WARNING: Yesterday I caught an extremely bad case of shutter crack and later developed compulsive editing syndrome which has meant that this blog entry will mainly be filled with a mass of pictures (and not many words) - Apologies if you get perpetually bored of scrolling!
Monday Morning, pulling on the cutest fox slippers I picked up from H&M with a cheeky voucher. How can I not want to get out of bed to pull them on? (Even when it is minus 3846384963487 degrees after removing myself from under the bed sheets).
I have a habit of making to-do lists and then not completing them, thus, leaving the things I didn't get done the previous day by my bedroom door as a reminder to complete that very next morning when I wake up. I'd been meaning to hang these Anthropologie lanterns that were still in boxes waiting to be unpacked, so made it my task of hanging them to my celling just before 9:30am (apologies to my neighbours if you were still in bed……). After hanging them I realised they probably looked a little short in comparison to how they looked in my old bedroom, so not Im waiting to buy some clear plastic string so I can re-hang them again tomorrow so they won't look as silly (and also because Im not that tall when it comes to actually putting the lanterns in and lighting them….!)
Before we headed out I snapped up some brunch; Suma barley and bean soup, which if you've never had before, I wouldn't recommend you purchase.
A cooking session after tending to a few work related emails and phone calls - broccoli soup. I'd been meaning to try this recipe for a while as I love Broccoli, period, and the idea of boiling the stuff (along with sautéed onions and garlic) in coconut milk before blending, really appealed.
…I mean, the temperature had dropped, and even though I am a girl that does love a salad all year round, a salad really couldn't top this to warm me though given the temperature outside.
After whisking it up in the Vitamix on high, it turned out perfectly - so creamy, so delicious!
I don't know what it is this winter, but compared to what England has dealt us previous years, this year has been a real treat. The sea was calm, boats came in, we walked, drank coffee, and we watched the sun set perfectly. For months now, the days (or, most days), the light has been just beautiful.
And we visited (Alfriston), a little Charles Dickenson town of quaint book stores, cake shops, Post Offices come convince stores (filled with glorious things), and pubs.
(and we shopped and bought books)
…pubs like these.
With coal fires and seattle's, and we drank (three) cups of coffee, shared carrot cake and talked, about life ((and things)).
We even managed to get Poppy to look at the camera, which is a rarity these days. I didn't notice until editing these images how dirty she had gotten rolling on the stones along the beach. Oh, that face and the way she tilts her head to one side when we talk to her will forever kill me.
And, well, that was Monday. Today has been enjoyed being (forever) grateful for what I have, every little detail of it, being thankful for where I am, while trying to not focus too much on where Im not (or where want to be, but aren't...just yet).
"Who could be so lucky? Who comes to a lake for water and sees the reflection of the moon." - Rumi