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Tuesday, 21 April 2020

To Brighten Your Day !

image from here

Talking to family and friends, reading many sites and blogs it seems that due to Covid 19 many (most) are finding day to day living is not easy. I'm sure we would all like to know when things will get back to more normal conditions, but at the moment we need to follow health and safety instructions and do the best we can.

Yes, life is certainly strange and it is even more important to take a little something from every day, to be thankful for the small things that can still be enjoyed.

Take these flowers for instance ... perhaps they may provide a little colour and beauty in your day today ... I hope so.

To all my wonderful blogging friends, thank you so much for your continued support of this blog, it is always so nice to receive, read and share your comments.

Of course it wouldn't be me if I didn't include a recipe in a post, so for those who may like to see a delicious chicken recipe how about one of these;
Chicken Thighs Pan Roasted with a Chive Cream Sauce
Mustard and Sage Chicken with Celeriac Mash
Chicken Casserole - with a selection of vegetables
Find out more here

For those readers who enjoy cauliflower, have you tried any of these recipes?
Have a look here


Stay well and stay safe,
Do your best to keep smiling
and try to take something from each day.

All the best Jan

47 comments:

Tom said...

...days now need a lot brightening!

CJ Kennedy said...

A cheery image to get through the day. Thank you

Sandra Cox said...

Thank you for the beautiful bouquet. Much appreciated.
I'm doing okay here. My hair...now that's another matter:)

Christine said...

I love those flowers, thank you and for the recipes!

Sami said...

A lovely bouquet to cheer our days. Thanks Jan, hope you're keeping well.

Lorrie said...

Beautiful bouquet! We do need cheering up these days. Thank you!

Jo said...

Beautiful flowers. We're having a roast chicken dinner tonight, yum!

Holly said...

The flowers did brighten my morning, thank you.

At Home In New Zealand said...

Beautiful flowers, their colours are gorgeous :)

mamasmercantile said...

A joy to see the stunning bouquet, a real joy.

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

The flowers are beautiful, a cheerful sight for sure! Thanks for visiting my blog.
Take care and stay well. Wishing you a great week!

Mary Kirkland said...

Those are beautiful flowers.

Elephant's Child said...

Many thanks for that beautiful bouquet.
Stay well, stay safe.

Snowbird said...

What beautiful flowers. Oh, that cauliflower rice with turmeric looks delicious.xxx

Christine said...

Jan I will leave the answer to the car quiz in my post tomorrow! But it is in the top right corner somewhere.

Jules said...

Pleasure in the simple things. The flowers are beautiful.
As ever, thank you for your informative and useful posts. X

bill burke said...

Ah, the beauty of flowers, so pretty and lovely to see. Thanks for sharing, Jan. Have a wonderful evening and week.

Victor S E Moubarak said...

Chicken is always tasty however you cook it. It's so versatile. Thanx for these new ideas on how to cook them, Jan.

God bless.

Jeanie said...

The flowers are beautiful and they DO brighten the day. It's surprisingly cool here, maybe even cold, so they are all the more welcome!

Yes, keeping in touch, checking in on blogs, being attached and connected is so important at this time. I so love coming here!

Sue (this n that) said...

Nothing better than a beautiful bunch of flowers and a yummy chicken recipe... thanks Jan, your kindness is always appreciated xx

happyone said...

Thanks for the beautiful flowers. They would brighten anyone's day.

Rose said...

Oh, yes, those flowers brighten the day...I always wish they had smell-a-vision for computers. LOL

Magic Love Crow said...

Thanks for the flowers Jan!!! Beautiful!
Thanks for the recipes too! Just got two big Cauliflowers today!! Yummy!
big Hugs and stay safe!

My name is Erika. said...

Gorgeous flowers! They did brighten my day.

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful lovely flowers. xx

Kaya said...

The bouquet of flowers is so beautiful, so sunny, it brightened my day. Thank you!!!
There are so many amazing recipes here. I do love cauliflower and saved a few recipes from your link. They are delicious!
Stay safe and healthy, Jan!
A warm hug.

Thickethouse.wordpress said...

Thank you for the lovely bouquet. Such cheerful colors.

sandy said...

thanks Jan - beautiful flowers and words. Blogger friends in my opinion are as important as friends you can see, hear, touch. it's bloggers that have kept me connected although sometimes i stay off the internet for a few days because i don't want to accidentally stumble on to all the news reports .

Practical Parsimony said...

I love the beautiful flowers. And, I love this blog. I am not experiencing any hardship from Covid19 whatsoever. However, I hurt for those that do.

The Happy Whisk said...

Glad to see you posting. Here's to yummy foods! Loved the flowers.

angryparsnip said...

Love the beautiful flowers.
Any small pot of something green always lifts the soul.
Stay safe....
parsnip

Margaret D said...

The flowers are lovely Jan.
Take care.

Betty said...

I have to admit I have never made even one of your recipes, but I do like seeing them! I don't know how you find so many good ones - thank you - and sorry I don't cook (but I'm a bad cook :) Flowers are always a welcome sight. Keep on blogging, thanks.

Iris Flavia said...

Thank you, this was a beautiful post, to better times very soon!

Shari Burke said...

Beautiful flowers! Happy Earth Day!

Birgitta said...

So beautiful! Thank you!

DMS said...

I always love looking at flowers. The ones you shared are beautiful. It is a lovely sunny day here today. I am looking forward to spending some time watching the birds and animals in my yard play. Stay safe!
~Jess

It's me said...

Love from me Ria ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ’•

Debbie said...

the flowers are gorgeous. i clicked through to the chicken recipes, all look delicious!!!

Sue said...

What beautiful flowers Jan, nature always cheers me up. You two take care of yourselves xx

Lisabella Russo said...

What lovely flowers! I do like cauliflower, I hope to take a look at the recipes later, thank you!

Teresa said...

Besitos y salud.

Conniecrafter said...

Hope you all are doing well, it is so strange that this is affecting the whole world, one thing we can all understand. Some states are starting to go back to work this weekend and others May 1, hoping things go ok with it. It is important to try to concentrate on the positive that's for sure!

Lee said...

Beautiful flowers...a joy to behold! :)

baili said...

Lovely post dear Jan :)))

i must say that these vacation are not product of good circumstances still i admit that to have family all the time is like dream come true to me :)

glad you enjoying your days as well
i always lean something valuable form your insightful sharing and they influenced my life for better and all this is grace of lord that he blessed me with instinct of learning and that i found wonderful friend as you :)
satay blessed as always!
blessings!

Martha said...

Such lovely flowers! Thank you. I'm looking forward to pops of colour outdoors as gardens wake up.

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

What a beautiful bouquet of flowers, truly flowers do bring such joy into our lives! Trusting that you and your husband are staying well and safe with all the changes in our lives because of the virus. The chicken thighs in chive sauce sounds really yummy! Many blessings to you!