The Good Things

After a stressful week that ended with another rejection on the house front, I am picking myself up and dusting myself down by looking at the happy highlights that nestled within the annoyingness.


he loves me daisy


On Valentines Day Syd picked me a daisy. It beats any over priced bouquet of red roses. Who doesn’t want a hand plucked wild flower from their tiny son – and no need to play ‘He loves me, he loves me not’ because I know the answer already.


perfect chips


After a chilly walk – the perfect pub chips. Crispy outsides, soft middles and a scattering of salt. One portion between three, fingers squabbling their way into the pot, accusations of greed. I should have got us a pot each, I will next time now I know how good they are. (The New Inn at Cerne Abbas if you need to try them for yourself)




And finally Spring is in the air. The weather all week was oppressively grey, school runs bleak and drenching – then Saturday the sun shone and the blue sky returned. A walk to a nearby park saw us spot crocuses and snowdrops in bloom, and daffodils near to bursting yellow. A bright sky gives you a lift doesn’t it? And soon the warmth will follow too. I look forward to cardigan weather, my thick knit jumpers are starting to make me feel scratchy as my skin yearns to be able to breathe.




terraced houses overlooking park


And while I dream of houses, the row of little terraced ones pictured here always appealed – overlooking a huge square of open space, not even a pavement between them and parkland. Cosy, but with that outside your front door who needs a large space inside. So one of them please Universe, or maybe two knocked together if you are feeling generous….

Love Miss Cisco XXX



  1. February 16, 2015 / 10:16 am

    Those chips look absolutely delicious!
    We have some crocuses coming through and I got really excited about spring being on the way when I saw them last week 🙂
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  2. February 16, 2015 / 10:20 am

    All of the crocuses and snowdrops have sprung up in my garden. A sure sign warmer weather is on the way.
    You like your chips just the same as I do. I love the fluffy interior of a crispy outer. I can not stand biting into a chip to discover it is hard. Ruins my day it does.
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  3. February 16, 2015 / 4:29 pm

    I hope something good happens on the house front for you soon….very stressful. Great to look at the little things though and how cute of your son to give you that daisy…and those chips, I need some now!
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  4. February 16, 2015 / 6:04 pm

    What a lovely post, and those chips look amazing!! xxx

    • February 17, 2015 / 7:11 am

      Why are the 5 a day people so down on the potato? Poor potato, seems like a valid vegetable to me!

  5. February 16, 2015 / 10:53 pm

    Those chips look amazing – did you know it’s apparently national chip week?! And you are so right, our daisies are safe. They love us entirely.
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  6. February 17, 2015 / 10:45 pm

    Gutted that you’ve been turned down for a house yet again. How long until someone says yes?
    Love that you’re staying positive and looking forward to spring though. I can’t wait for it, it’s definitely just around the corner! x
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  7. February 19, 2015 / 12:49 pm

    The little things always seem to pale the bigger things in my mind. Hope the house stuff works itself out soon. x
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