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Raindrops on Roses?

“When the dog bites, when the bee stings,
when I’m feeling sad,
I simply remember my favorite things,
and then I don’t feel so bad.”


Just like Maria in the sound of music recommends, today have been thinking of a few of my favourite things to cheer me up after having a fairly “blue” week. Nothing exactly went wrong or happened per se, but this week I have just been feeling down. So with these sound words of advice buzzing through my head, I have been focusing on a few of my favourite things that never fail to help cheer me up:

  • A candlelit soak in a nice warm bath – ideally with a glass of champagne close to hand
  • Catching up with friends over a glass of wine – ok now I am sounding like I have  drinking problem!
  • A Magnum ice cream – something more luxurious and decadent about a magnum than any other stick style ice cream
  • Pyjamas – after a long day, nothing feels better than slipping into your favourite pj’s and chilling in front of the TV
  • A fresh bunch of flowers
  • A scenic walk – the suburb next mine is known for its oversized houses and leafy tree-lined streets, when I need to clear my head, I love to stroll through the streets and look at all the perfectly manicured gardens and dream homes whilst taking in some fresh air.
  • Watching Pride and Prejudice with a doona – the Keira Knightly version, only because I am in love with the mysterious Mr Darcy, I have no idea who the actor is but he plays him to perfection!

What are a few of your favourite things?



A little inspiration to get me through the day‏

I sometimes have days where I find it impossible to pep myself up. I’m naturally a bubbly person, so when I get into one of these moods I find it’s incredibly annoying.

One thing that helps me refocus is to search for something to inspire me – a new seasonal recipe, exciting ways to organise your home, latest trends in fashion and design, or even just beautiful imagery that lets my mind escape from reality for just a moment and live in a romantic parallel world.

Here are a few things that are exciting me at the moment:


Comfort cooking

Magazine fix

Magazines – trashy, glossy, food and home deco

Sky High and Magnetic Coral

My latest nail polish and lipstick

Planning my next dinner party

Planning dinner parties – my favourite way to entertain

Flower from the garden in the church we got married in


Late afternoon walk in Wahroonga

Afternoon walks in the dying sun

Tea in my Wedgewood teacup

Tea served in a proper tea cup

If you’re lacking some inspiration in your life, try pintrest or Instagram for a quick fix to pep you back up