Wednesday, 30 January 2013

A Plethora of Blessings…

First Daffs 2013I have found so many things to make me smile since my last post!

These early (almost certainly forced!) Daffodils were too hard to resist at the checkout in Tesco & brought a lovely splash of Spring into our kitchen!

On Friday we had our first girls night out of the year & it was so good to giggle & gossip over a cheap & cheerful meal & a few drinks!


Lee surprised me this week with a very early St Valentines Day gift…

New Toy   …I have been thoroughly
   spoiled! I had wanted to
   upgrade from my first
   Kindle to a Kindle Fire &
   had been trying them out
   whenever we were in a
   stockist. Lee suggested I
   look at the Nexus 7
   tablet instead & then I
   couldn’t make up my
   mind! So he made it up
   for me!!

I have to say I’m thrilled with it! I’ve installed all my music, all my books, a load of Apps & as long as I have Wi-Fi I can use it for facebook, emails & to track my Weightwatchers online!! I didn’t really feel my needs justified investing in an i-pad but I wanted something bigger than my phone (I struggle to see the small print even with my varifocal lenses !!) & this ticks all the boxes! I’ve yet to download a movie or TV episodes, but I will be trying that soon too!

Comfort Baking

I’ve enjoyed some baking time this week too & had some success with a recipe for Brownies with a WW pro-points value of just 3 each!!  Now that is something to smile about!
Did anyone else enjoy the Comic Relief Bake Off on TV? More smiles guffaws!

Cool UK

   I loved this photo, which
   was taken, via satellite, by
   NASA on 26th January!

   It shows just how much of
   mainland UK was blanketed
   by the recent heavy snow.

   Now of course, if they took
   a similar photo it would be
   hard to make us out from
   the surrounding oceans…so
   much rain & thawing snow
   has meant much of the
   country is having to deal
   with floodwater!

We are no exception & once again the River Great Ouse has burst its banks & my daily constitutional along the Bedford
Embankment is not quite so do-able…

Flood 1 
…this is the bench where I sometimes stop to feed the ducks & watch the world go by…but not today!!

Flood 2 

   I’ve had some ‘Me’ time over the
   last few days too…always worth
   a smile! Firstly my routine Shellac
manicure on Monday & then yesterday a wonderful (half price offer) facial…Me Time

…complete with a neck & shoulder massage & lots of hot towels…I swear I left the salon a couple of inches taller than I arrived!

The girls at the salon I go to are getting quite used to me asking them to take photo’s during treatments & haircuts! I think they just humour me when I tell them it’s for my blog, or this year, Project Life!!

Xmas Lunch part two  Finally, today I met up
  with Amanda for the first
  time since mid December
  so we had a lot to catch
  up on! We had lunch at a
  very nice local Thai/Indian
  restaurant & exchanged
  very belated Christmas
  gifts, much to the
amusement of the waiting staff! P1270300

It was such a lovely lunch & I was thoroughly spoiled (again) with another ‘Cath Kidston’ bag to add to my collection!! Thanks again Amanda!!

So, as you can see…many blessings & many reasons to smile! Not much creativity gone on here this week…except a little sewing project that I will share with you next time!  I do need to get my scrappy head on tomorrow though as my ‘From Screen 2 Scrap’ DT submission is due on Friday!! :0

I hope you’re all keeping dry & safe from the floodwaters! Thanks for stopping by & come back soon! Open-mouthed smile


scrappyjacky said...

How lovely to read so much good news,Sandi....lots of blessings indeed.
I'm very envious of the bag....I love her spotty ones....and I think you should share that recipe online!

Sian said...

A wonderfully cheery post to brighten a blustery grey January day here. Just what I needed :)

Sandra said...

What a great, happy blog post. I love seeing all your goodies too. I'm not sure if I'd like a kindle, I'm a real "paper" girl, and like paper backs - but my friend got an eraser at Christmas, and I may well be converted after seeing hers