Reasons to be Cheerful

A good week to be thinking of reasons to be cheerful.  My aunt passed away earlier this week, though I’d not seen her since my Grandma’s funeral several years ago.  Not many occasions for Wales and Shetland to meet, unfortunately.

Anyway…  This week’s reasons:

My youngest has started walking more than crawling or bum shuffling.  And he’s got a very cheeky grin about him while he does it.  It’s a joy to behold!

This sound: Blup!  Specifically, this sound when it’s coming from the airlock on the demijohn of rosehip wine that’s busy fermenting in the kitchen.  Okay, so we’re playing the long game and it’s not going to be ready for drinking for another year, but it’s a magical sound that’s full of promise.

Planning for November.  November’s an interesting month.  National Novel Writing Month (or NaNoWriMo as it’s usually shortened).  This year I hope to go in with a plan and repeat my success at completing the 50,000 words in 1 month.  Sad to say that since last November I’ve hardly even looked at the manuscript.

Christmas!  It’s coming! We’re ready for it. Transport and accommodation booked, home-made Christmas presents underway.  Granted, we’re probably spending more on everyone by doing this than if we bought something from Amazon or Boots online, but it’s definitely more fun.

And finally – a shameless plug for my Recipe Shed entry this week – the Jerk Pork is marinating in the fridge right now.  That’s going to be gorgeous tomorrow night.

And that’s it for this week.  See you in 7!  More reasons to be cheerful right here.

5 Replies to “Reasons to be Cheerful”

  1. Gosh, very impressed with all that early Christmas planning. Thanks for reminder of the Novel Writing initiative, might actually write something this year. Well done on your child achieving those important milestones.
    Cheers! on the other one

  2. I am very sorry about your aunt. I hope you have good memories to comfort you.
    You have lots of lovely reasons, the rosehip wine sounds amazing! and I am heading straight to look at the pork recipe.I have loved hosting R2BC this week, especially because it has introduced me to some fanatastic new blogs, like yours, to read. Thanks for linking up.

    1. Thank you. They’re magic when they start walking, still not quite confident at it but definitely going for it. Congrats to the Baby Badger!

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