Meaningful Mondays: Celebration of Happiness Month

Celebration of Happiness

If you read my blog you will know that I’m making May my month of happiness. We should find happiness in our lives each day and not just for a month. However, sometimes life is busy or we are feeling down and we just can’t summon that uplifting feeling. I’m like that – what about you? So I’ve decided now… Read more »

Friday Favourites: Revisiting My Favourite Mother’s Day posts

Mother's Day

  This Sunday is Mother’s Day and I’ll be spending the morning running with my daughter in the Mother’s Day Classic in memory of my Mum who died from breast cancer 30 years ago. I’ve written a few posts this week and in previous years around the Mother’s Day theme.  As part of my Friday Favourites, I wanted to revisit… Read more »

My Mother’s Day Morning Tradition

My Mother's Day Morning Tradition

  Mother’s Day is the one day when most Mums will hopefully be able to sleep in and perhaps be  spoilt and appreciated by her children with breakfast in bed. As my children are adults and my daughter is also a Mum, breakfast in bed hasn’t really happened for me in a long time.  Although, I do remember when they… Read more »

The best thing about being a grandmother – 6 grandmothers share their thoughts.

  In my previous post The Best thing about being a grandmother, I shared my thoughts on the subject and how much joy and love I have found experiencing life through my grandson’s eyes. As Mother’s Day is in May, I asked several grandmothers what the best thing about being a grandmother is.  I just loved doing this post and… Read more »

Over the Moon Link Party #72

over the Moon link up

  Welcome to the Over The Moon Link Party #72 You can link up any family friendly posts without profanity. Have a post you want to give more reach? Need some comments or shares? Want a post that’s close to going viral takeoff like a rocket? Now is the time to link it up! We pin EVERY link you leave… Read more »

Meaningful Mondays: The best thing about being a grandmother

Best thing about being a grandmother

  This month I’m writing about Making May Your Month of Happiness  and what could bring more happiness to our lives than our grandchildren? The best thing about being a grandmother apart from just having grandchildren is the joy they bring to our lives. Although it is difficult to select one ‘best thing’ isn’t it? This is the first of… Read more »

Meaningful Mondays: Why My Mondays aren’t Manic anymore

My Mondays aren't manic anymore

There are songs written about Mondays which I have to admit aren’t too positive and poor old Monday gets a bad wrap.  For example, ‘I don’t like Mondays’ by the Boomtown Rats, released in 1979 was written following a school shooting spree.  ‘Just another manic Monday’ by the Bangles was released in 1986  bemoans the fact that the weekend is… Read more »

A writing challenge: A sentence a day for April

a sentence a day

For the month of April I took the challenge of writing a sentence a day. I read a post by Jodie from Jtouchofstyle about writing a sentence a day and she introduced me to Leslie from Once Upon a time happily ever after . On the first week of each month, we link our posts up and can read what… Read more »

Fit & Fabulous: Fitness Inspiration from an 86 year old Nun

Inspiration the Iron Nun

    It was a Monday afternoon and I had just finished a PT session.  I was feeling tired!  I sat down and flicked through the latest on Facebook – as you do – and I came across this video on the Popsugar Fitness Facebook page. Next time you DON’T feel like doing something to help your health and happiness… Read more »

Blogging Grandmothers Link Party #14

Blogging Grandmothers link party

Welcome to the Blogging Grandmothers Link Party #14 Starts Monday, May 1, 2017 at 12:05 am central time (United States) Ends Thursday, May 4 at 11:55 pm Blogging Grandmothers Link Party Hosted By: Grammy Dee, MiMi Clearissa, Grandma Candy, Gramma Lori and please welcome our newest co-hosts Grandma Christie, Grandma Donna, Nan Sue, Grandma Teresa, and Mimi Carol REALLY SIMPLE… Read more »

Over the Moon Link Party #71

over the Moon link up

  Welcome to the Over The Moon Link Party #71 You can link up any family friendly posts without profanity. Have a post you want to give more reach? Need some comments or shares? Want a post that’s close to going viral takeoff like a rocket? Now is the time to link it up! We pin EVERY link you leave… Read more »

Meaningful Mondays: Make May YOUR month of happiness

May the month of happiness

  I’ve just returned from a 7 day cruise to New Caledonia and Vanuatu.  The time away certainly gave me time to reflect and think about my life – what I am happy with and what I would like to change. It also made me appreciate all that I have in my life. May the month of happiness. This month… Read more »