Three Reasons to Smile: What Made Me Smile This Week?

I’ve had many smiley moments over the last week so to keep this short I’ll only share three.

Onions – A Lost in Translation Moment

How can onions make you smile when they are renowned for making you cry?

I always  grow red onions as  they are quite expensive to buy in the shops. So last month I went to our local market to buy some red onion plugs – no luck. I thought the stallholder said  (my Portuguese is not brilliant) that he would have onions next month.

Ever the optimist I returned this month to buy the onions,  still no luck with the onions but somehow I bought fifteen red cabbages. WHAT? Why on earth did I buy red cabbages, yet alone fifteen? If three survive they will last me a year. So that’s twelve for the slugs and snails, and three for me. Anyway, it made me laugh that rather than tell the guy in my best Portuguese I wanted red onions rather than red cabbage, I just bought them for a quiet life.

2. Poetry

I have finally finished revising my poem which attempts to highlight plastic pollution. It’s now almost ready for submission to a couple of LitMags. Fingers crossed. If the poem gets accepted I won’t be smiling I’ll be doing a happy dance! The poem was inspired by the TV documentary ‘Drowning in Plastic’. Anyone else watch the program?

3. Sunday Coffee With a View and a Surprise!

This is  a place of the soul and to feel at one with nature. While the photograph was a little hazy due to the sea mist, the view still made me smile and feel at peace within.

As I can’t walk along the beach and estuary at the moment, or master steps, my creative spirit must be content with the view. A flask of coffee, my writing notebook and a camera is the next best thing.

Estuary at Amoreira
Estuary at Amoreira

As we were about to leave we noticed this sign which made us roar with laughter!

β€œThe Weekly Smile”, is a shared blogging event over at Tren’ts blog. What a great idea!



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  1. I’m sorry you can’t walk that now – it is so inviting for a long walk! But it is also a great view. Good luck with your poetry. And I am sure you are spending a lot of time with Google and finding exciting new recipes for dishes with red cabbage! πŸ™‚


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