Thursday, 9 January 2014

#R2BC Week 2 2014


Thanks everyone who joined in once again last week. It's always great to read what has made other people cheerful! So what is making me smile this week apart from all the other lovely blogs?

1) Operation House


It's a slow project but its actually becoming easier now I've started doing smaller bits at a time. Using Fly Lady's Beginner's Baby Steps I am doing jobs in chunks of 2, 5 or 15 minutes. It's actually amazing what you can achieve if you concentrate your efforts on a small area whilst waiting for your toast!


Bonuses achieved so far include a great reduction in the number of odd socks:



Paired socks

And more importantly the kitchen table is now being used for its proper purpose which is eating meals and not for anything else! The kitchen itself is being decluttered of all the things that migrate there too...


2) Running


So happy to be out in the fresh air enjoying views like this again:



Victoria Bridge from Stramongate Bridge, Kendal, Cumbria
Victoria Bridge from Stramongate Bridge, Kendal, Cumbria

3) Blue Skies

Its not been a sight we have had much of this year so a whole day of it was blissful:


Blue Sky and pink clouds, Staveley, Cumbria
Blue Sky and pink clouds, Staveley, Cumbria

Dockwray Foot bridge, Kendal, Cumbria
Dockwray Foot bridge, Kendal, Cumbria 

4) Winning things

First up a hamper from Swizzels Matlow I won for doing a survey:

Swizzels Matlow hamper
Swizzels Matlow hamper

And then today I heard that I won a bundle of Walking with Dinosaur Goodies from The Mummy Blogger! Not a bad start to 2014 at all. 


What is making you smile?

Reasons to be Cheerful

20 comments:

  1. Lovely pics! Look at that blue sky :) Beautiful. x

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  2. lol odd socks are annoying. if you have time to read for pleasure try 'a place called here' by cecelia ahern thats were the odds go lol. great pics.well done on hamper prize!

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  3. odd socks are the bain of my life, there are 6 of us in this house and we always almost have at least 2 each missing!!

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  4. Fab reasons and great pictures. Odd socks are a pain, we end up turning them into puppets. Congrats on the prizes too & thanks for hosting x

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  5. That is a great start to 2014! well done on the clean up, I'd let things slide over the holidays so am back cleaning and dusting every two minutes! Love your pics, you live in such a beautiful area :-)

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  6. You really do lived in a beautiful area x

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  7. sounds worth looking out for you

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  8. doing my best! it is rather nice :-)

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  9. rebecca beesley9 January 2014 19:14

    well done on those wins - those sweets look incredible! Its always nice to see blue sky isnt it. xxx

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  10. celebratingmums9 January 2014 21:44

    I am doing exactly the same sort of thing as you on number 1 and feel so much more on top of things which is a fab feeling. Well done on the running - wish I could do this but so unfit and fat and shy. Blue skies make all the difference. Well done on the comp wins - I got one today too! @kateonthinice

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  11. AnnieMammasaurus10 January 2014 00:41

    Wonderful to have you on board and your stint is on my birthday so I'll be cheering you on extra hard!


    Will try to get you more help too xx

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  12. thanks Annie - family on a bike may be cycling to Grasmere from Kendal with it to kick off :-)

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  13. I've heard quite a few people say how great the Fly lady is, good luck with that. Mich x

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  14. start slowly and you will soon be running miles!

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