Friday 24 May 2013

Celebrations of Small Things -24 May

Hey all, it's another Celebrate the Small Things!

You know the drill: sign up on the linky, post celebrations for the week, and hop around the list and comment!

My celebrations for the week are simple:

I had a few days off with my boyfriend by the sea and we had a very lovely time. My Dad (who died some quite a few years ago now) always used to make us stop and breathe the fresh sea air the MINUTE we saw the sea at all, and I made my boyfriend stop the car when we got to the seaside to do the same. It is funny how small moments like that bring my Dad right back!

I am working this weekend and part of me kind of wants to still be on holiday, but am choosing to celebrate the overtime instead!

I have had a few LOVELY blog nominations, and I really really appreciate them. Thank you so much. I am slow re. responding with a post myself here but know that I appreciate it and welcome them and I thank you. I celebrate anybody taking the time to nominate me.

I am working this weekend so afraid I won't hop around until Monday most likely but I WILL visit. In a week or two I'll go through the list and if there are any not joining in, I will prune it to make it easier for us all to hop! :)


  1. Glad you find a way to sin overtime as a positive. I'm not doing this hop this week but will be back next week. Glad you had fun with your boyfriend and yes little things do make us recall those we've lost.

  2. Congrats on the blog nominations!
    I live 3 minutes from the sea so I know that distinct smell of the sea air... there's nothing quite like it...
    Happy working weekend Vik!

    Writer In Transit

  3. I can't imagine a more deserving blog upon which to pin an award! Wonderful to remember your father. I remember a quote: God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December...

    Don't work too hard this weekend!

    Diana at About myself, by myself…

  4. Glad you stopped and smelled the salty air.
    Your list is really growing. Yeah, I have to prune the IWSG as well.

  5. Your list has grown over the months! It is a great hop!
    Sounds like you are busy and life is treating well! Have a productive weekend!

  6. I think it's great that you're choosing to celebrate the overtime. We can all find something to celebrate - it's all in how we look at things. :)

  7. It is nice that little things can remind us of happy times with those we have lost. Glad you had a relaxing break and hope the overtime goes well!

  8. I love it when something small reminds us of something meaningful. It's the best kind of memory.
    I'm doing a lot of overtime at the minute too; just think of the money! I get a three day break next week (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday is when I get my long weekend!) and I can't wait.

  9. Ah yes, celebrating the overtime. I always tell myself I'll enjoy the paycheck when it comes.

  10. I love the sea air. I live on a tiny peninsula so I get to smell it daily :) It's heavenly. I have some things that trigger memories of loved ones too. Its amazing how seemingly small things can impact us.

  11. I love the sea air. I live on a peninsula, and smell it most of the time, but still when I get within sight . . .I stop and take a fresh breath. There is just something wonderful about it. Glad that it brings back wonderful memories of your dad, and that you were able to share that with your boyfriend!

  12. glad to hear you had some time off to relax, i'm a bit jealous since miss being by the sea.

  13. Beautiful memory and tradition from your dad. I'm glad you had that time to relax and enjoy. Even though you will be working, go ahead and have a great weekend and enjoy that overtime ;)

  14. Glad you had such a nice holiday. Visiting the ocean is one of my favorite things to do. Nice that you can celebrate some overtime. Even though it's work, it's always nice to pad the wallet with extra cash too:)

  15. I'm glad you had a lovely getaway with your boyfriend. And it's great you're smart enough to celebrate the good side (overtime) of the bad thing (being back at work). :-)

  16. That is exactly how our loved ones stay 'alive'. Thanks for sharing that story. I am glad you had a few days to relax. I find we tend to not get enough of those! Pruning the list would be swell; I just joined last week and have made it through most of the list. I noticed there are quite a few people not posting.

  17. Glad you got to have a few days off :)

  18. Yay for time by the sea. It's such a lovely place to be :)

  19. I remember the first time I saw the ocean. It made me dizzy! It's sweet that a small thing brings your Dad back.

    I thought I would join your Friday blog hop as a way to reconnect to blogging. I'm looking forward to next week!

  20. It's always nice to have a few days off to rest the body and the mind. Glad you enjoyed it.

  21. My Dad always had us look very carefully for the first sign of the sea as we came over the mountains into Durban. I still do that today when I go to the coast anywhere and, yes, I also always remember my Dad when I do that.

  22. Hi there! I hope you're having a nice weekend. I just wanted to drop by and thank you for helping to blitz my blog last Monday. All of the comments really made my day. :)


  23. Sheena-kay - overtime is always welcome!

    michelle - sea air is great!

    Diana -what a lovely quote! Thank you for sharing it.

    Alex - I have to do a prune!

    Dani - it has. Think I'll have to check and prune ;)

    Madeline - exactly!

    Suzanne - overtime went okay thank you ;)

    Laura - oooh look forward to your long weekend!

    M.J. - the pay is the welcome part!

    Sarah - it really is. Such a simple moment triggers such a strong memory.

    Tyrean - there is something so great about it. It was a nice moment to have!

    prerna - ah it was lovely having a few days by the sea I will say!

    S.K. - thank you I will enjoy the pay when it comes.

    M. J. - extra cash is welcome!

    Lexa - I did have a nice time ;)

    Brandy - yes I think next weekend I will spend time doing a prune! I don't like to be strict about people having to join in every week but I do think there's a few not really joining in I could whip off!

    Lara - it was nice thanks!

    Rebeccah - ah so refreshing!

    The Words Crafter - thank you for joining in!

    Cathrina - I had a nice time, thank you for joining in celebrating

    Fe - how lovely that you have a similar memory and tradition in your family! thank you for sharing that.

    Dana - no worries, gosh thank you for responding here and visiting ;)

  24. Coming back from a vacation to say hi. Here's to many more Small Things Celebrations!

  25. look how your celebrator list has grown! awesome!
    and boyfriend time is special. i miss time alone with no responsibilities other than our own... kids change your life, but its busy fun!

  26. Your father sounds like a very wise man.

  27. Melanie - he was, thank you

    Tara - I know! grown!

    C. Lee - Hello! Welcome back!

  28. Lovely! Rituals passed down through the family are often the best!

  29. I've only been to the sea once! Would love to go again.

    Allison (Geek Banter)

  30. I love that memory of your dad and smelling the sea.

  31. Allison - ooh the sea is good!

    Nicole - thank you. It was nice to relive it.


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