Friday, 9 September 2011

joy pockets

I was relaxing on my chaise lounge, drinking coffee and reading The Razor's Edge by W. Somerset Maugham when I thought to myself that it was the perfect day for joy pockets. If you want to play along then please join Monica at Bohemian Twilight. Joy pockets are the moments we cherish no matter what is going on in our lives.

  • the lunch break of the annoying man drilling at the neighbour's house. May it be a long long long lunch ... or perhaps he should simply quit early today!
  • polka dots
  • fresh and clean bedlinen
  • the moments when the city of Antwerp sweeps me off my feet
  • blog friends who tell you about fabulous places to visit, like Milla at Not Just Another Milla who yesterday introduced Cocomaya in London. By the way, Milla lives in Paris and she's simply fabulous and has a way of cracking me up. She's also the new self-appointed kitchen & aroma publicist
  • Chanel's dancing fingers film
  • author Antonia Fraser who has given me a completely new perspective on Queen Marie Antoinette's life and the French Revolution. And no, Marie Antoinette never said "let them eat cake" when she was told that the people couldn't afford bread. Every history teacher who says so in class should find another job!
  • Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens who also gave me a new perspective on the French Revolution
  • Snow Patrol performing their song Run. I simply can't get enough
  • and finally, it's FASHION WEEK time with gorgeous spring/summer 2012 collections

Have a fabulous Friday!

photo credit: Lisa Hjalt

23 comments:

  1. lovely all! off now to check these links ; )

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  2. ... by the way love that cup!

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  3. Nothing like fresh bed linens, huh? Loved that Chanel film... so cute. xo

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  4. Now you're cracking me up! I take my role as Kitchen & Aroma publicist very seriously, don't you know! Thank you for your sweet words Lisa.

    Fresh linen is the stuff dreams are made of. I adore your retro tea tray and cup - very cool!

    Joy pockets is such a lovely concept. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Nothing like slipping into fresh bed linens. Always makes me smile and sigh contentedly :)

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  6. Fresh linens are definitely a shared joy...

    I love that so much of your joy this week came from fresh perspective on history through literature. Very interesting!

    Happy weekend!

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  7. fabulous list and oh oh oh!!! I am in love with your coffee press...what a great pic! Coffee is my #1 Joy.
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    :)

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  8. How I love your joy pockets, they always remind me of my own little pleasures. You know, I might just read again Tale of Two Cities, I haven't read it since highschool. I have to check Milla's post, I enjoy her blog so much. Have a beautiful day, Lisa! Hope the drillig man's lunch break was a long one. ;)

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  9. I'm going crazy for that Chanel finger movie, brilliant!! Thanks for sharing all the interesting and fun joy pockets. I sure have to check some of them out, for example Milla's blog to start with.
    Enjoy your weekend!

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  10. Clean bed linen, fashion week, Dickens and blog friends - wonderful pockets of joy. Happy Friday Lisa!

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  11. I am with Annabella in this one!!
    Enjoy your weekend!

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  12. Fresh out of the shower and straight to bed in clean bedlinen! Joy!

    Happy Friday to you :)
    Hugs,
    Signe

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  13. This post is so lovely! I love the mood it all evokes - and it's put a smile on my face :) Happy weekend!

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  14. Oh lisa.. I am very happy about your lovely words.. I follow you for a long time.. :O)
    Yor blog is sooooo beautiful..
    I wish you a very nice weekend...
    Many hugs Susi

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  15. I love all of these....and my high school teacher definitely misquoted marie antoinette!! I think today is the day I will make my own joypockets :)

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  16. Hi dear!
    Wish you a wonderful weekend,
    Hugs,
    Yvonne

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  17. Lovely! Wishing you many more joy pockets this coming week!

    Visiting from the Joy Pockets linkup :-)

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  18. Your parcel arrived today - look at my blog ;o)
    Have a lovely weekend ;o))

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  19. I had to chuckle at the first one!!

    If there is one thing I've learned is that history teachers do NOT know what they're talking about - at least here in the States. I feel like my entire adult life has been re-learning history.

    Hope you're enjoying the weekend!

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  20. i like this category, it makes me feel happy of all little small things that bring us pleasure :)

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  21. I agree with Amanda ~ Blue LaReve -- most history teachers in North America don't know much. I learned more on my trip to Europe with my parents back in 1998 (Grade 10) than I ever learned in school. To see the places in person and hear what the guides had to say was invaluable; I am still learning about history today!

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  22. Hi Lisa! I am happy to can visit you again, was so busy thiese days! Thanks for sharing your joy pockets. Fabulous

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  23. Chanel's dancer fingers are gorgeous!

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