Monday, 6 April 2015


This week on the gratitude challenge I'm supposed to talk about a talent I have.

I spent a while thinking about it last night, and this is what I came up with:

  • sarcastic comments, and
  • not missing opportunities for a witty barb.
These are good talents, don't get me wrong, but I have a feeling that they don't really embody the spirit of the gratitude challenge. And maybe I was a bit grouchy. So, I turned to my family, in particular, my sister, husband, and kids. What did they think my talents were? This is what they came up with:
Photography: it's a talent ;-) took this yesterday in
sunny Glasgow
  • writing
  • photography
  • being a mum
  • herding cats (I feel that this is part of the previous point, but am over-ruled)
  • making lists
  • spending money (this from my sister - we are being unusually profligate to celebrate her visit)
  • singing
  • falling out of pubs (I was excellent at this back in the day, but am out of practice)
  • 'socialising' (see above)
  • gothing about (from my sister)
  • spelling
  • social organisation
  • general organising
  • French plaits
  • owning huge cats (I suspect the kudos for this should really go to Katsuma)
  • feeding guinea pigs 
  • dieting 
  • gardening (this is random from my daughter, and without any evidence)
  • washing (pots and laundry)
  • getting food ready
  • setting the table
  • poetry (this was added this morning when I won a poetry competition - go me!)
Looking at my list, vs the list of those who love me, I think that my greatest talent might be: delegation. My family are clearly a lot better at recognising my talents than me!

What are your talents?