This week’s small pleasures #45

Despite the weather and things being a bit hectic, there were a few small pleasures this week.  I love doing this post every week as it really makes you concentrate on the good things in life.

Flowers

My cyclamen flowered!  I had given it up for dead, then it began to sprout leaves again,  and after moving it to a sunny spot, it is now flowering again.

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Cyclamen

A new scented candle

I bought a lovely lemongrass and ginger candle from Lyttleton Lights – smells so fresh and summary.  I also re-found a forgotten jug.  I love it when that happens!  I bought it at Design House Stockholm in Sweden many years ago, and just love the shape and colour.

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A scented candle and a favourite jug

Having time to read again…and drink tea

With it being a long weekend, there has been some time just to chill with tea and a book. Nothing else to say about that really!  The book I just finished is another in the series of funny detective novels by Edmund Crispin.  Just the thing for a lazy afternoon.

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A cup of Earl Grey and a detective novel

Sunday morning sun

Sunday morning at least was sunny, and Charlie made the most of it.  We took a walk in the Botanic Gardens, and were glad we got out before the clouds rolled in.

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Charlie in the sun

Some good food

Lunch with friends on Friday produced some lovely left overs to turn into a potato salad, mini toasts with smoked salmon or herring to have with a pre-dinner drink, and pineapple upside down cake to have with a cup of tea.

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Toasted rye bread topped with herring and a glass of sherry

You can find Thistles and Kiwis on Facebook, and also on Instagram @blof678.  As for Twitter….am totally inactive these days.  If you want to get in touch, email me on thistlesandkiwis@gmail.com.

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