Sunday, 5 January 2014

Kicking the January Blues

Hello to you.
Hope the new year is treating you all well so far?
I can be quite a miserable Martha in January, so I've taken it upon myself  to do my best to stay positive and count my blessing more.
My negativity can get the better of me sometimes.
Here are a few photos of things that have made me happy this week.
Pretty orchid gracing my Grannie's conservatory.
I love the simplicity of these flowers.
Putting away the Christmas decorations is always a sad occasion but I will look forward to seeing my Grannie's nativity set in December.
Our new addition is settling in well and sometimes you'd never guess she was feral only a few months ago.
My Grannie's dog always makes me smile she's such a sweet natured girl who just wants to be loved.
Another thing that never fails to cheer me up is getting out in the fresh air.

I think we can all get a bit of cabin fever when we are stuck indoors for too long.

A nice family walk, carefully crossing the cattle grid!

This post box made me smile.
When my brother and I were children we would regularly visit this post box to send away Grannie's letters I think we took it for granted then.

Chirk Castle one of our favourite national trust places....

All closed up for winter at the moment but will be bursting with people in the spring, not to mention snow drops!
Hope your all well and happy.
Thank you for your lovely new year messages


  1. Some lovely Happies there, that post box is soooo cute
    Clare xx

  2. Keep going, you are already 5 days in to the month. It will end, it always does. Then it will be February and you will be amazed where January went I hope. Take care of yourself. xx

  3. Nice post, I love that post box :)
    Best wishes for the new year!

    Lluisa x

  4. It's nice to know you have all these things to look back on when the going gets rough. They all made me happy too. :)

  5. What lovely pics. Your cat is beautiful

  6. Happy new year to you! Lots of good things there to keep the happy levels up.
    Marianne xx

  7. January can be quite miserable, love your happy moments.
    Sarah x

  8. I love how your are trying to stay positive, I can get quite negative myself, but usually it is in the brutal summer heat.

  9. It's so important to celebrate these little, happy things at this time of year, when it's all so bleak and gloomy. Fresh air and walks definitely help! Happy New Year to you - I hope 2014 is a good one. xx


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