Category Archives: Positive

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!

Is it Winter or Spring?


The weather is so confusing these days.

Just now it was snowing and it felt like -2 degrees

and on my walk I find this pretty thing braving the cold .

Tomorrow it is supposed to be +11 degrees.




The bulbs think it is Spring as they come already.




We take it as it comes and

let the sun shine from our heart!


Jigsaw Puzzle Review – Snowdrop Cottage


I have been given a 1000 piece Jigsaw puzzle to do and to review,

as you know I love doing puzzles.

It arrived on Friday.

I was already excited.

It is called Snowdrop Cottage and it is an original premium Ravensburger Puzzle,

Great German Quality.


It is wonderful to unpack a great quality puzzle

knowing how much I will enjoy doing it.

The joy begins on opening the box… the anticipation….

and I find the pieces, a leaflet, the 2018 catalog and a picture of the puzzle.

The picture – Snowdrop Cottage, perfect for the Winter season is  done by artist Howard Robinson.

It is the 11th in a series of English Cottages.

I love the picture.

When I study it more I find the warm cottage, lots of beautiful plants, many birds, different flowers, the well –

all in all a beautiful picture.

I already make my plan in my head how to tackle the puzzle.

Step 1 find all edge pieces

Step 2 sort colours  for house and roof

Step 3 go for it and enjoy.

Check out my progress:


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The Puzzle was a delight to do. The most satisfying moment is when you put the last piece in. You feel you have achieved something and had fun doing it.

I started on Friday evening, continued on Saturday and finished it off on Sunday afternoon.  This 1000 piece puzzle would be a great starter puzzle for someone who has only done 500 pieces, but wants to go bigger.  The motive which is the very ‘busy’ and colorful picture of Snowdrop Cottage makes it easy to sort and follow where the pieces go. The soft click technology of the well known Ravensburger Company makes it so satisfying to put piece after piece in and you feel straight away if it fits or not. The different shapes also help solving the puzzle.

The making of the puzzle was fun and relaxing for me.

Puzzles are relaxing and almost like a meditation,

when you can study the picture and enjoy every bit in detail,

no rushing involved,

but take your time and do it calmly.

You can do it together with someone else and have a good and peaceful time.

If you enjoy doing puzzles I certainly recommend this puzzle from Ravensburger


it makes a great present too.

There are plenty more puzzles to choose from if you want a bigger challenge or just more fun.


done – hurray


Looking through the catalog I found my next one already – ‘The afternoon visitor’

Find the wonders of nature

Find the wonders of nature

In this dark and grey January

it is still possible to find

wonders of nature.

Encourage yourself to notice them.

Greet the sunshine and  birdsong in the morning,

look at the cloud formation,

see some blooms, cheering up the world.

Nature is a healer in many ways.

Always look with fresh eyes,

bringing wonders to your surroundings.

The wonders of Nature are endless.

Walt Disney


Garden picture Jan 18



My strawberry plants, lovely and green.


What wonders did you find today ?