Tuesday, 21 January 2014

What makes me smile ? A man, a boy and a cat :)

I'm joining Mummy never sleeps in her new linky to remind ourselves what teeny tiny things can make us feel a teeny tiny bit better when things aren't feeling so great. So for the inaugural All The Small Things I present the following:

1. Homemade soup with homemade bread - nicer than expected and my boy even said, "it's very tasty Mummy."

homemade soup and bread
2. The first daffodils in our front garden - a delightful surprise every January :)

daffodils in January

3. Looking out of the kitchen window and spotting our cat sitting in the window of the den - an unlikely sunbathing spot :)

white cat sitting in garden den in the sunshine
4. A walk with my boys on a winter's weekend 
black and white image of man and toddler in woods
and finally

5. Finding a packet of cookies named after my cat :)
Neo the cat and neo the cookies
I hope at a least one of these things made you smile too - see you next time :)


All the Small Things - MummyNeverSleeps


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46 comments:

  1. Our neighbour's white/cream cat is called Neo too! Our daffy are also up already, which concerns me - surely they will once again be flattened by snow?
    Thanks for posting!

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    1. I won't tell our Neo - he thinks he's unique !!

      Our daffs are pretty resilient actually :)

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  2. Oh wow, jam PACKED with small things! Love the cookies, and it's such a relief when little ones actually like the food you've slaved over isn't it?! Thanks so much for sharing and linking up :)

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    1. No worries - enjoyed it very much :)

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  3. They all made me smile, lovely photos. I love the lengths cats will go to, to find a bit of sun!!

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    1. Thank you - our cat is a real sun seeker :)

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  4. Definitely very good small things! (especially the daffs)

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  5. ooh, that daffodil is so almost there! Loving these 'all the small things posts :)

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    1. I'll be honest, they've already opened - ours are always early

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  6. Daffodils already?! I feel sad when i see them rearing their heads, knowing that they will soon be shocked into submission by the snow. I'm sure it's not far away!

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    1. But they're so pretty - ours are quite hardy actually. They survived snow last year !

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  7. Ooooh, daffodils.... that's a great one. They're my favourite : ) Lil

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    1. I'm delighted the daffs have been so popular :)

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  8. The cat cookies made me smile - fantastic!

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    1. I was delighted with those - Neo was underwhelmed :)

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  9. Daffodils! Yay! *does a happy yellow dance*

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    1. Me too, they're such happy flowers aren't they ?

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  11. Oh, yes, homemade bread and daffodils always put a smile on my face too.

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    1. I've been really surprised how well the bread came out actually :)

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  12. Ooh I love the woods picture! Definitely made me smile :)
    Amy @2boys1mum

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    1. Thank you - it was our first visit & they're so close to our house - definitely doing that again !!

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  13. Oh daffodils! We have none up yet, I also have hundreds of bluebells that are yet to make an appearance. Something to look forward to!

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    1. Ooh bluebells - our neighbour has lots too - we are the yellow garden, they're the blue one :)

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  14. What lovely 'small things'. I love a family walk :)

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    1. Thank you - now our boy is 3 it's such fun as he really enjoys walking / running :)

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    1. I got a soup maker for Christmas & this was my first go with it - delighted with the results !!

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  16. those are all lovely! the little things really do make a difference to me some days too

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    1. Thank you - it's so easy to lose sight of little things that make us smile isn't it ?

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  17. The daffs certainly made me smile. I can;t wait to see all the spring flowers :)

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    1. I never loved daffs as much as I do now we have them in our garden :)

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  18. Oh how nice to see the daffodils starting to pop their heads through :) x

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  19. Wowsers daffodils already. I'm impressed

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    1. Ours are always very early - amazing isn't it ?

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  20. Oh I am so jealous, I haven't spotted one daffodil yet :(

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    1. It's still early - won't be long now :)

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  21. Oooh, you have captured some of my favorite moments. I do love seeing the first daffs of spring getting ready to bloom :-)

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    1. Oh I'm pleased you like them. Our first bulbs are flowering already, there are plenty to go yet :)

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  22. That soup and bread looks fab. Do you use a bread maker or the oven?

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    1. I'll admit this bread is a machine made one. I usually make it by hand - honest !!

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  23. The cat doesn't look impressed......I cannot wait for the snowdrops to appear

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  24. Lovely to take notice of the small things in life :-) Your cat is beautiful #BritmumsCarnival

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