Happy Stuff!


I spotted a tweet earlier on this week, from a fabulous blogger called Elizabeth at Margot & Barbara about a new series she is starting called The Good Things.

The Good Things

The idea is a weekly post “celebrating the things that bring happiness”. Every week, there is a linky, over on Margot & Barbara where you can link up your own post, and check out the things that are making other people feel happy too.

What a fantastic idea!

So here’s mine.

Mottisfont Collage

Yesterday, SmallSmall and I went to Mottisfont, a National Trust property near Romsey, to meet up with my Auntie and my mum’s best friend.
You may remember that we planted a memorial Mulberry Tree there for my mum earlier on this year, and it was a chance to see how it was doing (leaning a little to the left, since you ask, but growing well!) and catch up.
Mottisfont is famous for it’s roses, and it’s walled garden. My pictures don’t do them justice, but they really are beautiful.

Although visiting Mottisfont and the tree will always be tinged with sadness, it really was happy day. And I could picture my mum spending hours walking around the gardens in the sunshine, taking time to look at the all the flowers, and then spending an inordinate amount of money in the Nursery…!

How about you?
What are your Good Things?
Fancy linking them up on Margot & Barbara, and seeing if we can spread some happiness…?!

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  • Reply Mammasaurus June 19, 2014 at 7:09 pm

    SNAP! I posted about this very place this morning too! We must not live too far apart 🙂

    • Reply Jen June 19, 2014 at 9:35 pm

      How spooky is that?! It’s a beautiful place 🙂

  • Reply Becky A June 19, 2014 at 6:35 pm

    Beautiful – that is a gorgeous selection of roses!

    • Reply Jen June 19, 2014 at 9:34 pm

      They are all gorgeous, as you say. And they smell fabulous too!

  • Reply MargotBarbara June 19, 2014 at 6:24 pm

    Hello, thank you so much for joining in! I hope that The Good Things will grow beautifully too. The roses are lovely and a mulberry tree is such a wonderful memorial. I have fond memories of one in a relative’s home when I was growing up, they’re a beautiful tree and rarer than they should be!

    • Reply Jen June 19, 2014 at 6:27 pm

      Really excited to be a part of it-it’s a brilliant idea 🙂 Thanks so much for hosting

  • Reply akiltandacamera June 19, 2014 at 2:58 pm

    Beautiful flowers, and I love that you planted a tree for your mum.

    Came over from Margot and Barbara. Thanks for sharing!

    • Reply Jen June 19, 2014 at 9:34 pm

      Thankyou for popping over!

  • Reply epov88 June 19, 2014 at 11:10 am

    Interesting post 🙂

  • Reply lindaswildlifegarden June 19, 2014 at 10:18 am

    Reblogged this on Linda's wildlife garden and commented:
    lovely post and thank you for sharing Jen have a blessed week

    • Reply Jen June 19, 2014 at 10:30 am

      And you Linda!

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