Week 2 -All the little things

I am a little early with my week 2 smiles post but I have had a brilliant weekend of little and some medium smiles so I wanted to share.

Lila turned 3, in celebration we had lots of family time, eating, dancing and general merriment. As is tradition, 3 years counts as a tradition right? I made Lila’s cake. This year is the first year she has been aware enough to make requests and I feel like she saved up the last two years worth and hit me with them all at once. Although the requests changed significantly the general theme remained the same “I would like mermaids, and more than 1 cake please”. She ended up with a fairly simple two tier affair, I was too hungover for the eyes on the day of the party so she helped with them and the mermaid ended up looking slightly demonic but she loved it. The smile on her face when she first saw the cake was enough to fill my smile count for the next year. So other than the #HumbleBrag this was a very good part of my week.

Backstrokes and snuggles, this is more of a daily smile but at the moment it’s such a solid foundation it’s a noteworthy smile. DW this is also v. PG.

The bittersweet celebrations of life. This week I attended my best friends nanny’s funeral. It was a desperately sad occasion because of the depth of love between the two of them and yet it was also a day full of smiles. Before the event we all got ready and drank champagne at my friends house, there was a positive energy to the day. It started to sprinkle a little bit of snow that we all agreed was the good lady herself putting in a little appearance. The service was short and sweet but the after party was where the smiles really were. My friend had made a photo collage that was beautiful and inspired conversation, sharing stories of old times which in turn inspired lots of laughter. We started the night having nanny’s preferred drink of brandy and lemonade as an homage and realised the girl was on to something so continued with this drink for the whole evening. Woman of exceptional taste. We danced to her favourite records and laughed some more. It was truly a fitting tribute to a wonderful woman, it feels odd to write a smile about such a bittersweet moment but I guess that is life right?



One thought on “Week 2 -All the little things”

  1. Celebrations of life: from your three year old’s birthday to your best friends nanny’s funeral, it goes from one end to the other – start (or close) to finish. Life does need to be celebrated. Nice smiles, even if the one is a very bittersweet smile (and sorry for yours and and your friend’s loss).


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