Reasons To Be Cheerful

Joining in with one of my favourite blog hops where we celebrate our reasons for cheerfulness every week to keep ourselves in that sensible frame of mind that despite the challenges, we are in fact blessed. If you want to find out more, do check out

1. I have butterflies in my tummy already and am totally excited that I have heard today of the date of my 25th anniversary college reunion. Yes, of course that means that I started uni at the age of 5 lol. It happens next September so I am wondering what size I will be then but know that it will be a whole lot smaller than I am now. It will be so lovely to visit THE most beautiful building in the world and to hook up with old friends and acquaintances. It will be very Porterhouse Blue and I cannot wait.

2. I am happy to report that both my boys got good reports from school at recent Parents’ Evenings. They were both acknowledged for their wonderful vocabulary and levels of general knowledge. So surrounding them with books and babbling on about all manner of things to them seems to work. I am also delighted that my older son who is very bright but really struggles with handwriting is to be given a statement of special educational needs which I hope will protect him as he moves up to secondary school next year.

3. I am happy to have a new pet, a cream labrador bitch who is just lovely and very easy to have around.

4. I am glad that my Dad is going on holiday tomorrow after missing out twice over the Summer.

5. I am pleased to see how my children are popular and how party invitations keep flying through the door for them.

6. I am over the moon that I have picked up some great bargains recently and will be reporting back on #MagpieMonday on my little treasures.

7. I feel grateful that I am managing to stick to my healthy eating regime and hope to have an important milestone to report as part of #mumentum on Monday.

8. I am loving getting to know new #groovingmums and am delighted to be trying out a whole new blog hop on writing that should help me and others move forward on that front. Check out women’s inspirational stories here and get involved with writing here

9. In the last week, I was mentioned more than once in blog posts on the Prompt on Best Blogs. I have two blogging awards that have hurtled my way and I have been tagged in interesting memes. Great to have blogger friends, ain’t it?

10. The wonderful Caroline over at gave birth to a lovely baby boy this week. How wonderful for a woman who has had to handle so much. I don’t know Caroline but her story moves me. Also, a very good friend Kat is due to give birth to her new baby anytime soon.

Hey, what’s not to be cheerful about?


  1. PollyBurns2 October 20, 2011 / 2:17 pm

    You are such a busy lady! Sometimes it’s good to stop and smell the roses. Lovely post.

  2. kidspartyheaven October 20, 2011 / 4:22 pm

    I feel like I know you now! Thanks for sharing. ( And thanks so much for your lovely comment on my blog).

  3. Mama Syder October 20, 2011 / 4:22 pm

    Wow, what a lovely list of R2BC! Sounds like you are really busy x

  4. Emma (@Emsyjo) October 21, 2011 / 6:15 pm

    Wow, what a lot of reasons! I agree about loving having blogging friends!

  5. Bod for tea October 21, 2011 / 6:48 pm

    Wow so many reasons to be cheerful! Good for you 😀

  6. seasiderinthecity October 21, 2011 / 9:17 pm

    So many reasons, I too am jealous of the puppy. Glad the school reports were good – our first one was great too x

  7. Lakes Mum October 22, 2011 / 9:43 pm

    wow what a week – no wonder you are smiling!

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