Happiness Challenge

Good Morning to everyone in what I hear was a wet Lake Worth…image copy 2

I have no idea what is happening to the weather but globally everything seems to be changing. Here in England our rain has subsided for now but we now have cold weather on the way, courtesy of America, thank you very much for sharing! Currently our weather is mild and sunny, lovely for us but the buds are starting to appear on the plants and trees, I don’t think they know it’s too early. The Ice Sculpting Competition was held in London this weekend and proved to be difficult  because of the weather! sculptors from all over the world had to work extra quickly in order to finish before the ice melted! photos had to be taken and judges were kept very busy constantly walking round and checking easy stage of the process. The work was amazing, such detail considering they were working with electric saws and other heavy tools along with wearing gloves! A team from Africa won with a beautiful piece of work..well deserved!

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robert-burnsWe also have Burns Night coming up on January 25, somehow this Scottish tradition has become very popular here in England and I notice that haggis is on sale now ready for the celebration. This event is celebrated in honour of Robert Burns, the Scottish Poet. Haggis is actual quite tasty, full of herbs and spices and is traditionally eaten with mashed potato having being piped in by the bagpipes, they take it extremely seriously in Scotland.

At last life gets back to normality this week, as I mentioned last week everyone is back to work and schools are a week into this term. I wok in a charity shop (thrift store) once a week and I love getting back there, great bunch of people and fun to work with.    Believe me, it is an eye opener to see how these shops work, ours are only small compared to World Thrift or your other thrift stores and it is difficult to keep on top of it all, rotating everything each three weeks, colour coordinating, retagging. As you can imagine this time of year is great in the charity shops, unwanted gifts abound ad bring in much needed revenue. 1453409_774158649267572_1742872990_n

I hear that the wall is at last going to be erected in the Gray Mockingbird Community Garden, That is such fantastic news, I cannot wait to see it in all it’s glory, what a great community project that was, such fun and energy abounded. Lake Worth is never far from my mind when I am here in England and walking to our local shops the other day, I noticed that one of the large bank walls had been painted and planters and benches placed outside, it looks fabulous but, I thought, it would look much better if there were a huge mural on the wall painted by local artists and students…….I am currently in negotiations to get permission to do just that!!!!Also today starts 100 days of happiness, a challenge to post something that has made you happy each day, I hope it is going to be as easy as I think!  

I know what is making me happy today, booking my flight back to lake Worth on March 17….woohoo!   Have a wonderful week with lots of happy moments……. 5308738-large

According to writer and caricaturist Max Beerbohm, pantomime is the only art form ever invented in England. It’s a splendid wittiscism, albeit untrue. ” Pantomime has become quintessentially British: as British as Earl Grey tea or a good Indian Curry”.

About Lake Worth Florida by the moment the source of inspiration

A former Unite Press International photographer. Spent 9 years with Cruise Ship Photos of London. Moved to Lake Worth from Coconut Grove, with artist husband Fred Hunt. Never leaves the house without a camera. Writes another blog "One Ear Society" dealing with the ins and outs of the art world. Closed her Art Gallery in Coconut Grove after 17 years to relocate in Lake Worth.
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