I am feeling cheerful this morning particularly as I have found time to participate in one of my favourite blog hops of all time. Here is a list of happy things.

cheerful this morning

1. I am on top of things – ooo-er missus!

2. I had a lovely long walk on the most amazing beach at the weekend with my dog and my new wellies! Splashing in the sea, meeting other people, coveting beach huts and taking photos – all very good for the soul.

3. I had a little wander into town today with the husband. Simple pleasure but a nice one all the same. Also got a very important letter off to a very special girl at last.

4. Really enjoying the company of my 10 year old son at the moment. We bond over wordplay and the analysis of everything. We have loved the dramatic Emmerdale this week for example.

5. My daughter is getting all creative with origami and I am quite envious but she won’t let me have a go! I am intending to get more creative and have bought some sketching materials.

6. I am having a really good sort out of stuff because I won’t be needing a lot of it from next year which probably means I never needed it in the first place.

7. Home education is going well. I have met some home educators and their children. Not half as scary as I expected – starting to realise rather late in the day that most people are lovely if you give them a chance. Nice to have people saying hello to me in the street – it’s been a while!

8. When I said I had been on a hot date, someone actually believed I might be dating. Amusing and vaguely reassuring too. You can check out my lonely heart ad this week on my blog too.

9. I have a new to me music centre so can play music when the mood takes me the old-fashioned way. I also invested in a new phone after some good freelance work came my way. Treated the children too – all good.

10. So I am happy and I know it so you should be clapping your hands and all that. Might even revive the groovy mums linky in an attempt to get back to all things blogging.

Are you cheerful this morning?

If I were ever to write a lonely heart advertisement, what would I put?

Well obviously I am an ageing woman and mum who juggles a lot. Yes there are roots in the hair and yes I could do to lose some more weight. I can be quite shy.

On the positive side of things, I am bright, caring and I think quite humorous with a quick wit and a feisty attitude. Over the years I have learned to like myself a lot. I have a booty that rocks and lovely brown eyes and the wavy hair. I can earn my own money and am passionate about the things I undertake. My children are amazing with great values and they know I love them.

So what would my perfect partner look like if I was in the market? You will understand this is just a little adventure in creative writing.

1. I would like someone who thinks I am fabulous. That is the point of being with someone right?

2. I would like someone who in the old-fashioned way can stick to me and not spend an awful lot of time looking at 2 dimensional images of women. I can’t be 2 dimensional so I will never quite live up to that particular fantasy.

3. I would like someone who loves to converse for hours about all manner of things.

4. I would like someone who touches me when I need reassurance or just to know that I am cared for.

5. I would like someone who shares their interests with me.

6. I would like someone who knows I sometimes need me time and even organizes treats for me from time to time.

7. I would like someone who takes their fair share of household chores.

8. I would like someone who makes me laugh a lot.

9. I would like someone who occasionally does things that I like to do that they don’t particularly because they might learn something or it might be worth giving something a go.

10. And just sometimes and not a lot, I would like flowers or to be treated like a girlfriend.

I thought writing this list would be a complex affair but actually if I was starting over, it is quite a simple list. Too much to ask apparently but simple all the same.

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