Three Things Thursday: 26 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, drizzle. Now, this in not something that usually makes me smile, but after reading Jill’s post over at Nice Piece of Work this morning, I’m feeling very grateful that water is not something we lack here in Wales.


drizzle, adding some sparkles

Second, mould. Again, not usually something that makes me smile, but the appearance of the first white mould on the brie that we made last week is certainly a cause for celebration.


small, but perfectly formed

Third, my name in a book. I only remembered the other day that helping to fund the craftivism book meant that I would appear in the list of supporters in the book itself. It’s not the first time I’ve seen my name in print. I have, on occasion appeared in book acknowledgements and a couple of times as an author, but not usually as The Snail of Happiness!


I’m in under ‘S’ for Snail

I also smiled to note that Slartibartfast had contributed too.

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. Hooray for mould (I never thought I’d say that!) and drizzle.
    My three things are 1. today is my last day at work until next Tuesday, 2. tomorrow I’m travelling to Budapest, and 3. I’m going to finish my blankies in time to send them for the naming ceremony on Saturday 🙂


  2. For me, it’s the imminent prospect of my own bed after 8 different beds in 2 weeks; an embarrassment of freshly laid free range eggs, which have been pressed on us at almost every stage of our trip by chook owners desperate to get rid of them; and the sheer luxury of a chin-deep lavender-scented wallow in an original claw-foot cast iron bathtub, when normally all I get is a rapid water-saving shower…


  3. Ann Pole

     /  October 26, 2017

    I did spot ‘To my wonderful Snail’ in Kirkenes Blue…. (which BTW, comes up top on google search by just putting in the name, even if it is on Amazon!)


  4. A lovely three and unusual happy things. My DIL has just had her name included in a book, a novel by a new writer, and not self published, that says thanks to my teacher for encouraging me to keep writing. How nice is that? So I am happy for cuddles from grandchildren, Autumn colours and the delcious food I ate this week whilst away , hot roast pork sandwich with stuffing and apple sauce and a fabulous greek meal. Feeling very full now.


  5. Lovely idea! My three sunbeams today are
    1) a lovely catch-up with 2 dear friends
    2) the beautiful scent of the fresh rosemary bunch, which I cut from my garden earlier
    3) sharing jokes with my children at the dinner table. 🌞


  6. How nice to drop by and find your three favourite things! Hmm, though . . .drizzle and mould?? lol I do know what you mean. Three things that make me happy today: (1) daily phone calls with my one remaining Auntie. we share a wide range of interests and the discussions are always interesting, even if occasionally repetitive. I find that good talks repeated simply give me more joy. (2) Looking at my new winter gear that will serve me well this winter and even more next year. But I’m not sharing about that yet. lol (3) My first-ever ‘toe-up’ socks with Fair Isle patterns. I’m doing both at the same time, each on its own circular needle, and am nearly ready to turn the heel. One more motif to go. I love making things, knitting and especially stranded knitting. (4) sorry, just have to add this: my wee stash of candied ginger, that was fresher than usual, so lovely and softish for chewing. One of my favourite treats ever.

    I love your socks, by the way. When I was in my 20s and lived in ‘the bush’ I had a wonderfl pair of work boots my sons’ other grandmother gave me for Christmas. I made myself some very heavy wool socks to wear in them as I couldn’t find any to buy. i had some 100% wool rug yarn and no pattern, so I did the math and converted a pattern for the usual men’s sock. It actually worked and I wore those socks for a few years. Thanks for jogging my memory.
    ~ Linne


  7. Laurie Graves

     /  October 27, 2017

    Your three things made me smile! Thanks for spreading the joy.


  8. I think it’s so cool that you make your own cheese. I’m impressed. Drizzle is lovely and in short supply here too. I’m glad you can appreciate it in all it’s beauty, but I do understand that too much of anything can be tedious.



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