Three Things Thursday: 27 April 2017

*three things that make me smile: an exercise in gratitude – feel free to steal this idea with wild abandon and fill your blog [or Twitter account or Facebook page or diary or life in general] with the happy*

Inspired by Emily of Nerd in the Brain here are my Three Things Thursday.

This week I could list three hundred things that have made me happy, but here are just three.

First, lizards. We were delighted to spot some lizards in the rainforest biome at The Eden Project. They are there as pest controllers. Here is my best photograph:

An anole lizard

Second, asking the experts. We visited the Telegraph Museum in Porthcurno the other day, deliberately timing our visit to coincide with the day that the former workers come in to volunteer each week. This allowed Mr Snail the opportunity to ask lots and lots of technical questions…

Third, industrial history. Ever since I spent two and a half years surveying the old metal mines of mid-Wales I have been fascinated by the history of extractive industries. I had a great time, therefore, visiting Wheal Martyn, a museum dedicated to the china clay industry in Cornwall. They have lots of great exhibits but my favourite was the working water wheel:

So, those are three things making me smile and for which I am grateful. What has made you happy this week?

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  1. A fabulous mix of delights!

  2. Mr Snail looks engrossed. Brilliant hey to get the brain ticking. Feeling happy here, because I have been swimming, had a lovely walk on Sunday and I bought a simply lovely chicken apron from the Sewing Nook.

  3. Thanks for sharing those museums, they look interesting indeed! I’ll check if it’s feasible to visit using public transport (no car here) 🙂

  4. This week, I’ve been happy at getting the TWX quilt out, happy to be getting ready for our holiday, and *super* happy that the nights are getting cooler at last!

    • we’ve had lovely sunshine this week, but a cold wind on several days… you’d be frozen!!

      • I can just about remember how to deal with cold weather… I just don’t have the correct wardrobe any more! Must remember to pack a fleece and flannelette pjs for the holiday, I’m told they’ve had frost already.

  5. Three things – getting a new hospital date, great sunlight and sunset tonight (though I had no camera) and chips for tea, with pie, mushy peas and mint sauce. Could have been a lot more, this ill health is turning me into Pollyanna.


  6. Well for starters, that moving wheel with the roosters in the back ground has me grinning ear to ear. What terrific fun. Your lizard shot is gorgeous, too. Nicely done. I’m glad Mr. Snail had such a good time. Mike would enjoy that, too.


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