Friday, 22 September 2017

Brooches, Biscuits and Cake

Every day may not be good, but there is some good in every day.

I try and remember this when I feel like I'm not having a great day.

Taking a step back from the situation you find yourself in and thinking 'ok this part of the day isn't the best but what good things have already happened' is something I attempt to do when I find myself thinking what a rubbish day I'm having.

Although I don't to it every single day, I do try really hard to keep to the habit of writing down one thing that day I am grateful for.

Yesterday was World Gratitude day.
There are so many things I am grateful for in my life.

Friends for starters.
People with whom I am still friends after being at school with them over 30 years ago.

Friends in blogland which is why I wore Kezzie's brooch on my lapel to remind me of all I met through the wonders of the web.

Friends at work.
I took a box of shortbread into work with me and explained that not only was I grateful there that was something as delicious as shortbread in the world, I was also grateful I could share it with some lovely work colleagues.
My boss has been so supportive when I have needed a bit of time off here and there with S that I bought her a separate pressie as she hasn't much of a sweet tooth.
She eats breakfast at work and most day this consists of some kind of yogurt, so I bought her a big tub of this gourmet raspberry which she said was very scrummy indeed.

Another little brooch was worn today for Ice Cream Cone day.

Last night I baked these cakes in a cone and then popped them in a tin overnight then they would be ready for me to finish off this evening.
Now the point of them being in a cone is that the buttercream icing should look like a Mr Whippy ice cream but as you can see that part was a massive fail.

I set to this evening and then found I didn't have as much icing sugar as I thought I did and so I decided to just go with half the amount quoted in the recipe. But I mis-calculated the other ingredients and it ended up as runny icing instead. 
Blame it on being impatient to finish them, a bit tired after a tiring working week and just a general lack of concentration.
Never mind, the point is I tried and I'm sure they'll taste just fine.


  1. I couldn't agree with you more, it is so important to see the beauty & cherish the little moments in every day regardless if it has been a good....bad....or ugly, not always easy, but once you can do that I believe life is lived so much happier! Your ice cream cone cakes may not have turned out as planned but they still look very yummy! Have a lovely weekend! xx

  2. They look just as ice creams would on a lovely sunny day so just imagine it's a bit warmer than it is at the moment. It's good that you can step back from a situation and remember the good things that's happened in the day, something I should definitely try to do more. What a lovely thing to do for World Gratitude Day, and remember, other's are grateful for having you in their lives too, me included. xx

  3. Awww, how nice to think of us as you wear the brooch!!! The ice-creams look good!!!

  4. Such a lovely post, and words to remember. Thank you for the reminder Lisa, that even on bad days, there is something good in it, something to be happy about. x

  5. I keep trying to focus on the good things too, however small, and it is always good to try to be grateful. I think that was a lovely action for world gratitude day - not only the shortbread but thinking differently for one person too :)

  6. "Every day may not be good, but there is some good in every day."
    Yes, wise words ...

    All the best Jan

  7. I bet your work friends were delighted with your gifts. Getting outside for a walk usually lifts my spirits on a bad day.