being very naughty and it genuinely made me laugh, and the day before they sent a picture of The Rosalind Franklin Building at Wolverhampton University (because my purple stripy varrk is named after the great lady). There’s nothing like a bit of social media silliness, is there?

So, what is making you happy this week?

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  1. A great mix of yumminess!

  2. Can’t beat a bit of silliness. I am happy this week with the sunshine, that my granddaughter loved a nana made gift I sent her and the home made lemon curd I made yesterday.

  3. Oh, fun–what a nice idea for a post! Flowers and hand sewing are making me happy!

  4. I have Sensitive plants in the back yard, one pink and one white! I shall think of you carefully germinating the seeds every time I look at them now!
    I’m grateful my back has been fixed.
    I’m grateful to be out of the hospital ‘machine’
    I’m grateful to be going home with my lovely Husband, to sleep in my own bed at last.

  5. I have had the pleasure of going through boxes that have been packed away for years. Some wonderful memories in there!

  6. I am happy for the cooling down of the weather, a few days of alone time where I don’t have to be quiet and I get to have lunch with my daughter downtown today. I will take the MAX and leave my car at the station. 🙂 I could go on but three is the magic number here. Love your post.

  7. You are having all kinds of fun, aren’t you? Lovely!

  8. Glad you’re back on track with the cheese! 😊


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