Things I Am Loving Today....

Good Things About Today

1. Absolutely glorious sunshine right now (yes, it was hailing this morning but right now it is gorgeously sunny and that is a very good thing)

2. My lovely brother has come to stay for two days...we all love having him around, he's the funny brother/uncle/brother in law and he makes us smile :)
(It is a strange but true thing that secretly my husband and I both find him funnier than we find each other!!....having my brother to stay can be a bit like the episode in "Friends" where Chandler tries to prove to Monica that he's "the funny one", my husband suddenly starts madly telling jokes! Luckily we have all known each other a very long time!!)

3. I went out for lunch with my daughter and have ordered food to be delivered for beautifully spotless kitchen will last at least until the morning and will enjoy every minute of it :)

4. I don't believe in keeping things "for best" or special occasions, I think you should use things every day and simply enjoy a mad spring-cleaning drive at the week-end, I found quite a few things that I love but had put, they're all out and I am loving it :)

5. Fresh cream Victoria Sponge....made on Sunday....simple and delicious.

6. I took half an hour to just read this afternoon...something I very rarely do. Am currently (and finally) reading "Brick Lane" by Monica Ali....excellent so far.

7. I think my Summer Reading List is now complete - will order tonight....I do love new books, especially a pile of them. (Will share my list later this week and have a great giveaway to accompany it). 

8. It's June tomorrow. No idea where the year has gone but that must mean that summer is one day nearer. As is the beach.

9. I found a song that I love (actually, it's one my husband told me about) and I have had it on repeat all day long on iTunes. What can I's a happy song that makes me want to dance and who doesn't love that :)

10. Evening sunshine.
All I can see from my kitchen window is green leaves and sunshine dappling on my blinds....fabulous. I love it when a day ends like this.

Happy Tuesday!!


  1. Loving everything about this post, especially that last photo...yum!!!

    I too believe that if you have things, you must use them in your daily life...

    Sounds like you are having a fabulous week and living in the moment - so happy for you!

    Much love, my sweet friend! xxoo :)

  2. Yes, yes and yes! Summer is near. I believe you are going to the same spot in France you have been to last year? We'll do the same. In six weeks, can't wait!! MMxx

  3. Beautiful Simone!! I love all of your thoughts and images!!

    New Giveaway from Tracy Porter!!

    Art by Karena

  4. Great post Simone honey! I love the images you chose and I too am thrilled it's June! Hope you had a fabulous Memorial Day weekend honey!

    I'm having an amazing giveaway! I'd love you to check it out and enter to win. Stop by and see. Have a great day! Kori xoxo

  5. Seriously, where did May go?! Tomorrow is JUNE! Halfway through 2011! My goodness!

  6. I love your positive celebrations of the happy things in life! I'll be interested to see your book list. I'm a voracious reader, and even have a blog devoted just to my books--Cindy's Book Club.

    I'm also on I've found it's a great way to keep track of everything I've read and everything I want to read. I'm always on the lookout for great authors that
    are new to me.

    Happy reading!

    Cindy @Notes in the Key of Life

  7. Happy 1st June Gorgeous! So with you on not saving things for best - there is no point. Which is why I've just lit my Diptyque Baies candle! Enjoy your visit from your brother - he sounds wonderful. I love the first day of the month - especially the summer months.. I feel invigorated!

  8. Especially love your number 4! Enjoy today,while you have it! I am so for that as well. That last picture looks amazing.....if you have a recipe, please pass it on, looks like avocodo brushetta or something and it looks really good! Enjoy your day and wishing you a great June!

  9. I cannot wait to see what you chose for your summer reading and you must tell me what song you are currently loving ~ I need something new for my playlist!

  10. Love your list...what's the song you have on repeat??

    I totally agree with #4...enjoy everything, all the time.

    Can't believe it's June!

  11. That is so funny about your brother. Enjoy the day!

  12. you have great taste and i love the photos you're sharing with us....

  13. Dear Simone, I've dug out lots of things I was saving, it's a total waste of time and you do forget about them.

    Your Victoria sponge sounds divine.

    What's the song? xx


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