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things worth celebrating

  1. Glorious, unseasonably warm, sunny, Sundays! This is now the third week in a row that after a cold and damp Saturday we’ve got a Sunday warm enough to throw the windows open!
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make a joyful noise

A few of the things currently making me very happy indeed:

  • The peonies are out! my number one favourite flower ever, growing just below my bedroom window. Bliss.

  • My snazzy new folding bike. I couldnt resist this one when I saw the craigslisting. Too cute. I just love the bright red seat. I’ve decided to call her Lolly (as in pop).
  • Impromptu weekend at a cottage by a lake. How lovely to get out of the city and spend time with some delightful people. The dogs were in heaven.
  • Stella and Charlie rest before dinner

    Stella and Charlie rest before dinner

Other, even more exciting things are promising to come soon, but these are quite enough to be going along with. I hope summer is bringing wonderful things to you too.


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5. A gleam of gold in gloom and gray

About half an hour ago, a bright beam of sunlight burst in through the windows – the first sunshine I’ve seen in days. It disappeared as quickly as it came, sadly, and we are plunged back into the cold and grey.

Failing any real sunshine to bring colour into the day, I’m thinking of taking a break from my data analysis to make a few of these wonderful yarn eggs from Make Monthly to hang in my windows.


A bit of playtime might also help me warm up. I foolishly took the insulating strips off all the windows the other day when it was 13°C, so now I’m huddled under blankets wearing fingerless mittens and three sweaters to keep warm.

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