54: Happy Friday Links

Well it's Friday again, woo hoo! This gorgeous swirl of daffodils are part of a local walk that has become our default stroll. They're on a route which we take when we really don't feel like leaving the house and just want to tick 'daily walk' off the list. I usually feel better for a blast around the block even if it's cold or involves a hail storm like this Tuesday. And if the walk seems like a chore, at least I have the satisfaction of banking some steps and an excuse for an afternoon sojourn on the sofa. 

Don't get me wrong, this particular walk is lovely and includes our neighbourhood park but we choose it out of habit and not for the scenery. Lately, there's been new sights we've noticed like these daffodils that were planted last autumn which we've been eagerly waiting to fully open and this week we've seen people having picnics and a children's football team training after a long break. All signs of new life that have reinvigorated my pandemic dampened spirits. 

Today, whilst walking, a friendly woman stopped us to ask if we'd heard the news about Prince Phillip's death and whilst it was sad news it was still nice to have a chat. Over the last year I've been grateful for the care and thought people are putting into their gardens and nearby open spaces, their window displays or just taking time to smile, say hello or exchange a few words as we walk our walks. 

Thanks so much for reading my last post. It was great to hear from some of you as well. I hope you enjoy these links which may just give you an extra boost this weekend.

Why we need to be present to enjoy our lives, not just productive by Rochi Zalani via Tiny Buddha

8 ingredient Twix Biscuits via Mrs Hollingsworth's

How to inspire and encourage yourself everyday by Sandra Pawula at Always Well Within

A moving tribute to actor Paul Ritter by Tamsin Greig via The Guardian

Pet Friendly House Plants by Sophie at A Considered Life

Ethical Shopping - Where I Actually Buy My Clothes by Rachael at Our Beautiful Adventure Photography

Tiny Living on my Narrowboat - How I Make the Most of Small Spaces by Olivia at Living on a Shoestring

Enjoy, stay safe and well xo



  1. I shall enjoy perusing the links - very sad to hear about Paul Ritter, loved Friday Night Dinner!

    1. Yes, just started rewatching the first series - so clever and funny x

  2. That's a lot of links researched and the Twix bars jumped out! Your walk route is very cheerful.

  3. Beautiful photo of daffodils Claire - makes me think of Wordsworth.
    While not a shock to learn that Prince Philip had died, I rather hoped he would live to receive a letter from the Queen for his 100th birthday.
    Loved Tamsin Greig's tribute to Paul Ritter and it was sad he died so comparatively young.
    Good tips in Sandra Pawula's post - thanks for all the recommendations. M xxx

    1. You're welcome Megan. I know he was so close to 100 wasn't he and his dates are very neat 1921-2021. Lovely to hear from you as always x x x

  4. I love the mass of pale lemon colour daffodils this year, we have lots here too lining some of the smaller lanes, they bring a smile to my face every time I see them, I try and stop the dogs from weeing on them too, they have no respect my mutts!!

    1. They have good taste though. Yes, I'm noticing lots of different varieties of daffs this year - must be lockdown opening my eyes 🧐


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