Three Things Thursday: 4 October 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.

First, feathers. However many times I see a chicken moult and regrow her feathers, I never fail to be amazed that such beautiful complex things can emerge from bare skin. Here is Tiffany’s latest crop coming through:


Growing well

Second, old friends. I spent last weekend with three of the ladies I went to university with. We all did the same BSc course – Environmental Science – and next year will be the 30th anniversary of our graduation. We spent most of the weekend eating, drinking and talking – it was fab.


it may have been grey, but we managed a walk on Sunday (c) Katie Medcalf

Third, a parcel. This is a late addition because it was only just delivered (#3 was going to be big cotton handkerchiefs, because I have a cold, but this made me smile more). I helped to crowdfund a book recently… and today’s parcel contained the book and extra goodies…

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


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. Oooh, a book! How lovely. I hope your cold didn’t make your reunion too miserable – judging by your expression I doubt it, but I hope you’re feeling better soon and not making too much use of those hankies.


  2. Wonderful thing to do, to fund a book. Happy day with your friends. I am grateful for the help I had today putting my family on Ancestry, runner beans, oh so many of them and lovely Octoer weather.


  3. Annie

     /  October 5, 2017

    Hope you feel better soon. I love proper hankies too, but I actually use loo roll when I have a cold so the little germies can go on the fire and spread no more. Today we are grateful that asking the rain very nicely to hold off for half an hour to give us time to get home and get the washing in was answered. Very kind rain. 🙂


  4. Any way you look at it helping get a book published beats nice cotton hankies – especially when they have to be used for a cold! Which I am glad to hear did not interfere with your meet-up fun. I think hens growing feathers is one of the wonders of nature – it seems one day they are bald and the next beautifully and often spectacularly plumaged!! ❤


    • The bluebells produce amazing feathers and it’s always lovely to see their new plumage in comparison to the old – the colour definitely fades over the summer.
      I’m looking forward to finding time to settle down and enjoy the book, but I’m so busy at the moment… I’ve just been asked to crochet a turtle!

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  5. How to be a Craftivist looks beautiful! Please do keep us posted on it. I love love love Sarahs vision and purpose!



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