Sparkle Plenty

Throw a little tinsel on whatever holiday icon you’re looking at and tell us how you sparkled with happiness this week.


10 thoughts on “Sparkle Plenty

  1. Brussel Sprout says:

    This week, we began unpacking and hanging the pictures and photographs that we had hanging in our house in Brussels over four years ago, but which we couldn’t hang in the Isle of Man because the house needed such major work with replastering/repairs. It is a joy to see these old friends emerging from their bubble wrap and adorning the walls.

    Also, we discovered just how easy it is to reach London and all its cultural delights – we saw a fantastic exhibition of Scythian artefacts and Cezanne’s portraits. Both wonderful, enriching shows, both just a hop, skip and jump away by train.

  2. I’m looking at my magic tree. I’ve just finished editing for the week, so will have time to photograph it tomorrow.

    I made my friend’s daughter laugh – and I hope lightened things up a bit (my friend’s pretty stressed). Had a lovely, funny card from my Serbian friend (we were paired for an educational exchange when I was sixteen). Happy to be back home, enjoying some hermit time – and trawling seed and plant websites for ideas for my new garden.

  3. Oh, I fancy the Scythian show at the BM. I thought there might be a chance of a day in London last week, but sadly not. I do need to get my money’s worth out of my Senior Railcard, though, so maybe a day trip (except I’m building up to my own house move).

  4. Lynda says:

    My oldest grandson and his wife and their two tiny boys came to visit for a couple of days. It was the first time I had seen them in over year. That made me very happy. And I must admit that now that they have headed home, the restored quiet in my house makes me happy, too. One forgets how much noise even much beloved toddler boys can generate.

  5. Thea says:

    Ah, yes, hermitizing, as JaneB dubs it, just the ticket for indulgence in quiet and peace. And for reading, got through a sweep of books. My husband seems to appreciate his gifts; a friend gave us a jar of home-made lemon curd; and good weather holds, plus nighttime fog deepened by a foghorn’s low call.

  6. Mama_Abbie says:

    This week’s sparkle was provided by the babbling and laughter of 11 month old granddaughter. She and her mother and father left Wednesday morning. Having to make due with videos and pictures shared by her parents until we travel to see them in the beginning of February for her first birthday.

  7. JenniferNennifer says:

    I didn’t feel like organizing a night out for New Years Eve, and no one else seemed to want to either, so we had a pleasant pot luck and board games evening at my house yesterday, and DH and I are staying home and doing normal Sunday things in peace today. I have gotten through most of a Georgette regency and all of an Agatha Christie, and will soon go in search for book three. With left over cookies etc, this is near perfection. The tree provides sparkles!

  8. sjmcclelland says:

    My last day at my old job – starting a new position this coming week. It’s been unpleasantly cold this week (even by Canadian standards), so have spent the last couple of days in front of our fireplace, reading articles related to my new job.

  9. MJ says:

    Our tinsel tree is indeed sparkly. I also got those twinkly laser lights to point at the house (but not, as the directions warn, at passing airplanes).

    Sparkles were low-key: watching a funky old movie with DH and DD. Sprinting through the snow with the guest chihuahua. Talking on the phone with one of my brothers, whose teenage daughter looked at the pecans he chopped for her pie and said, “Good job, Dad.” And she was being sincere, not sarcastic. Probably.

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