Monday, 10 December 2012

......And breathe......


At this time of the year......

When each hour only seems to have fifty minutes......

When our homes are being decorated to within an inch of their lives.....

And we turn cooking and shopping into an Olympic sport.

Just stop, and take a minute to appreciate some of the simpler things in life......

Climbing into a freshly laundered bed......


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Candle light.....


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The wonderfully evocative scent of Paperwhites......



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Your favourite hat on a chilly day......


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There's something about lights on a string......


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And the silence of a snowy scene from the comfort of your own home......


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I know its easier said than done, but lets just enjoy the simple things.

Hope you have a lovely week,

Liz x




19 comments:

  1. Definitely, Liz! We're keeping everything simple so we can enjoy it all: family, friends, each other.....
    Happy Holidays!
    Warm greetings from DC,
    Loi

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  2. Well said Liz, and always worth repeating! Breathe.....xob

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  3. A good idea Liz!! The last picture of your post is great!

    Warm regards, Ingrid

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  4. Hi Liz, You have listed all my favorite things here. My paperwhites have just opened, I have candles (or the fire) going non-stop, and the winter-weight duvet has been laid on the bed.
    Merry, merry!
    Phyllis

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  5. Right up my alley! You can't beat this kind of Christmas.

    Keri

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  6. Love the images you found - especially the last one! Finished the last of the Christmas shopping today, so now I get to sit back and relax :)

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  7. You're right, when you stop to enjoy the simple things, everything becomes more meaningful and magical. Have a wonderful holiday! Thanks for stopping by the blog this week ;) ~S

    SANDY M Illustration
    http://oohlafroufrou.blogspot.com

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  8. I couldn't agree more and I am planning on planting paperwhites next year. I also love, love, to snuggle up under freshly laudered sheets; so comforting. Happy Holidays to you and your family darling! XX

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  9. Dear Liz -
    I want to wish you and your family a wonderful and merry Christmas! And a glorious New Year ahead.
    Warmly,
    Loi

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  10. Merry. Christmas and happy new year !!!
    Bonne fete !!!
    xxx Maria xxx

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  11. Absolutely...."breathe", great advice, sometimes hard to remember & follow, especially at this time of the year. What a lovely post.

    A huge thank you for all your lovely, kind and sincere comments over at my blog, they always feel so heartfelt & I appreciate that.

    Merry Christmas to you,

    Simone XX

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    ..❤ ✫★MERRY★ ✫❤
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    I hope you have a wonderful time! With love, Ingrid

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  13. What a great post and topic! Hope you had a beautiful Christmas! Love Caroline

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  14. Lovely, empowering and inspirational! :) Hope you had a great Christmas! xoxo

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  15. Happy New Year, Liz!! Thanks for the reminder to focus on life's simple pleasures.

    xoxo
    Selena

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  16. Hi Liz, I hope that you've been able to enjoy life's simple pleasures. Thank you so much for the kind comment you left on my blog - it was greatly appreciated! Wishing you a Happy New Year, and may there be plenty of simple pleasures waiting for you in 2013! XO

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  17. Hi Liz,

    Wishing you and your family all the best for a Happy, Healthy and Creative New Year!

    Madelief x

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  18. Me again....just stopping by to wish you a very Happy New Year!

    Simone X

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  19. Any of these things appeal to me, any time of the year ! Best wishes for the New Year !xx

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