One fine morning

Someone says good memories are for bad times; not that I'm having one. It feels good to express gratitude.  I look over my week and notice that I put in effort to turn yesterday's emotional glitch around. The attempt was successful. I am happy. So on to this life-enhancing exercise of sharing joys and faves:
  • attending an art exhibit whose artist I have personally met from a fundraiser for Haiyan victims last year
  • a friend I haven't seen in 25 years who now lives in the UAE rang and we chatted for two hours
  • Pompeii and Robocop
  • someone tells me I am her inspiration. Whatever she meant I thought knowing that was inspiring as well
  • memories! I woke up one fine morning this week and reminisced:
this spot in a splash resort, so appealing to the country girl in me  (Del Rio, June 2012)

exploring a lake with young nephews and nieces (Sebu, 1 January 2014)

finding myself in a lovely tea room free to dream as much as I want (Cassia Cafe and Tea Room, 2010),

while sipping green tea with milk and honey. I promise it tastes divine!

and having steak and kidney pie with mashed potatoes and chutney for brunch. This makes me look forward to exploring more charming cafes. They are cozy worlds in the midst of buzzing Bangkok.

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  1. What a lovely setting. I could spend hours there!

  2. Such a romantic place. A wonderful lift for the spirits.

  3. How nice to focus on the good things! Nice pictures!

  4. Wow green tea with milk and honey I love that!

    Thank you for joining Water World Wednesday

  5. I'm glad you are reminiscing happy moments, feeling grateful for life. This is so important, it is easy to get caught up in things that make us feel pitiful… stepping back to see the big picture, the blessings are revealed.

  6. Oh, Hazel -- thanks for taking me on this little tour. It's a bright spot in my day of getting tax info together for the tax man. I especially could imagine sitting in the tea room and dreaming with you.

  7. Green tea with milk and honey ... you have captured my attention. And Steak and Kidney pie sounds very British ... and good. I would say you have mch to feel joy about and probably more than meets the eye. Very nice post ...

    Andrea @ Form The Sol

  8. Oh I would LOVE to explore that lake! Looks divine!

  9. Gorgeous morning sky and uplifting collection of images! Thank you, Merisi

  10. We need to be more thankful for the many blessings in our lives. That green drink looks interesting.

  11. Oh, look at that sky -- and the water! Bet it's nice and warm there!

  12. oh that tea room looks so lovely!!! beautiful pictures and very interesting faves. Enjoy your weekend!!

  13. Gorgeous sky shot and nice series.

  14. Memories and inspiration make any week special. That tea room is just beautiful. Hope you have a great week ahead!

  15. The clouds above the lake are beautiful!

  16. Reflecting on life as well as a beautiful location reflection.

  17. Great post and love the sky and wonderful series of shots ~ xxx

    artmusedog and carol

  18. One of the places I didn't get to see while in Mindanao: Sebu Lake! Another reason why my family and I can't have another summer in Mindanao (actually, just the kids and I, since hubby is currently assigned in Mindanao and Cebu)! :)
    i have never tried steak and kidney pie, though i think i saw one being advertised while we were in Tagaytay. Kidney here means the beans, right? ;P

    appreciate much your sharing these special moments over at Food Friday, Hazel
    enjoy the rest of the week!


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