I am very happy to meet you, a warm welcome and thank you for visiting my blog.

My name is Ute and this blog is about my passion in life. Positive living, beauty, music and dancing. I hope you enjoy reading and that it gives my readers ideas and inspiration in their lives. I am a happy person and like to make others happy too!

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I am a single mum in her 50’s to two  sons and very proud to have managed well. I feel I am finally growing up and enjoy life to the full more than ever before. I have learnt a lot in the last 6 years and have enriched my life with happiness, great friends, positiveness and now it is my turn to enrich other peoples’ life’s. I live in London UK and have done so more than half of my life. I love London and enjoy the multicultural community and great variety it offers. ( Mind you one day I’d like to live near a beach!)

I love dancing, Tap dance and Ballroom, and still practice Tap, and I can proudly anounce that I have mastered my Gold Bar two Exam with honours.

My favourite Music is Trailer Music as I have grown to love it since 2011. There is something for all moods, epic, awesome, relaxing, soft, gentle and just great orchestration, the closest to classical music.

I am into eating healthy, meditation, living mindful and improving my life ( life work balance).  I love new inspiration, happy people and quotes which make me think, smile, laugh and happy.

I started this blog in June 2012 and I like to make people smile,  happy but also give them a nudge and make them think. I am no writer, I have not studied but I love to share my beliefs and send out a smile.

Making others happy makes me happy, a wonderful warm feeling inside. Happiness multiplies!

I have started my own facebook page ” Smile at me “ and see how it goes, even if it is only me reading it, I am happy!

Thank you for being here!

Have a fantastic day!

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  2. Hi Ute, I am a single (divorced) mom in her fifties as well… with one boy, who is the star of my blog (your visit will be much appreciated🙂 ). Are you from Germany by any chance?
    Following you. Hugs, Heila

    • Oops I mixed the replies up. Never mind. We have already lots in common, I am a gemini from 1961 too. I am German but have lived in London for 27 years. I am from Reutlingen/Baden Wuerttemberg. I love my London and will grow old here….. most likely. I am divorced too and was married to an English man. I have 2 boys one almost 16 and the other soon 20.
      It is lovely to meet you. I need to read a bit more on your blog to get to know you, as you are not having an easy time. I wish you a good week, and take care until the next chat! Ute

      • Wow, what a coincidence! You are a Gemini (my birthday is June 16th) and born in 1961 as well!!! And I have been living in Israel for 27 years! I was born in a small place in the Black Forest but my mom and sister live in and near Wiesbaden today. (My dad’s in Africa).
        I just began writing my blog so there’s not that much to read yet…. See you soon. Heila

      • Mine is 13th June, how funny. Wow Black Forest, my friend lives in Schoenmuenzach. Lovely place naturewise but pretty quiet well too quiet for me. I noticed that your blog is new. Keep it going, it is such a great experience and will give you so much support and joy!

      • A good friend of mine was born June 13th. Yep, I’m a newbie blogger and it is definitely a challenge, writing-wise, and also lots of fun to see all those interesting and talented people out there. Wish you a wonderful day!

      • Thank you , here in blog land you find so much love and compassion, it is a wonderful world in cyberspace. I love it so much! Hugs Ute

    • I saw and thank you so much, I am sort of trialling it and see how it grows without any advertising, well exept on my blog!
      As you know I love making others happy, as well as myself!🙂
      Thank you so much, I appreciate you honest comment!

      • I would like to know how what appear to be very established bloggers handle all the comments they must receive. An hour flies when in front of a computer….

  3. Hi, Ute. Please email me at russtowne@yahoo.com. My old email address no longer works and I can’t find your email address. I’d like to send to you the first draft of my latest children’s story to you as a way of honoring you for your wonderful support and friendship. At this point, you’d only be the third person on the planet to see this full first draft. (My wife and editor were the first two.)
    Thank you.
    Russ

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  7. Hi Ute! What a lively, happy and inspirational blog you have here! I found you from Sandra’s reblog over at Quirkybooks and so glad that I did! Thank you for putting a smile on my face today🙂

    • You are most welcome, I hope you enjoy more posts form me, I love smiling people and may I say you have a nice smile! It suits you. Pop in any time please and enjoy.
      I am very happy that you told me here in a comment.
      HAve a wonderful smiley day!

  8. Hi Ute … I just wanted to say thank you for your support! I quite enjoy reading your posts and I really appreciate that you take the time to check out mine!

    Have an awesome day!
    Cheers,
    Fred

  9. I have granted you the Most Influential Blogger Award. I hope you enjoy it. I can totally understand if you do not wish to participate. Please don’t be offended if yours an award free blog…I just wanted you to know that I think your blog is great.

  10. Hi lovely girl, why not fly to Vietnam, the country where Master Thich Nhat Hanh was born. I was much impacted by the way he teaches, and feel you are too. For sure we have a lot in common to share. I will be more than happy to bring you around Vietnam, esp saigon (hochiminh city) where I am living. Thanks for bringing smiles to everyone. Happy new year. Vy

  11. Hi Ute.
    Thank you for “Liking” the post “Love Of The Canvas”. Artists Of Our World on my photography blog http://www.throughharoldslens.com.

    On behalf of the Through Harold’s Lens Creative Team, my trusty sidekick Mr. SLR Nikon, his brother Mr. Pen Pal and myself, we truly appreciate your enjoyment. We hope you continue to join us on our journeys.  

    Best Regards,
    Harold

    • Harold, I love your pictures and you and your sidekicks are a great team together. I usually see your posts through FB, as I don’t always go through the whole reader on wordpress, due to lack of time, or rather falling asleep early🙂 Also Mr Pen Pals words are always amazing and thought provoking. Love you all!

  12. Thank you for stopping by my blog and for the pingback on my post “A fleeting thought…”! Much appreciated.🙂 Look forward to reading more of your posts…

  13. Ute, How could I have missed postings from someone so in love with life and dancing. Dancing is to me a lifestyle with so much positive energy vibes, every man, woman and child can benefit from the activity. It doesn’t have to be perfect ballroom, although I love dancing with someone that knows how, it’s the music and free flowing movement I love most of all.
    Are you the author of the first quote of, ‘Dancing is like dreaming with your feet.’ What a perfect phrase.
    I love your Charleston performance – nicely done and congratulations.
    ‘I’m also fond of, ‘If you haven’t lost a shoe dancing, you’re not doing it right.’ Author Unknown.
    Sheri

    • Sheri, thank you so much, yes dancing is my passion. That first quote isn’t from me I found it somewhere. Well this Charleston is now my exam dance in 6 weeks time with 2 other dances.
      Dancing is one of the best and most enjoyable social activities in life I find, and I am always happy to find people who enjoy it too!
      Thank you so much for your lovely comment. I truly appreciate it.
      Keep on dancing!
      love Ute x

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  18. Hi Ute, the orples saw your blog, and the posting you did with the word ‘Hug’ in it, and just had to come over to make an introduction. They wanted to know if you’d like to play with them. To avoid confusion, we are leaving a link so you can see what the fuss is about. They just love happy people, and you are obviously a happy people. Come join the fun!.🙂 You can browse down though the post to get the general idea of some of the new friends we’ve made along the way.

    http://orples.wordpress.com/category/visiting-the-neighbors/

    In the meantime, thanks so much for stopping in to say, ‘hello’.🙂

    • Orples, I already love the name, it sounds happy and yes you are right I am a happy person and love your idea totally. I came across Orples through Sophia Nell and had a quick look. I will read a bit more about them and hope to be a new friend too. Thanks for your invitation and yes life is too short… Let’s have some fun together.🙂

      • I have several other posts, set up with many more adventures in mind. Just let me know for sure if you’d like to play with us in orpleland, and of course. credit for any material used is tracked back to the source. If I do print these little clips in a book, each participant can tell me what ‘contact’ info they’d like to leave in a hard-copy book, should one come to fruition. Right now, I’m just starting out. Sophia is having a ball with the orples, as we are with her. She has so many fabulous little garden critters to play with, I could focus on her stuff alone, but it’s more fun when there are multiple players. So if you do want to join in, just say the word.

        In the meantime, I’m glad to have met you, whether you choose to play, or not. Marcy, Olivia, and Oscar.

  19. Hi, I saw you had liked some of my posts, which is really encouraging❤ so I thought that I would drop by your blog. Very inspiring, I especially liked your post about now. TTS😀

      • Ah ha that makes sense that you found me through Ralph! I can’t keep up with Ralph but I love his photo captions. Ralph found me as a student “blogging for recovery” taught by the very inspiring Sandra Bellamy. I’m not sure my skills allow me to link you to Sandra’s blog but you might like to look for her on WordPress. Thank you for the follow! TTS😀

      • Yes, his Cats are hilarious. 🙂 What a small world. I know Sandra and her blog well. I also have met her personally in London. She is an amazing lady! Well I hope you enjoy blogging so keep it up! I also thank you for your follow. My blog is coming up for 3 years soon… how time flies when you enjoy something.

  20. Hello sweetest, Ute! I could not find a way to contact you directly from your blog, but I wanted to tell you that I had to delete my blog this week. I have another one, that is self-hosted, and much more secure. I don’t have it attached to this account though, so please feel free to email me (it is in my gravatar profile) and I will be happy to send you the link! xx

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