Thursday, 5 May 2011

Fairy houses and washing machines

What a lovely time of the week - one where I can share a bit of my life along with all the readers of Michelle's fantastic "Reasons to be cheerful"

So without further ado I present to you:

Reason to be cheerful 1

Thoughtful gifts.

These crystals were bought for me by my darling daughter - she just saw them when out with Grandma one day and thought of me. The little dish was a gift from a journalist in America who, likewise, saw the dish and thought of me. Isn't it wonderful when people think of you? When the sun shines over these crystals they kind of dance in the air ;)

Reason to be cheerful 2

my washing machine.

I know, not exactly romantic is it? But sometimes I'm just SO grateful for the modern conveniences that make my life easier. I get fed up having to load, unload, hang out, hang up all that laundry but my goodness, imagine doing that down at the river side with a couple of stones?

Reason to be cheerful 3

Fairy houses

At the back of our house is a beautiful line of trees. One in particular holds the fairy kingdom and we leave presents such as small feathers in the door way. Sometimes we find gifts too ...

Stop for a moment, take a deep breath and tell me what you are grateful for right now...


  1. Great reasons...the stones are lovely and you are 100% right about washing machines!

  2. Those crystals are beautiful :)

  3. Love the fairy house! And those crystals are just beautiful :)

  4. great minds thnk alike! we also built some fairy houses recently, great fun.

  5. Ohh I love crystals. I have a bowl of them very similar! Mich x

  6. Loving the fairy house. Must go and have a good search in my garden and see if we have fairies.x

  7. Oooh beautiful shiny colourful crystals!!! And yes it is lovely when people see beautiful things and think of you.

    I think you're right about the washing machine too. We take so many modern conveniences for granted. We may have different pressures and stresses to what our ancestors did, but running our households is not such a gruelling chore.

    Lovely reasons, the fairy kingdom too - cute! xXx

  8. What lovely reasons to be cheerful. I love the fairy houses as well gorgeous xx

  9. I love the fairy house! Must hunt out one of those!


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