50 Happy Things 2018: Bloggers Unite to Flood the Internet With Gratitude

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50 Happy Things 2018: Bloggers Unite to Flood the Internet With Gratitude

As you know, I do love anything connected with gratitude and when a post from Tales from the Motherland popped into my emails, the first words I read were ‘happy’ ‘bloggers’ ‘gratitude’.  Funny the words your eyes pick out first.

It was a no-brainer for me to take part.  After all, I already list my happy things in my gratitude journal and love the idea of listing 50 things that I’m grateful for in 15 minutes (you can see the instructions below my list).

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Without further ado, here are 50 things that I’m very happy and grateful for: Continue reading

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#AllSortsofBlogs ~ Best Blogs to Read… 68

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This is where I share #AllSortsofBlogs in my pick of the best blogs to read from recent weeks.  Feel free to add any or all of your favourite posts to the linky.  I’ll share all posts across my various social media ~ twitter, pinterest, g+.

The door’s always open with a new linky starting on the last Friday of the month…


And if you’d like to add my badge, it’s at the bottom of this post.  Thanks.

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Now on to my best reads this month (as ever, it’s a varied and interesting list – one that may take you back several months with me!):

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Welcome to AllSortsofBlogs

Follow my blog with Bloglovin

This is where I share #AllSortsofBlogs in my pick of the best blogs to read from recent weeks.  Feel free to add any or all of your favourite posts to the linky.  I’ll share all posts across my various social media ~ twitter, pinterest, g+.

The door’s always open with a new linky starting on the last Friday of the month…


And if you’d like to add my badge, it’s at the bottom of this post.  Thanks.

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Now on to my best reads this month (as ever, it’s a varied and interesting list – one that may take you back several months with me!):

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Welcome to AllSortsofBlogs

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This is where I share #AllSortsofBlogs in my pick of the best blogs to read from recent weeks (or months!).

Firstly thank you so much for ALL 39 of your links!  Again, feel free to add any or all of your favourite posts to the linky.  I’ll share all posts across my various social media ~ twitter, pinterest, g+.

The door’s always open with a new linky starting on the last Friday of the month…


And if you’d like to add my badge, it’s at the bottom of this post.  Thanks.

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Now on to my best reads of recent months (as ever, it’s a varied and interesting list and some really are from the archives of my bookmarked reads!):

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Welcome to AllSortsofBlogs

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This is where I share #AllSortsofBlogs in my pick of the best blogs to read from recent weeks (or months!).

Firstly thank you so much for ALL 39 of your links!  Again, feel free to add any or all of your favourite posts to the linky.  I’ll share all posts across my various social media ~ twitter, pinterest, g+.

The door’s always open with a new linky starting on the last Friday of the month…


And if you’d like to add my badge, it’s at the bottom of this post.  Thanks.

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Now on to my best reads of recent months (as ever, it’s a varied and interesting list and some really are from the archives of my bookmarked reads!):

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Welcome to AllSortsofBlogs

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This is where I share #AllSortsofBlogs in my pick of the best blogs to read from recent weeks (or months!).

Firstly thank you so much for ALL 39 of your links!  Again, feel free to add any or all of your favourite posts to the linky.  I’ll share all posts across my various social media ~ twitter, pinterest, g+.

The door’s always open with a new linky starting on the last Friday of the month…


And if you’d like to add my badge, it’s at the bottom of this post.  Thanks.

~

Now on to my best reads of recent months (as ever, it’s a varied and interesting list and some really are from the archives of my bookmarked reads!):

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What music puts a spring in your step? Share the vibe! ~ Positive Thinking

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Do you listen to music in the morning?

(Or when you get up if you’re a shift worker!)

How about today?

When we have breakfast, we always have the radio on.  Usually the same station.

Except at weekends when we have a more upbeat station on because our weekday regular is often less upbeat.

We always have some kind of music wafting through the sound waves of our house!

It’s a no-brainer that feel-good music makes you feel, well, good!

And who doesn’t want to start their day in a good mood?

My advice is to be more conscious of what you listen to.  It could make or break the start of your day!

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What did you listen to this morning?  Did it put a spring in your step?  What’s your favourite song to lift your mood?

I’d love to hear from you. Tweet me @AllSortsHere using the hashtag #PositiveThinking.

Let’s create a virtual wave of positivity!

#PositiveThinking is my monthly blog linky.

Link up any blog post with a positive and happy theme (and it’d be great if you could copy my badge below into your post).  Perhaps your positive thought could be connected to a goal you have in mind, something funny you’ve heard or something funny you’ve seen.  If it’s got a PositiveThinking theme, it works for this linky.  Old or new posts, it doesn’t matter – link up as many as you like.  

The linky door is always open.

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Also join me on twitter.  Tweet anything positive and/or promote your positive blogpost (the one you link up!) with #PositiveThinking and include a direct tweet to me @AllSortsHere… I’ll share by retweeting.

Let’s get the positive vibrations going good and strong 🙂

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Bags of Love

Little gives me greater pleasure or gives me a warmer, fuzzier feeling than our little girl and her daddy spending one-on-one time together.

Although I miss not being a part of it, I know it’s vital that they have this time together.

And then there’s hearing all about that special time from our little as she tells me (with great animation) of all the things they’ve done together!

Hearing it in her words, in her expression, hearing about her favourite parts is just simply priceless!

One moment like this came recently.  During a day out together, our little girl had chosen a bag for me (which hubby bought of course, thanks hubby!)

This was not just any bag, it was a bag chosen with love by our daughter.  In my favourite colour – turquoise!

I started using it straight away and it will always be special to me.  Our daughter chose a pink one and has prettied it up even more.

Here’s hers…


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Hers tends to be used for storing and transporting loom bands and reams!

And mine?

It’s full of love and always will be!

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What has your child given you that’s been full of love?   I’d love to hear in the comments below.  Or tweet me @AllSortsHere

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Why are these sweets so special?

When I collected our little girl from school on the penultimate day of year 1, she was clutching a little bag.  On it was a hand-written note from her teacher and inside it was a little bit like a party bag – with little gifts such as a notepad, stickers, pencils, rubbers, pens…

and a packet of sweets!

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Everyone in the class got one of course and it was a really lovely gesture from the teacher.

A gesture that will remain in our daughter’s memory for years to come – she really did like her teacher and she helped her settle into her new school.

Over the summer we convinced her that life is ever-changing and getting a new teacher is a part of the ever-changing life.

When our daughter gave me one of her sweets, there were 2 left.

She decided she would give them to her cousins, who she dotes on.

How sweet is that?!…

What sweet things has your little one done?  I’d love to hear!  Please comment below or tweet me @AllSortsHere

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When a teacher leaves a good impression

Life is ever-changing isn’t it? It’s full of events that leave an impression on our lives.

Even if your own life is chugging along with little change, chances are that something running parallel to it will affect it in some way and influence it.  This is what makes the world go round after all.

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At the beginning of our rollercoaster ride, we moved house and our little girl subsequently started a new school.  The transition generally was incredibly smooth and we are very grateful for the Headteacher working so hard to accommodate us while we were going through a family bereavement.

It was with sadness, excitement and ultimately surprise that we were told of the Head moving on to pastures new.  We’ve been very fortunate that our little girl loves her new teacher and also the Head.

She’s forever making little cards for her teacher.  And after school one day she told me that, along with a friend, they had picked a bunch of ‘flowers’ (likely a limp handful of weeds from the school field!) and taken them to the Head as a leaving present!  (She’s currently penning a poem for the Head and I reckon that if it wasn’t child labour, I could use her skills for my Bespoke Rhymes!)

The positive effect our little girl’s school has had on this new chapter of our lives has been profound and we will certainly never, ever forget the time and attention that the Head (and supporting staff, no doubt) have given us.

So thank you, particularly to the Head who gives new meaning to the phrase ‘leaving a good impression’, the emphasis being on ‘leaving’ of course! 🙂

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Have you had any events (school related or otherwise) that have left a good impression recently?  I’d love to know!  Please comment below or tweet me @AllSortsHere

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