Thursday, 29 January 2015


Could this be a sign of Spring that I spotted in the back garden this week? Listening to the howling winds and rain at the moment, it's difficult to believe but the camera never lies! So, this little moment is my Friday Happy for Planet Penny's blog. There aren't many snowdrops at the moment but I found these few, hardy little specimens ever so cheering.

Other happies this week include:
Snapping E and Hamish enjoying a wildlife programme together. E's dressing gown seems to have come out a most peculiar colour  - it's not really that bright!
Starting a new yarny project to bust some more of that stash. I think I'll post some more of this next week when I've progressed a bit further - I just took this photo because the yarn matched my dress!
A cup of tea, a chocolate brownie and this month's edition of Country Living ..... Bliss!
Apologies for the blurriness of this photo but I didn't want to scare the little chap away by trying to get closer. I bought some nigella seeds and a new feeder last month to try to attract some more finches to the garden. For weeks there was nothing and then suddenly they have discovered them and they are going down at a fair old rate.
Even the pheasants were joining in when I dropped some of the seeds refilling the feeder.
One of the chucks coming inside for a quick hello. That's the sleeve of E's onesie just visible in the corner there - we don't have a resident giraffe!
Loaf of the week: Irish soda bread. It was delicious but a little crumbly. Definitely one to do again though.
It doesn't seem like a year since I last bought a little pot of tete-a-tetes.
Finally, I went to a friend's house for lunch this week and stopped in the middle of Burnham Beeches to snap a quick photo. It's not the best view but it was the best I could do from the road. I took it because it's sunny and 10 minutes earlier on the M4 I'd just struggled through the most horrendous downpour - spray from the lorries, poor visibility, winds pushing me sideways, the works ........ and then this! British weather, don't you just love it?!
Anyway, that's all for this week's happies. I'm just off to Planet Penny to see what everyone else has been up to. Wishing you all a very happy weekend. x


  1. An interesting pictorial story depicting the happy moments from your week. My snowdrops haven't come out yet which is unusual as the milder weather down in Devon usually means we often have flowers in bloom before other parts of the country.

  2. The snowdrops are such a hopeful sight, aren't they? Hamish is very sweet indeed , and I love the colour of your yarn.I wish I knew where our goldfinches have gone - the nigella seed is completely untouched, in contrast with last year when pairs were visiting daily :)
    Cathy x

  3. I so enjoyed reading and looking at your lovely pictures. Is Hamish an indoor rabbit? He's adorable. Your new knitting project looks fun. Happy Friday.

    1. Hello! Yes, Hamish is indeed an indoor rabbit, which has its pros and cons - I never realized that we possessed so many wicker baskets until Hamish came to live with us; he finds them rather tasty! x

  4. So SO many happies happening everywhere around you! The loaves and the snowdrops!!! I would say that life is pretty awesome!! Wishing you more of the same this weekend! Nicole xo

  5. Such gorgeous snowdrops and lovely happy moments too!
    happy weekend
    love Jooles x x x

  6. Bunnies do love a spot of tv watching don't they? I have two housebuns, as you say it's a pleasure and a curse!

  7. Hooray for snowdrops! I'm hopeful for Spring.
    That's one very cute bunny too, and the bread looks delicious.

  8. Great photos and lots of lovely experiences throughout the week - thanks for sharing :)

  9. Ah snowdrops. That has partly answered the question on my blog, though I am still looking for some wild ones.

  10. What a lovely happy post. I really love the snowdrops, how exciting to have flowers blooming already. Your chicken looks just like my chicken! I did a double-take. She's my calm, peaceful chicken; the other one is more adventurous and outspoken! :)

  11. What happy photos, I do love to see the snowdrops. A real symbol of hope that Spring will turn up eventually! Thanks for joining in with Happy Friday, don't forget to add a link back to the Planet Penny Happy Friday post so everyone can join the Linky party!

  12. What a wonderful happy week you have had. We are doing some bird feeders this weekend with the grandkids. Such a happy way to spend time together and hopefully attract a few birdies. Have a lovely weekend!

  13. Oh bless those little snowdrops....gorgeous! Mine are just popping up from the soil...
    Your chuck and bunny are adorable....I would love to keep chickens.....maybe one day!
    I totally understand what you are saying about the weather, we've had howling gales and endless gets tiresome doesn't it. I went out with the dogs today and the sun was shining, I couldn't believe it...then the hail returned with a vengeance! A lovely

  14. What a lovely happy week. I loved the photo of E and Hamish. I want a bunny to cuddle. He looks lovely.
    Have a great weekend.
    Ali xx

  15. What a lovely post of daily happenings! I can't believe snowdrops are popping out already, can't wait to see your new project. X

  16. Oh how lovely to see snowdrops, I haven't found any yet although I do have various bulbs shooting up in my courtyard - don't want to wish time away but sooo ready for Spring! x

  17. Great happy moments, especially the snowdrops, they are always guaranteed to raise a smile aren't they! xx

  18. No snowdrops here yet, but that brings me hope!

  19. There is nothing nicer than a post full of happy moments!

  20. I love all the everyday pleasures you celebrate here. The copy of Country Living with a cup of tea and a brownie looks like bliss to me. x