Treats for me and other reasons to be cheerful

Life continues on, it's not always fun, and going sober has not improved things very much. So even though I'm stupidly busy, I'm still going to do my reasons to be cheerful and probably another post tomorrow too. Because I promised.

A change of plan

Sadly my dance class was cancelled, so a trip to the supermarket and a brisk walk in the Botanic Gardens with my 'camera' was the order of the day instead, especially as it's due to rain tomorrow. More like this on instagram.


I love the contrast between the sculpture and the real ferns

Temptation in the gym

Back to temptation again, and not being able to resist it. All it took was another class to be relocated to an actual school gym, and a few spare minutes. I was transported back 40 years, when being in a gym meant doing gymnastics. So with no hesitation I sidled to the back and over onto my hands I went. And discovered that I can still do a handstand! I was quite impressed.

Another bag

Perhaps it's my version of a mid-life crisis, because I never really cared about bags before. Yet here I am, with a whole collection, and all from the same company. You see I always hated bags where you have to root around to find anything, and stuff gets dirty and damaged or wet. Not with Mia Tui bags though, and so I found myself buying another one last week when I saw that it was being discontinued and sold off at a 40% discount.

It's really soft, it has a bottle holder, the zip closes fully over, and it has a choice of short or long straps for different wearing options. Possibly my favourite so far. And a real treat for me.

More reasons to be cheerful below.

Ojos World


  1. Ooh I do like a handbag too, Ted Baker bags are my thing but only when they're in the sale! I've never been able to do a handstand so very impressed!
    The fern sculpture is just fab, our tree fern is starting to bud and we have 11 of those at the moment!
    Have a lovely weekend x

    1. I've never had a Ted Baker bag, but I have one of their jackets and it's a been a favourite for almost 10 years!

  2. I love that you can still do a handstand!! haven't tried one for years and I used to do gymnastics as a teenager... I've spotted a few adult gymnastics classes and I'd love to give it a go but I'm afraid of being too rusty and getting injured trying to do cartwheels and stuff!

    1. Oh you should! My daughter coaches an adult gym class in North Dublin and adults of every ability are welcome. I bet you'd surprise yourself too x

  3. It doesn't surprise me that you can still do a handstand (it probably doesn't surprise you that I never could!). I do love the back I have, by the same person, the hidden gems are lovely in those bags xx