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It’s all change here at Crabtree Cottage at the moment. Do you ever find it to be so? Once one thing changes it has a knock on effect  on something else and so on. The kitchen clear out was the start of it, and it has spread out the door and down the hallway resulting in a lovely airy room for my books, work stuff and stock pile of yarn. It has also resulted in […]

Still Happy

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#100happydays / Blog Awards Ireland 2014 / Hobbies / humorous / Kindness / Life / Life's small pleasures

Well it’s been awhile since the #100happydays challenge came to an end.  I am still very aware of the little things that infuse the most mundane and ordinary of days with happiness. I am more aware than ever before of the importance of reflecting and being grateful for them. Since finishing the challenge I have taken up running, well I have begun the the couch to 5k challenge and am delighted with my progress. I […]

A Room of One’s Own

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#100happydays / A Room of One's Own / Hobbies / Literature / thoughts / Virginia Woolf

I haven’t been writing lately. Between February and May my motivation for writing came from the #100happydays challenge. Since it ended I haven’t been as disciplined about sitting down regularly to lay down some words. Yet I have words in me that what to get out. During my time in college I had a little study built at the top of the stairs. It’s nestled under the eaves, cosy and snug during the winter months […]

Life after the #100happydays challenge

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#100happydays / Hobbies / Home / Life's small pleasures / Life, Love, Family / post #100happydays

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 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 […]