loving this week

“Often life’s pleasures pass us by simply because we don’t take a moment to focus on them… Make a point of noticing everyday something that uplifts your spirit or tickles your heart… Stop to breathe in the joy of this moment and then tell someone about it. Share your joy and revel in it. When your joy is savoured, and then shared, it is magnified…” ROBIN GRILLE

loving this week

some seasonal strawberries still trickling through

regifted wool stashes, not by one but two people this week

meeting up with my Wednesday group mama’s

feeling incredibly lucky as a blog reader sent me a picture of her precious, precious newborn

reading about my very own newborn- our homebirth story in a magazine

eating seasonal food that feels good for the soul

listening to Little Monkey enthusiastically sing a Spice Girls song walking down the street (where did he get THAT from? said Mr Chocolate…ahem, no idea.)

spending the whole afternoon taking funny pictures with our little family

experimenting with a quinoa and rhubarb pudding and liking the results

starting the school holidays with popcorn, smiles and a deep exhalation


If anyone else would like to do a ‘loving this week’ post, (or simply write something in the comments). Please let me know, link back to this post and I’ll do a link up. I would love to know about those little moments in your week that have tickled your heart.


she of 108 days- loving this week… San Francisco

Alison@this blooming life- loving

27 thoughts on “loving this week

  1. Hi Brydie, your week sounds lovely : )
    Mine was a little tougher due to various things, chief of which was my uncle passing away quite suddenly and lots of stress with work, however there are still things to love . . .
    I’ve loved having a whole weekend off and not having to go into the office. I’ve loved catching up on much needed sleep. I’ve loved dinner out with the girls, as well as lunch and movies on Saturday with a couple of girlfriends. I’ve loved buying two new pairs of Summer shoes (but I don’t think my credit card will love it so much)! I’ve loved the gorgeous Spring weather in Melbourne – it’s been great to see the sun! I’ve loved being able to hang washing outsiden to dry in said sun, and I’ve loved pottering around the house and spending time with my much loved cat. Finally, I loved being alive, counting my many blessings and taking nothing for granted xx


    • Beautiful Keri. It’s lovely taking a moment to concentrate on the good things that are happening around you, along with the harder things that will always happen. (I’m really sorry to hear about your uncle.)
      I hope you find more Spring Melbourne weather to wear those new shoes while hanging out the washing on the line 🙂
      Give your feline a scratch behind the ear for me… (I miss having a pet!)


  2. Sounds like an awesome week. This week I am loving getting things done. Having that completed euphoria! I am also loving that I am a week away from holidays! A week with huby and the kids sounds just right.


    • Oh hooray for that Lisa. Holidays are always a good thing to look forward to. (I’m looking forward to mine and it’s still another three months away!)
      Enjoy your time away husband and kiddo’s.

      (and I totally agree, completion euphoria is always good.)


  3. You had a home birth? That’s amazing. Good for you. How fabulous that your birth story has been printed in a magazine. Glad to hear your holidays are off to a great start. Love the idea of your post xx


  4. Reading your post is one very lovely part of my weekend, Brydie! Thanks so much for sharing your little moments.
    I’ve enjoyed the love of my sister- so clear and bright in the murkiness of not feeling well.
    The times spent with my sons and watching their lives and families become beautiful and stable.
    Listening to thunderstorms from a warm and dry front porch
    The fragrance of bread ready to come out of the oven.


  5. A lovely post Brydie. You take beautiful photographs, and I would love to hear more about the home birth. Is it in your archives? I had a good week, spent two days staying with old friends (I used to work for them), my son and daughter-in-law threw an enormous party and I enjoyed helping them, then yesterday I went up to Toowoomba for the annual Carnival of Flowers. Today I’m looking after my two little grandsons as it’s the first day of school holidays. Phew! I’m having a lie-in tomorrow.


    • Jean I hope you got your lie in, you’ve been busy! But good busy it sounds like.
      My homebirth story, I haven’t put it on the blog. I’ve ummed and ahhed and still haven’t come to a conclusion about whether to put it on there. In a nut shell though it was truly wonderful, and if there was ever any more babies, they would only be homebirthed, as there was simply no comparison with my other two births.


  6. I’d love to have that quote printed somewhere I can look at it frequently, it’s a ripper! You inspired me to do a loving post last week – it was really helpful in getting me to focus on the good around me, thanks!


  7. I would love to read about your homebirth-any chance you could reveal the magazine? We had a lovely week but back to school today and I’m just a little bit pleased about restoring some order on the this week 🙂 hope you have another lovely week full of lovely moments. Mel x


  8. beautiful post! We are marching along towards winter- but still enjoying strawberries 🙂
    Loving this week::
    Loving all the doors that are opening in my life this week and hoping I choose the right path!
    Love that feeling that the sacrifices I have made to be home with my boys is paying off with so much love and snuggling and hikes everyday!
    Love reading about your adventures! And your recipes- yummy!


  9. I’m definitely going to join in when I’m back to more normal routines 🙂 I love these posts and I love your list – how wonderful that your homebirth was in a magazine. So much wonderful here in fact!


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