November 29, 2011

Five Things Tuesday

"I'm not frightened of what people think anymore. Because, when you 're a teenager or in your early 20's, you're always frightened of what people we will  think. When you're young, you're trying on lots of selves. And then suddenly at about 28 all the pieces of the jigsaw start to fit together comfortably."
~Rosamund Pike

I really like this quote. I find it to be so true. Don't get me wrong. I do care about...
what people think to a point. Actually, to be truly happy with who I am is okay, and if others cannot deal with that then sorry, it's their issue not mine. As I've gotten older and wiser, I've realized I do not need to worry about what other people may think of me.
I cope by concentrating on my core goals and only the opinions of those who matter in my life.

What about you? xx

November 22, 2011

Five Likes Tuesday

While looking up vacation photos from my last trip to England I also stumbled across this one. This beautiful walking path at Torpoint, Cornwall looks so inviting right about now.
My home has already started to take on the feeling of winter, so the flowers around my house are all deep, purple tones. Apart from other seasonal things it's a nice way to embrace the transitioning  of seasons and add a beautiful glow with autumnal hues.
One of my favourite indulgences is Sweet Cheese Filo Rolls. These are made from filo pastry sheets, and can be filled with butter (melted), caster sugar, and a sweetened mixture of fresh cheeses, (cream cheese, fresh ricotta, softened, fresh cottage cheese) or  possibly sweetened whipped cream as a filling. They're oh, so crisp, and light, and easy to prepare.
I bought this pair of fancy, striped, wool/mohair, knee-high socks. There is nothing better than curling up in comfy pants and warm socks on a cold winter day.
Braided hairstyle. A classic and cute hairstyle that is simple, fun and easy to do and also a great way to keep long hair neat and up off the face. Modern trends may come and go but the classics stays forever.

What's your favourite hairstyle? Does your hair look better long or short? xx

Update: Happy Thanksgiving to all my fabulous American blogging friends. I hope you all have a great and blessed day!

November 18, 2011

Have a Great Fall Weekend!

I'm grateful for Autumn, for the cooler weather, for autumn colours and smells, for the first fire in a wood fireplace on a crisp autumn evening, for pumpkin soups and pies, for the wind rusting the leaves, for the crisp air and the sight of geese honking as they fly overhead...
Mother Nature did all the work and provided all the colours, shades, and shapes. I was just at the right place at the right time!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend, my lovelies!

No matter how you spend it, may it be filled with joy and delights. xx

P.S. Here's a Cut And Dry post that I'm sure you'll find it quite amusing. How about a Ba-Donka-Donk? ;)

November 15, 2011

Five Likes Tuesday

What are five things that currently make you happy? These days my list is: Blackberries.
Devouring (blushing!) a delicious pork pie.
Tasting a fabulous, whimsical strawberry cupcake. (British English: fairy cake. Australian English: patty cake or cup cake). Interesting!
A hot (like really hot) cup of green tea; perfect after a heavy day at work.

A beautiful wreath made from fresh apples to decorate my home; just perfect at this time of year. 

Tell me yours! xx

November 11, 2011

Affordable, Contemporary Art + Have an Arty Weekend!

I'm excited to say that I'm linking to a brilliant photographer today and I'll be sharing gorgeous fine art photos and artwork gifts.
Mark Highton Ridley is a highly skilled and creative photographer.
He has had work published in Photo magazines, and the BBC has frequently shown his work as well.
His quirky style and aspects of capturing things around has always drawn me to him.
I love the way he can take ordinary scenes and make them extraordinary; he has the ability and skill to apply new perspective to standard images. In other words he manages to add something new to the Contemporary Fine Art Photography.

I have always admired his dedication and passion for his work. His photos sometimes incorporate a deep insight, and are many...

November 08, 2011


"...But you don't know about love. If there hadn't been a sixth day, man would not exist; copper would always be just copper, and lead just lead. It's true that everything has its destiny, but one day that destiny would be realized.
So each thing has to transform itself into something better, and to acquire a new destiny, until someday, the Soul of the World becomes one thing only."

The sun thought about that, and decided to shine more brightly.

November 06, 2011

Thank You So Much!

Today, I want to take the time out to say a big thank you to all of you guys for your kind words, thoughts and love.
Thank you so much for being so means so much to me.

Thank you one and all.
Your kindness and sympathy are more appreciated than any words can ever express. xx

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November 01, 2011

Still Not Ready to Say Goodbye...

Yesterday a very wonderful person passed away, my colleague, friend, Sophia.
I haven't felt like blogging the past couple of days. I am so sad, her death did hit me hard...still not ready to say goodbye.
I feel numb and not really be able to react at all. I can't believe this has happened.
She was a really nice, kind, caring, loving  person who could always make people laugh, always smiling around and willing to go the extreme mile to help you.
The whole office is still in a state of shock, even big, tough guys cried and still shed a few tears today.

I love you, Sophia. I truly miss you so much.
Rest in peace...