Many moons ago, when going through a wobbly period, it was suggested that I start trying to record 3 Good Things each day.
It meant that I ended up looking for the positive, not the negative in a day. As well as meaning that I did things specifically so that I could ‘count’ them. (An excellent suggestion, Aunt M!)
In 2020, that evolved into my Song Of the Day Challenge – which I have hugely enjoyed. It’s helped keep me anchored in a very disorientating year – and helps that I started it prior to the Unmentionable (The Global Pandemic. Covid 19. The Corona Virus – you know?) so I’ll be keeping it up this year.
For 2021, I’ve decided to record at least one Three Good Things a week. Hopefully this will become easier and easier to do as the year progresses.
Comments and suggestions are greatly appreciated 🙂
I’d say I’m overdoing these but … well maybe, but happy memories right now are precious! 1. Lilies Dropped the chap off to a wedding and headed home to find some of my lilies are flowering. Stunning! 2. Streets of Rage 4 (easy mode) Finally made it to the final big bosses with a few … Continue reading 3 Good Things – Sunday
Today has been just lovely. Gorgeous weather and a sense that everything is sorted and in its proper place. Wonderful feeling! First thing, I got flowers! Really stunning, long stemmed and a colour that is pure summer. And while X was out for a haircut, I finished my book club book for tomorrow. From the … Continue reading 3 Good Things – Blissful Day
Anyone remember my fridge acorn project from last year? If so, you’re doing better than me. After seeing the acorns in their little bag, tucked away on the back of the fridge this week, I casually asked my dad when I should take them out and plant them. March was his reply. Whoops. None of … Continue reading Mighty Oaks… in waiting.
Too tired to blog properly tonight but in that happy, calm way. 1. Friends On Monday, Selina and I caught up on some netflix. Though miles apart, we’re always on the same page when it comes to our SCI-FI shows. 2. Friends Yesterday, I visited D’elle for the first time in a month! We discussed … Continue reading 3 (quick) Good Things – Week 21
It’s been a long few weeks. 1. It’s the weekend and a bank holiday weekend at that. Huzzah, we are seeing it in with a G+Tonic and – for me anyway – a resolution to stay away from the news. Although I’m still a total snot-box (but like in a cute adorable way), I do … Continue reading 3 Good Things – Week whatever
But I did see a whole herd!
Huzzah! No side effects so far (praise the skies) but shattered from the drive. Will attempt an actual newsy blog tomorrow.
After last years splendour, how could I not! Planted from seeds from last years heads. Fingers crossed.
Michael Sheen recites Dylan Thomas’ poem ‘Do not go gentle into that good night’ as part of the reopening of the National Theatre. #BackOnStage RECITATION – Do not go gentle
(Idea for this blog is directly lifted from the muppet history Twitter account from yesterday. I have no remorse)
It’s official! I am booked in for my two vaccines! Huzzah!
My honey is back! Hooray! Naturally (!), our first thought was to get away… I jest of course, but it’s been a very long 8 months and I’m still pretty cautious about the whole opening up thing, so we agreed that a weekend in the Moors would be just the thing. We’d a late start … Continue reading Weekend Away – Day 1
It’s been such a lovely day. And I feel super sorted, just in time for Line of Duty. 1. Birthday Present Of which I can obviously say nothing. 2. Book Shopping I went to Waterstones to pick up one book that I had ordered. I left with 5. To be fair, 2 of them were … Continue reading I might have to add some – 3 Good Things – Week 16
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By no means does this mean that I can speak Italian, but I’m still plugging away! So day 401 since lockdown began 😱.
After training today, I took a half hour to reacquaint myself with my little garden. Now there’s a bit of order, the sporadic splashes of colour seem more vivid. Perhaps it’s just that little bit more exciting to see flowers after unexpected snow. In April. Joy in every pot.
For the first time in 7 months, I’ve spent a week with my hunny. Obviously, we haven’t been able to go out, so instead we’ve been getting to know each other again by returning to our ‘before times’ routines.
Somedays you just have to make do. Other days, you go all out. This afternoons cream tea and champagne was definitely an all out day. 🙂 I’ve an update about the flowers. For those enquiring readers, it’s a light that’s fixed to the table. one of those Pixar sort of ones that you can lift … Continue reading House Cream Tea – tiny update
It went very well. I’m bouncing. So to celebrate – and as I was in town anyway – I picked up ALL the meat and treats at the South Africa/Zimbabwe market shop. Not pictured, 2 cans of Lemon Twist – the greenest, sharpest, sweetest drink ever. No, it’s not all for me. Even in my … Continue reading End of year review day
The housemates decided to let off a bit of steam last night so it was 80’s hits till 3am and laughter till later. Despite that, I woke up relatively early and very cheerful. I know – no logic to it!
Chat 1 – Lilies My little fire garden is potentially a go again this year as my beloved lilies have started to break the earth. 2 – Sunshine in the front garden This week, we had one sunny afternoon. And all three of us ended up sat in the front, like happy little lizards. 3 … Continue reading 3 Good Things – Week 11/12
1. Pretty flowers!!! 🥰🥰🥰 Unexpected and such a lovely cheery hug to arrive in the post! Thank you X – the weekend looks more colourful already! 2. Care Package But wait…there’s more! My parents sent me a hug via the post too! Pj’s, slippers (not pictured as on feet), a top and a cookery book. … Continue reading 3 Good Things – Photo Day
It’s not yet ten and I am zonked, for all the right reasons. As part of my ongoing 3 Good Things project, I’ve been trying to reflect on what I’ve been up to. This isn’t an exhaustive list by any means – which is so cool to say! Because while it feels like NOTHING AT … Continue reading By the numbers – taking stock (likely part 1)
Have had a lovely relaxing, yet productive day. As I forgot to turn off my alarm, I woke at 8ish then got that glorious free wheeling sleep where you don’t go into a deep sleep but you know you don’t have to get up until whenever! By 11, I was craving coffee which I took … Continue reading 3 Good Things – Quietly Content
1. It’s Friday. 2. I sorted the front garden just in time for summer. 3. I worked super hard. 4. Just cheating now – I read with a friend. 5. Proper brag – And I sang along to some old favourites. Included were: Miley Cyrus Stevie Nicks Prefab Sprout Taylor Swift Hozier Dolores Keane MILCK
Not that I’m wishing my life away or anything, but honestly, this has been a long month, especially considering that it’s the shortest one. Still – ups and downs aside – sunset was 5.36pm this evening, which I have taken full advantage of. Pottered in the garden, walked down to the abbey – given the … Continue reading 3 Good Things – Nearly thru February
The front garden is looking a little bare, but is mine again now the scaffolding (and chimney!) has been removed. The skip is – rather annoyingly – still there. But nevermind. This summer, we’ll be properly able to sit out there and enjoy the sun. Huzzah! And in the back, I’ve found shoots! Even just … Continue reading “It’s alive!”
Would it be terribly narcissistic if I am the subject of my own 3 Good Things? Yes, well, indulge me this once – I’m feeling so chuffed!
This evening has been a bit of a flashback to my days in IT. Except it was family so there was much more effing and blinding and howls of ‘WHY WONT IT JUST WORK?!?” Not at anyone – never at anyone – just at the machines. I even attempted a car metaphor ‘updates are like … Continue reading “Have you tried switching it off and on again?”
But it is a Three Good Things sort of day. It’s a paint my nails peach (with one gold) sort of day. No one will see them, but still, a splash of colour, a dash of flair dahling.* A sneaky weekend read along with my friend sort of day, which meant that I’ve finished my … Continue reading Week 5 – It’s not a blogging day
Sent to me by D. Thank you. Such a lovely idea.
This has been a very sorrowful week. It has not been easy to focus on finding positive things through the sadness, though of course, these are the times when it becomes most important to try to. According to the #DaylightBot, we’re up to 7hours and 34 minutes of daylight. Today will be 3mins brighter than … Continue reading 3 Good Things – Week 3
I think I need to figure out what to do with my wax this weekend. Otherwise I’m just some nutter with a wax collection. Ha ha ha… Cough… Ahem… I do have wicks now. So that’s a step in the right direction.
Amanda Gorman became the youngest Poet to perform at a presidential inauguration. The 23 year old delivered The Hill We Climb – a poem which was completed on 6th of January. The same day that the Capitol was stormed by supporters of the previous president, engaging in acts of domestic terrorism. Her first book – The … Continue reading POEM – Amanda Gorman – The Hill We Climb
So very glad to be doing this, because January is proving to be long, tedious, wet and cold. A particularly January January. I published the first instalment of this little project on the 5th. It’s been…a wild whirlwind since then. Here in the UK, the third lockdown is not easy but the high daily death … Continue reading 3 Good Things – Week 2
So, it’s been 295 days since I was instructed to work from home last March. And Day 1 of the UK’s third national lockdown. During the first lockdown, I was very conscious that I was going to need to work hard to not lose myself in fear and misery. And me being me – I … Continue reading Week 1 – 3 Good Things