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Clouds of Calm - Photostory Friday

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I have cherished some moments of calm

and pockets of contentment this week.

I guess usually at this point

You would expect to see images

of soppy dogs and smiley babies, but not here

My segments of satisfaction are small slices

from my day on Tuesday

when I found myself smiling and reflecting

over small portions of productivity amid clouds of calm.


The singing steam of the kettle

Flowers from a friend

cooking cute cupcakes

wind blown webs of washing

 bargain basement finds

and bedtime bliss

small wonders upon which to build

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  1. Perfectly captured calm.
    But I cannot believe you made time to bake cupcakes!!! If you did - wow!!! MY idea of hell.. but if it was part of making the new place home, then you deserve a medal.

  2. It all looks beautiful, and so well ordered, considering you have just moved house!

  3. The pic of the kettle is really very good, flowers are gorgeous, and you baked cupcakes, and did washing! What are you? Supersaz?! Love the bargain finds too! House looks lovely, Saz, well done! xox

  4. It is worth all the hard work when you manage to get the house sorted out and organised. Have a break! I think that you deserve it.

  5. Great idea to look for the small joys and moments of calm. Those cupcakes look yummy.

  6. Saz,

    I told you you were awesome! Love the pics and looks like you have achieved a good week! Actually, I miss having a clothes line. Loved hanging the clothes out to dry. The kettle is very cozy. I haven't used one in ages. Been using the mircro. Hmmm.... THink I'll go treat myself to a kettle!

    The bed looks fit for a queen! As for the bargains, I love a saturday afternoon shopping in secondhand stores!

    You go girl!

  7. All sweet things to enjoy. And D'OH! I was supposed to hang my laundry out today. Oops.

  8. I can't think how long it is since I saw a kettle on a hob. Nowadays it seems to be all electric kettles. I miss the steam - how silly is that.

  9. what is a bons mots? i really like your take on things!

  10. Leah- Bon mots means 'good or kind words' in French..I tend to add little words here and there.
    In expalnation I am half french/englsh

  11. It's all so lovely!! Those cupcakes look devine!! Look like a fabulous week. :)

  12. Definitely like the bedtime bliss!

    CJ xx

  13. Those cupcakes look delicious - do you mail to China? ;)

  14. Ooo, loads of alliteration, and it so worked well for your pictures. The cupcakes look yummy. I think baking is very calming indeed, and my butt agrees with me 100%.

  15. Oh I love the steaming kettle! The others are wonderful but the kettle takes the gold!

  16. Makes me feel a lot calmer just looking...

  17. great photo friday, isn't it amazing how its the small things in life that bring us the most bliss.

    thankyou fro dharing your photos

  18. Clearly you have figured out the whole savoring thing LONG before I even thought about it...I need to take some healthy pointers from you. What a lovely way to spend your week!

  19. those are all things i'd be delighted over. very worthy indeed.

  20. Sazzie, what a wonderfully soothing post. Calmed me just looking at it...that kettle [That stove you lucky girl, I'd kill for one like that] those flowers, the cakes and best of all that bed, so pretty and inviting.

    Love ya!XXX

  21. Lovely, and doesn't at all look like a home that was just recently moved-in-to. Thanks for sharing these photos. I love to see where and how blogger friends live.

  22. Nice PSF. You had time to make cupcakes?

  23. Beautiful photos. Can't decide whether I like cupcakes or bedtime bliss more. Think it may have to be bedtime bliss this week...

  24. Thanks for the reminder today to focus on all the good little things that are around all the time, even when I don't stop to notice. Carrying a camera does that, don't you think?

  25. That's what I need, a nice warm cup of tea. I think I'll go make my tea kettle sing. Thanks for the suggestion! :)

    Tink *~*~*

    Strolling into the EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival

  26. Calm is an easy word to define, but you have captured it perfectly.

  27. loved your post, I'm also fat frumpy and fifty!

    Here’s my photo story happy Friday!

  28. This feels like calm to me. Great post. And can I have one of those cupcakes? They look yummo.

  29. Very nice photo story. It gives the feel of your day!


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