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October, Posy and A Poem

Action for happiness are focussing on optimism this month.

We visited our Dear Friend, Ti, today and took her a garden posy, lots still in bloom as Autumn arrives.

Ti had a book of Mary Oliver poems and we read several which were new to me though I’ve posted several of her poems here before. Here’s one which we all enjoyed this morning.

 If I Were by Mary Oliver

There are lots of ways to dance and
to spin, sometimes it just starts my
feet first then my entire body, I am
spinning no one can see it but it is
happening. I am so glad to be alive,
I am so glad to be loving and loved.
Even if I were close to the finish,
even if I were at my final breath, I
would be here to take a stand, bereft
of such astonishments, but for them.


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Happiness and Community Roots

It’s August already and here is the Happiness Calendar to encourage us all.

Along with all the usual jobs, today was Scarecrow Making Day. I stuffed a pair of jeans with straw but most of the work was done by the youngsters on site today. It is always special when children of various ages join us – hope for the future. Enjoy the gallery of Scarecrows and harvests.

Giving a goodbye hug



Happiness Calendar, Research and A Poem

It’s July already. The year is racing by. Have a happy and fulfilling month.

We spent a happy couple of hours doing some research in Kresen Kernow, the museum of all Cornish archives.

I found this poem on Facebook some time ago and remembered it today. Here it is for your enjoyment. I hope it’s okay to share it with you here. I had no reply when I asked for permission..


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Kindness, Calendar and A Butterfly Bun

I saw this today and liked it.

I’m a bit late with this month’s Happiness Calendar…….  Meaningful May

I’ve made buns this afternoon to be made into Butterfly Buns for a special day tomorrow. I had to finish off two so that we could test whether to use commercial jam or my strawberry jam. My freezer jam it will be!




Happiness Calendar and Suffragette Colours

Here’s this month’s calendar, Active April.

I’m loving the Anemone Blanda blooms and leaves  in Suffragette colours in our wall garden outside the kitchen.



St David’s Day, Happiness Calendar and Blooms

I’m celebrating my Welsh Heritage today with photos of some of the daffodils in our garden.

It’s March already! Here is this month’s Happiness calendar

It’s meteorological Spring and our garden is celebrating.

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Dawn, Kindness and Cattle

The lovely Mr S took this photo for me while I was still sleeping this morning.

It’s the first of the month already so here is December’s Action for Happiness calendar, Be Kind to others and to yourself. If you’d like a bigger version go to their site on this link.

On the way home from singing this morning, I joined a queue of traffic, held up by cattle crossing the road on the A393. If you look really closely, you’ll see the back of one of the Jersey cows crossing the road.



Happiness Calendar, Beach Walk and Treasures

I love sharing the Action for Happiness calendars and trying to take the advice for myself. Do click on it and zoom in if it isn’t clear enough. .

Porthtowan Beach was our destination with our Ukrainian friends this afternoon. It was wild and windy and very healing which was so good to hear.  

The chaotic waves were throwing up foam which had the loveliest colours. I love collecting heart stones and found this one for M who didn’t come on the walk.

Dogs have such a joyful time on the beach in the autumn/winter months when they are allowed on the beach. I really love watching them and was delighted to catch a short video of one catching a Frisbee.


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Happiness, Flowers and Courgettes

It’s August 1st and here is this month’s Happiness calendar, Altruistic August.

Friends came round this afternoon for tea in the garden and what a joy it was to entertain again after such a long time. Both couples brought a garden posy for us and I put them all together to make a delightful colourful bunch.As you, Dear Readers, know, we have lots of courgettes in the allotment. For this afternoon I made Courgette and Cheese Soda bread which we had sliced and buttered. followed by  Chocolate Courgette Cake which was scrummy!


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Happiness, Sweet Corn and Geranium

It’s the start of the month and so the Happiness Calendar is here.If you would like a bigger version, click on this link.

We are growing our Sweet Corn in the garden rather than the allotment and it’s doing really well.

Lovely friends gave us this geranium plant a few years ago and after resting last year, it is back with its beautiful vibrant colour.



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