Blue sky after a long lonely day : : Time spent with a best friend is always silly and happy : : Road trip : : Love you Green Man : : Van-Etten-Selfie : : Sun setting on the last day of the festival : : Nice to be home : : Broccoli and Stilton soup made by Tim : : A day of happy moments none of which have photos : : Happy mail makes for happy days : : Knits and scarves working their way in to my wardrobe again : : Happy mail from Little Bohemian Butterfly : : Wonderful afternoon at Claude's house warming : : Fab day att he beach with good friends : : The view from my childhood bedroom window : : Three shot latte : : Enjoying being safe at home after a long tiring week : : Happy afternoon of happy mail crafting : : Playing with yarn for the first time in months : : Sneaking in mid day colour with crochet at work : : A delicious meal with my family : : Loving my blanket more and more with each colour : : Touristy day spent wandering the city with my parents : : A cozy evening by the fire with good friends and fine wine : : Blackpool day trip with the best of friends
Twenty seven days in twenty five pictures... we had a visitor from Scotland, a weekend in Wales, boxes to pack, a party to attend, visitors from Birmingham, a trip to Essex via Yorkshire, a birthday to celebrate, more boxes to pack, visitors from Yorkshire and a trip to Lancashire...
We also had to say goodbye to a family member, I struggled over knowing where to write about this, if at all, and while it may seem strange to mention it here in an update on a challenge about finding happiness, I think that this is the perfect place. We only recognise and appreciate the good times when we've experienced the sad.
Betty was a wonderful lady, warm, kind, full of laughter and interesting stories, and so creative... she had an eye for colour and design and amongst other artistic talents was an amazing potter, tailoress, and photographer... maybe if she'd know about this project she would have enjoyed taking part just as much as I am. She will be missed.
I love this mosaic... the way it fades from cool blues in the top left, through earthy tones to warm pinks in the bottom right... the way big events and every day happy moments are all covered. And while I will not have 100 pictures from 100 days when I reach the end of this challenge, seeing so many pictures together like this, I'm thinking that a framed collage might be making it's way on to my wall when I'm done... a beautiful reminder of a time when I chose to recognise the happy.
I hope you've all had a nice relaxing sunday and are ready for the week ahead...