This week’s Reasons To Be Cheerful #R2BC

By | January 9, 2014

Another week nearly over, another chance to reflect on what’s been making me happy this week.

1. D is off school today after a very bad night, we dropped off T and then headed off for a buggy push around the lake near us. I got some great pictures for my Country Kids post for the weekend and a consistently honking swan made us both laugh!


2. My Wobbles Wednesday linky is back for the New Year, we have some new bloggers joining in which is great and everyone is so supportive of each other. Anyone is welcome to join in here.. I made my own badge too, a lot quicker than the previous attempt.

3. I found a tunic-style top in the sale in East to wear at my MIL’s funeral. I’m pleased because it’s something I’ll want to wear again and it covers up my tattoos on the inside of my wrists, which I’m very proud of, each one has a very personal meaning but I didn’t want them on show.

4. Talking of sales – and it’s not like I’m been buying loads (no chance) – I found some black glittery high-top trainers in Gap. Perfect for my glitter/sparkly loving D. They were either reduced from £34.95 or £24.95 (ambiguous labels) and will be great for her birthday.


5. I entered a photography competition last year and completely forgot I had. I didn’t win but received a £25 John Lewis voucher in the post yesterday, which was a lovely surprise. It’s been put towards funding an iMac, which has (guess what?) £25 towards it at the moment! I’m not going to think about how long it will take to save up for and just buy a few vouchers towards it when I can.

6. Hubbie is a bit brighter this week and back to work, January and February are always lean for him – he’s self-employed – but I’m glad he’s got some work before the weather gets better and the outside work filters through.

Linking this post up here with Becky, always lots of positivity in the #R2BC linky and well worth a read.

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Amanda Walsh on 9th January 2014 at 2:30 pm.

Loving the glittery shoes!


Jeannette on 11th January 2014 at 12:11 pm.

Thanks, they’re fab aren’t they and hopefully her feet won’t grow out of them before her birthday :-/


Lou's Lake Views on 9th January 2014 at 5:07 pm.

Well done on the bargains, I always miss the January sales because I can’t bare the thought of shopping anymore after spending all of December doing it!


Jeannette on 11th January 2014 at 12:10 pm.

Thanks and I know what you mean, I never go in at the start of the sales (urgh!), just far too much for T and D.


xOjox on 9th January 2014 at 5:34 pm.

Love those shoes!! Bet she would love my silver sparkly ones…….yes I did say MY lol xx


Jeannette on 11th January 2014 at 12:09 pm.

Your sparkly shoes are sooo fab if I get to BritMumsLive I’ll be looking out for them! X


LakesSingleMum on 9th January 2014 at 7:14 pm.

fresh air always cheers me up, that swan sounds fun! good luck saving up for iMac


Jeannette on 11th January 2014 at 12:08 pm.

Thanks, it will take a while to save but little bits here and there put in will help 🙂


rebecca beesley on 9th January 2014 at 7:24 pm.

sorry to hear about your MIL. I love that Swan photo – it made me smile xxx


Jeannette on 11th January 2014 at 12:07 pm.

Thanks, D is still laughing about the swan 🙂 x


celebratingmums on 9th January 2014 at 9:54 pm.

Love your sensitivity around the funeral and your obvious concern for your husband. Good to have the wake-up call about tough times for the self-employed. You are a fab woman – hope you feel that @kateonthinice


Jeannette on 11th January 2014 at 12:07 pm.

Thanks Kate, that was a lovely comment, I do have my (very) insecure moments, hope you have a fab weekend 🙂


Michelle Twin Mum on 12th January 2014 at 11:00 pm.

Happy new eyar to you Jeannette, love those sparkly h-tops. Mich x


Jeannette on 18th January 2014 at 2:37 pm.

Thanks Mich. HNY to you too, hope it brings great things x


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