The Gallery: Happy
The theme for this week’s The Gallery is ‘Happy’ and having not had a very happy Easter break due to various things (you can read about that more here) I was a bit stumped by the theme.
I thought about what makes me happy, firstly. Well, recently it was the discovery that they do really make Big Carl wine glasses (Cougar Town, anyone?!) and on a night out last week with some family for a birthday celebration I was very happy indeed to be drinking glasses of wine which were as big as my head. Given the reaction of social media, it would make a number of you happy as well!
|I know you love my wild WINE eyes.|
But, that seemed a bit superficial. Especially considering I was a bit of a wreck the following day. Which wasn’t so happy.
I ummed and ahhed and in the end, I have decided my signature photo is one which I hope makes you, if not happy, then at least amused.
Especially because the bit that makes me laugh the most is the person who is not smiling in this photo.
It was a beautiful day at the beach and we were having lots of fun building sandcastles with friends. I love being at the beach; there is something so refreshing about the crisp salt-tanged air, the way your hair gets all knotted from the incessant wind, and of course the indulgence of eating as much ice cream as you want because you are at the beach. I also love that Meg and Eli love it just as much as I do. Eli asks every single morning whether we can go to the beach and now the weather is improving I’ve tried to say yes as often as I can.
On this particular day however, despite all of the above and more, one person just didn’t want to smile for a photo. Didn’t want to summon up her inner joy and let it be displayed for all to see on her face.
You might even say she went for a face which directly contradicted the amount of fun we were having.
So a bit of a cheat but I hope my daughter’s grumpy face brought you a happy smile!!
Hop on over to the Sticky Finger’s blog to see how other people interpreted this week’s theme. Hopefully better than me!