Walk and Enjoy

Walk and Enjoy
Let love be the heart of who you are

Saturday, 24 May 2014

Me Time

Hello my dear friends, I would like to say thank for your beautiful messages on my Mother's Day post. I am touched by your kindness and encouragement. It helps me a lot to continue my journey in blogging. I am amazed that although we only communicate virtually I feel like we have known each other for a very long time. I love visiting all of you and have learned so much from every post that I read. You truly are an inspiration and I am grateful for your friendship.

Today I am sharing some photos of the place where I spent an afternoon of me time. Hope you are all doing well and enjoying the beauty of season.

I was on a mission

To spend the afternoon

In a place to swoon, an indulgence on my own

With so many options; a facial or a massage

Or a pedicure, perhaps

Didn't take much deliberation for me to wholly get in the zone

Lying in the comfort of this soft and warm bed

I swear I fell asleep, as I was covered with sheets and a sweet scented candle

I woke up refreshed and ready to face,

The reflection in the mirror, hoping to see a slight change in my skin of over forty years

Heading towards the exit, I looked back and thought to myself, this seat will be waiting for my next visit.

Planted some annuals in an upcycled wheelbarrow - one of my drive-by roadside finds

This will be the first time that I will be planting these stocks

Planting these seed is an act of faith. Waiting, hoping, anticipating that tomorrow will bring a bounteous harvest of best tasting produce.

Nothing is more delightful than sitting down for a freshly brewed tea, after hours of working in the garden, would you care to join me?

Thank your dear friends for your kind visit and your beautiful messages.

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend.

Linking to:

Sandi of Rose Chintz Cottage ,

Martha's favourite

Terri's Tea time


Saturday, 10 May 2014

Tribute to my Mum

I lost my nanay (mum) at the tender age of 7 and my tatay (father) just over a year after that. As the youngest in the brood of six, I vaguely understood everything. In order to survive, we were all separated to live in the care of relatives and those who were old enough to work,  laboured in exchanged for food, shelter and a little education. 

Growing up without parents was challenging especially in an environment surrounded with bullies and hostility. My formative years weren't a pleasant experience. I learned to be strong and fight for what little rights I had. When confronted with daunting situations, I wished my mum would appear and rescue me. This is the time when you long for a Mother's love and comfort. Oh how I missed my mother so much; I often thought without her, life seemed meaningless. 

This Mother's Day, I would like to pay tribute to my mum, and my short but vivid memory of her. 

My mother on the right, me (circled), my sister and our cousin. This is the only picture of our mother, our most treasured memory of her. Her name is Salome; she was gentle, kind and graceful and she meant the world to me. Back in those days, life wasn't easy. After a lot of hardships in her life, her frail body succumbed to disease.

Not until I became a mother myself, did I realise what my mother must have gone through.

If I were to choose a flower to symbolise my mother, this white hyacinth is perfect, for its sweet scent is pure and lingers through and through.

Thank you friends for visiting. I would like to wish you all a happy Mother's Day. Hope you get spoilt by your loved ones.


Hope to join these fabulous tea parties:

 Sandi for Tea Time http://sandimyyellowdoor.blogspot.com

Martha of Martha's Favorites http://marthasfavorites.com

Terri of Tea time Tuesday http://artfulaffirmations.blogspot.com

Bernideen's Tea Time Blog

Saturday, 3 May 2014

My friend, my sister and me

I am wrapped in a blanket with the heater going while I am writing this post. Brrrr...today has been really windy and chilly. Snow has fallen in the mountains and in some surrounding areas. With the look of things, winter is stepping in without giving Autumn a chance to complete its transition. In our garden, hubby has planted the bulbs, deadheaded the roses, done lots of pruning and some re-planting. I'm so glad that my husband is home and that I can worry less and relax for a while and enjoy some girly time. 

Hello dear friends. Hope you are all well and enjoying some beautiful weather wherever you maybe. Thank you for visiting and leaving your sweet and kind messages. Please forgive me for not visiting you often enough. Now that the weather is cooler maybe I have more time to enjoy the indoors.

I hope to join some of these fabulous tea parties

 Sandi for Tea Time http://sandimyyellowdoor.blogspot.com

Martha of Martha's Favorites http://marthasfavorites.com

Terri of Tea time Tuesday http://artfulaffirmations.blogspot.com

Bernideen's Tea Time Blog

Today I'm sharing some photos of our afternoon tea at my friend's house. 

I am blessed to share the same passion with my sister and my dearest best friend.

High tea, afternoon tea, tea with family and friends seem to tick all our boxes.

A platter of fruit, cheese, crackers, tier of sweets and cakes are few of the things we share.

My dear Olivia; her wit and wisdom is contagious and random.

My sister and bestie, pour me more tea, s'il vous plait?

I love her garden, a delight of quirkiness.

Overlooking her kitchen window are all sorts of succulents

A collection of pots of different moulds and character

I like checking out every corner and every space

For sure there's always something unique and of my interest

Not playing hide and seek, cheeky garden gnome peeking out for a beak.

And of course she need not worry, whenever she's away she knows that there is someone who is always on a look out, and keeping anything unusual at bay.

Like every gardener, she's prepared to accept any of life's adversities.