It’s been 13 days since I have published a post on the blog! Outrageous! I’ve been preoccupied with recovering from a bad flu and asthma (all good now!), a daughter moving out (quite confronting!) and a trip to Sydney and back (such a joy to get away), amongst other things.
I’ve got posts planned for next week that will cover everything about my trip to Sydney but I thought I’d put together a quick one for today to say hi and to give the blog a little newly published blog post love!
When thinking about what I would write about that would be quick and easy to prepare (since I didn’t start typing this until 9:30pm last night!) it came to me in a flash. I would post some pictures of a couple of my new favourite things (thanks to a recent birthday). If you follow me on Instagram then you may be seeing these again but oh what the heck – there is so much heavy and horrific stuff going on in the world – we could all do with a little lightness so let’s be excited about new things!
It’s also a timely reminder to be grateful that I even have these new favourite things. Look, we don’t always get what we want, but what we have is often more than many others will ever have. It’s so easy to get caught up in the hassles and problems of life and to focus too much on the things we don’t yet or can’t have, that we forget to be grateful for those things which we do have. So right now, I’m very grateful for these two new favourite things thanks to the generosity of family on my birthday.
Pictures 1 and 2: ‘New Favourite Thing No. 1’ – my newly purchased Camera and Laptop Bag, ‘Catalina – Caramel’ from Epiphanie that has come to me all the way from the USA – thanks to some birthday money given to me by family.
Picture No. 3: ‘New Favourite Thing No. 2’ – is also thanks to family for my birthday – a 13″ MacBook Pro laptop with retina display which means I can now be portable with my blogging and my photo uploading and editing. Yay for that!
Did you enter my Birthday Giveaway? Too late to now sorry to say – it closed at 5pm on 14 June. Good luck to those of you who did enter! I will be announcing the winner next Tuesday 21 June.
Ciao for now,
Linking up with With Some Grace for #FYBF