Sunday, 31 January 2010

weekend contrasts

~ spring is on its way~

~winter is not in a hurry to leave~


~ quiet moments~

~loud moments~

~~happy moments~~

Friday, 29 January 2010


Friday afternoon marks the beginning
of the weekend for me;
it's also the most relaxing time
of my week,
as i usually do nothing more than...
have coffee with...
~an exciting book
(I find almost all books exciting, by the way)
~a romantic film
~lots of friends...YOU!
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Have fun with whatever brings warmth to your soul
and don't forget to be grateful for what you have!
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I took the photo last spring
and remembered it today
when I saw the first little green heads
in my pots!
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Wednesday, 27 January 2010

The Simple Things

a flat to clean ...

dishes to wash ...

clothes to wash and iron ...

a job to go to and get tired ...

lots of shopping bags to carry ...

tons of books, CDs, toys to put away every night ...

blankets to air ...

phonecalls to return ...


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Thank you God for all the boring, tiring things I need to do every day.

For these and many more, I am grateful.

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My list today consists of some of the things I'm blessed with,
things we often take for granted,
things that the unfortunate people in Haiti
have been deprived of.
For more fun 'simple things' see this list.

Visit Christina for more Simple Things;

this time it's for a great cause.

Monday, 25 January 2010


On the 3rd of November (yes, back in 2009!)
lovely Anne over at andamento
awarded me with two awards ~
the Lemonade Award for “seeing blessings where they’re not obvious and making lemonade instead of complaining about sour lemons” and
the Kreativ Blogger award.
I told her then I could only accept the first one as I didn't find myself particularly creative
(although I have become quite creative lately)
and started thinking about things I'm grateful for;
this is a list of things I needed to write in order to receive the award ~
this was the easy part;
the tough part was I needed to nominate some of my friends for the award too. I thought and thought
"how on earth am I going to choose?".
This got me thinking about blog friends
and how valuable a part they (you!) are in my life
and ended up with the decision that I simply couldn't choose. I know it's for fun and it doesn't mean that if I nominate someone, I like them more than the others but still...

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Back in the present,
my friends Morwenna and Claudia
awarded me
a Happiness 101 blog award
and got me thinking about that again.
Meanwhile, I was missing out on all the fun of listing ten things
that make me happy.
I was making a mental list that could not, however, share with you
when it dawned on me :
is this a rule abiding sphere with strict regulations or
one which is meant to be fun and sensitive and caring
with no other rules other than the obvious of respecting others and everything that's involved in it?
Is it ok for me to make my lists and
pass the awards to everyone who doesn't have them?
Blogging is partly (or mostly rather) about sharing,
Take Care!
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Please follow the link on my Simple Things button! It's for a great cause!

Friday, 15 January 2010

Dear God...

Well, equipment or not,
I'm just grateful he did make them
and gave us all this light
to brighten our days and nights.

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Visit Scattering Lupines for more fun!
Details on the book here.
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Clown In The Moon by Dylan Thomas
My tears are like the quiet drift
Of petals from some magic rose;
And all my grief flows from the rift
Of unremembered skies and snows.

I think, that if I touched the earth,
It would crumble;
It is so sad and beautiful,
So tremulously like a dream.
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After The Sun Comes Out by Emily Dickinson
After the Sun comes out
How it alters the World --
Waggons like messengers hurry about
Yesterday is old --

All men meet as if
Each foreclosed a news --
Fresh as a Cargo from Batize
Nature's qualities --

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Have a wonderful weekend!


Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Generation Gap?

Lucy is a teenager.
Regarding age, she could be my daughter.
I'd love to have a teenage daughter, especially if she were like Lucy.
But she's not my daughter; not even my niece, student or my best friend's daughter.
She's my friend.
She's my blog-buddy.
She leaves sweet, thoughtful comments on my blog
and either I don't remember how it is to be 14
or she's a very mature teenager.
* * * * *
On the other hand,
there are some lovely women here in blogland
who could be my teachers or my mum's friends.
I always read what they have to say carefully,
whether on their own blogs or on mine,
and they're my friends, too.
* * * * *
In this wonderful community,
where everyone is friendly and supportive,
there are no generation gaps;
we're all on the same side.

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The picture shows the contents of a parcel Lucy has sent me.
Thank you my youngest friend!

Monday, 11 January 2010

Limestone and Fir Trees 2

Hello and good day to you all!
This is another set of mosaics from our Christmas holidays.
(see previous post to see where we went)

Hope your week has begun well
and will continue even better!
Throw me a snowball, will you?
Take Care!

Thursday, 7 January 2010

Limestone and Fir Trees 1

Hello lovelies!
I'm back with pictures from our 11-day stay at
Konitsa, Epirus in my beautiful country
(follow the link for a map and if you have time click on some more links)
This is the first set of mosaics- it's been sooooo hard to choose from over 500 pictures!
(don't forget to click on the images!)

I've been reading your blogs every day but always in a hurry;
so sorry for not leaving any comments!
I'll try to make some posts with details of what's in the pictures.

Take care!

Monday, 4 January 2010

2010- January

Hello my dear friends!
Hope you all had a relaxing holiday
and you're full of strength and optimism
for the New Year.
* * *
The stone bridge in the picture is about 200 metres away
from the bed and breakfast we stayed at during our trip
(no snow though)
More about that when I've been through piles of
dirty clothes,
old toys to be sorted out,
new toys to find a place,
christmas decorations and tree to be put away...
* * *
Have a Healthy, Happy New Year everyone!
Looking forward to talking to you soon!