Doesn't time fly when you are having fun and its time to share our reasons to be cheerful again. Really hope that the lovely weather we have been having in the UK brings everyone out in a rash of smiles! Here are my reasons to be cheerful this week:
When I was expecting my daughter back in 2003 I joined an iVillage ante natal group and met a fabulous group of mums to be who were all due between October and December 2003. We supported each other through pregnancy and babies. I met a few southerly ones whilst our babies were tiny but as we were spread across the UK some where just too far away. A few of us have a group on Facebook where we can chat and get support or just let off steam.
Last Friday I finally managed to meet up with 2 of the other mums when I travelled down to Wigan for a party. It was strange but it felt great to meet 2 women I have known for nearly 11 years but never seen in person. Our children clicked very quickly too so it made it a very enjoyable evening. Really hope to see more of them.
2) 40 Bags in 40 Days
Instead of giving things like chocolate up for Lent I'm giving up clutter! I signed up for the 40 bags in 40 days challenge. This means that every day I have to chuck out or give away the equivalent of one bag of stuff I don't need. It's quite therapeutic but manageable as its not vast. One area I did was my recipe book shelves:
So a whole box went to Oxfam and I just kept the ones I've actually used! I've also got rid of some garden junk to the dump plus clothes via TK Maxx to Cancer Research. It's amazing how good it feels each time.
It really feels like winter is behind us and Spring has arrived. Around us the fields are starting to fill with lambs and the snow drops are being replaced with daffodils:
It was lovely spending time as a 3 generation family last Sunday. We are so lucky to be able to live nearby to my parents and to be able to be with them being active. There is so much around here to do that all us of can enjoy so its fabulous.
Why are you smiling this week? Join in and grab the badge if you want: