The Weekend Starts Here....

All day-long-one-hand-with-fingers-crossed-whilst-running-on-the-spot seems to have become the way my days have been going for the last few months....I'm exhausted!!

I find myself - as always at this time of year when the school year is coming to an end - even busier than usual....and as if that isn't enough, I am also in the process of moving my Dad to a permanent nursing home - a process so challenging, emotionally and otherwise, that it should possibly be an Olympic sport.

So, I am starting my week-end today and taking a few days away from blogging to recharge, breathe, accomplish and exhale....

I will most likely be return at the beginning of next week, full of energy and words....but if not,  you know where I am....I will be back :)

Happy Week-end...(after all, in Australia I do believe it's Friday already!!)

I will leave you with a lovely post and wise words here  from the gorgeous Nikki over at


The White Company



  1. gorgeous image! have some relaxing days off lovely, you deserve them! hope to see you soon here back again on your lovely Blog! xoxo

  2. Simone, it is so good to take a break girlfriend!! Enjoy!


    Art by Karena

  3. Oh sweets, I wish I were closer and able to help you with some of this. Damn the distance! Take the time you need to fill up your cup - be gentle with you, and best of luck with your dad and the move.
    Love you.

  4. Definitely take some time to relax, breathe and take care of you. Sending you love and hugs, sweet Simone! xxoo :)

  5. Enjoy your break...well deserved...look forward to catching up with your posts next week.

  6. always liste to your inner voice...take a break and enjoy!!

  7. Oh Simone,
    Things are hectic for you at the moment, aren't they ?
    Definitely take some time for yourself if you can ....... I always think that blogging takes so much time and real life and one's sanity and well-being has to come first.
    Just lay on the sofa, close your eyes and think about George Clooney and how he's split up from his girlfriend !!!! ....after all, he doesn't want children have two seems perfect !!!! sorry Mr. Bottom of the Ironing Basket. I'm just kidding. I know that you are both blissfully happy and you are perfect for our Simone. Just think....your holiday is just around the corner. Hope all goes well with moving your dad to the nursing home. Much love, chocolate cake and wine !! XXXX

  8. Take a deep breath and enjoy a few days away. I hope everything goes smoothly with your dad, Simone. Thinking of you!

  9. I hope you enjoy your break and your weekend!

  10. My sweet sweet girl ~ take all the time that you need. I know things have been so hard and busy for you and I too wish that I could just jump in the car and come over to help or at least give you a hug. xo

  11. Oh, thinking of you, as always, Simone. Things aren't looking much better at my end, either. I truly hope you can find some solace and calmness in the midst of it all. J x

  12. Wishing you a weekend of decadent pampering. Thinking of you and sending you warm hugs from Spain xxx

  13. Try to take a deep breath and relax. We'll all be here when you return.

  14. You have so much going on Sweet Simone, of course you can have a bloggie leave pass-take care.
    Millie x

  15. I just discovered your lovely blog. I'm just new into blogging this year & have just finished off my own daily blog on fashion, food, travel & interior design.
    I had a lot of fun putting it together maybe you would like to check it out if you have a spare minute.

  16. Hi, moving your dad to a nursing home...can't even imagine. Sending you lots of calm and love.
    BTW, finally reading "One Fine Day" and really enjoying it!!!!

  17. Dear Simone,
    I hope you did find a few days to relax and recharge. Take it slow! xx

  18. Simone~ I am happy you realze you need to take some time to recharge! Enjoy yourself! HUGS!
    Have a PRETTY day!

  19. Take your time and relax. Hope you have a good one.

  20. Thinking of you and your Dad! xoxo.

  21. Enjoy your time away from the blog Sweets and hope you get some much needed down time to get that breathing space. Am thinking of you xxx

  22. Dear Simone, I hope you enjoy your weekend and get some time to yourself for a change.

    Thanks for your lovely comment. That's great your mum has a Pashley too! Your daughter's bike sounds lovely as well. I'm looking forward to riding it properly - just not on main roads.

    Thinking of you, hope it all goes well with your dad. Love, C xx


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