Month: March 2017

Breakfast in Bed

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Little Moments

There’s nothing better than breakfast in bed.  Unfortunately, we don’t ever have breakfast in our own bed because it could get messy and require cleaning… But I do love to treat myself to breakfast in bed when I stay at a hotel.  I love consuming my poached eggs and toast with bacon, or simply toast with jam and washing it all down with a delicious mug of black tea and a tall glass of juice […]

‘Wildflower’ by Drew Barrymore

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Books

I borrowed this book from my boyfriend’s mum.  I had high expectations as I began reading because she really enjoyed it.  But I was quickly swept away in a warm, insightful and funny story which ended up exceeding my (already) high expectations. ‘Wildflower’ is a lovely autobiography written by the bubbly, warm and funny actress Drew Barrymore.  She talks about her difficult childhood and teenage years, her tough relationship with her mother and her quest […]

Why I Love Baking

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Little Moments / Mindfulness

Baking is a great way to de-stress and keep your mind focussed.  You must take care to buy the ingredients; measure them carefully; mix, whisk and beat as required; pour into a cake tin; and place in a heated oven.  You then sit back and let the sense of accomplishment and satisfaction wash over you as the kitchen fills with the fragrant scent of melted sugar and butter.  Once it is ready, cool, finish off […]

‘The Tea Planter’s Wife’ by Dinah Jeffries

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Books

This is a gorgeous book that I read in 2015 in less than a week.  It was so good.  I simply couldn’t put it down. This haunting and beautifully-written story is set in 1920s Ceylon.  The protagonist, Gwen, is a young, beautiful and likeable girl who moves to the tea country in Ceylon from England to be with her older, widowed husband who is a tea plantation owner.  She soon discovers that there’s more to her […]

Drinking Tea

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A cup of tea is one of the simple things in life that makes me happy.  I love a big mug of black tea without milk or sugar in the morning, perhaps a green or lemon and ginger tea during lunchtime and a cup of black tea with dessert after dinner.  I love herbal teas like chamomile or jasmine when I’m feeling sick or can’t sleep.  I love a strong black tea while tackling a […]

Listening Mindfully 

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Mindfulness

When was the last time you really listened to someone? That is, looked into the person’s eyes and listened to what they were saying without making a sound or suggestion and without your own mind wandering?  It’s a tricky thing to do, particularly in our fast-paced, fast-talking world. Sometimes we don’t even see people anymore and communicate through text messages, email or Facebook. I’m guilty of it too.  But last week, I watched an interview […]

‘Meet Me at the Cupcake Cafe’ by Jenny Colgan

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Books

I first read ‘Meet Me at the Cupcake Cafe’ by Jenny Colgan just after I turned 26 years old.  It was a beautiful gift from a lovely, thoughtful friend whom I had only met months earlier.  I was living in Hong Kong at the time and (sadly) not loving it.  I was at a point in my life when I had just realised that the job and lifestyle there wasn’t suited to me at all, […]

On Autumn…

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Summer is slowly passing us by. Those sweltering 30 degree days spent at the beach and balmy evenings at outdoor bars sipping a cool white wine or beer are over. That festive, holiday atmosphere with Christmas and a New Year promising new beginnings are gone.  A cool change is in the air and the leaves are gradually turning brown. The air is less humid and a little crisper. And one day, the temperature plummets, the leaves […]

Lazy Saturday Mornings

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It’s Saturday morning and it’s raining outside.  I’m sitting on the couch with my laptop and a giant mug of black tea.  I’m wearing a baggy dress with a warm cardigan, my hair is in a messy top knot and I have no make up on. We don’t have any plans today. We may have a nice lunch out somewhere.  I’ll come back home and hop back into bed to read and blog, or meditate. […]