Sunday, 16 December 2012

Currently Loving...

Hello all!!

I am currently loving many, many things. Here is a list of just some of the things that got my attention:

Carousels. You've got to love carousels even if they make you dizzy:

Rain and the sun at the same time:

Looking up to discover something new:

Always loving the South Bank:

Funny presents:

And silly cards:

I absolutely love my new tray "I Love London". I use it all the time, all the time:

I am still reading Wolf Hall and am still loving it. A quiet read accompanied with a delicious dessert, churros at the Wahaca.

No pictures for the next treat, but I am really enjoying the latest instalment of the Danish drama The Killing.

And most of all, always loving the moody and exciting London.

What are you loving these days?

Have a lovely week ahead.

Red xx

Saturday, 8 December 2012


Hello all!

It's not Christmas just yet, however, I treated myself to a few goodies:

New earrings from Oliver Bonas. I've wanted these for a few months now, but for some reason didn't get them. But they've been waiting for me. This was the last pair:

Then I got these cute coffee/ tea cups from a charity shop. I don't think they are vintage, they just look a bit old fashioned. I think they are quite perfect and a great addition to my many cups and saucers. I can never get enough of things like that. What do you think? 

This was in the post today. A present from one of my oldest friends. As I keep a journal every day, this will come in very handy. And it is just too cute:

As ever, I have flowers on my coffee table. Fresh flowers I think, make the room that much prettier:

These little presents were really not expensive at all, but I feel as if I was treated like a princess.

Have you treated yourself or anyone else lately?

Have a great rest of the weekend.

Red xx

Monday, 3 December 2012

Turn An Obstacle Into An Opportunity

Hello all!!

It is very unusual for me to wake up at 8 am on a Sunday morning. But, I did as one of the closest and dearest people to me had a tricky appointment to go to. I came along for support and of course as a distraction.

We were anxious and nervous but decided to turn an obstacle into an opportunity - use the walk to the place to enjoy the almost empty streets of Chelsea and Kensignton.
It was very cold, but the sun was out, I thought, just for us.

We saw some interesting buildings, like The Chelsea Arts Club. With every season, they change the exterior of the building. This is what was on today:

That, and remnants of a previous night's party:

Some seriously yummy cakes. We haven't bought any, however we thought they make for very pretty window dressing.

Lucky staff at the amazing Hermes. Once the Christmas is over, instead of taking the decorations down, they can eat it!!! I would love to join that party!!

We enjoyed pretty flowers and some silly things too (as an aside, flower sellers are such hard working people. And early risers too!):

And then after the appointment I was treated to the most delicious lunch at Wagamama in the South Bank. Yaki udon for the loveliest person ever and chicken chili man for me. Yum:

On a daily basis, life throws challenging situations at us. It is up to us how we react to them. We can succumb and get down, or turn an obstacle into an opportunity - an opportunity to learn something new, see something we haven't seen before, enjoy the small things around us, or just spend quality time with the ones we love.

I hope you all have a good and happy week. And if you come up against something difficult, maybe this time you can think what you can learn from it, or what joy you can get from that particular situation, however small. I am sure it will give you strength, and let's face it, it beats being beaten down and unhappy.

Red xx