The Art of Chilling

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  1. Really enjoyed this piece 🙂 thanks for sharing!!! Cloudy days aren’t always my favorite, but there are times when God has allowed me to be at peace and truly enjoy the beauty of all things.

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    1. What a lovely line, Mary. Coming from you, it is special! I think standing still is overrated. But now lying still, I can do that with ease. Just get up from time to time to snack and ease my way through it xx

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  2. I have mint and eggs in the fridge … I know what I’m having for brekkie tomorrow! As usual you have made me want to pack my bags immediately – it’s quite extraordinary but I am certain Norway IS a soul country for me. Just need to get there and this place of Els really seems like the perfect retreat. Xx By the way – living in the West of Ireland for a while I got used to people dancing jigs at a wake … it’s actually rather fabulous 😉 xx

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    1. Another bit of this crazy wonderful world where things are a topsy-turvy then? Here I come, o west Irish folk 🙂

      You might get along fabulously with Els (knowing what I have learned about you so far), and yes, then there are the fjords. You just got to convince HB2 now! xx

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  3. Sounds like a peaceful day 🙂
    I love the days where you can just sit back, relax and enjoy your time.
    I felt very relaxed writing this (minus the short tangent about death), and I enjoyed your writing as always 🙂

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    1. The joys of digressing – is there any equal to it other than tucking into cookies and sipping on tea? Talking of relaxing and doing nothing, we have been indulging in it to the fullest today. I chomped down a large and fat macadamia-white-chocolate cookie and washed it down with jasmine green tea. Hope you are having a lazy one as well 😉

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      1. I see that it is afternoon for you while it is night hours in my part of the world. Makes it easier to now figure it out. Have an extra piece for me…even though I just gobbled up a Lindor 😀

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  4. Enjoy your holiday there. Sometimes the trip is not always about wandering. It could be being chilling and enjoy the moments. There were some days when I did traveling, I just spent by laying around at the hotel with the coffee and book in my hands ?

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    1. I hear you Tracey. I am mostly always on my feet too so this was a different experience 🙂 You have got to beat the downpour somehow and I did not mind it at all for once. Even though I missed out on the hike to Trolltunga.

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  5. You had me at “chilling.” The cadence of your prose was even relaxing. Brilliant.
    But that photo of the hot dogs…
    It’s time for lunch!

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  6. Now that is a place that makes chilling look like the perfect activity. The view is beautiful! And really, Anne with an E–not the netflix abomination–always has the right sentiment for every situation. 😉

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    1. Thanks Kristyn 🙂 She did. Every time I read my foxed copies, especially the first two books, I could not help choking up. You do not like the Netflix take on Anne I believe, going by the inclusion of ‘abomination’ above xx

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      1. Haha, no, sadly not. I am loyal to the books and the 1980s miniseries. I will concede that the new series is okay, but I had a hard time with added scenes, and I just don’t think they needed to play on a darker undertone that did not exist in the books. But it also had its merits. Great casting for Matthew and Marilla. And beautiful cinematography.

        Did you see the new ones? Your take?

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      2. I always have a problem with the way shows and films change the basic goodness of the book. I mean why do they even bother? The book is after all the parent of the concept. But yes I too like the way they have shot the island and Matthew and Marilla are indeed lovable.

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  7. As much fun as it is to explore new places. Some days it is equally fun to hole up in your room, in your pyjamas all day, watching YouTube, napping, ordering pizza, and avoiding responsibilities. Wait, I just described every second day for me… That looks like a perfect little cabin for doing just that.

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    1. I do that too Jen, all the time. Guilty pleasures. Today evening there was a deluge. It was not like in the UK where it rains for 10 minutes and then it stops or otherwise it keeps drizzling like a leaking pipe. This was a big arse one. Straight down in sheets for a couple of hours. I sat and watched two lovely classic movies back-to-back and had a whale of a time. That cabin lives in my dreams. How I wish I could do a Mary Poppins.

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      1. Hmm we are such a cheery lot, aren’t we. But yes, I shall totter in on high pink heels, in my wrinkly old skin, and don the brightest of fuchsia dresses to make you smile xx

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  8. Your beautiful writing always transports me to the place you are writing about! ❤ Chilling is something that I am great at! When hubby is sometimes home for 3-4 days straight, I begin waiting for him to return to work, as I miss my own company so much! 😉 and being snuggled up in bed with a book, on those windy, rainy, cloudy days sometimes is soooo much fun! Wonderful piece :* (P.S- A little birdie told me that you have interviewed DHONI!!!!! Girl, I don't run out of things to get jealous of you lollzzz! xx

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    1. Haha, are you friends with Nisha then? See I have to examine the network. It is a small world even out here. It was part of my work really 😛 Maybe I should have retained Dhoni’s bathroom slippers and sold them on ebay. Thank you for the lovely words as always, Mallika. We have similar likes. Adi has been out for three days in Detroit, and though I do miss him, I am having my fill of uninterrupted writing, reading and movie binging 😉

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      1. oooh I hear you girl! Some “me-time” is definitely needed every once in a while, isn’t it? Hubby went to his hometown in India last year and he called our neighbor to check on me… (in case I am hiding my woes from him..hmph..paranoid much?) Anyway, he asked her- “Is she doing ok?” and she laughed and said- “I should think so! There are pizzas and chinese food being delivered frequently and we can see her dancing in the kitchen sometimes, not a worry in the world” hahaha! It’s one of his favorite stories to tell! 😉 Yes I am friends with Nisha as well! How amazing is this bloggers’ community? We all havent met/seen each other once but are now such a constant part of each others’ everyday lives. Love it! ❤

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      2. It is strange that we have not met each other yet we do know more about each other in a way than most of our acquaintances would not bother to know. If you know what I mean. It is a wonderful feeling alright.

        Hahahaha, I love the picture it created. Hmm you are in your own safe hands then 😉 As I make sure I am when Adi travels. My mother-in-law and sister-in-law are often quite concerned because they think I might get lonely. But if they had a camera recording everything I did, they would not bother at all 😛 xx

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  11. This blog is utterly beautiful. The way you write is calming and grounding in the most pleasant way. Thank you. I am now a follower. X

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      1. The images in ur post gave a fair view of the weather and the beauty of nature which you could enjoy. And hence, got a glimpse of what to expect when in Norway along with chilling ofcourse..haha..

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