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Hi, My name is Kate and this blog is all about my adventures of happy living. By that I mean crochet, chickens and cooking. Here's to the good life - and being a good wife! xxx

Saturday, 9 February 2013

Four things that have made me happy #5

1. A precious hour in a cafe. Just me, a pot of tea, delicious carrot cake and my new book. Total recharged batteries and the perfect way to spend an hour waiting for my husband (I will do a special post to let you know what he was up to while I was waiting!).

2. Freshly painted, glossed, tiled and carpeted hall/landing/stairs. My dad has been so kind to us spending time helping. I am so happy with the results. But it isn't half stressful when there is decorating going on. We don't even have that much "stuff" in the hall but it seems to still effect every room. I finished work early yesterday and spent a good three hours spring cleaning the home and getting it back to normal. Today I feel so nice about my house again! I am sure you all know what I mean!

3. A thrifty book find. After enjoying Starter for Ten and One Day I couldn't resist another David Nicholls book. I am already at the point of not being able to put it down.

4. Some bargains in Aldi for the garden. An apple, peach and cherry tree (Craig is currently planting them) and some seeds for when it gets a bit less chilly. I brought a few mixed packets as I love the surprise. I can't wait to see what comes up from the nostalgic Cottage Garden packet, or the bright Summer Long mix. I have treated myself to some primrose plugs, hollyhock seeds and some Chinese Lantern bulbs things week.


  1. Yum - time to just chill and eat carrot cake...sounds perfect! I enjoyed Starter for Ten too, must look out for The Understudy.
    Have a happy weekend

  2. Your thoughts are on the garden I see, mine too! They will be beautiful :) x

  3. Carrot cake. Yum! Congrats on the landing makeover. Looks good. I have some seed bombs that I bought from Anthropologie years ago but never planted. I wonder if they would do anything. My plants haven't been growing so well this year, even though right now is our growing season. Wishing you a wonderful weekend. Tammy

  4. Nothing better than a stolen moment to recharge and catch up and with cake...all the better :o) Thanks so much for your lovely comments on my blog, I really appreciate them and meeting lovely bloggers this way. I adore the movie Starter for ten and bet the book is a whole lot better, must add that to my reading list xox Penelope

  5. Hello, Kate :0) What a sweet post :0) Love your lovely things that made you happy, almost about me, but my cake will be the chocolate one :0)
    Have a happy sunny week dear friend
    Lot of love

  6. Kate, I am especially fond of Hollyhocks and hope your seeds sprout and thrive! I had tried several times to grow them, but did not succeed even with started ones, until last year. I found some that were several feet tall at the nursery, bought them and was able to keep them alive all summer. In fact I had one bloom open just before Christmas! Now that the weather has been frosty for awhile I am anxious to see if they will revive this Spring.
    Your reasons to be happy make me happy as well :-)
    xx, Gracie


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