Happiness, Life Experiences, Travel

Monday Morning Musing #44 – The romance, the details, of a grand Spanish City

  The deep blue of the Costa Blanca has been a vivid backdrop these past six days. I had yearned for warmth and colour... it's all here in glorious Spanish hues. Yet if I'm honest, I also derive so much joy from the scape of a city. The angles and contours, the palette and patterns… Continue reading Monday Morning Musing #44 – The romance, the details, of a grand Spanish City

gratitude, Happiness, Life Experiences

Monday Morning Musing #40 – That ‘MME Colour’ we so adore

  It wasn't ever a question which colour Jo and I would choose as the primary colour for the cover of Monday Morning Emails. Call it greenish-blue, a shade of turquoise or is it a dabble of light sea green, light cyan and keppel? Then again it seems it could also be munsell... perhaps a… Continue reading Monday Morning Musing #40 – That ‘MME Colour’ we so adore

gratitude, Happiness

Monday Morning Musing #38 – The Exuberance of Youth and #Gratitude

It's March, but spring has not quite sprung in our corner of the world. This past weekend, even in the glorious sunshine, it still very much felt like winter. With my cousin's family here for a visit, it meant spending time with her daughters... three of my favourite young girls/teenagers. It's always a welcome change… Continue reading Monday Morning Musing #38 – The Exuberance of Youth and #Gratitude

Happiness

Monday Morning Musing #34 – In the capital where it’s icy cold, winter wondrous and gallery perfect

  When planning this trip to Ottawa, I vowed that I would lace up the skates and glide regally (or not) down our capital’s frozen byways. But today, I just couldn’t pluck up the courage. I’m not proud of the reason – with the wind-chill factor plunging the temperature to almost minus 20C, it's darn… Continue reading Monday Morning Musing #34 – In the capital where it’s icy cold, winter wondrous and gallery perfect

Happiness, Writing

Monday Morning Musing #32 – Happiness is like a butterfly…

I couldn't help getting a little teary this week when I read his message. It was from Bruce, and he thought this quote from Thoreau might resonate. “Happiness is like a butterfly; the more you chase it, the more it will elude you. But if you turn your attention to other things, it will come… Continue reading Monday Morning Musing #32 – Happiness is like a butterfly…