Friday, 20 May 2011

Reasons to be Cheerful

Reasons to be Cheerful at Mummy From The Heart

Sometimes my life can feel dominated by a never ending cycle of laundry but even that is a potential reason to be cheerful. I remember once, shortly after having my second baby, sorting the clean laundry into piles on my bed ready to put away. It made me smile that as well as a pile of my clothes, a pile of man clothes and a pile of little girl clothes, there was now a pile of babygros and and soft woollen matinee jackets. I shared my joy with my sister telling her that I had four piles now. The look of deep sympathy that  showed on her face made me realise she had misunderstood. She thought I was talking about haemorrhoids!!

Celebrating a birthday has given me lots of reasons to be cheerful from the Birthday Banner  my 3 year old painted for her biggest sister and her beautiful rendition of the "Happy Birthday" song, to the Indian meal the birthday girl and her boyfriend treated my husband and I to at my favourite local Balti restaurant. (Oh and not forgetting the cake I made her!)

I don't want to speak too soon, but could that possibly be sun and blue sky I see through my window between the clouds?


  1. That cake looks fabby! Oooh it's rather sunny here too lol.. ;)

  2. That cake is epic!!

  3. My mouth is watering like crazy just looking at that amazing cake. Glad to hear that you had a lovely time with Loralei and Liam - looking forward to Sunday.

  4. Oh divine cake. I love the tale about piles!

    Mich x

  5. Laundry tale is fab and yes, we all feel like Widow Twanky all too often. Cake is amazing and your family life always sounds quite idyllic to me.
    My reasons are at

  6. Love that cake!
    Folding the clothes is truly a time for reflection. 17 months on I am still amazed that we have a pile of girl clothes. It is very alien in this house of boys.

  7. Cake is nice. Anyone who loves looking at piles of laundry deserves a medal!

  8. Hello stumbled upon your blog..nice sharing..will continue to visit and read :)


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