Three Things Thursday: 6 July 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, garden jewels. After writing about the beauty of flowers yesterday, picking red currants later felt like collecting gems. They have to be one of the most beautiful fruits.

Bursting with beauty

Second, my grandmother’s basket. Many people have wooden trugs for their harvest, but I use a basket that belonged to my grandmother (my mum’s mum). She used it for shopping, but it is perfect for gathering all sorts of crops from the garden and I always think of her when I use it.

Perfect for picking

Third, house martins. This year, for the first time ever, we have a house martin nest under the eaves of our house. There’s lots of tweeting coming from inside, and we can watch the parents swooping around, catching insects before returning to the nest to feed the babies. Please excuse my poor photographs, but they are fast!

So, those are three things making me smile this week. What is making you happy?


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

Baskets of eggs

My friend Lizze has a very wise gran – Sylvia. In my absence I thought I would share some of her advice with you

Sometimes life makes you put all your eggs in one basket, but it doesn’t tell you what kind of basket you have to have. Get a rubber one with springs on the bottom.

Some of the outputs

Some of my eggs in a basket!

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