To London 3rd April – May Blossom, Random Acts of Kindness and a Shrug

16 Apr

1    To London on the train, masses of white May blossom in the hedgerows. Reminded me of Mum and Dad who used to drive around the Cornish lanes at this time of year to note where the blossom was so that they could go back later to collect the sloes to make sloe gin.

Hedgerows of May blossom

2    I used the time on the train to sew up the shrug I have knitted for Tabitha and sewed in the label I ordered online on which is written, “Handmade with love especially for you :)”

Shrug for Tabitha

3    I’m not a fan of the underground – crowded, noisy, impersonal – but I spotted this poster from the escalator and then witnessed just such ‘an act of kindness’.   A man left the tube train as we did but left his glasses in their case on the seat. A young woman noticed, called him and through the closing doors, just managed to pass them to him. Brilliant!

Acts of Kindness Poster


Posted by on April 16, 2012 in Cornwall, craft, flowers, knitting, nature, travel


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11 responses to “To London 3rd April – May Blossom, Random Acts of Kindness and a Shrug

  1. Penny L Howe

    July 21, 2013 at 8:37 pm

    I love it Sally, yes exactly so! 🙂 xx

    • mybeautfulthings

      July 21, 2013 at 8:41 pm

      I’ve put a link to your blog on my Fb page too. Love your idea! 🙂

      • Penny L Howe

        July 21, 2013 at 8:43 pm

        Thank you Sally, we need to be reminded that there is “good” in almost all humans and be encouraging in looking for it and in making those little differences that can become so special. Again my thanks dear friend! 🙂 xx

        • mybeautfulthings

          July 21, 2013 at 9:28 pm

          It’s my hobby to look for the good in things and in people! 🙂
          And I find it!

          • Penny L Howe

            July 21, 2013 at 9:35 pm

            If you go back to their facebook Sally, and read what they just wrote to me about Christina (because of the blog I wrote for them) I started crying it was so darn beautiful and full of love !!!!!! 🙂

          • mybeautfulthings

            July 21, 2013 at 9:45 pm

            I just did and I can see why! We hope to visit USA next Spring, if my SIS is well, and Washington will be on the list as will the Barracuda Coffee shop. 🙂

          • Penny L Howe

            July 21, 2013 at 10:11 pm

            I will personally escort you there Sally, and of course it would be fantastic to meet you and your sister!!!! 🙂

          • mybeautfulthings

            July 22, 2013 at 6:12 am

            That would be lovely! Should have said Sister in law, SIL. 🙂

          • Penny L Howe

            July 22, 2013 at 7:35 pm

            Hey we’re all sisters of one sort or another, aren’t we! 🙂

          • mybeautfulthings

            July 29, 2013 at 2:52 pm

            Yes we are! When we volunteered in South Africa, building a classroom and working with the children, the two teachers adopted me as their Sister (They were sisters themselves) and made me Honorary Gogo (Granny) to their children!

            ‘All sisters under the skin’ as they used to say to me. 🙂

          • Penny L Howe

            July 29, 2013 at 8:43 pm

            I love your story and their adoption, and yes it is true what they say. A most fundamental truth Sally, and a wonderful one as well!:) xx


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