Sunday, December 7, 2014

I'll Take Afternoon Tea

I'm back (at least for a little while)! Times are still tough and my days remain busy. However, I thought I'd create a quick post of all the positive things I am thankful for that have occurred as of lately to keep me looking towards the light. The first of these is my younger sister's birthday party which was celebrated today with a High Tea. Surrounded by beautiful scenery and friends and family (ladies only), we munched on gourmet savory snacks, cute little cakes and petite fours, and drank delicate leaf teas and pink champagne. We all felt very fancy indeed!

Other Lovely Things:

- I celebrated my own birthday last week with rose scented tea, vanilla mille feuille, and two of my favourite people in the world. Must also mention the incredible rainbow cheesecake that my younger sister baked for me!

- A large bundle of more beautiful vintage dresses in brilliant condition have come into my possession. I have so many gorgeous dresses overflowing from my wardrobe I'm afraid I'll have to start hanging them on the walls!

- We have finally had some rain. Nice dark gloomy days with thunder rumbling ominously in the distance - my favourite! It is so lovely to cuddle up in the couch watching lightning strike over the mountains and listening to the sound of rain pounding against the window panes. 

- Each afternoon in the pool I've been teaching one of the family's little ones to swim and I find myself waiting eagerly for the other to take her first steps. Seeing them smile brings so much joy during this difficult time. 

- My family and I have decorated our home for the Christmas season, a favourite tradition of ours. Candy cane flavoured hot chocolates and fruit mince pies are now a frequent treat in the household. 

- I've been surrounded by some wonderful, caring and supportive people, reminding me that there is so much love and light in the world still to be experienced. Keep your loved ones close always. 

What lovely things are you thankful for this week?

18 comments:

  1. Happy birthday for last week, it sounded like you had a lovely day!

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    1. Thank you very much, and yes it was lovely!

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  2. Those sound like such wonderful things! It's a great idea to have a list of all the nice things in life, to look back on when times aren't going so well. I hope everything turns around for you soon!

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  3. yes, focusing on the positive things is the best! that picture looks so lovely. i'm not really a tea drinker, but in a setting like that i think i could be one for a day.
    happy birthday, as well!!! and a rainbow cheesecake? how wonderful. did you get any pictures? that sounds amazing.

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    1. Thank you very much, Abigail! Yes I did get pictures, it was a fantastic cheesecake!

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  4. Happy late birthday! That cheesecake sounds beyond amazing.

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  5. Happy belated birthday ! I love these kind of post, they help to remind me to always stay positive despite what can happen. Lately I just feel so thankful for my friends who by their only presence lighten the mood and who put up with me even when I'm at my worse !

    Charlie xx
    http://charlieleschroniques.blogspot.fr/

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    1. Thank you very much! Yes, it is very important to try and stay positive during difficult times. And what lovely friends you must have!

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  6. Happy belated birthday Lucy, I'm glad you are focusing on the positive things in life. The high tea you went to sounds wonderful.

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  7. Happy birthday, a bit late! I hope things get better soon - I'm so glad to hear you have a loving support system.

    All the best!

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  8. Your birthday had everything to be perfect <3 I wish you all the best! I look at that picture and all I see is Versailles ahah xx

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  9. A very happy (albeit belated) birthday to you, Lucy! I hope everything is well, and I wish you a wonderful Christmas and New Year's! ♥

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    1. Thank you very much for your wishes! A wonderful Christmas and New Year's to you too!

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