Monday, 16 November 2009

The Simple Things

Joining Christina at Soul Aperture
here is a -short- list of some of the simple things
that make my heart sing...


watching the sunset from the kitchen window...

finding the perfect frame for a picture I love...

(picture won at Lecia's giveaway; see it better here)


a pupil's drawing with the heart-warming words " I love you, Miss"...




the first bloom in spring...

my geraniums which are still in full bloom today...

making my son laugh and laugh and laugh...

a shower of rain in the summer...

precious family breakfast...

reading The Shell Seekers every summer and Winter Solstice every winter....

collecting shells and pebbles in the summer and making crafts with them in winter...

coffee and cake on a quiet afternoon while the flat is still filled with the aroma of baking...

my angel's face while he's sleeping...

a walk in the countryside...

beautiful stationary...

the smell of old books...
girlie pyjamas...

floral bedlinen...

planting bulbs on a sunny November afternoon...

mail - sending and receiving...

laughing...

crying...

being human...
Ooooh! That was a lot of fun!


Visit Christina's blog for more Simple Things.

xxx



PS. The giveaway is still open; see previous post


35 comments:

SE'LAH... said...

the sunset is always so magical to me.

lovely capture and list.

Tracy said...

Hello! My first visit here via Christina of Soul Aperture... You have a lovely blog... and thank you for sharing your sweet, simple moments. Happy Days :o)

sherry ♥ lee said...

Oh Yiota I simply love your list!! It's bliss!!!

And I love the new header...sage...mmmm...not just the herb but the colour, that lovely green. Delightful!!

Christina said...

"laughing..."
"crying..."
a glorious post, friend.
xoxo

An Open Heart said...

Popping over from Christina's....

I love shells, too.


S

Claudia Medeiros said...

Lovely post, Yiota :) Makes us think about what really matters to us ...

Have a beautiful week !!!!!

xoxo

Happy@Home said...

I loved reading your list. The sunset is beautiful and I agree that you did find a perfect frame for your lovely picture. Congratulations on your win. Also, I think the picture from one of your students is absolutely precious. Simple things are the best.

iasa said...

oh, girlie pajamas, that would be wonderful.

Lucy Caitlin Higham said...

im looking forward to some of the things on that list that i havnt got or had at the moment!! Cant wait!!
Have a good week
Lucy xx

Shell said...

A wonderful list. I love Rosamunde Pilcher too, I haven't read her books in a while. Maybe I need to revisit them again.

meandering pearl said...

Hi! oh its such a fragrant list! simply gorgeous!

kind thoughts

Sarah said...

I love your list Yiota! Especially girlie pajamas and the letter from one of your pupils. Lovely!

Janean said...

i so enjoyed Shell Seekers when i read it years ago. agree with your list. lovely blog.

Brenda @Cozy Little House said...

Some of the simple things I so enjoy as well! Love your list!
Brenda

Char said...

love your simple things list - lovely thoughts and warmth

Tabiboo said...

Simple yet beautiful.

a painter said...

A lovely list, a lovely blog. Thanks for sharing your list.

elsa said...

this is a delightful list!!!!! that was just as fun to read! some of my favorites:

making my son laugh and laugh and laugh...

me too!

reading The Shell Seekers every summer and Winter Solstice every winter
and
collecting shells and pebbles in the summer and making crafts with them in winter

nice traditions i would like to start too

enjoyed it, thank you!

margie said...

what a simply lovely list.

Joy said...

Shine on Yiota

Visually Oriented said...

Such a lovely list - i enjoyed reading it!

Lori said...

Love the picture of the sunset with the church in the backgroud. I had fun reading your simple things list.

rockinloubylou said...

Floral bedlinen - yes, yes, yes.

Scattering Lupines said...

Mmmm. I have enjoyed that blog so much since you introduced it to me.

Cora said...

A walk in the countryside....o yes!
Beautiful list!

Meredith said...

I'm so with you on the smell of old books, beautiful stationery, girlie pjs, planting bulbs, mail... and others. I enjoyed your list of simple pleasures :)

Relyn said...

This list had me shouting, "Oh, goodie! I've found another kindred spirit." And when I got to your Rosamunde Pilcher line, I knew it was true. I am currently on track 181 of 211 of the audiobook version of Winter Solstice. Rosamunde Pilcher is one of my favorite authors ever, and I think Winter Solstice is her best book ever. Have you read all of her books? I'm thinking of her little ones, especially. I completley love Day of the Storm. It;s so nice to meet you, friend.

MyStory of HiStory said...

lovely list!! & that sunflower pic is really pretty. I'm partial to sunflowers & the reddish rust color ones are so elegant.

gkgirl said...

so many good and beautiful things
in this list!

Samosas for One said...

Nice list! Especially coffee and cake with the aroma of baking.

kendalee said...

What a delightful list! :)

Kamana said...

lovely lovely lovely!

Carol said...

Wonderful!

Scattering Lupines said...

The only things I would add are... new favorite recipes, windy days, and scraps of pretty fabric!

katrina lauren said...

i love this list...the smell of old books...mmmm. i love that too. is there anything more precious than watching a child sleep....i don't think so...
i love your list of simple things that you do to keep your home up and running too .a place to rest our heads; this truly something to be so thankful for.
xo.
k