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Altruism in August and An Accident

I was going to post this tomorrow but have had a little accident today so am taking the easy route. While making more masks for the family, I stitched through the middle finger on my right hand. How? I just don’t know ! I am an experienced sewing machine user…..  The people at our local Minor Injuries Unit were brilliant, kind and efficient but now I can’t sew for a few days. I shall have to read all day!

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Posted by on July 31, 2020 in Uncategorized

 

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Lily of the Valley, A Poem and Happiness Calendar

May 1st is La Fete de Muguet in France when people give their loved ones little bunches of Muguet, Lily of the Valley. Our Dear Friend Kath, to whom I dedicate my blog and who died far too soon nearly eight years ago, loved France and we holidayed with her and Charlie in Meysaac a couple of times. Every May 1st she would give me a little bouquet of muguet when we were close enough or send a card if we weren’t. As soon as we moved here, I planted some Lily of the Valley in a shady spot and have picked a couple of flowers each year in Kath’s memory. This year there have been many blooms and I have brought them inside to share with you all in a spirit of love and friendship and in memory of my beautiful, much missed friend.

For Kath, Lily of the Valley and Rosemary

My poet friend, Kim Ridgeon wrote the perfect poem for today and with his permission, I share it with you here.

Here is this month’s Action for Happiness calendar, helping  us all to manage ourselves in these very strange times. Stay safe everyone.

If you would like a clearer copy to print off please use this link https://www.actionforhappiness.org/media/875756/may_2020.pdf

 

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Mindful March, A Bouquet and Blue with Gold

I love the positivity of the Action for Happiness people!

Our friends who came for dinner last week brought us a beautiful  bouquet which is still looking fresh and lovely.

Following the suggestion for March 2nd above, I have been outside and seen beautiful things – here, Gorse in flower against a truly blue sky.

 
 

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Friendship, Twine and A Band

Friendship February

Gorgeous coloured twine for the garden seen in a Falmouth shop today.

As a birthday treat for the lovely Mr S, we went to see a fabulous band, Falmouth Soul Sensation, who were playing a Benefit concert in aid of Cornwall Hugs Grenfell. This charity, formed by a Cornish resident after the Grenfell fire tragedy, gathers ‘one week’ pledges from holiday-home owners in Cornwall to give Grenfell survivors and bereaved families, as well as firefighters, the hope of a holiday. At least 500 people have been supported so far. Local businesses help too supplying ice creams or boat trips, free visits to attractions and cream teas. Those who couldn’t offer such things have paid towards the transport to bring families here. A lot of people have been made very happy by this offer of friendship and support from Cornish folk.

Falmouth Soul Sensation

 
 

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Market, Parade and Happiness

The Christmas Market went well despite the appalling weather.

Part of my stall

It was the Lights Switch-on Parade tonight and my choirs were singing in the pouring rain but with smiles on our faces! The Parade went by in a misty blur.

It will be December tomorrow. Here is Action for Happiness’s advice for the month.

For my cat-loving friends…..  enjoy this.

 

 

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September Happiness

I’m taking a break for a few weeks so leave you here with the Action for Happiness Self Care September Calendar. Have a good month and look after yourselves, Dear Readers.

 
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Posted by on September 1, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

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Altruism, Beans and A Butterfly

Action for Happiness are focussing on kindness this month.

We have our first harvest of beans – beautifully purple until they are cooked and then they are, disappointingly, just green.

We’ve been at the Ecp Park this evening for an Extinction Rebellion meeting. Beforehand we walked around and spotted a Painted Lady butterfly on the rough wall surrounding the fire pit.

 

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Bees, Blue Flower and July Action

From the kitchen this morning we could see the bees on the Poppies. I took the photo on a very long zoom.

On our walk around the Flat Lode Trail, we saw lots of these little puffy blue flowers. Can anyone id them?

Action for Happiness July poster is aimed at us taking care of ourselves in this uncertain and worrying world.

 
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Posted by on July 3, 2019 in Photography

 

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The Big Lunch, Some Produce and Joyful June

The Big Lunch at the local allotments was lovely, lots of neighbours and a delicious spread including some scrumptious miniature pasties.

The Poppies were striking and the Artichokes massive.

Here is the Action for Happiness calendar for June.

Joyful June

 

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La Fête du Muguet, Happiness and Pooh’s Wisdom

Our Dearest friend, Kath, for whom this blog is written and who died far too early, had, with her husband, a house in Meysaac, France. Following the rather lovely French tradition, explained below, she used to give me a little bunch of Lily of the Valley each year on May 1st or, if we weren’t together, she would send a card. In her memory, several years ago, I  planted Lily of the Valley in the wall garden at the back. This is the first year they have produced more than a few blooms.

Lily of the Valley

According to French tradition, give those you love a little bouquet of Lily-of-the-Valley (Muguet), to wish them happiness and good luck in celebration of the arrival of spring because on May 1st, 1561, King Charles IX of France received a lily of the valley (or Muguets in French) as a lucky charm, and thereafter decided to offer one each year to the ladies of the court.  Dear Readers, please accept this little flower in the spirit of La Fête du Muguet.

Action for Happiness have issued their calendar for May. Here, I share it with you.

Winnie the Pooh always gets it right!

Pooh’s wisdom

 

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