Thursday, 29 December 2011

Reasons to be Cheerful XXXI ( #R2BC )

Reasons to be Cheerful at Mummy from the Heart

Nice and easy this week to find reasons to be cheerful!

1) Christmas

Well it has been a Happy Christmas for me so that is the first reason to be cheerful. I started the day with my children opening their stockings on my bed, then a trip to church and then spent the rest of the day with my parents. My children were the best behaved they have been for a long time and it was a pretty relaxed day.

2) Family

With it being Christmas I have seen more of my wider family with cousins travelling up for part of the festivities, seeing my Granny on Christmas Eve and a southern aunt and uncle yesterday. Seeing family is one of the most important bits about Christmas for me.

3) Family fun outdoors

We have had some lovely walks around Cumbria to get us out and about this holiday. Firstly we went up The Helm on Boxing Day. On Tuesday we went to Elterwater and Little Langdale. Living in such a beautiful part of the world always makes me smile.

4) Beasts and Beauties

For the second year running Spike Theatre have been responsible for the Christmas production at the Brewery Arts Centre in Kendal. This year it was a re-write of 8 fairy tales performed on a very simple set by an ensemble cast in 18th century costume. They also used some puppetry and costumes to change the scene for each tale.

Some of the stories were scary and some were funny for a good mix. My 5 year old spent much of the show perched on the edge of his seat he was so in to it. A very versatile cast who put on a range of accents and both acted and sang their parts. There was the odd fluffed line but they built up quite a rapport with the audience and there was some audience participation involved.

5) Night's Out

We went out last night as  a family to the house of a nursery friend of my son's. The children had fun with the other children and I got to meet some new adults. A lovely relaxing evening in good company.


  1. Hey, hey 31 R2BC posts this year - good going Becky!

    It has been so wonderful to watch you grow and enjoy life agian after your move up north. Wishing you a blessed 2012.

    Mich x

  2. Love your photos, especially the one of the church takn from above. Beautiful. Glad you had a lovely Christmas.

  3. Looks like you have had a lovely time - your photos are beautiful!
    Happy New Year x

  4. Lovely photos as always, it does look beautiful where you live. And absolutely wonderful reasons to be cheerful xxx

  5. You capture a beautiful image in that Church! Good to you know you had a nice Christmas.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog :0)

    All the best to you and yours for 2012

  6. Everything seems peachy. Lovely pictures and reminds me of the lovely Cumbria where I used to live like you always do

  7. Gorgeous photos, and lovely reasons to be cheerful. Wishing you all the best for 2012

  8. Glad you enjoyed Christmas with your family. You mentioned the Brewery Arts Centre in Kendal. My husband and I used to visit there regularly when we were selling cutlery in Kendal. You certainly do live in a nice part of the country.


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