Monthly Archives: Apr 2017

Day #103 A Grand Soft Day

It is crisp and breezy. The trees around the worn out basketball court are rustling (actually, I want to use my favourite word that I learned from Terry Pratchett here – susurrating). The sky is mostly grey but is occasionally punctuated by diffused sunshine that makes it through the thinner parts of the cloud cover.…

Day #101 Twenty nine years ago

I had thought to make my 100th post of my #100happydays something special but in the end, it turned out to be yet another very small thing (comfy slippers!) prompting a slightly greater reflection on family and visitors. I’m not sorry. I’m also not sorry that this is going to be a very, very long…

Day #100 One’s house to oneself

There’s a line in the BBC adaptation of Pride & Prejudice where, following the removal of the Bennett sisters from Netherfield after Jane’s illness, the delightfully snooty Caroline Bingley exclaims “How pleasant it is to have one’s house to oneself again!” I am sure that people who have had their houses packed to the rafters…

Day #99 Nearly there

Only one more day left on my¬†#100happydays¬†challenge! Some of you have gamely stuck with me and others are probably sick of me cluttering up your feed with Dan Rather-esque* length posts on a daily basis. I’ll be honest, though, I don’t really want to stop! I started the challenge on a whim, without any real…