leggings, yoga and eric

This was the beach this morning...autumnal is the word that springs to mind. There was a definite nip in the air although the gusting wind was still quite warm. The tide was so far in that wet feet were the only option in places. What really got me though was the noise! Crashing waves are the norm but add to that the sound of the wind slapping at the waters surface, awesome. In fact, I was so taken with the whole thing, warm wind, crashing surf and hazy sunshine that I came over all L.A. and thought a couple of yoga stretches would be a perfect end to my morning walk. As I got halfway through saluting the sun, a cold wind whistled across my backside and the realisation struck that I was simultaneousy mooning the beach. My leggings split...I know! It's my own fault for;

1) wearing leggings in the first place

2) poseur posing on the beach

3) being more of a J.Lo than a Jolie!

Which brings me on to my birthday resolution to shift a bit of excess. After a hedonistic weekend full of Brazilian food, birthday cake and champagne the time has come to take a more austere view of my daily consumption levels. I'm trying a foodie approach, i.e. realfood, just less of it. I'll let you know how it goes.

On to the list:

Read: The Industry of Souls, Martin Booth. This has to be one of the most beautifully written books I've had the pleasure of in a long time. The story of an Englishman falsely imprisoned in a Russian gulag sounds sombre in the extreme, however this is an uplifting tale, almost poetic.

Welcomed: Eric, our Korean homestay. A lovely boy who has brought a great deal of laughter into our home; due in part to my attempts to welcome him in Korean. I'm not sure if it was the accent, or perhaps something was lost in translation but it made Eric and the Korean gentleman giggle very politely.

Received: my Grandmother's engagement ring. A birthday gift from my parents that I'm incredibly grateful for.

Ate: at a Brazilian restaurant for the first time. Now they are people who really know how to celebrate a birthday. Huge meat eaters too...absolutely delicious.

Made: With the change in the weather a few more bedclothes needed to be donned so I've added a blue checked wool blanket, flannelette sheets and two vintage flannel pillowcases to the winter weight duvet. It's not quite cold enough for hot water bottles, but they are all stacked ready and waiting. I'm coveting these toasty covers too.

Finished: the desk and managed to take a photo before it was swamped with Year 10 chemistry books. More after photo's to come.


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  2. I only removed the comment as I realised I couldn't spell! Anyway returning to my comment with corrections in place. I think it was the word I had to type in that did it 'mybuts' :-)
    Laughing at the leggings and yoga! Glad Eric has settled in and the desk looks good. What a lovely birthday present, receiving your grandmother's ring - very special. The beach looks as beautiful as ever. I so miss my morning walks along the beach. I used to tell myself I should appreciate it while I had it and I did, but that doesn't stop you missing it.

  3. Happy Birthday to you
    Happy Birthday to you
    Happy Birthday to you-hoo
    happy Birthday to youuuuu
    Email me your address and I'll send you some birthday twiglets
    I LOVE your hottie bottie covers
    Your beach yoga made me laugh :oD
    Sounds like you and Eric are getting along really well. Sounds like you have been very busy, busy enough to need lots of real food!

  4. I love this week's perfect hut, it's gorgeous. The pink and white against the grey sky is so uplifting, what a treat it would be to see that after a long drizzly walk!