Three Things Thursday: 28 December 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, crafty time. Although I have still had (paid) work to do over the festive period I’ve found time to do quite a bit of crafting … this always makes me happy. Here’s one of my completed projects:

Last completed socks of 2017

Second, unexpected beauty. Yesterday I went out to the compost bin and looked up to see this:

pretty in pink

I came in to get my camera and when I looked again, I realised this cloud was part of a beautiful skyscape:

looking skywards

Third, a perfect pudding. I’m always delighted when a steamed pudding comes out of its bowl intact and this one behaved very well:

Apple flapjack steamed pudding

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

In fact, that’s it for Three Things Thursday as a weekly feature here on the blog…. it’s been a great thing to do and I’ll continue to think of my three things, but not necessarily to write a post. My plans are to direct my writing elsewhere in 2018. I want to thank Emily of Nerd in the Brain who originally created Three Things Thursday and I hope that you will continue to look for the positives in your life too.

Free Things Thursday: 24 November 2016

As usual I’m joining with Emily of Ms Emily’s Home for Full-Grown Nerds (note her new blog) and others for Three Things Thursday. As she says…

*three things that make me smile: an exercise in gratitude – feel free to steal this idea with wild abandon and fill your blog with the happy*

Over the past few days I’ve been testing out some crochet patterns for my friend Danielle of The Make It Shop in Manchester. There were three of them and each one made me smile

First, a bauble:imgp1105

Second, a Christmas pudding:

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Third, a robin

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Have they made you smile? Would you like them? Well, I’m giving them away.

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Simply leave a comment below (or with a re-Tweet for my Twitter followers) and tell me one thing that’s making you smile this week and I’ll enter you into the draw to win all three of them. I’ll send them anywhere in the world, but I can’t guarantee that they’ll be with you for Christmas 2016 if you are a long way away. Entries will close at midnight GMT on Wednesday 30 November.

If you don’t win, Danielle has kits for sale in her shop to make them yourself.

So, go on, tell me what’s making you smile this week…

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