Month: May 2014

Life after the #100happydays challenge

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Day 2 It’s day 2 of life after the #100happydays challenge and I have to say I feel a little bereft! I really enjoyed reflecting on the life of Karen on a daily basis and recognising those moments, no matter how small and insignificant they may seem, that put a smile on my face and a spring in my step. It’s early days but I’m still appreciating the little things and my life seems more […]

#100happydays Day 100

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Day 100 Tuesday May 27th  I can’t believe it’s day 100 already! There have been plenty of ups and downs in the Shiels house over the past 100 days, broken bones, pulled ligaments, reaching 40 , celebrating with family and friends, health scares, strokes, herb growing, hat knitting, much laughter, a few tears but mostly everyday no matter what there was happiness to be found once it was anticipated and longed for. Today whilst out […]

#100happydays Day 98

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Day 98 Sunday May 25th This made me very happy and very excited!! Since discovering Lucy’s M.I.L.K (www.madeinlucyskitchen.com)  products over a year ago I have become a little addicted to her beautiful soaps and fragrant body scrub. Everyone in the house loves her gorgeous bath melts. Even my other half is a fan and uses M.I.L.K shaving balm most mornings. I love to have a few spare bars of soap in the house to give to […]

#100happydays Day 97

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Day 97  Saturday May 24th Tidying up around my room and my gaze fall on this beautiful heart, a present from a friend who has added so much to my life. When I think of her  a smile brightens  my face,  a sparkle lights up my eyes and a spring is added to my step.  I met this lovely lady while I was doing my under graduate degree and during the times I felt I really couldn’t go […]

#100happydays Day 95

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#100happydays / Knitting / Life, Love, Family / lifestyle / Simplicity

Day 95 Thursday May 22nd I have been asked to  collaborate on a project by the owner of Made In Lucy’s Kitchen and I am very excited about it! These are samples I made to show Lucy,  fingers crossed they are what she is looking for.  Seize every opportunity along the way, for how sad it would be if the road you chose became the road not taken. ~Robert Brault

#100happydays Day 93

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#100happydays / Hobbies / Knitting / Life's small pleasures

Day 93!! Tuesday May 20th The new year seen me return to enjoying a hobby I have had since childhood. Knitting. Most evenings you’ll find me sitting with needles in hand watching TV and relaxing. My kids and nieces and a good friend have been the recipients of the lovely finished products. There is a certain joy in giving someone something that you have made with your own hands. Today I decided to set up […]

#100happydays Day 92

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Day 92 Monday May 19th Finally took  the sewing machine out again and made this little curtain. I’m delighted with it although if you take a close look the stitches may not be as straight as they should be! It adds a little charm and colour to the kitchen and I’m delighted with it. We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating […]

#100happydays Day 91

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Day 91 Sunday May 18th A big hello and thank you to all those who have recently followed my blog. I really appreciate you stopping by and taking the time to read my ramblings. Feel free to comment anytime. I have posted a photo of this tree before but it was taken at night whilst the rain poured down. It didn’t show the vibrant yellow blooms that are eagerly awaited each May. Not sure this […]