Icing, Tiles and Community Happiness

28 Jul

There is a delightful cafe in North Finchley where children can be treated to a Gingerbread person and a tube of icing with which to decorate using their own imagination. T’s became a ginger bread Granny with curly hair and two bionic hips!

The entranceway in the cafe and the sides and front of their counter are all done with colourful makes for a warm and welcoming entrance.

While we were sitting, waiting for KJ to pick us up for lunch, we were approached by three lovely young women who wanted to try out some ideas on us. If they gave me a flower and wished me a good day with the plan that I should then do the same, would I like the idea? Yes, I said. I would do that. How often did I smile at strangers? All the time! Do they smile back? Yes, most of the time. I told them about my blog and asked if they would mind being featured as their ideas really appealed to me. Their aims are to see how they can promote community spirit between people. They were really smiley and left me with some food for thought.



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12 responses to “Icing, Tiles and Community Happiness

  1. babyjill7...Marilyn Griffin

    August 2, 2015 at 5:56 pm

    such uplifting thoughts…as always…JUST LOVE YOUR BLOG!

  2. Mama Cormier

    July 29, 2015 at 10:39 pm

    I’ve always found that a smile opens doors and makes people smile back (most of the time). I decided one day to be extra cheery at the deli where I’ve started buying my cold cuts. The ladies behind the counter are all business and since I don’t speak Polish they don’t often strike up a conversation. I found they were a little more pleasant when I smiled at them and when I complimented one of them on her excellent work she actually beamed.

    • mybeautfulthings

      July 30, 2015 at 5:50 am

      If only more people just did this simple thing and smiled at others, perhaps we could all feel a little cheerier in this world which is so hard for some. 🙂

  3. greenbenchramblings

    July 29, 2015 at 9:31 pm

    Beautiful tiles – they certainly give a warm welcome.

  4. Michelle Noël

    July 29, 2015 at 9:06 pm

    What sweet girls! I think we all need to share more community spirit and happiness. And the tiles are so cheery and fun. =)

  5. utesmile

    July 29, 2015 at 3:42 pm

    How nice, Kindness and smiles spread quickly if someone starts it!

  6. valeriedavies

    July 29, 2015 at 6:02 am

    what wonderful young people.. they must have been so thrilled to meet you too.. hope they start following your blog…

    • mybeautfulthings

      July 29, 2015 at 6:05 am

      They were so lovely. I hope they visit here too…

  7. makagutu

    July 29, 2015 at 4:21 am

    Those ladies look really happy

  8. Grannymar

    July 28, 2015 at 7:51 pm

    I love the idea of a ginger bread Granny with curly hair and two bionic hips! Such concentration, that young lady is a real artist.

    I don’t need the flower, because I am already smiling at you! 😀


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