Author Archives: utesmile

About utesmile

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

An Award


In August I have been nominated  for an Award and I had it in my drafts since.

I just realised that and I am very grateful to Binky  who gave the award to me.

Thank you so much and sorry it took so long.

I have known Binky for years

and as Binky,

I saw bloggers come and go in the nearly 6 years I am blogging.

Some bloggers stopped blogging,

some went to heaven,

and also I met some bloggers personally.

It is wonderful to meet Bloggers on line and face to face.

You get connected and become friends.

There is a wonderful community out in the blogging world and

I can only express my sincere thanks to everyone of my friends, readers and commenters.

You make me happy.



Danny and Struppi


Danny travelled again for the weekend.


On the plane with a snack


in the car to the house.

In Stuttgart Airport Danny saw a many bears and talked to some.

He made friends with one, called Struppi.

Struppi then joined us on the flight back to London.


The bears had a lovely flight home and Danny is busy introducing

Struppi to everybody and the English life here.

Our bear family has grown!

Welcome Struppi!






When I wish I was rich, then I know I am ill.

Because, to tell the truth, I have enough as I am.

So when I catch myself thinking. Ah, if I was rich….!

I say to myself: Hello! I’m not well. My vitality is low

D.H. Lawrence


Jan 18


We do have enough as we are,

our desires are always of wanting more.

We often don’t need everything we want.

Always think twice before buying something.

Happiness and peace does not come from material things.

Count your blessings and you see that you are rich.

I feel rich and blessed to have such amazing friends.

Thank you all.

♥ ♥ ♥

Frost and Rain Flowers


During my visit in Germany now in February

it was cold and frosty.

I took pictures of the frosty flowers in the morning.



I love the frost on the leaves, looked like little crystals.

Then the rained…

It creates a different effect on flowers, rather beautiful

when you look closely.


How those raindrops stick to the plant,

before they get to heavy and drop.



My mum’s garden is full with the yellow ‘Winterlinge’.


So lovely to see yellow in Winter,

they brighten up the season.

Keep warm and enjoy the beauty!


My friends



here is Thomas again:

I wanted to introduce you to my wonderful friends:


Oups, from the planet of the Heart

and Danny, the travelled Teddy.


They are best friends and usually hang out together.


Oups is very wise, he has a huge heart,

is always positive and features in lots of books.

My mum had many of his books, here is a taster what is in it.


“Loving words and a happy smile warm every heart.”

Danny has travelled quite a bit like Germany and Spain.

That is a lot for a little bear.

Doesn’t he look cool!


Oups likes to sit with me too!


We are both equally soft.

Wishing you a super day

and a big hug from all of us,

Oups, Danny and me, Thomas!