Reasons to be cheerful.....

(Warning, this post may contain flowers, crochet, chocolate and suitcases!)

Isn't it wonderful how just putting together a post can be enough to help us see the cheerful things around us? There's something about the process of blogging that enhances life and makes me notice more the good things. And it lifts you up. It becomes a little bit part of who you are. And we need that don't we?

The whole sequence of photographing, editing, and loading photos to flickr, where I can see them altogether, on display, in a colourful group, is very satisfying in it's self. Things change and evolve as I learn more. I like the cheerful reminders pictures bring us.

Okay, so here are my reasons to be cheerful........,

1. Sunlight dancing through beautiful soft, pink blossom in the park. Makes my heart soar after this long cold winter.

2. Blue skies, the promise of a gorgeous sunny day on the top of the common.

3. The wild flowers growing here in April.

4. At home experimenting with pattern and colour, I'm really enjoying my hobby!

5. Wandering around my garden now it's spring. The red tulips are divine, such a gorgeous colour, and the Daffs, well, they're just magic. So many pretty kinds have been planted here.

6. Little glimpses of cabin life as I wander by. Looks like someone has an admirer!

7. A beautiful and unusual Japanese style blossom tree outside the cabin, so pretty.

8. The last Easter egg! Yes, I like white chocolate.......no problem there then :)

9. Another cushion on it's way. I'm always ridiculously thrilled to send a cushion from my etsy shop on it's travels!

10. My new thrifted, blue suitcase. In mint condition for three pounds! Just look at the inside! and it's now become a great storage place for my shop items.

11. Birthday flowers for me. Aren't they heavenly! Simple is best right.

12. Another year older and wiser. Thank goodness for pic monkey editing.....!  I like dusk!

This week looks like it will be a challenging week for us. Several quite important things need thinking about and new decisions will maybe need making in the not to distant future. I'm just trying to keep steady here. Really there are so many good things. When the time is right I think we will be able to embrace them more so, and enter into the spirit of things with more gusto. For now it's just a time of holding this space and moving slowly through the challenges. But life is good and there are so many reasons to be cheerful.

Have a lovely week.     



  1. Hello Heather!

    Your pictures are so lovely and I am truly delighted to see that you are happy and enjoying spring! Your sense of colour, apparent in your crochet work, is delightful.

    Best wishes for the new week.


  2. ps I'm so sorry! I forgot to wish you a very happy belated birthday!

  3. Congratulations! Hope you had a lovely day...
    & Good luck with all the challenges ahead.
    All the best, xh

  4. Gorgeous reasons to be cheerful and a lovely picture of you ... happy birthday and stay strong for those challenges ... Bee xx

    PS Your suitcase is a beauty!

  5. Happy growing wiser day dear Heather :) The lovely clicks made me smile, especially the orange crochet flowers with the green center, very clever!

    You look good and happy in your photo, stay that way and good luck with the tough decisions :)

  6. Buon Compleanno Heather!!!!!!!!
    Your new suitcase is amazing and your crochet flowers are just lovely!
    New good challenges? deep breath and jump!!!!!!
    xxxxx Ale

  7. Belated birthday wishes Heather. You look great and such wise words - I need them to get through this week. Thank you for the motivation. Claire xo

  8. Hi There, Happy B Day!!! And what a lovely post!!! Love all the things that has made you sooooo happy this week, clearly a good place to start a difficult week from!!!!

  9. What a wonderful post Heather, so many lovely things! And a happy birthday! Good luck with all those decisions, looks like you about to enter that phase upbeat and ready to take on the challenges! :) x

  10. What a great post to be cheerful. I loved your all reasons..
    Have a wonderful week...

  11. Heather you are so right, I have only been blogging for such a short time but I already feel I am looking at things in a different way. I hope your week is full of positive thoughts and happy sunshine. Sarah x

  12. I really liked what you said about blogging - it does enhance the good things and posts like these are a delight to read. Your cushion is totaly gorgeous, by the way.

    Take strength from this post when you need it during the coming week. x

  13. Hello again Heather and Happy Birthday! I had to ignore the warnings and jump right in to enjoy yet another lovely uplifting post - thank you for it, and I wish you many blessings and strength to overcome all obstacles!
    Joy xx

  14. Happy belated birthday from me and Annie!
    Angie x

  15. Happy belated birthday Heather. That's a great suitcase you found and such a bargain. Hope you have a good week. xx

  16. Happy Birthday Wishes Heather ♥

  17. Hi Heather! I'm just catching up in blogland after my little break and now have a few spare quiet hours to 'fill my boots' with lots of wonderful blog reading! You are right we have so much to be happy about and I agree that blogging does bring that out in us all. Looking forward to joining you all again with a Spring in my step! Karen x

  18. Happy Birthday Heather!!! [Sorry I'm a bit late in the wishing department, but I've been a little absent all through blogland recently]. Hope you had a happy day. Love your crochet flowers, so pretty. And the end of your Easter eggs?!!!! You must have had Quite A Lot or you are Filled with Control to pace yourself with them ... mine were gone in a couple of days!!!! : -) xx

  19. So many colourful things ... they really do look cheerful.

    A belated Happy Birthday Heather x

  20. love this post! thanks for stopping by my little blog and leaving such kind words...from mezz (ur newest follower) xx

  21. Better late than never...Happy birthday :)

    Love your photos.....and words

  22. Happy Birthday! :) Such a beautiful post, I love it now that everything around is coming to life with colour :)

    I've nominated you for The Liebster Award :) Hope over on to my blog if you would like to take part in the tag! x

    Emma - beautyndthecupcake.blogspot.co.uk

  23. Hello heather I am new to your blog and how very pleased I am that I stopped by. It's beautiful here!! I love this post and couldn't agree more. Since starting blogging two months ago life seems so much more beautiful. Moments are amplified and it's appreciated in a slow motion kinda way. Thanks for sharing these lovely images and a very happy birthday to a very beautiful lady. Xo