Friday, 11 September 2009

Reasons to be cheerful - 1,2,3, 4 and 5


Well, another week has ended and I'm pleased it's Friday with a (hopefully) sunny weekend stretching out in front of us.

Reasons to be cheerful -1,2, 3, and 4

1 - An opportunity to do some gardening - actually I'm in the naughty corner as I've got some overgrown boundaries at the allotment and have had a "sort it or else" letter. So, named and shamed, I need to spend more time weeding and less time planting and harvesting - (I think they're missing something here but perhaps its just me!) So I shall don my hair shirt and a smile and do battle with the nettles suitably armed and protected probably with a white forensic suit (if I can find one) and green wellies. I'll post a picture! Has anyone actually tasted nettle soup - is it worth the effort as I shall have a bumper harvest?

2 - today I found that I have passed the 1000 mark in terms of different visitors to this blog. Not a lot compared with some who have hundreds of thousands of visitors and hits but enough to make me happy. When I started blogging in April I really had no idea how much I would get out of this fabulous community and how much I would enjoy posting.

This photo of warm newly laid eggs being given to me by my special friend M represents "the hand of friendship" that I have found is held out in blogland. Blogging has also made me get out and about with my camera something I'd neglected for years - so thanks to everyone who visits - I appreciate your visits and your comments so much.

3 - Oooh I've just won a giveaway from "Linden Grove" - (I really must sort out the hyperlink thing). Thank you so much Simone!

4 - Beautiful fern picture - because I love them. Simple. Looking lovely at the moment - not long before they turn from green into lovely autumnal shades

5 - Its Heritage Open Weekend here in the UK - 10th to 13th September

This "celebrates England’s fantastic architecture and culture by offering free access to properties usually closed to the public or normally charging for admission. Every year on four days in September, buildings of every age, style and function throw open their doors, ranging from castles to factories, town halls to tithe barns, parish churches to Buddhist temples. It's a once-a-year chance to discover hidden architectural treasures and enjoy a wide range of tours, events and activities which bring to life local history and culture." Check out the website to see what's going on in your area and make the most of it!

Hope you're inspired to find something in your area!

Enjoy your weekend

Love Wend


  1. I'm going to check that heritage open days site right now...thanks

  2. It's called "Open Door Day" down here and it's fascinating. Laughing at your letter of warning re the allotment.... Been there, read the book etc.............. x

  3. Ohh, lots going on...

    My parents' church does Open Doors days in Edinburgh and they love being there and chatting to the people who come in.

  4. Hiya, I am feeling a little bit cross about that allotment letter! A bit mean I say - I expect you have got bigger marrows or something like that tee hee,

    Have a lovely time out in fresh air digging! You will feel so virtuous afterwards!

    Love Sarah x

  5. Hope the sun continues to shine whilst you tidy up that allotment you naughty thing!
    Blogging is a great way of meeting new people isn't it.
    Lisa x

  6. and 6. this fantastic sunny'll be very hot in that forensic help is fantastic for sorting out your questions and the hyperlink thing is really easy peasey.....

  7. The weather has been so fantastic. I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend. xxx

  8. Sheesh....nettles are extremely good for the environment...hello!!! ;-)
    Lovely post, hope you get to see lots of hidden gems yourself and enjoy this lovely weather. x

  9. Lovely post - hope you enjoy taming your boundaries and the sun shines for you

  10. Great post, full of wonderful reasons to smile.

  11. Plenty to read about since I last visited Wend. I love those cows and I am annoyed I missed Heritage Day. Completely forgot about it. Great giveaway prezzies. Isn't it nice to get unexpected things in the post - cheers you up no end. Congrats to your lovely daughter too. A fine achievement.

  12. lovely reasons to be happy, yesterday i felt a bit sad with joshy at school and had a lovely boiled egg for lunch i wish it was fresh though and not from sainsburys, today i dropped joshy off and he cried, i walked back to our cottage with a tear in my eye too, i need to think of my reasons to be happy! fliss xx