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About utesmile

Love life, music and dance. Live today as for tomorrow it will be all history!

Hello December – December the 1st – We open the first window in our advent calendar

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Welcome December !

 

The Motto for December is:

Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

It had been a very different and hard year for the whole world.

Yet there is still always something good in every day.

This is what we need to celebrate.

We have adapted to the new normal and

we are still learning.

 

Love is always there and we need now more than ever.

Spread the love and kindness,

find something to celebrate everyday!

Sending my love all over the world to you

wishing you a peaceful December !

 

For December I will post a quote or saying every day

so you can “open” a window in my Advent Calendar.

♥ Enjoy ♥

My Christmas cactus

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Last year in December I bought a Christmas Cactus as a gift for someone.

Before I could give it, all buds fell off so I kept it.

Over Spring Summer and Autumn I left it outside in the garden.

In September I noticed that it is forming many buds.

When it got colder in November I took it in.

Watching it every day with joy the buds got bigger.

Today is a very happy day!

They are opening:

 

 

What wonderful display, a beautiful red!

I am so overjoyed.

 

Flowers do make the world laugh!

Teddy Bath

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Teddies get dirty too…

so high time to have a bath.

After 23/27 years they show that they were loved.

Thin on the odd fur place, squeezed flat and mended at some places.

They are all happy though as these are signs of so much love.

So a bath together was fun.

floating on water,

playing, trying to dive….

then time to rinse and dry…

Once dry they can’t wait to go back to their loved owner,

for some more loving.

Spread love, the world needs love.

 

 

Quince jam

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Quince is ripe during this time of year.

It makes my favourite jam and jelly – I love the taste and smell.

So I decided to make my own jam again this year.

 

I could not find the Jam sugar anywhere

so I used Pectin powder and normal sugar.

It came out rather well and tastes delicious. 

 

Here is the outcome for a delicious breakfast,

well more than one. 🙂 

 

 

Hello November

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Welcome November !

 

The Motto for November is:

 

When words are both true and kind,

they can change the world.

Make your words true,

make them kind,

make them count.

Show kindness through your words,

as we cannot show our emotions with hugs these days,

we can show them with kind loving words.

We can’t come together,

we can still show kindness in other ways.

Make November an extra kind month!

The world needs kindness.

 

Wishing you a wonderfully kind November!

My plants

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My blogger friends post ,made me look for my successes in my indoor plant world.

I used to kill many plants before either water them too much or not enough.

I seem to have learned a bit.  Now I am more successful.

I do love my indoor plants and enjoy seeing them grow.

See how this plant grew since January

and now:

My Plumeria indoors loves the window:

My little fig tree is adding more

and another ficus plant has grown more than 10 cm.

I am overjoyed with my greenery

and enjoy every single leaf.