Tag Archives: happy

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.



5 years – 9.6.2012



Today is my 5 year Blogiversary.


Since my first post I have written 545 more posts,

gained many friends all over the world

and am enjoying it even more than when I started.



Thank you to all my blogging friends,

readers,  commenters and followers,

who are caring and loving ,

who make me feel wonderful!


Top  posts of the year:

2012 –  A jar or a journal

2013 – Follow your dreams

2014 – Count your blessings 

2015 – 100,000 Wow

2016 – Piece of Paradise


Being British


Wednesday, 24th May was a special day for me.

After living in London, UK for 30 years,

I have finally become a British citizen.

On Wednesday

I attended the official ceremony in the Town Hall

and my British Citizenship started from this day.


I am very proud to be British as well as German now.


Come and enjoy a very British cup of tea with me!

Hello December and The Weekly Smile #48


After a hard days work,

and a cold day,

this made me smile:




a surprise parcel from my sister.

It is full of wonderful goodies for the Advent time!

Thank you to my wonderful sister.




Brighten up the day with a smile for someone.

Show someone,  you care.

give a hug,

a kind word,

a compliment.



And as December comes

so does the snow in Cyber blogging world.

Don’t forget your cyber scarf

and wrap the blog community

in warmth and love!



Sending all  cyber friends

my love and 

cyber hugs!


Add your smile please !

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This post was brought to you via Trent’s world’s weekly smile




The Weekly Smile #40




A little smile for each day



I received this is a little stand up book  from a fellow blogger.

I met Ute (yes same name as me,)  from Ute42 blog 2 months ago

and she gave me this present as it fitted my blog.

How right she is!

I love it.

I like to share some smiles from it with you for Trent’s weekly smile post.


Even the smallest joy can magic a smile onto your heart.

Irmgard Erath


May each day give you a new friendly smile.

Naomi May


The shortest distance between two people is a Smile.

Add your smile please !

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50 Things that make me happy


I have met a young lady Alysia on the blogosphere

and her lovely blog has a list which I loved

so I thought I do mine here:

50 Things that make me happy:


1. My garden

2. Cappuccino

3. Travels

4. Holidays

5. My friends

6. Flowers

7. Music

8. Coffee shops

smile coffee

9. Sleep

10. The films of  “Ice age”


11. Blogging

12. Making jewellery

13. Knitting

14. Tidying and decluttering

15. Spring

16. New shoots on a plant

17. Thomas, my cat

catbasket (1)

18. Crocheting


19. Meeting friends

20. Dancing


21. Smiling

22. Beach


23. Inspirational quotes

24. Blue sky

25. Window shopping

26. Hugging

27. Salads

28. Strawberries, specially my home grown ones


29. Swimming

30. Singing

31. Going for a walk along the river

32. My family

33. Colours

34. Warm Summer evenings

35. Peaceful early mornings


36. A relaxing bath

37. Birds singing

38. The smell of freshly cut grass

39. Sound of children laughing

40. Frogs


41. Happy people

42. A positive quote

43. A hot cup of cocoa

44. Reading Books


45. A meaningful kiss

46. Being grateful

47. Helping or treating others

48. Planting new flowers

49.  Making others happy

50.  An afternoon nap.



 and the list goes on…….as there are so many things that make me happy!


Wishing you all a very happy day!


Hello August – Surprise


July has gone so quick with some really hot days and more not so hot.

August is here now and this is really summer and holidays, well for me.




Let’s hope August has many wonderful surprises for everyone in store.

Sometimes is nice to have no plans but let life surprise you.




You can …..

make a surprise visit,

surprise a loved one with a small gift,

give a surprise hug,

surprise someone you miss with a kind text message or phone call,

surprise someone to show them they are special to you.



Hope you have a lovely surprise!






Don’t Worry


We all have our worries from time to time and

I always have to remind myself that things will work out.

We need to have faith.

In Luke 25 verse 12 it says:

Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to your life?

Here are some more reminders for you,

and I wish you a worry free day!




Sometimes you have to stop worrying,

wondering and doubting.

Have faith that things will work out,

maybe not how you planned,

but just how it’s meant to be.







Every struggle in your life has shaped you

in to the person that you are today.

Be thankful for the hard times;

they can only make you stronger.




Enjoy the good in each moment,

and have a wonderful day!