Saturday, 18 January 2014

You make me Happy,You make me smile. Take two.

As always a big Thank You to you all for such supportive comments about my last wordy post.

I think about each and every one of them.

It has been pouring all day so I have enjoyed compiling this latest collage of pictures which have made me happy and made me smile this week.


1. My oldest daughter has nearly finished her hairderessing training. I am a very willing model. She cut my locks in a much shorter style. I was initially nervous about it but now I love it. The cut is so good I can style it myself and I wake up excited to wash my hair every morning.What a result.


2. A Christmas book which I am enjoying very much. Clear,encouraging text with the most beautiful pictures. There are snippets from bloggers and crafty folk which seem to make perfect sense and more importantly I think some of the tricks of the trade they talk about are perhaps achievable.


3 The brightest,zingiest pea purée. We were being all cheffy and this was delicious. Cook a cupful of frozen peas. Place in a small blender with a tablespoon of Olive oil,the juice of half a lemon, a good grating of Parmesan cheese according to taste and Salt and pepper to taste. Whizz and serve. This is delicious on crusty bread and even better as an underblanket to a scummy seared scallop. I also used it as a spread in my pitta for lunch.

4. Bunches of tulips. A lovely gift which has made me so happy this week.

So here we have it. You make me happy you make me smile. And smiles are the best!



  1. Looks like you had a good week!

    Hope the weekend is just as good.


  2. lovely pictures Linda, I love your new haircut lucky you having a hairdresser in the family! I am always apprehensive when I change my style because I can never get it to go the way it should. :)

  3. Your hair is way cool! I wish I was brave enough to get mine cut shorter.. I've worn it the same way for 40 years! Eek.. that's embarrassing! Good luck on finding a new sewing machine.. when I got my "new" one, it was a 1948 Singer Featherweight!
    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  4. Smiles are the way forward :)

    I went from long hair to short, and I've not looked back yet! That book looks brilliant, I did a similar craftsy course which was excellent x

  5. Lovely happy pictures Linda, tulips really are the best aren't they! xx

  6. How lovely. Your hair looks so good, I love the way it's lightly layered at the ends. I often have that done with mine too, though last week when I had my hair cut, I had her do a straight chop all across the ends with no layers. I think I'll get them put back in again next time, though. Your tulips are so pretty. I bought tulips this week too. :)

  7. Oh, so many happies you are having Linda, and all wonderful! So fortunate to have a hairdresser in the family and a real cute cut too; I must look into that book, it looks like it would be very helpful; another great idea - the pea puree - I will try this; and of course what could be lovelier than a big bunch of tulips? A big bunch of PINK tulips of course! I hope your weekend is full of happies too! Hugs, Joy x

  8. Lovely post. Keep smiling! Xx

  9. Lovely happy things! The tulips are so pretty, as is your hair.
    Marianne x

  10. May you find many smiles winding their way through your day. ;-D

  11. Loving the new hair style and the tulips and the peas lol Janis x

  12. Thank you all so much. Your comments make me very happy too!


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