Friday, 17 January 2020

Friday Smiles

Hello Everyone,

It's Friday again and so time to share some of what made me smile this week, but, first, I must welcome all my new followers, both here and on Bloglovin' - you're much appreciated. It's so nice to know that you are there and I hope my postings will continue to interest you.

Now, on to my week in photos. This first one isn't exactly something to smile about but the wildness of the sky and sea is amazing.
Taken on Sunday, just as Storm Brendan was about to hit our coastline, you can see how wild the sea was and how louring the clouds. Unbelievably, just a few minutes before, it was dry and sunny which is why we had driven down to the seafront. Our plan was a stroll along the promenade but didn't even get the chance.
Wild weather. Hailstones battered the windscreen.

Happily, once the storm passed over the weather improved and today it's been good enough to pop out into the garden.  It was the jasmine that drew me down to the woodland area.
The sky was a lovely blue.
I was hoping to spot some snowdrops in bloom but so far there's no sign though I know that further south they are already putting on a show. Happily, there are signs of spring is on the way.
English bluebells just showing through - shouldn't be too long now.
And a pot of hyacinths doing very well.

All the bad weather is the perfect excuse to curl up with a lovely cup of coffee and a good book.
Books bought with Amazon gift vouchers I was given at Christmas - definitely reason to smile.

And finally,
With some re-wording this could apply to many of us, I'm sure.

I hope you have enjoyed my smiles this week and will share yours too by linking them over at Annie's A Stitch In Time. Everyone is welcome to join in.


Annie said...

I love all the signs of Spring popping up now...that always makes me smile. No rewording necessary for me with the 'and finally' as you can imaging. Manic day here...had my first customer through the door at 8.30 wanting 3 Memory bears, quickly followed by the next at 9.30 who wanted 5 Memory characters and at 10.30 I had another who also wanted 5 Memory characters!!!....just sometimes I wish they would space themselves out better :-) Guess who will be working all weekend to get on top of some of them?
Annie x

Catriona said...

We have a small patch if snowdrops in bloom-thay always cheer me up as I think Spring is nearly here. We intended to come to the coast on Sunday to give the moho a run but thankfully lloked at the forecast and changed our minds.

Jules said...

Hi Elizabeth

Lots of reasons to smile .. .. and how lovely that you take time to look for them.

The little joke at the end really made me smile. I can definitely relate to that .. .. we we change a few words! LOL!!

Hope you enjoyed Christmas and that 2020 has got off to a good start for you.

Love Jules xx

mamapez5 said...

It's lovely to see the signs of Spring isn't it. But that stormy sky is wonderful too in its own way. I am glad you returned home safely before the storm hit too hard.
Isn't nature wonderful the way it can weather the storm and still bloom and grow.
Enjoy the new books. That is the best way to weather a storm for me too. Kate x

Lisca said...

That was a storm and a half! A spectacular photo!
How amazing that you had blue skies afterwards...
Interesting to see your new books. I don't know any of them. Lucky you. Please tell us about them when you have read them. (well, one at a time)
Have a lovely weekend,
I hope the snowdrops pop up soon,

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Hi Elizabeth, that's awful weather you were having but at least it looks a bit better for you. I can relate to the funny as we got back today to find some lovely crafty stuff had arrived while we were away so the suitcases will have to wait. Have agreat week, Angela xxx

Lynn Holland said...

It’s a pea souper here at the moment, I can’t see my hand in front of my face.
You’ve got a lovely selection of books there Elizabeth. I’d like to hunker down with mine today but there’s things to be done so I’ll have to save it while later
Lynn xx