A cup of tea and good conversations do wonders for the soul 🍵🧡

Hi ❣ It’s so nice to see you,- like always 😊 I hope all is fine with you 🧡

A good cup of tea and some good conversations do wonders for the soul 🍵. And I had a bit of that this weekend- some cups of tea and some good conversations that was incredibly good for my soul 😊. I don’t know if I can call what my friend and I for “afternoon tea” like the Englishmen have, but in my way it was 😊. It was in the afternoon, it was tea and it was some homemade cakes too, and it was good for the soul 😊.

I had have a bit on my mind lately, and still have, but with some good conversations, some tasty tea together with a good friend and her help to “sorted” out a bit, and make some small, short plans, for day by day, and week by week, not month by month at the moment. It’s good to start in the “small” when things sometimes feels a bit to big and overwhelming,- and it’s even better to get a bit help just during some good conversations 😊.

I’m a bit surprised over this “effect” a “tea “time- out”” can have, both when I’m enjoying a cup of tea on my own, but even more when I’m enjoying it together with someone 🍵.

A cup of tea together with a good friend this weekend 🍵

I know tea has an relaxing effect, and it’s actually healthy too because 99% of a cup of tea is water. Maybe my cup of tea is with 98% of water and the 2% of honey 🌼 ? I really like to squeeze a bit of honey in my tea, but honey is healthy too 😊.

The “perfect” cup of tea I think is a bit various from person to person, but my ” perfect” cup of tea is in general not to hot and not cold, more around 40 degrees I think ( Celsius) 🍵. And my favourite it ment tea with honey, but I do drink other tastes too …. with honey 😊.

I know I’m standing in front of some changes (and challenges too) in my life,- and like ny friend told me- changes is hard in the beginning, messy in the middle, but so gorgeous in the end. I choose to believe her, and in my mind I know that’s so true too. But to be honest,- I actually just want to “jump over” the hard and the messy and straight to the gorgeous 😅.

I know it’s not quite the way it’s “working”, so I, at the moment, do what I did in the beginning of April/ the Easter,- just relaxing a bit, sleep, work- of course, but is a bit nice to myself and don’t press my self to much. But just for a couple of days, before I really need to start working a bit hard for meeting the changes (and challenges) I have in front of me 🥀.

I don’t know “what or where” two or three months in front of me will bring me at the moment. In general we do think we know what we in a way can “expect” us from the days and daily lifes both two and three months in front of us. I know, because I have thought like that my self, even when the life actually have “teach” my something else now and then.

I also know I, one more time, I need to “put” some of my plans and wishes “on hold” for reaching, and special manage to handle the different changes I have in front of me at the moment. But okay,- that’s life 🥀.

I feel incredibly lucky and grateful that have some great friends that can help me “sort out” things in my mind and soul when things can feel a bit difficult, hard, messy and overwhelming 🧡. It’s good to not feel alone, even I know I’m in a way on my own too. I need to “walk the steps” to the changes on my own 😊.

I hope you are so lucky as I am with my great friends 🧡. That you can enjoy a cup of tea and have some nice conversation, nice conversations that both feels like medicine for the soul as well as helping you a bit with to sort things out now and then when you need it 🥀.

I wish you a great day or evening wherever in the world you are 🧡. Thank you so much for using your time and dropping by my blog today 🧡

See you soon 😊

Together with the tea we also had some homemade Norwegian waffles, jam and snacks 😊

Sometimes a cup of tea together with a good friend is like medicine for the soul 🍵. Just a good conversation can help to sort things out a bit, and be helpful to just take one or two steps at the time, instead of three months steps in front of you 😊.

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A nice glass of wine, good memories and great conversations 🍷😊

Hi ❣ It’s so nice to see you,- like 😊 I hope all is fine with you 🧡

I’m trying to enjoy my life in between my work and work,- and did spent a really nice afternoon together with a good Norwegian friend of my, over a tasty glass of white wine 🥂.

A tasty glass of white wine together with a friend 😊

It has been a while since we have been meeting up, but that’s because of something called coronavirus, restrictions and actually also this “age- process”. This “age- process”, also called menopause, does now and then, something with the “need” of socialisation- but we can drop by that subject an other time 😊.

We both have been single mams for our children for many years. She have two kids- a girl and a boy, and they are at the same ages as my two youngest.

Our children went to the same school, and also spent some of their time off from school together. Her son and my daughter was actually young sweethearts together too 🥰. I know her children and she knows all my 3 children, so it feels a bit familiar too. And our daughters are working together now at the same company as well 😊.

So we have a bit to talk about, both good memories and in so many ways the same experiences too, and of course the life in general…..and well, we did drop by the menopause too 😅. Maybe natural enough since we are both “tumbling” around in this strange and new “age- process”. I’m in the early beginning and she is slowly reaching a kind the “end” of menopause. I think she is around 10 years older then me,- and I’m grateful for having the possibility to ask her different questions about this “getting older process” 😊. But I’m more grateful for just spending time together with her, have a glass of wine and nice conversations.

It was a really nice afternoon over a glass of white wine together with a good friend, good conversations and some good memories too 😊.

I did walk down to the centre and I had a nice walk home as well. I actually did what my kids did teach me when we was for a walk, trip or travel. They did teach my to enjoy the moment, take a look around and just create something out of the walk, trip or travel- like a tiny small adventure in the moment, – if you understand what I mean? 😊.

You know how kids can ask different questions, – like what, when, where, why and so on. It can actually be a bit irritating to be honest 😅,- but when I started to just “enjoy” my kids curiosity, their joy over small “experiences” on the trip, and just looking around me, the trip can contain many small, nice and on its own way exciting details.  Details my kids taught me to look at and enjoy with their various questions and curiosity 😊.

And I had a walk like that on my way back home this afternoon after a glass of wine together with my friend 😊. I actually made a choice to try to have a walk like this on my way home, a walk like a tiny, tiny adventure 😊.

I enjoyed the flowers, and I enjoyed the view over the tivoli and the colours over the sunset. I meet actually a a peacock too on my way home, and I did drop by the food store and bought me a pizza ….with pineapple 🍍. Because suddenly it dropped my mind that I can eat my pizza with pineapple now when I’m living on my own and don’t need to share the pizza together with my daughter ( who not like pineapple on the pizza) 😊.

So yes,- I had a really exciting and nice afternoon,- met up with a good friend, had some good conversations, and in my own way I actually was on a tiny “exploring walk” on my way back home 😊.

Like I have mention before, it’s not the “big things” that’s actually “create” the day, or even the good memories,- it can just be the tasty glass of wine together with a friend, or the nice flowers in the road, or be able to enjoy pineapple on the pizza 🍕

It’s just to try to take a look around, but I also know it’s not always easy to “just” take this look around, see or realise the or those good moments in the day. I don’t think that myself either, but I’m trying my best, because it gives me a bit more good and positive feelings 🧡.

I wish you a great day or evening wherever in the world you are 🧡 Thank you so much for using your time and dropping by my blog today 🧡

See you soon 😊.

Look what I manage to “explore” and enjoy on my 20 minutes walk home 😊. I’m enjoying my life as best as I can 🧡

I’m enjoying my life as best as I can 😊. I’m enjoying the flowers in the road as well as the tasty glass of wine together with my friend 🥀. It’s not always easy to see the tiny small details that actually can create the day 😊. And some of this “possibility” to enjoy the details in a day did my kids teach me with all their curious questions when they was children,- and now I’m trying to the the same in my own way 🦋😊.

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Oh, I got more glassbottles and I didn’t need to drink the wine either 🍾🥂😊

Hi ❣It’s so nice to see you,- like always 😊 I hope all is fine with you 🧡

Like some of you know I like to paint on glassbottles like for example winebottles, beerbottles , cavabottles and a bit more 🎨. But since I don’t drink different kinds of alcohol very much myself I can have a tiny challenge to actually get different kinds of glassbottles to paint on 🍾.

My daughter did actually had a back bag with her on the New Year Party she was at in the new year evening 2020/ 2021😅. And brought home different kinds of glassbottles to me 😊. But my basket with glassbottles are starting to get empty again 😳. Then what to do?Start drinking a lot or send my daughter to a new party with a back bag on her back? Or actually invite my best friend Natasja to visit me and ask her to bring some empty winebottles from her cafe in La Cala? 😍 I invited Natasja 😊.

Look at my soon empty glassbottles basket 😳😊

It’s not totally true that I actually invited Natasja to visit me so I could get more winebottles. It’s over 3 months since we had met, and I really do miss her. And at the moment the city borders are open, so I invited her to visit me for a nice chatt before the Easter is showing up and the city borders are closing down again for the Easter. And I also wanted to give her the glassbottles I have painted to her 🎨. Hopefully we can met up a bit more then every 3 month after the Easter 🥰.

It was after I had invited her it actually did dropped my mind that maybe she could have some empty glassbottles of different kinds after her guests in her cozy cafe. And she had,- actually a bag of empty glassbottles to bring me 😊. And PS,- if you are in Spain and La Cala, – it’s worth to visit the cafe Case Barella for some great and tasty food, good drinks and a very cozy atmosphere 🍔🍷.

I’m very happy for all the empty glassbottles I got from Natasja, but I’m more grateful for the visit 🥰. It was so nice to see her again, hug her, chatt up, just spend some really good quality time together 😊.

It’s strang how this corona- situation has changed out social needs. Not the habits, but our needs. Our social habits are in so many ways controlled by different restrictions, something that also, of course, changes our social needs. But I should think and believe that we would get an ever stronger and bigger need to “meet up” when we had the chance? But it’s actually not quite like that for many people. It’s, unfortunately, the opposite. For many, including me, and some of my friends too, it’s more difficult to “move my ass” from my sofa and home and socials then it was before the corona- situation.

I’m not sure why it’s became like this, because it maybe should be, like I mention, the opposite? It can be different reasons like use of mask, or worries for the coronavirus? I don’t know.

But I know I’m very grateful that Natasja wanted to visit me 🧡. It was so great to see her again and talk about about “all and everything”, and actually not to much about the coronavirus. It’s really good to take a break from that “subject” now and then. And we are good to take a break from it and find some other, better and more interesting subjects to talk about instead 😊. I’m so grateful for having her in my life and for this vist and “timeout” 🥰.

And now I can take my own break too from the “corona- situation” and “drop” down in more winebottles and paint and create and be creative 🎨.

I wish you a great day or evening wherever in the world you are 🧡 Thank you so much for using your time and dropping by my blog today 🧡

See you soon 😊

Look at this,- a bag filled up with empty glassbottles or different kinds – just ready to get some new illustrations from me 🎨

My basket with glassbottles is starting to get empty, but after a lovely visit from one of my best friends my basket is filled up again with a lots of possibility for me to be creative 🎨. But the best thing was still the visit, a great “timeout” with good chatts, laughter and great conversations together with my friend 🥰.

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