Friday, 19 April 2013

:: 52 weeks of happy, 16/52 ::

I'm doing this post early as I'm heading off to Western Australia for two and a half weeks on Sunday to stay with my Mum on the farm and visit Dad who is in hospital.  This post is probably more about being grateful rather than happy, but I don't think you can separate the two.

1.  I'm grateful to have the means and the time to visit and stay with my Mum on the farm and visit my very unwell Dad.

2.  Making these goodies during the week made me very grateful that I have access and means to buy ingredients to make them.

Boiled fruit cakes and soft ginger biscuits.

 3.  Finding this cute and a bit over the top collar for Stripey.  Who says male cats can't wear a bit of bling?!  :)  (I'll let you in on a little secret, it was the only cat collar in the grocery store.)

4.   Sketching this tractor to put on my Dad's birthday card.  He turns 85 on the 26th of April so I'll be home for his birthday.  :)

Materials used:  water colour paper, black fine line pen and water colour pencils.

Wishing you all many happy moments in the week ahead.

Anne  xx


  1. Hi Anne, sorry to hear your dads not well, at least you can be there for his birthday.
    Safe journey x

    ps. we used to have white and ginger cat, she was a turkish van and very human.

    Clare x

  2. Your tractor drawing is brilliant, I love it! I'm so glad you will get to spend some time with your parents and will be there for your dad's birthday.

  3. Hi Anne , sorry to hear your dad is not well...I'm sure he will love his card.....beautiful work.
    Sending hugs your way.
    Jacquie x

  4. Wonderful drawing for your dad - Lots to be grateful for and good to remember these things however simple.

  5. Hope you find your dad well and have a lovely stay.

  6. Safe journey, Anne.
    Love from Mum

  7. A lovely post, great tractor! Your Dad will love it! Mrs A

  8. And the cooking, the collar and of course the cat! I love them all, Mrs A

  9. Your Dad's going to love the drawing and the baked goodies. He'll love having you there for his birthday too. Precious times for you,

    Joolz xx

  10. Hey Anne, yes there is much to be grateful for.
    I'm glad you are able to get back over to the West, your mum will be pleased with the company and no doubt it will cheer your dad no end to see you. Wish him a wonderful birthday from me....
    Great drawing, you clever thing.
    Looks like the cake and biscuit tins will be full to the brim while you're away.
    Safe travels,

    Claire x

  11. I hope you get to spend lots of time with your dad, you painting ing just lovely.

  12. Anne, so glad you get to visit with your parents. Every moment with them is precious. Lots of love to you on this journey.

  13. Beautiful sketch. Know your Dad will enjoy it and it will brighten his day. Sorry he's in the hospital. Knowing you will have a good visit with both parents. Enjoy. Travel safe.


  14. love the cat collar - one of my cats wears bling too!


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