Saturday, 14 January 2017

Spark Joy




I thought that it would be fun to post about Joy, which is my word for 2017.  This week, there have been a few things that have sparked joy: the children returned to school and spent their break times building snowmen, igloos and snow angels.


My Gardeners' World 2017 calendar arrived, so I can look forward to the joy of beautiful flowers each month (if only on paper).  My heartfelt thanks to my family, who kindly forwarded it to me.


The last piece of Christmas cake, which has been absolutely delicious.  I savoured this with a cup of tea.


I was fortunate to find a copy of Country Walking online, as I understand that it has sold out in many places.  This came with the 1,000 mile challenge information and access key to download my progress chart. 


And finally, completing my seaside cushion cover, which was intended as a Christmas gift, but better late than never.  It was a joy to present it to the recipient and to know that it will be treasured.

7 comments:

Tracy said...

LOVE-LY JOY-filled moments and things, Marie! This is inspiring... Hope you'll do more Joy spark-filled posts! :))) ((HUGS))

Rosie said...

Such lovely things to be joyful about. The calendar looks lovely and will be a delight all year, your last piece of Chrismas cake looks tasty I bet it was good with a cuppa after all your walking:)

Mrs Tiggywinkle said...
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Mrs Tiggywinkle said...

Oh you clever girl - that cushion cover is delightful! Well done. January can be such a dreary month, it's lovely to have a bit of "Joy". xx

Candytuft Corner said...

Tracy - I know that we are shaing 'Joy' this year, so I will keep trying to post on this one. Thank you for sharing the joy. Marie x

Candytuft Corner said...

Rosie - there is nothing better than a hot cup of tea after a walk outdoors - even better when savoured with a slice of fruit cake! Marie x

Candytuft Corner said...

Mrs Tiggywinkle - thank you for your kind words. It was a fun project, though I grossly underestimated the time needed to finish it. I am only too happy to share the joy. Marie x