Friday, November 18, 2011

Joy Pockets

Joining up with Mon over at  Holistic Mama to celebrate our weekly Joy Pockets.

joy pockets

My gratitudes this week include...

Fluffy slippers
Making clay angels
An email from Steve Biddulph
A disappearance of tantrums
Two whole tea house writing days – 15 hours child free!!!
A finished draft of my Celebrating Moon Time e-book
Watching a kestrel battle the storm winds over the bog
Happy days with kiddies and friends
Rediscovering the joys of Aldi's snack section!
A job well done!

And you, dear Dreamer, I hope you had a lovely week. What are your joy pockets? Please do share them below.


  1. "15 hours child free" - woah... like a mystical land.... lol, excellent.

    do you have a recipe for that cake, sounds delish.

    congrats on a finished draft too. did you ever catch my quick post at Olga's blog?

    thanks for joining in. have a lovely weekend.

  2. A girl I have never seen before was walking the opposite way down the street to me with the most enormous smile on her face smiling at each passer by. She beemed and it made me smile back - inside and out. She looked happy, she was spreading that happiness for sure x

  3. what's that 15 hours child-free thing like anyway?

    love fluffy slippers too-congrats on the ebook! look forward to it

  4. lots of lovely things here...

    15 hours child-free writing time - that is truly delicious. I still appreciate getting time like that, even though it's much more common now that I have a nearly-10 year old than it once was. It still feels like a lovely novelty : )

    And an e-book - how exciting!

  5. the child free time - meh! it was OK

    yahahaha- right! It was wonderful, incredible, healing, soothing, QUIET, focused. I was MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE - which I'm pretty good at - much better than this mothering lark!

    - the last - and only time I had more than an afternoon away was exactly two years ago on my only night away in 6 1/2 years - and I was pregnant at the time so not REALLY alone!

    @Rose - LOVE the smiling girl!

    @ Mon Haven't seen the moon time post. Intending to put the recipe up on Queen of Puddings - will give you the link when it's up

    @Kelli - intending to launch the e-book in the new year - still got to proof, edit, illustrate and set up pay pal etc over at The Happy before it's ready to go live

    More Joy Pockets to add-
    * the place I'm writing signs for has commissioned me to do more
    * off out to a Christmas craft fair now!
    *curling up on the sofa after a hot bath reading a new-to-me Nigella recipe book

  6. Hi, I found your blog through holistic mamas and see you're living in Cork! I'm from Cork City, but am living in Brighton for the last few years. Looking forward to a nose through your blog.

  7. Welcome Rach - thanks for saying hello - hope you enjoy what you find here at Dreaming Aloud!

  8. Some good stuff there!

    I had a secret taste of how the sloe gin was getting along (it was good)
    A birthday boy and 15 little friend at his party

    and...two new blogs going live just now. How exciting!

  9. The cake sounds wonderful! Such wonderful joys, may your weekend be filled with more. :)



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