3 Good Things

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.

From 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.

UPDATE – I’ve been a bit lax actually and sort of forgot to keep this up so will be refocusing on the positive in 2022!

Comments and suggestions are greatly appreciated 🙂



The Real Women of Greek Myths Jigsaw

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Readalong with Laini

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Happy pride!

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The Good Place – Michael Schur interview.

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Narnian Book Nook

For my birthday, D got me homework*. Crafting homework, no less! Now I’ve been in a bit of a crafting slump these last five years, so I was a touch apprehensive I’d never build it. But then S came to visit. S has not yet met a craft that doesn’t catch her interest. And she’s…

3 Good Things – June Week 2

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Standard Sunday

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Gazebo Days – or doing the bank holiday right!

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@LeedsBookClub reads for June

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3 Good Things – Ireland Visit

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Beautiful Flower

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3 GOOD THINGS

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Skating into 40

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3 Good Things – London

A few weekends ago, we travelled down South to visit family and decided to arrange a day out in the Big Smoke! Given that we are a pair so cultured, it just oozes out of us – we each booked an event. For me, you’ll be shocked to hear that I wanted to attend a…

ALLOTMENT – Quick Check In

Having been away all weekend, I had to pop up to the allotment for a quick check in. So glad I did as all three of the hyacinth are blooming! and one little daff bravely ganging in in there! Excitingly, my rhubarb are now huge! Leeks seem to be doing something, which is delightful. And…

Proper bookshop! Hooray!

Today has been such a lovely hectic day, it will have to have a proper write up tomorrow. But we have had a lot of fun in that there London and one of the highlights was visiting this gorgeous book shop called Hatchard. We a lovely half hour exploring and delighting in their displays, the…

Coaching, Power Poses and A Reading List

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Ukrainian violinists are joined in harmony by top violinists across the world.

94 Violinists. 29 countries. Violinist Kerenza Peacock: “I befriended some young violinists in Ukraine via Instagram and discovered some were in basement shelters but had their violins. So I asked colleagues across the world to accompany them in harmony. And I got sent videos from 94 violinists in 29 countries in 48 hours!! An astonishing…

ALLOTMENT- Ready to focus on planting now

It’s been a really hard trawl, but look! We now have shed and patio! It’s truly been a labour of love for me – and a labour of labour for X (he did all the heavy lifting on the shed and laying the big patio down – thank you so much!). Heading into spring, I…

Allotment – dig, dig, dig

Now the shed is up and fabulous, I’ve decided to use the paving slabs to make a little patio. And then decided to use the remainder for a bigger patio. I feel like I might be starting to get there, but it is slow going! Hopefully it’ll be completed by the end of the month,…

Notes on Saint Brigid

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Allotment – Shed

We built a shed. During a gale weekend. X worked like a superhero – I’d have packed it in at least twice! Given that there are more storms brewing, I should be more nervous but it’s been a half a day and already it makes such a difference.

Allotment – Rhubarb rhubarb…

A very kind allotment neighbour gifted me 3 rhubarb hearts. We did attempt rhubarb on the lower site but never got to harvest. So fingers crossed I’ll have better luck here!

Week 2, Run 6 – warms the soul…

At the beginning of the year, I decided to go on a fitness kick before my upcoming birthday (Not New Year Resolutions) and today I completed week 2! I am now running for 10 minutes out of 30 – so that’s a 2 minute walk, 1 minute run – repeated 9 times. Not going to…