Three Things Thursday: 31 August 2017

My weekly exercise in gratitude – three things that are making me smile – 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 happiness.

Yesterday was Mr Snail’s birthday, so we had a day out, which included lots of things to make us smile:

First, brunch at Wright’s Food Emporium. We’ve wanted to visit this interesting little eatery ever since the folks at our local farm shop recommended it. The food is all freshly prepared and it is delicious. Mr Snail had bubble and squeak with a poached egg on the top and I had French toast with bacon and maple syrup. Both were delicious. We had thought that we might follow up with cake (they have lots), but we were both too full. Another visit specifically for cake is in order, I think.

Second, stitched fungi. We visited the National Botanic Garden of Wales and were really taken by these panels created by the Stitching Botanicals group.

Third, sinuous water. Not exactly The Serpentine, but this lovely water feature runs down the main drive at the botanic gardens, swirling into a fountain at the bottom. I really like the sinuous path that it follows, although it’s quite difficult to photograph effectively.

So, that’s what’s making me happy this week. How about you?

-oOo-

Emily of Nerd in the Brain originally created Three Things Thursday, but it’s now being hosted by Natalie of There She Goes.

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  1. Let’s see… A new mattress for our bed, one which doesn’t have a hill in the middle that makes us both roll outwards to the edge. It gets its inaugural sleep tonight! Making really good progress quilting my SIL’s quilt. And finally, a pair of really delicious kangaroo steaks with mushroom cream sauce for dinner.

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  2. I love your three this week very much indeed, a yummy breakfast, gorgeous stitching and a water feature. As for me, seeing middle sons holiday pictures with the children visitng places we took him too in France when he was little, cowboy fabric and sunshine so I can spend the morning outside, ok so I am inside now having coffee, but I have been out and I will go out afterwards and this afternoon will play with the cowboy fabric.

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  3. I would also have chosen the french toast with bacon 🙂 Today I’m grateful for modern medicine, the bunch of pink tulips a friend gave me, and toast with marmalade.

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  4. Belated Happy Birthday to Mr Snail! Sounds like a lovely day out. The Botanic gardens are lovely and I too want to try Wright’s some time having heard rave reviews.

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  5. Laurie Graves

     /  August 31, 2017

    Happy birthday to Mr. Snail, a fellow Virgo! (My birthday is mid-September.) Would love to see those Stitched fungi. So fascinating! And that water feature!

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  6. Happy birthday to Mr. Snail! No surprises to know that I was fascinated by the fungi. Love to see them in real life. I am grateful for a few sunny days that have some warmth in them. (It has been a cold Winter.) And a home-grown cabbage. And my Fella, who does all the important work around the house, letting me fluff around doing the things that I want to do rather than have to do!

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  7. Happy birthday, Mr Snail! I’m so taken with those fungi as well… What a brilliant jump-off point for a craft project! 😀

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