Saturday, 18 May 2019

Reasons to be Cheerful: Miles of smiles #R2BC

R2BC at Mummy from the Heart 

Welcome to reasons to be cheerful this week! It was very quiet on the linky last week so I hope more of the regulars are back this week... Reasons don't have to be massive to join in as its the little things that have made you smile that can shine out when the world seems a bad place. Any how here are my reasons to be cheerful this week:

1) Doggy haircut

Sherlock had his first trip to the dog groomers so we can see his lovely big eyes again:

bichon frise

2) Chilling in the garden

After a car boot sale and mowing the lawn I enjoyed sitting in the sun in the garden enjoying an ice cold G&T:

Gordons gin and tonic

3) Balloon surprise

At athletics training we had a bonus of a very low flying hot air balloon as they made the most of a stunning evening to fly over Kendal and the surrounding area:

Saturday, 11 May 2019

Reasons to be Cheerful: Break Away #R2BC

R2BC at Mummy from the Heart 

Welcome to reasons to be cheerful this week! Lovely to read everyone's posts and look forward to more happy posts this week. Last weekend was spent at Rydal Hall with other single mums on a Single with Kids break. We had 3 fun days together which make up the majority of my reasons to be cheerful this week:

1) A trail run

Some of the other mums also run so we went out at 8 on Saturday morning for a run along the coffin trail and back around Rydal Water. It was such a beautiful morning to take in the scenery in good company:

Rydal Water

2) Beautiful location

Our accommodation was the bunkhouse at Rydal Hall which is in the grounds of the main house. In this photo it is the white building top right:

Rydal Hall

The children (and adults) were free to roam in both the formal and informal grounds which was perfect for a child friendly break.

3) Woodland surprises

My friend and I had fun on the sculpture trail looking for all the different sculptures and discovering all the hidden animals:

Saturday, 4 May 2019

Reasons to be Cheerful: Merry Month of May #R2BC

R2BC at Mummy from the Heart 

I actually quite can't believe its May already, what on earth happened to April? Any how it's time for Michelle to have a break and my turn to be the host. In case you hadn't realised we have changed the day of the linkup to Saturday as with all our busy schedules our regular linkers voted for a change from Thursday. This may take some getting used to! 

Happy Star Wars Day and here are my reasons to be cheerful this week:

1) Phone

Last week I had a disaster and knocked my phone down the loo... Unfortunately it didn't survive the experience. I have now got a new to me replacement which is in much better nick than my old one so I am so happy! Let's just hope I have no more tech disasters...

2) Bathroom

When we moved in the budget for decorating ran out and the bathroom had to be done in the left overs from my bedroom. The off white paint which looks nice in my room made the bathroom look drab and dirty. So I decided that after 4 years it was time to finally give it a mini makeover. The new teal is so bright, cheerful and fresh:


2) Running

For one reason or another I just hadn't been out running. So whilst my first coat of paint was drying I headed out along the old canal for 5km in glorious weather:



I really need to make sure I get out more regularly as my mood is so much better when I've running!

3) Home and Away


Saturday, 27 April 2019

Reasons to be Cheerful: Cats and Dogs #R2BC

R2BC at Mummy from the Heart 

I love joining in with Michelle our lovely hostess this month. Finally sat down long enough to write my post this week! Here are some of my reasons to be cheerful this week:


1) Filming on Cat Bells

I have been filming in a gorgeous location again up on Cat Bells over Derwentwater. My son did one of the junior races:



I really enjoyed being up there on a beautiful day:


2) Puppy Love

I love seeing the affection between my daughter and her puppy:


3) Bluebells

I love this time of year when the bluebells are out:

Saturday, 20 April 2019

Reasons to be Cheerful: Beautiful Places #R2BC

R2BC at Mummy from the Heart 

The 
link now starts on a Saturday and Michelle is our lovely hostess this month. I have been out doing so much that I'm only putting mine together at 9PM as its been so busy here. I will just share a few of my reasons to be cheerful since the last link up:


1) Hawkshead 10 k Trail Race

I survived! It wasn't quick but I wasn't last and I had fun on the way:



2) Filming races in beautiful places

On Wednesday I spent an hour up Grisedale Pike to capture moments like this on video:



3) Family Time 

It was great to get out as 3 generations to Sizergh Castle and enjoy this beautiful local spot: