... a fat robin
On Wednesday, I spotted this little chap whilst out at Orrell Water Park. He made me smile because I'd been reading about Lucy's crocheted robin which she felt looked a bit overweight - but at this time of year lots of robins look overweight as they plump themselves up against the cold.
... new sourdough starter
It's been on my to-do list for quite some time and I finally got around to it this week. Part of me wonders why I'm even bothering when the supermarket now sells sourdough bread and it's on offer this week - but there's not the same satisfaction in taking it out of the shopping bag!
... a new jar of honey
This was given to us by a cousin who keeps bees. He lives in Bath so it will probably taste different to the local honey that we buy. Just the thing to go with hot toast!
I'm not always very good at stopping for any kind of break during the day, but today was cold and frosty and I just fancied a mug of tea and a teacake! As you can see, I've also been working on my starry sock. I'm just about to start on the heel flap - I'm looking forward to seeing how it's going to turn out as I've decided to use star stitch instead of the usual heel stitch.
Thank you so much for all your kind comments and support over my sock book and sockalong idea - you've given me the impetus I needed to get started, so this week I've been busy snapping pictures of yarn and needles ready to get going with my book text. It's a good job nobody else looks at what's stored on my camera!
There's been a lot of sadness in the news this week and sometimes I wonder if writing blog posts about what makes me happy makes it appear as if that sadness doesn't touch me. I don't live in a happy bubble; our lives feature worries and concerns as much as anybody else's does - I just choose not to write about it. Why should I bring anybody else down if I'm having a bad day? I like to read blog posts that remind me that there are people in the world who focus on what's good and kind and positive, and I like to write the kind of posts that I prefer to read. I'm truly grateful for the life I have, and that's what I choose to share.
I hope that you have a week that's full of joy and happiness.
Want to see more happy posts? You can find plenty of them here at Planet Penny's Happy Friday!