Thursday, 10 October 2013

Three Good Things on Thursday

1.  My references checked out okay and I'm on to the next stage of the selection process for The Samaritans.  

2.  I have just got back from THE most sublime meal I've had in a while.  There's a little independent French bistro in town which I've always loved but man doesn't like French cuisine.  (Or anything French for that matter but that's another story).  A friend and I dined from their "Rouge" menu tonight which was three courses from a selection for a very reasonable £16.95.  I chose pate on a bed of apple and celeriac which came with French bread and butter, Beef Wellington and fries and then an Oreo cookie cheesecake.  A cheeky Rose accompanied and a Calypso (Tia Maria) coffee rounded off a superb meal.   Swoon.

3.  This:  All lottie grown by my green-fingered mad bro!  I love this photo - it really made me smile today.


  1. haha, your photo made me smile too - didn't spot the head until I looked a second time!

    About the card you liked in my last 'happy' post - it was sent to me from an Australian blogger and is an illustration by May Gibbs, of her 'gumnut babies'. The card was made by

    I don't know how easy it would be to find the same card over here, but if you reply to this comment (so I have your email address) I'd be happy to scan the card and email you the picture.

    1. Oh great thank you! I can certainly have a look. They're SO cute! My email addy is xx

    2. I have just seen your reply - I will get on to the scanning and send the pic soon.

  2. Hi Kim!
    Sorry I'm not around so much these days :o(
    Congrats on the Samaritans selection process, hope all goes well with it for you - I always knew you were special :o)
    Rose H

  3. That is FANTASTIC news about nearing your goal of being a Samaritan. I am full of admiration for people who support others in such a selfless way.

    1. Thank you! There's a long way to go yet but I'm keeping everything crossed that they think I've got what it takes :)


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