::inspiring Mondays::

The sun was shining this morning and Michael and I had a long slow breakfast sipping coffee and chatting away. Such pleasure, usually reserved for the weekend, could only happen on a Monday... the week is just starting, we're bright and fresh, and filled with that sweet touch of promise that a new week brings.

We had a good weekend. We had long slow breakfasts, which are a mark of good weekends. We had gardening and curling up on the sofa under a blankie and a long run and cheese platter for Saturday dinner, with my favourite Portuguese wine (Planalto, if you're interested; available at Majestic Wine in the UK).

The #nomakeup selfie* above is to raise awareness for cancer. The initiative has already raised a fair bit of money, but the more the better when beating such a horrid disease is the end goal. Text BEAT to 70099 if you're in the UK and join the movement.

:: my friends. I cannot begin to explain how much better my life is to have such supportive and true friends.
:: crisp early spring mornings in our cute cottage.
:: my running buddy, Nicky.
:: our garden, ivy and all.
:: yellow roses. I so want yellow roses!

I hope you had a lovely sunny Monday, filled with good news. And yellow roses, if possible :)

*as my dear brother pointed out, I very rarely wear make up anyway, so I should add the disclaimer that this is a normal face day for me.


  1. that's so nice!!! I had a nice monday too actually. woke up by chance this morning at 04h50 (and not at 04h40 as I had in my alarm), people were happy, maybe because of the good weather in the morning and the meetings during the day went ok. Just returned from a nice dinner :)

    1. Sounds like the perfect Monday indeed... bar the waking up time ;)

  2. Your words make me feel happy as well, dearest Joey! So happy to hear that you are having lovely days with your Love and that you got good news. I was asking myself the same question as the one mentioned next to the * ;) An adorable photo of yours, sweet friend! Much love to both of you! x

    1. It's mutual - your words make me happy too!

  3. yes spring is here indeed! Perfect to enjoy outdoors :D



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