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Reasons To Be Cheerful – 12th July

Random Ramblings

This morning doesn’t seem like a particularly good day to be cheerful to me… England were knocked out from the World Cup last night, so most of the country is looking glum. It’s not the end of the world though, really.


I’m smiling on the inside, because those Boys did us proud! If we rewind to this time last month, nobody genuinely expected England to make it as far as the Quarter finals, never mind being 20 minutes away from a place in the World Cup Final for the first time since 1966.

Roll on 2022 I say!

Who knows where we could get to next time round. Do you believe football really could come home? Will 2022 finally be OUR year? I certainly hope so! I can imagine the entire country will grind to a halt if we get to the final – can you?


I’m cheerful because it FINALLY looks like we might get some rain soon. After over 3 weeks without a drop of it in Manchester, the plants are desperate for a good downpour – My tomatoes would love some fresh rainwater instead of tap water!

It has been so hot recently, even my hubby is moaning – and he never moans about the heat! The rain is definitely welcome here – our allotment is desperate for a decent drink! Word on the street is the hose pipe ban could possibly be scrapped IF we get enough rain in the North West this week. Fingers crossed for rain!

That’s about it from me today – two reasons to be cheerful. How many things do you have to smile about this week? More or less than I do?

Why not have a read of the other participants’ Reasons to be cheerful blog posts…. You can find them all by clicking on the button below!

R2BC at Mummy from the Heart

Why not check out Kate on thin Ice’s Best Foot Forward linky for more positive blog posts!

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Comments (13):

  1. Claire Toplis

    12/07/2018 at 6:04 pm

    They did ever so well England . I hope it rains soon as it has not rained in forever.

    • Tina @ GirlsGospel

      14/07/2018 at 3:18 am

      I’m bored of rain now – bring back the sunshine haha

  2. michelle twin mum

    12/07/2018 at 7:22 pm

    I’m with you bring on the rain, we are desperate for it! Have a fab weekend, Mich x #R2BC

  3. Becky Willoughby

    12/07/2018 at 8:01 pm

    We did so well for a young team. It rained here for about 30 minutes today – hurray!

  4. Kate

    12/07/2018 at 9:50 pm

    Wonderful reasons so you only need two. Manchester is not Manchester without rain. And I share your reason on the football – so proud. #R2BC

    • Tina @ GirlsGospel

      14/07/2018 at 3:17 am

      Manchester and rain definitely go hand in hand don’t they!

  5. chickenruby

    13/07/2018 at 11:44 am

    the rain cheered me up no end but I’m glad it didn’t ask long, i loved the football and was pleased they got as far as they did

    • Tina @ GirlsGospel

      14/07/2018 at 3:17 am

      It’s still raining here in fits and bursts! It was all great until I remembered how annoying muddy gardens and boxer dogs are haha

  6. Chloe @ Indigo Wilderness

    16/07/2018 at 9:53 am

    Great reasons and PLEASE let it rain! My garden is not going to make it otherwise! Thank you for linking up with #BestBootForward x

  7. Kate

    16/07/2018 at 9:41 pm

    Popping back via #BestBootForward and you bring back such fond memories of Manchester for me along the way. Many of my college friends were there when we were in my twenties so lots of good party times. Sadly missed now we have all got into the marriage and kids routine and in fact one of us became a nun!

  8. Helena

    17/07/2018 at 7:15 am

    Great to be positive and have them written down to look at. #BestBootForward


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