Friday is coming round just as fast as Wednesdays and it seems astounding that we are round to our Friday Smiles with Annie (aka wipso) of A Stitch In Time.
It will be no surprise that my smiles this week came from an unexpected visit from our son and his two little daughters. (Sadly, our daughter and her family are in the throes of the dreaded lurgy - we try to keep our own germs to ourselves, a habit we developed when we were caring for our two mothers, who would have been so susceptible to any nasty bug. Hopefully, we shall meet up this week.)
The first thing that Charlotte asks for at our house is a small kangaroo with a joey in her pouch, that was a present for me from our daughter. When she was young, I made her a large mother kangaroo (Kanga) with two tiny joeys, all made out of an old red dressing gown, so her present was in memory of that. In these two first photos, she is cuddled up with Kylie Kangaroo (her name for the mother) and watching The Flumps - the old ones are the best.
Now we have both girls with another old toy, the humming top, operated by Grandad. I have never found a child who can operate one of these but they do love the sound and the patterns they can see, so Grandad has to work extra hard.
Charlotte has left Rosie to play with Daddy and Grandad and gone back to Kylie Kangaroo.
I had hoped we might have had a cheery sunny photo for today to make us all smile, but no chance. It is looking very threatening again. Having gone out to the farm shops on the way to Evesham this morning to get our fresh veggies, duck eggs and bread flour, I reckon the blossom will be weeks late this year. They are still struggling to get the fresh veggies from the ground. Oh well, I will cheer myself up again by doing more crafting, while listening to the Ian Campbell Folk Group. They bring back lots of memories. They did an impromptu session at the school where I was teaching, partly because the daughter of Lorna Campbell was actually in my class that year - great fun. I count myself lucky to have seen a couple of the best folk groups in their early years - the Spinners, and the Campbells, and bring back all the memories with the cd's and the converted tapes we collected at the time.
If you like the idea of seeing more smiley blogs, or have something to share that makes you smile, then nip across to Annie's place and see what is on show there.