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Friday Smiles – Week 265

Hello everyone and Happy Easter. I’m joining in once again with Annie’s Friday Smiles

My new guinea pig finally has a name! He’s called Freddie.

He’s still very nervous but will come to the open cage door and take food from my fingers and sometimes get a little tickle but is still at the hiding from all loud and scary noises stage. He seems very happy though as he’s always ‘popcorning’ around the cage and he and Snowy are getting on famously.

Despite the weather being chilly again and the tiny threat of sleet and snow (again!) my daffodils are looking gorgeous out front. They are my favourite flower and i think look best when you have a whole field of them but i’m no gardener so, this will have to do

The Easter bunny still visits here even though my son is now in his 20’s and these are his favourites. Mine too come to that.

I hope the weather is good for you, have a great week with lots to smile about.

 

Friday Smiles – Week 264

After another short spell of snow we are once again looking forward to Spring happening here. I keep checking the pond for frog and toad spawn but have seen none so far.

This week has been all about pets. Hubby is sighing loudly as I introduce another guinea pig to the menagerie. My existing boar has been looking very sad and lonely since my other piggies died a year ago so i decided to get him a cage mate.

I found this little smasher

He is a short haired tri-colour and as you can see looks totally different depending on which side you are viewing him.  He’s just 12 weeks old and doesn’t have a name yet, I’m waiting for him to tell me what it is. No I’m not mad, I always like to see how a pets personality develops or maybe they do something particular that will give me inspiration for a name.

I’ve spent the last three days introducing him to Snowy and so far its going really well. Snowy is four years old now so all he wants to do is eat his veggies and get a good nap in. He snuggles down in the newbies cage and nods off, its so sweet to see them getting along and I’m hopeful they will bond okay fairly soon.

We are having a tree chopped down today in the garden with lots to do in preparation for that so i’ll sign off and say have a good week and more smiles than frowns.

If you’re new to this smiling lark then check out Annie’s lovely blog A Stitch in Time for more happy posts.

Gill X

Friday Smiles – week 263

Morning all, its a lovely early spring morning here with blue skies and sunshine but more snow is forecast for Saturday and Sunday here!  Its only meant to stay briefly though so i don’t mind that.

It great to be able to join in with Annie’s Friday Smiles again and I have a couple of things that have made me smile this week.

Firstly, it was Mothers Day last Sunday in the UK and i was lucky enough to get this from my son

He knew i needed a new mug as my old one was so chipped so he bought me this beautiful one which came with a matching teddy. I firmly believe you are never too old for a cuddly toy!  he also bought me a gift card to spend on my other passion, books. I am truly blessed in the mum department of life.

The other thing that made me smile and even chuckle a bit was this postcard I bought the other day. I collect Edwardian postcards but only one that have been written and posted. I am nosy and love reading the messages on the back, so when I saw this I knew I had to have it.

It shows a group of ladies sitting on whats known as the ‘lovers seat’ in Hastings, Sussex, UK I love the way they all look so severe and prim and proper but the message on the back is the best bit.

The writer of the card, Harold refers to them as ‘Giddy Old Kippers’ What a wonderful phrase! Has anyone heard that expression before?

I sometimes do research on these postcards to try to find out more about the sender and recipient and this one has been really interesting to delve into.  I’ll be posting the story on my blog tomorrow.

Well that’s me for this week. Enjoy your week and stay safe if you’re in a snowy area.

Gill X

 

Friday Smiles – week 262

Its been a few years since I joined in with this but have been feeling the need for more smiles lately and where better to get them than via this great weekly theme run by Annie over at A Stitch in Time

I’ve had a few things make me smile this week. The first was after the snow finally melted away last Saturday after hanging around for nearly a week!

We didn’t get it half as bad as some so I cant really complain but it did stop a few days of Post delivery which I cant recall ever happening before.

It was really pretty but i’d more than had enough by the time it went.

The second thing was having some fantastic bird visitors to the garden due the extreme conditions like 30+ fieldfares which were such a thrill to see and some long tailed tits who are very occasional visitors but it was great to see them on the bird feeders.

Its not a brilliant photo as its taken through the window and one handed but i’m pleased to have a record of their visit.

Lastly this mornings sunset really made me smile, it was gorgeous

Its so lovely to be taking part in smiley Fridays again and i look forward to catching up with all of you.

 

 

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