#365daysofgratitude – Week 4

#365daysofgratitude is my challenge for 2017 to share one photo a day on Instagram of something I am grateful for. I took part in a similar challenge last year and loved it so am looking forward to continuing with it this year. Here are the things that I’ve been grateful for over the past week:


Day 22 – I am grateful for a sunny Sunday afternoon at the park with my beautiful girls.

Day 23 – I am grateful for blood donors. Jessica has received quite a few blood transfusions during her various hospital stays – thank you to all those wonderful donors who have also helped her be here today. Today I received my 10th donation badge – not a big number considering I made my first donation 17 years ago but still something to be proud of.

Day 24 – I am grateful for sunny afternoons and a trip to the park after school.


A Sunday afternoon at the park, blood donors, a post-school trip to the park, hubby being home, warm hats and coats, crazy dancing in the kitchen and Sophie winning the Jack Adams-Richard Elloway trophy - the things I'm thankful for this week

Day 25 – I am grateful to have my hubby back home again having spent the last few days flying solo.

Day 26 – I am grateful for warm hats and coats on a cold winter day.

Day 27 – I am grateful for the crazy dancing in the kitchen this morning.

Day 28 – I am grateful for adventures. Sophie was awarded the Jack Adams-Richard Elloway trophy this evening for being the youngest person to travel from Land’s End to John O’Groats last year.



  1. January 29, 2017 / 11:38 pm

    Well done for all your blood donations, that’s brilliant. I’ve only done it once and I had a bad experience with a blood test after that and it totally put me off. I’m determined to do it again soon though.

    • Louise
      February 1, 2017 / 11:43 am

      Thank you Nat – I can understand how a bad experience would put you off. Hope that the experience is more positive if you do it again.

  2. January 30, 2017 / 3:41 pm

    Oh how lovely, well done with the blood donations, it’s such an important thing. That’s one fab trophy, it was so fab to read about your adventure.

    • Louise
      February 1, 2017 / 11:44 am

      Thank you Jenni. It was lovely to revisit our adventure over the weekend and I was so proud of Sophie getting the trophy 🙂

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