Happiness, the greatest gift.

Ten days ago I was nominated for an award for this ‘ere blog of mine ours ’cause it’s not just mine, it’s yours too.  (Yes, you have to take the blame also).

The incredible Mrs. P from The Cottage on the Green (aka Craft Odyssey)  who I absolutely love to pieces,   –  (Mrs.P is someone like me, she too has very funny bones)  –  nominated me for the Happiness Tag – because, she says, I make her happy.  I’m funny?!  HA!  Who knew?!  I thought I kept that part of me well hidden, but it obviously creeps out when I’m not looking and makes folks happy.  (or is it that people laugh  at  me?  Hmmm… I might have to think about that one.  Sadly my one brain cell is busy typing this post at the moment so I don’t have any available memory.  I’ll have to think about it another day).

So .. as I was saying before I rudely interrupted myself ... I’ve been nominated for the Happiness Tag and in order to officially accept the award I am to tell you 5 things which make me happy.  5?  FIVE??  Only FIVE???  Oh.  My.  Dog!  How on earth am I going to be able to pick just FIVE?

Well, lets see…  I’ll start with the obvious – Mr. Cobs, Little Cobs (Grandson), Being Alive, My Dog, My Cats,   ….  oh, but that’s 5 already and I haven’t even got started yet.

Let me try a different 5:  My blog.  My Blogging Friends (aw they certainly make me happy.  Half the time I’m sat on my side of the ‘puter screen hooting with laughter and trying not to leak! My eyes people, my EYES!  [sigh].  Some folk!,  in the gutter, looking up at the stars!). Shopping.  Crafting. Living by the Sea.  Oh heck…. there’s another 5!

Lemme try this again FIVE, COBS, JUST FIVE GOOD ONES!:   My Faith.  My Memories.  Old Photographs.  My Wedding Dress and Wedding Album.  No, that’s five.

Try againMy Children –  before they turned into teenagers because before that ‘teenager’ time,  I was a Super-Hero in my children’s eyes.  I could cook;  bake;  make;  teach;  love;  cure;  befriend;  solve problems;   read the best stories;  make stories up from nothing;  paint;  create;  juggle;  do magic;  make a wish come true;  Google has nothing on me, for I was The Oracle and knew the answer to every question they asked.  I could organise a party within hours;  make costumes for the school play out of apparently no supplies,   and  .. oh all manner of Super-Hero Mom stuff.

Darn it  … see my brain went off on  journey of memories there.   CONCENTRATE COBS!

Let’s see if I  can do it with the aid of pictures …

 This next picture with its caption comes remarkably close to the truth regarding what I saw Himself doing on Saturday morning (Saturday 24th Sept.) . . . .


...  as I made my way to the bathroom to take a shower, his last words to me were:  “I’m going to garden vac all those pine needles which have fallen in the garden”.  And he did.  Well done that man!

However … when I returned some minutes later after taking a shower and getting dressed,  …  he’d finished in the garden and was so happy doing his ‘job’ that obviously felt he hadn’t played nearly enough with his power tool so he’d moved into the conservatory with that same Garden Vacuum,  and was sucking up the pine needles he’d walked into the house, …  the mat at the door …  and the rug in the middle, which he’d complained about the price of when I bought it… and yet, here he was, using the Garden Vac on the darn thing!  (I cross my heart – he really did Garden Vac the conservatory!).

One down, four to go ..










And from the cat …










SO  want to do this,  just for the giggles

NUMBER 5    …  Little Cobs ~ My GRANDSON.

I know I could sit here and tap out a gazillion words about Little Cobs, but most of you have heard them all before and you know that inside this little boy is a spark which ignites a flame of pure, unadulterated love and happiness within me, which makes my heart sing and my mind explode into symphony of musical flowers.  Little Cobs is just 5 years old and has Cerebral Palsy and Autism.  For a little dot of a child, he’s a massive blessing in my life. 

I have already blogged about some of the albums I’ve made for him, but there is one album which I’m making just for him, which has some ‘magic’ about it, – because he loves magical wonderment.  He loves that I can make up stories on the spur of the moment which have their own characters and some built-in wonderment which make his eyes twinkle and sparkle with delight.  The book/album I’m putting together has a theme to it of “Wishes”.  Wishes I make for him, (which you’ll see in this short video of delight from Duirwaigh), and these wishes are all there in a mix which includes dragons and fairies and things which delight and entrance him.  Yes, Little Cobs is absolutely my biggest Happy of all.

If you’re still reading and haven’t wandered off yet, then here’s where it gets interesting.

I have to now pass this award onto 5 other bloggers, but they have to be bloggers which make me happy.  It’s taken me days to manage to get this down to five, because all of the blogs I follow make me so happy that I’m impossible to deal with after visiting them.  Apparently, Mr. Cobs says, that it’s like I’ve been on E numbers for 24 hours.   But the rules say only 5 – so here goes….

The Chicken Grandma

Mollie and Claire

Kim Styles Cards

Paper Puff

Artisan Duck

I’ve nominated these blogs because the ‘owners’ are wonderful people who bring me much joy.  But – nominated people:  … if you’ve had too many nominations and don’t want to take part then there is absolutely no requirement to do so.

If however, you do want to take part … then you just have to tell your readers 5 things which make you happy.  You don’t have to go round fishing for pictures, or anything like that.  You can just make a list of five simple things (eg:  Biscuits/Cake/Partner/Climbing Mountains/Bungee Jumping)  … and that’s it.  Then you have to name five  other blogs to pass the tag to also  … and ... once you’re done, you get to display the very wonderful (well ok’ish’) Happiness Tag (below) on your blog, which I made specially for everyone because I couldn’t find the right link to the tag, so I made a whole new, exclusive tag just for us to use.  (you can size it down to fit in the side bar on your blog. I just left it big so that you could see it).


Thank you for coming and spending some time with me.  I so enjoy your company – more than you’ll ever realise.  And … when you comment, it really is like having my friends round the kitchen table for a coffee and giggle.  I so love talking to you all and have got to know many of you as if you were here with me.  It’s amazing what chatting in blog land can do.  I’ve found it to be a very happy place with wonderful readers who have turned into friends.

Have a wonderful day out there…  and …  be good to yourself,   and each other.

Sending my love to you in your corner, from me here in mine.

Sig coffee copy






Author: The Art of Cobwebs - aka:- thecobweboriumemporium

Hello. I'm 'Cobwebs'. I live in a wee little cottage in the South of England, aptly called Cobweb Cottage. This little dwelling really is a cobweb factory. Not inside (well, occasionally) - but outside - flipping heck! This information should give you a clue as to why my blog is called The Art of Cobwebs aka: The Cobweborium Emporium. I've been arty and crafty from a very young age, and although my crafts have sometimes turned a corner and taken me in another direction, I've always crafted in some way, shape or form. One day, in the blink of an eye, life changed somewhat for me and the consequences were many. I had to find a new way of being 'artistic'. Card making; scrap-booking; producing ATC's and ACEO's; needle felting; Polymer clay; painting- but in a more relaxed style than I had before, and sewing, - are all things which I visit, as and when life allows. I've fairy recently become a Textile Artist and am enjoying this new creative outlet very much as it offers me so much scope for letting my imagination run through a grassy field and feel the wind in my hair - (mentally, of course). I love to create. To make things. I truthfully believe that the best gifts in the world are those in which you've given your time, rather than your cash. Thank you so much for visiting. Please visit my blog (link below) and have a look around. I'm sure you'll find something to enjoy, even if it's only a handful of jokes! (yes, seriously - there really are jokes!) Wishing you a truly blessed rest of your day! ~ Cobs. <3

34 thoughts on “Happiness, the greatest gift.”

  1. I do enjoy fairies, dragons and more! What a lovely video, made me smile. I wish I knew about that when my son was born, because he sure was my wish come true! 🙂 Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Awww Soozy, what a great comment! Arent’t new babies just the most incredible little blessings?

      Thank you so much for coming and having a coffee with me, and for sharing your beautiful wish come true.
      Hugs ~ Cobs. x


  2. Good Morning Cobs.! , Congratulations on the Happy Tag Award! So, much happiness yet with heartfelt post always coincide 🙂 Wait, 5 more, So wonderful! I really loved the the video too! There is an overwhelming Love we have with our Grandchildren! I know I soak up every moment! We are truly blessed!! xx


    1. Ruthie!
      Aww hello Ruthie. Lovely to see you.
      Grandchildren – one of the greatest gifts.
      Soaking up… YES! It’s exactly that!
      Thrilled you liked the post and the video. Thank you.
      Sending oodles of love your way ~ Cobs.x

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    1. It is I who am blessed. This tiny imp teaches me valuable lessons every time I’m with him.

      Bless you Beverly. You are very much one of my happies. Thank you for coming to visit. I very much love to see you.

      Ooo... you’ve just reminded me … I have posted a packet out to you – with your ‘chicken card’ inside – but I didn’t manage to get to the post-office till Saturday morning, so it might, or it might not, arrive this week. If it doesn’t come by Saturday, then expect it to arrive early part of next week. And it better not get lost in the post for if it does I’ll be knocking down some post office doors and demanding they darn well find it because it’s specially for my friend Beverly!
      . . . . . Hello God, it’s me again,
      . . . . . Please Lord, let the packet to Bev arrive safely, intact and unbent. I want to make her smile, even if only a little.
      Thank you God ❤ ~ me. x

      Sending love and squidges to you in your corner ~ Cobs. x


  3. Brilliant post I loved each and every reason for things that make you happy …I do have a question though …just when did you start texting K9 & Neurotic Cat ????
    PS I have nabbed your uber cool happiness tag for my side bar

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    1. If you look over to the right, in my side bar, I’ve cleaned the tag up and added a ribbon, then re-sized it so it fits perfectly. Please feel free MrsP, to grab that one as it’s even nicer.

      Thrilled you like the post…. I can say nurthang about K9 and NC.

      I know nurthang.

      love you, you funny, wonderful woman. ~ Cobs. x

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      1. Ooooo super~ I have stolen the new & improved image LOL
        Please note K9 & NC are not available for skyping until they have tidied their rooms
        Love n’ stuff
        Mrs P x

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  4. Evening! this post made me laugh and (nearly) cry.I am pretty tough but it was touch and go there for a while. Where did you get those text messages from? Funniest thing I have seen for a long while. Thanks so much for nominating me – I consider you to be a friend too. A really, really naughty one!

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    1. Naughty? ME?
      I absolutely resemble that remark!

      Aw, I’m not naughty. I’m just filled with fun bubbles – like a newly opened bottle of chilled champagne! – When the bubbles fizzle, I make you giggle! See? Not naughty at all. I just ‘fizz’. 🙂 And I bet your mummy would approve of me. All mummies thought I was such a sweet thing when I was young … and they were right. I’m so sweet I could make you sick. {snort} (was meant to be a laugh but it came out as a snort. tsk tsk. Not a bit ladylike. My Grandma would give me one of those looks right now for doing that! eeek!)

      Love you Oooodles PPot ~ Cobs. x ❤

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                    1. That’ll be the dog. I have no idea what she’s eaten but if you don’t see me again it will be because the dogs killed me with methane … oh. no. hang on. You mean… ah.

                      Phooey to you too! [pulls tongue out and blows raspberry] lol.

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  5. Hello Cobs, Thank you so much for the nomination 🙂

    Your answers are lovely. Your grandson sounds a delight and your husband a hoot – I would love to see him cleaning the conservatory with the leaf sucker thing (technical me lol)

    Finding ONLY 5 things that make me happy will be the hardest part.

    Thank you again. Hannah xx

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    1. Yes… only 5! It was a struggle for me too.

      I’ll loan you the husband with his leaf suck garden vac thing… to clean your conservatory too. I think he’s kind of got a liking for it because he’s actually said he’d do that again! He actually said that he’d definitely ‘do’ the coir mats we have outside and inside the doors. Apparently the garden vacuum thing really sucks the dirty dusty stuff out of those mats, which a proper vacuum cleaner doesn’t get out.
      Bless him
      lol ~ Cobs. x

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