Monday, 28 January 2008

*Reasons to be cheerful - part three.

I went out today with my children. Just for a walk along the hilltop here. The sun was shining, the dogs were sniffing about, the kids were on their bikes, we bumped into some friends and had a chat.

Doesn't sound much does it?

But given that a week ago I was expecting to perish from peritonitis at any second or at the very least wake to find myself suffering some nasty brain side effect from a simple virus (Seriously.
Happened to a friend of mine. He's better but will never be 100%.) I think it sounds bloody marvellous!

I am not getting all born again-y or hyper-Thanksgiving Thursday but acknowledging that in life

'A bit of grin and bear it, a bit of come and share it

You're welcome, we can spare it - yellow socks

Too short to be haughty, too nutty to be naughty

Going on 40 - no electric shocks

The juice of the carrot, the smile of the parrot

A little drop of claret - anything that rocks

Elvis and Scotty, days when I ain't spotty,

Sitting on the potty - curing smallpox

Reasons to be cheerful part 3'
Ian Dury & the Blockheads.

can take a person a long way.

As they arise I shall be noting down the 'Reasons to be cheerful, Part Three.


  1. and cheerful ye shall be - great post and thanks, now I cannot get "oh cecilia, your breakin' my heart" out of my head !!!!

  2. Ian Dury wrote some fantastic lyrics - he was a witty, intelligent and perceptive man. That's a great post - reminding us all that the 'little' things in life matter.

    Take care. x

    PS: The robot on your neocounter has disappeared. I didn't imagine him, really I didn't.

  3. It really is the little things that matter - and what matters even more is noticing them!
    I think Kitty did imagine a robot as I looked and looked and didn't see one!
    Does hilltop malaria cause you to hallucinate?
    Moogsmum xx

  4. We have a wonderful reason to be cheery at our house - our very first grandson - Miles Douglas North Watson. All of 5 days old.

  5. There is always something so brilliant about feeling better when you have been ill. So glad you have reasons to be cheerful! Lucy x