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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



  1. Hello, I was waiting for your post :-)
    It's great that you could benefit from cosmetic treatments. There is nothing like relaxing when others try to keep us nice :-)
    I rarely experience it :-) Recently I have a lot of work in our garden. I like it but it is sometimes tiring. I drink a lot of iced tea :-)

  2. I am glad you got to spend some me time. I need that so very much..........love your beautiful garden and your tea set.

  3. What a darling posting - fun and gardening and then tea! It all works well together!

  4. Dear Aida,
    Your posts are always so cheerful and very special. I think it's so important to have "me time" every now and then. We all need to treat ourselves with goodness once in awhile. The flowers in your garden are so pretty, and I love that blue vase that the flowers are in. That sweet little girl statue is precious. I went to a Greek Festival today in my town and treated myself to many goodies. So, it looks like we were both kind to ourselves this weekend. This looks like a lovely place to spend an afternoon of "me time."

    Have a peaceful Sunday, Aida. You deserve all the goodness that comes your way.


  5. What an unusual and relaxing place, I haven't seen anything like this in the UK - it's just what we are all waiting for!
    I go to a hairdresser in her own home which is makes for quite a relaxing visit, but your beauty therapist has taken it to another level. We all deserve a little pampering and raising of the spirits. Betty

  6. I am glad you enjoyed some pampering time. I have been thinking about getting a full body massage again. It is so relaxing and comforting.

    Love your photos. Have a wonderful week ~ FlowerLady

  7. A spa day - sounds lovely and you chose a beautiful setting.

    I too just planted flowers in a roadside find wheelbarrow. My flowers are taking their time blooming.

    Love those heart shaped spoons on the tea table.

  8. I have been to a spa a couple of times and always leaved refreshed. It is a good thing you do for yourself. Your flowers are pretty. I noticed a polish pottery pitcher in there. I collect a bit of that! Love it.

  9. I have never been to a Spa...... Not sure it would be my thing but if i did go, i would have to go with a friend.....

    Thanks so much for stopping by!!


  10. I have never been to a spa but it sounds wonderful. Your spot for tea looks so inviting. I find it so very charming. Flowers and china work so well together and create a lovely little respite after gardening. So happy you have shared with us Aida and joined me for tea. You know, Hubby has always wanted to go to Australia but you would never get me on a plane for that length of time. Hope you're having a beautiful day.


  11. That is a wonderful looking spa, I felt relaxed just reading your post! Your garden looks very pretty. It's lovely to see a plot on the other side of the world! Fiona x

  12. Hi Aida,

    As lovely and relaxing as your day at the spa may have been, (and I'm sure it was), personally, the spa-like luxury of your own tranquil and beautiful garden, filled with the sweet scent of pretty flowers and the exotic aroma of jasmine tea, where soaking up the sunlight to soothe achy bodies, and listening to birds' song to calm chaotic minds, would be the perfect escape for much needed, and well deserved, me time.

    Have a gorgeous weekend!


  13. I'm glad you took the time to indulge yourself- it's so important! Your spa is darling- I love all the cozy aspects.
    Wishing you a bountiful garden! Thanks so much for stopping What We Keep.
    Enjoy your weekend,

  14. Dear Aida,
    thank you for sharing your "me time";))
    Have a good weekend;)
    Greetings from France:)

  15. It is always a joy and relaxing pleasure to visit you, dear Aida! :) Thank you for the tea invite...yes please! ;)
    And it is WONDERFUL that you treated yourself to some much-deserved pampering....what a whimsical and lovey spa...love the tea cups on the wall...
    Enjoy the weekend, sweet friend!
    - Irina

  16. Hi Aida, it is so nice to meet you! Thank you for visiting my blog and for leaving such a nice comment. I love this post...every woman needs some "me" time and it looks like you spent it in such a lovely way! Your flowers and gardens are beautiful. I'll be adding your blog to my blog roll on the side of my blog so that I visit you on a regular basis. :-)

  17. What a lovely blog; hello and a hug from France !