Sunday, 28 September 2014

52 Weeks of Happy 38/52

Hello to you all. Here are my happy things from last week:

1. The things children say... My niece (5 yrs) and older nephew (3 yrs) were playing in the sandpit outside the back door and as I was cooking the dinner, all of a sudden, I saw a cloud of sand flying past the door! When I looked outside, ALL of the sand was out of the pit and was everywhere! 
When I asked 'Who put this sand all over the floor?' 
My nephew said it was my niece. 
'Why did you put the sand on the floor?' I said in my cross voice. The reply wasn't what I expected!
'I was pretending it was fairy dust and I forgot it's not supposed to go on the floor.'
Well, I couldn't help but laugh!

2. Outing with my nephew. I have been babysitting my younger nephew (17 months) on Wednesday mornings. As it was good weather, we went to the local library, which is about 10 minutes walk. It's now a community library so is only open either AM or PM. After getting some books we went to the park on the way home. It was nice to have a little outing as I don't go the library much, I have so many books on my shelf already!

3. 1st party. The 1st party out of five, between now and December, was a 50th Birthday party, at the local football stadium. It was really nice to see lots of people I used to work with.

4. LOVEFiLM trial. I really wanted to see the pilot episode of Our Girl but didn't really want to buy it just to watch it once. I couldn't find it anywhere to rent or stream so I signed up for this free trial. They have so many DVDs and if you don't mind waiting for them to come through the post, it's a good service. You can have two discs at home at the same time and unlimited rentals during the month. I have Sky TV at the moment so I'll probably cancel it after the free trial but if I leave Sky, I think I would do it again.

Sunday, 14 September 2014

52 Weeks of Happy 37/52

My happy things for this week are:

1. Volunteer meeting. I've finally had a meeting about the Maternity volunteering at a local hospital, that I mentioned here. I just need to get my documents checked, wait for the DBS to come through and then I can do my training for the role. I first applied back in March but due to a change of managers, my application didn't get passed on.

2. Last warm weather. Enjoying, possibly, the last of the warm weather. Although, someone said it could be warm until the end of October!

3. Outfit shopping. I have four parties coming up over the next couple of months. I usually wear jeans and a top, it's what I feel comfortable in but don't ever really feel smart so I wanted to buy something a bit smarter. I don't really like shopping but I went with my friend and tried a few bits on- one was a dress. Now, I'm not really a dress person but I really liked it, so I went back on Friday and tried it again and bought it! It had 20% off so wasn't too expensive either.

4. Birds singing. I've noticed the birds singing a lot more this week now they've finished moulting. I didn't realise I missed the birdsong until they started up again, it's been quiet without it.

Saturday, 13 September 2014

52 Weeks of Happy 36/52

Hello all, hope you are all well? Here are my happy things from last week.

1. Funfair. The fair was visiting again, it was here the same time last year and you can find my post about it, here. We went on Sunday and it was much busier than last year, the kids had fun on a few rides but always want more! You can just about see the driver waving back here!

2. Granny Stripe Blanket. Every time I look at it, the colours remind of the beach! I realised that I didn't have a yellow shade for the sand, so I managed to get one the other week and have added it onto the blanket. I haven't taken a photo as I want to add a bit more before photographing it.

3. Kids sleepover. I had my niece and nephew over on Saturday night for a sleepover as my sister was going to a wedding. They were good apart from a bit of messing about when they first went to bed! We did some playing and they watched Frozen while I made the dinner.

4. My niece's wish. My niece found one of those wishing things in the garden (sorry, can't remember what they're called!) and made her wish. She whispered, 'I wish I was a princess'. This has given me an idea for her Christmas present, I know it's a bit early!

Monday, 1 September 2014

Widmer Fields

This is Widmer Fields, about 10 minutes drive from where I live. It's a sort of conservation area, I only found out about it earlier this year. I went on 17th June with my mum and sister and the dogs, it was a sunny, warm day and we took a picnic. We spent about two hours there and only saw about five other people. 

I hope you enjoy these photos!

This was the next field and not actually part of Widmer Fields.

The next field, again.

I like the little seat under this tree.