Sunday, 15 February 2009

chasing rainbows

I was tagged ages ago by Claire at Nimblejacks, Kim at Heart in the Country and Willow at Contemplating Change for the six things meme, and then by Frogdancer at Dancing with Frogs, for six things that make me happy. I have to confess I'm not a fan of memes, so it always takes me ages to respond. Sorry! As I've already done a couple of six thingys before I'm going on the happiness theme.

Happiness is a state of mind, and I do believe we choose how we feel....I'm a bottle-half-full kind of person and am optimistic by nature. It takes a lot to really knock me sideways. So, my list...

:: spending some time outside, in nature, every day, come rain or shine - usually going for a walk

:: living by the sea, and seeing how it changes every second of the day


:: eating and cooking....cooking and eating....I love food!

:: anything to do with Walter - walking, snuggling up, playing. That boy brings a huge smile to my face!

:: solitude - time on my own is essential for me

:: and currently, I have to say knitting! A bit of a surprise for me, but it makes me really happy - lovely wool, the click of needles, trying to master a new skill, and feeling like I'm making progress. Currently, my first sock is on the needles.

So really...it's the simple things for me - and that list is just a wee one, so many other things make me happy: friends, family, creating, reading...and so it goes on!

This week I was lucky enough to squeeze in a walk on the Towans, over near Godrevy Lighthouse on the north coast. A beautiful bright day with glimpses of sunshine, and a hint of a rainbow.


Ali, this one's for you. And may there be many more.

17 comments:

Kim said...

What a lovely Photograph! You live in abeautiful place.

Kim
Hereford uk

nimblejacks said...

Hey mm not sure about the tag thing either although it has been a lovely weay for people to share their thoughts with each other. Oh for more time to do most things:D Me happiness is my 2 kids snuggled up together in the same bed reading a book/ My one eyed cat who I think secretly is a human inside/ cooking/ crafting/ most of all gardening and watching the plants thrive/ beach combing and my hubby.

notesfromthefrugaltrenches.com said...

Beautiful!

alice c said...

When I was a child we would pick mussels off the rocks at Godrevy. Such a happy memory. Thank you.

Gina said...

The things that make you happy sound like the things that make me happy. How could you fail to smile at such a beautiful view and rainbow.

cocoa and blankets said...

Hello lovely lady...what amazing pictures...I cant wait to get my birthday camera....I love your list.....apart from the cooking......I love eating but not the cooking bit...for cooking read the theatre and teaching....and more eating...have a happy half term...big hugs H

Simone said...

It is the simple things in life that make me happy too! The rainbow photo is beautiful.

Lisa said...

Don't rainbows just make your heart skip!
Lisa x

Pipany said...

Hello you x

Lovely list which I wholeheartedly agree with, even Walter as I love seeing him here.

Messed up my knitting but think I can see why. Hope your is coming on better.
Have a lovely week Diana xx

silverpebble said...

Oh that photo is just stunning - MissP1 was very excited by it too - rainbows are one of her favourite things (along with monkeys). What a great list. I agree - solitude is very precious and nature is definitely a source of joy. Emma

Tilly said...

Can't wait to see your socks - I knitted my first pair last summer. Beautiful photo's.

janjan said...

Lovely photo of Godrevy light house and the Towans at Gwithian. I just lurve that part of the Cornish coastline. We try and get down there at least once a year. What a lovely part of the country you have nearby. Hope to be back in October at the latest. More piccies please! x PS The Towans seem to stretch for miles, don't they?

The Finely Tuned Woman said...

Solitude makes me happy, the very act of being by myself, but with my dog Jesker, of course. I feel about him the way you do about Walter. He's my best pal.

clarabelle said...

Lovely photo - but then I have a photo of that lighthouse on my blog too...hubby took it though not me.
Can't wait to have those views more often soon...
Take Care
Clare xx

JuliaB said...

Lovely pics! I'm with you on all of them - except I don't have a dog... x

Sally Anne said...

Yes, we share the same happiness list...I can't wait to see the first sock.
xxx
Sally

this is my patch said...

We hope to discover more of this area when we next visit. I LOVE Cornwall! The photo capturing the rainbow is a great image, spectacular. x