Blog design and happy days

How do we ensure we have happy days or at least happier than not?  It is often as simple as looking at the positives in our worlds.

What are my reasons to be cheerful this week?


1.  Have you seen it?  I am over the moon to have a fancy pants (literally!) header five years after I started my blogging journey.  I would love to know what you think of it.  We all see these things differently so all feedback is welcome.  It was produced by the incredibly talented and extremely patient Helen.  If you are looking for a blog design doing, head her way.

2. We have had some lovely meals this week mainly prepared by Chef Him Indoors.

3. My youngest son got Star of the Week at school for managing to write more than usual.  He is like my other son in having a brain full of ideas but not always the speed and capacity to get those thoughts down on paper.

4. My daughter is developing a very feisty spirit.  This can be challenging but on the positive side will probably serve her well in the future.

5. My oldest son keeps treating me to cuppas, drinks or goodies from the shops.  I think this is pretty good for a teenager.

6. My holiday in France is confirmed for the end of the month in a lovely cottage in the countryside.  I am so looking forward to getting away from it all for a few days.

7. I am really enjoying playing around with Instagram and seeing the images pop up on my blog sidebar, Facebook and Twitter.

Now about that header design? Do you like it?  What does it represent to you?  Do you like the quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson?  Did you spot the quotes from my late Mum and Dad?

Yes, dear readers, today I am totally obsessed with how I look or how the blog does anyway.

Have yourself a great weekend.


  1. Capture by Lucy July 11, 2014 / 1:24 pm

    Woo hoo I love how excited you are! I am the same love it when you have a sparkly new something on your blog and love the illustration! So much fun xxx

  2. Ojo Henley July 11, 2014 / 1:26 pm

    I love it so much!!! It’s perfect xx

  3. carla July 11, 2014 / 4:50 pm

    Looks fab!!!

  4. mylittledreamworld1 July 11, 2014 / 6:10 pm

    I think it’s gorgeous – love the ‘floatiness’ of it. Love the quotes in the header too, and think it captures your blog style well. Xx

  5. Bright Side of Life July 11, 2014 / 7:16 pm

    Your header looks fab and you have loads of things to be cheerful about. I especially love the fact that you are heading off to France, sounds like bliss. Have the most wonderful time. I must look for you on Instagram. I am under kiwimumdi! 🙂

  6. Helen Braid July 11, 2014 / 7:55 pm

    We got there! Yah – so pleased that it makes you smile. It was a pleasure to design and thanks so much for the kind mention xx

  7. Steph Nimmo July 11, 2014 / 9:27 pm

    Love the design! Helen gave me a blog makeover recently too and I am over the moon, she is so talented.

  8. Otilia July 13, 2014 / 9:50 am

    Love the blog design! Might ask Helen to produce something for me 🙂

  9. Looking for Blue Sky July 14, 2014 / 8:14 am

    Oh wow, that is one gorgeous header – I’ve seen a few of Ellie’s designs and she gets it right every time! Lots of other good reasons too: and feisty girls are definitely good x

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