Good morning everyone, well, we have made it through to the first weekend after the return to routine! It has been a very hectic week, and I must admit to going to bed at 10 o'clock last night as I was exhausted!
Mind you, I was up at 3 in the morning the night before hoping to catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights...I did see some very pale streaks in the sky on the northern horizon that definitely wasn't cloud or con-trails from a plane, but whether these actually were the aurora borealis I cant truthfully say...but I would like to think that they were. I have always dreamed of seeing the Northern Lights since I was a little girl, hopefully one day I will be able to travel to one of the Nordic countries to see them in their full glory.
Anyway, this morning I got up bright and early, glad to see that the rain has cleared away for the time being.
Those of us of a "certain age" (and my age goes up tomorrow as it is my birthday!) will remember the Ian Drury song "Reasons to be cheerful" so may well smile at the title of this post. Today's post is just that - things that are making me feel cheerful today!
First up, pots of spring bulbs - I usually buy these on my return to work after the holidays to cheer me up.
Hyacinths, these are the pink variety:
and my favourites of all, the blue:
I love the wispy, mossy covering on the soil.
Some sweet little daffodils to complete the collection:
these cost £3 all together for the three pots, bargain!
Loving these little USB lights arranged around one of my Moroccan lamps:
Certainly a cheerful, cosy sight on these cold days of winter.
What is making you feel cheerful this weekend?