::inspiring Mondays::

Tomás

This is my last Monday of the year on the island. LMJ will be going home to Portugal this Thursday! Yay me! I have checked the weather forecast several times a day looking for the faintest sign of snow but the BBC assures me the area will be free from it. The travel nightmares of last year, which fortunately for LMJ were just a small delay really, should not happen again this year. All going according to plan, my dear Watson... I can almost breathe...!

I enjoy being a hostess and organising gatherings. One day, I will have a big house with tall windows where everyone is welcome at any time (well, most of the time!). I will have people over for dinner and Sunday lunches and Christmas and whatever other celebration takes our fancy. Until then, I will continue to have a few people over at a time (my place is not called the Matchbox for nothing!) and organise good gatherings with friends (preferably with gift swapping, really worked last time!) and cook bread with chorizo for them, with a few brigadeiros on request. It is good to be me on days like this :)

:: Thursday :D
:: little brother
:: home, almost there
:: squeezing mini Tommy up there
:: Mister Joey making me laugh so much I cannot stop
:: making my own bread. a dream comes true!
:: bread with chorizo, straight from the oven!
:: brigadeiros. lush!
:: did I mention home? home :D

How this Monday where you are? Filled with Christmas preparations? Calm and quiet? Tea and cookies? Enjoy it :)

11 comments:

  1. Seconded JZ. Can't wait for the brigadeiros.

    The harmonica I got in the Secret Santa on Friday (thanks to Joey for organising the Xmas meal) is giving me some musical inspiration this Monday. I am well on the way to mastering 'Three Blind Mice'!

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  2. TOMMY CUDDLES! Warmest happy Monday thought to get you through until Thursday. Actually could you please just bring him back with you?

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  3. yay :) there is some Xmas spirit on this post. to me it's the gathering of the family that makes the trick.

    boa viagem, linda. por cá têm estado dias azuis. xxo

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  4. My Monday was spent waiting for the UPS delivery truck--the last of my gifts are still to arrive with only a few days to spare. Yikes. But my spirit is lifting as I see yours is too.

    Merry Christmas to you LMJ. Have a safe trip home.

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  5. You sound like one happy lady dearest Joey! And that makes me happy too :)
    Your thoughtful text message made me smile: thanks for always being there!
    Right now, I am making X-mas tree decorations as I want an originally decorated tree ... Really love it :) but still some work to do. Happily, almost all the X-mas shopping is done now!
    Wishing you the loveliest time back home in PT!

    x

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  6. You sound like one happy lady dearest Joey! And that makes me happy too :)
    Your thoughtful text message made me smile: thanks for always being there!
    Right now, I am making X-mas tree decorations as I want an originally decorated tree ... Really love it :) but still some work to do. Happily, almost all the X-mas shopping is done now!
    Wishing you the loveliest time back home in PT!

    x

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  7. My monday was really inspiring. After a unexpected Skype in the morning, Mister Joey went to the beach and enjoyed a couple of hours at the better place to be, during the summer in Rio. It was almost perfect since Miss Joey is at the other side of the Atlantic Ocean. Well, I guess that's why this monday was so inspiring. I wonder for a future december's monday, when the both of us will be together, delighting with all this joy given by the Christmas spirit. Here, at the beach, or in the not-so-warm city of Porto!

    Merry Christmas and a happy new year for everyone!

    :)

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  8. Hello all :)

    I so love receiving your comments on my email! Makes all the writing worthwhile, always!!!

    Thank you for sharing!

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  9. até para a semana :) Feliz Natal também. estão uns dias de Inverno extraordinários. beijos, beijos, beijos

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  10. Happy Holidays to you too Mister Joey! I am already looking forward to meeting you one day, 'cause you make sweet Little Miss Joey one happy lady! It makes me happy too! :)

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