Three Things Thursday: 18 August 2016

As usual I’m joining with Emily of Nerd in the Brain (and others) for Three Things Thursday’. As she says…

*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, I’m smiling at rainbows. There’s a saying that you can’t have rainbows without rain, but it’s completely untrue. If you have one of Pauline’s fantastic light-catchers, you just need a little sunshine.

Second, seeing the limery as I envisaged it… with loads of plants, crops to pick and space for us too:


this is how we see it from the kitchen

Third, happy dogs. A close friend of mine has just lost one of her dogs and has another seriously ill (possibly because of salmonella or poison) and so I’m taking time to feel grateful for Sam and Max. I also want to say thank you to everyone who has a shelter/rescue dog – there are so many unwanted dogs, let’s give them all homes before we start deliberately making more.

So that’s it for this week. What are you feeling grateful for?

…and a little extra one that has happened today (I knew it was going to, but not exactly when)… I’m day 231 here and you can watch the video tutorial here


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  1. I love your rainbows…and the limery! And I so, so agree with you about the rescue pups. 🙂 Frank has been making our lives better for nearly 10 years now…and he keeps our home 100% free of sharks and attack ostriches! (He always likes to point out that last bit.) 😉 Your pups are adorable. 😀

    • I think that rescues are always good at defending their homes against sharks and ostriches. We have also found that in the 9 years that we’ve had Sam and Max, we have never been troubled by giraffes. Oh and I’m pleased to say that friend’s sick dog is off the IV drip and back home.

      • Oh, such good news that the pup is back home! 😀

        And you make an excellent point about the utter lack of giraffe invasion! I believe I’ll be adding that to Frank’s credentials. 😉

  2. I’m grateful that today’s earthquake here in north Queensland hurt nobody, that my house is undamaged, and that I see the humour in living in a place where if the cyclones don’t get you, the earthquakes or floods will!

  3. I smiled to see your rainbows–I recently took a photo of my own rainbows from one of Pauline’s light catchers! The limery is gorgeous and I am envious–’nuff said. And, yes, we need to love and appreciate our pets (and people) every day, while we have them.

  4. Your limery! Looks wonderful and those rainbow catchers – so pretty.
    Here’s my 3 things:

  5. We rescued our dog K.C. last year. We were fostering dogs and K.C. was our third foster and we totally failed and kept her. I posted a picture of her on last weeks TTT post of her smiling while waiting for a treat. Rescue dogs are awesome!

  6. I am so thrilled to see your sparkles and comets and the dangler hanging in your so verdant limery!! I too am just a little green when I see that space – it is quite amazing! Yes to being thankful every day for our little furry friends – I was just telling Siddy two days ago that he has come a long way in two and a half years and brought so very much with him that my heart just overflows when I try to put it all together. I hadn’t realised that about the sharks, ostriches and giraffes either – but now you mention it …….. Thank you for the ping-back – that is so kind 🙂

  7. The limery is absolutely amazing. I’m so happy for you. And the pooches (please deliver smooches from me). What darlings. And yes, a light catcher from Pauline is magical. Great job capturing the rainbows.

    I’m so sad for your friend and her dogs. And I agree: shelter and rescue animals are the only way to go.

  8. A happy dog is definitely worth being ever so grateful for! Our happy dog, Sir Steve, is here at my feet, snoozing (and snoring) happily while I’m typing. He is a rescue dog and has lots to “say” about happiness…enough food, clean water, somewhere warm and dry and clean to sleep, people to love and who love you and things to look forward to…like a ride in the back of an old ute; a ride on which you can let out many ecstatic barks as you telegraph to the whole world (well, those on the street anyway) that you are going to the park!!


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