Sunday Praise: What’s made me happy this week?

Welcome back to my weekly post that celebrates the little things making me happy this week!

  • Last Sunday my gorgeous wee girl made potato bread (or fadge as we call it round these parts) all by herself. And it was delicious!
  • On Friday I had a work meeting in the beautiful surroundings of the Strand at Lough Beg, made famous by Seamus Heaney’s wonderful poem. It’s a gorgeous spot and was good for the soul and frankly all meetings should be held here.
“The lowland clay and waters of Lough Beg
Church Island’s prite, its soft treeline of yew” Seamus Heaney
  • I love ‘In Our Time’ presented by Melvyn Bragg on Radio 4 and this week the chat was about my favourite Shakespeare play – Macbeth
  • I am loving this Carpenter’s cover by the amazing Bat For Lashes
  • We took a trip to the Ulster Museum to see the Rembrandt etchings which have just gone on display. They are beautiful but tiny!
  • The Chef Show is back for a new season on Netflix – yay!
  • My very favourite bookstore, No Alibis, has a publishing arm called No Alibis Press and this week it was announced that they had received over £8,000 of funding from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland to help secure the publication of new titles , starting with Seed, by acclaimed Dublin-based writer Joanna Walsh. Good news for good people.

So, what in your life deserves some praise this week? Let me know in the comments!

Sunday Praise

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  1. What an awesome week, Cathy. How old is your wee girl? My granddaughter spent a couple days and we made muffins and cookies, but she is only 4 so we did it together. I post my positivity on Friday, but I love this idea.

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  2. The sun is out in Manchester and the sky is blue after two wet and stormy days.

    We went to the cinema for the first time since February yesterday. We saw On the Rocks, which is entertaining and has given us something new to think and talk about.

    After a month of not eating properly, I think we’ve found a cat food that our cat likes.

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  3. I’ve had potato bread in Germany because I recognised it on a menu, and really liked it! Well done to your daughter!

    I was so thankful yesterday for lovely local running friends and the greenways and canals around here. The two of them have kept me sane during lockdown.

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  4. There are so many good things here, I love the look of the potato bread, what does prite mean? funding for writing is brilliant, I too, love In Our Time and missed it this week so thank you and will go and have a listen. . .

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  5. Sounds like you had another lovely week – I am particularly jealous of work meeting that happens in such a beautiful place! A miserable week of weather was cheered up for me by cooking up a large pot of veggie chilli 🌶😋

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  6. I love potato bread but haven’t had it in years, maybe I should have a go at making my own!
    I was stuck indoors self-isolating for the first half of this week, but then I finally got hold of a test and was able to prove that my cold was just a cold, so just being able to go outside again was wonderful enough without any added bonuses. And today a friend came round today for lunch and a board game. I only get to see another human every few weeks now, so when it happens I enjoy it even more than I used to!

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  7. As of last week, C-19 restrictions have eased a little and we are allowed to meet up with one other household, up to a maximum of 5 in the combined group, outdoors. So we had a picnic in a local park, in the glorious sunshine. We brought the hamper, and they brought the champagne and the coffee. (Made in an amazing gadget called a Nanopresso so it was real coffee, not thermos coffee! We Melburnians are rather fussy about our coffee.)
    It was so good to see these friends after such a long time!

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