Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Happy little moments

I was so happy when I walked outside today and saw one lonely little sweet pink rose blooming.
Thought the rose bush had gone to sleep for the winter but was a pleasant surprise to be able to pick it and now admire it, in a vase on my kitchen windowsill. The fragrance is lovely too

This delicious dessert was what I devoured at Masu ( a Japanese Restaurant - one of my favourites ) where we went to celebrate yet another birthday - this time it was my husbands ... Happy birthday my darling.
The pavlova, with sweet miso, tamarillo and guava chilli sorbet was very yummy and have had my dose of sugar for a long time.

The sun has been shinning the past few days here so I have been making the most of my time outdoors, cleaning up in the garden.
Do more of what makes you happy

Hope all is well with you and that you are enjoying the week



  1. I love when a bloom surprises you in the garden! It's as if it was there for a reason!! A very happy birthday to your husband! Glad you all got out for a nice dinner and boy does that dessert look amazing! Have a lovely week my friend! Nicole xoxo

  2. My dearest Carolyn,
    a wonderful Rose , and the Dessert sounds delicious!
    Yes, I am in the garden most of the time too, eversything is blooming now, Summer arrived, and every day there are new flowers to see.
    I am happy, it is not too hot here in the moment, so the flowers keep a bit longer;O)
    Hope, everything is fine and you all are well!
    sending much Love and hugs for a wonderful week, my dear friend!
    Claudia xo

  3. Glad to hear that you found the pink sweet rose on your walk. The rose is pretty in your vase. Happy birthday for your husband! The dessert looks delicious!
    You too! Enjoy your week,Carolyn.

  4. Gorgeous and delicious post, darling!


  5. Dear Carolyn!
    Do more of what you makes happy .... Oh yes I want this too in the future!!!!
    What a lovely post with your last rose and this dreamy dessert!
    All the best for your husband Carolyn!
    Sorry for never being on the blogs but the new house and the old too ....needs all my time!
    Hope to come back in autumn ...perhaps you will know me then?????
    Have a beautiful time Carolyn!
    With love,

  6. Lovely little rose. I'm always surprised when I walk out on my balcony in this heat to see that I have flowers that are still doing their best to bloom beautifully for me. :) Have a lovely day. Tammy

  7. Happy birthday wishes from South Africa too
    Yummy dessert and the rose is looking so pretty xx
    Have a wonderful day x

  8. Happy birthday to your husband, and what a way to celebrate, the pavlova looks a show stopper.
    Delectable rose, but I am coming to the conclusion that winter doesn't spread her wings very far into your corner of the world - sun shinning, roses flowering!

  9. You are un angel Carolyn! Thanks!

  10. Hello Carolyn,
    Happy belated birthday to your husband. The pictures are just lovely and the dessert looks awesome!
    Big hug,

  11. Happy belated birthday to your hubby. Oh, my, that dessert looks so YUMMY!!!!! xoxo

  12. What a beautiful rose....seize the day Darling Ria...x!

  13. Your rose is wonderful and your dessert sounds so yummy. Happy birthday to your husband

  14. Carolyn, your pink rose is soooo pretty. I see one pink rose right now blooming in my garden as I write this and thinking of you. Happy Birthday to your dear husband. How funny that both of our birthdays and our husband's birthdays are in May. Isn't that something?

    Have a terrific rest of the week, Carolyn.

    love, ~Sheri

  15. Hi Carolyn, Your lovely rose had to bloom just for you. It is such a pretty color of pink. Happy Birthday to your hubby. The dessert looks so delicious.
    Enjoy the rest of the week and sending hugs your way.
    Blessings my friend, CM

  16. Sending your husband belated birthday wishes, Carolyn! The rose is lovely and extra special because it is a late bloomer. The dessert looks wonderful and I love the plate it is on, too. I hope you have a very good week. Hugs xo Karen

  17. A beautiful last hurrah for your rose bush. And happy birthday to your husband! Looks like it was a fabulous dinner. Mmmmm! xoxo

  18. Happy Birthday to your husband! That dessert looks delicious!!! xx

  19. Dear Carolyn,
    Happy birthday to your husbond, I can tell you enjoied a lovely and very tasty dinner on his day. The lonely rose looks so very beautiful, here mine has just started to bloom. I wish you a wonderful weekend.
    Hugs, Dorthe

  20. Beautiful blessings to you all. I love Japanese food and roses and YOU
    I love the quote
    Love all of y our lovely postings. Jeanne♥

  21. your little moments are all beautiful and tasty, caolyn ;-)

  22. Lovely pictures and a nice post!
    Love to you,

  23. We appreciate those last roses of Summer. The dessert looks pretty and I'm sure it was delicious. Belated birthday wishes to your husband. May your weekend be an enjoyable one :)

  24. Happy belated birthday to your husband Carolyn! Hope your next week will be as lovely as the last one.

    Madelief x

  25. Dearest Carolyn,
    What a lovely rose and delicious Pavlova with different sorbets looks invitingly.
    Yes, do more of what makes you happy we should adhere to more seriously.
    We enjoyed a lovely 8-day vacation and now catching up at home; the punishment for being away...
    Hugs and happy weekend!

  26. A pink rose in winter, that means more than a pink rose in summer! Groetjes,

  27. You certainly have had a good few birthdays recently ... lovely.

    Roses are lovely and that pink one is such a delicate shade.

    Hope you have had a good week - enjoy your weekend.

    All the best Jan

  28. Such a pretty rose, and dessert looks delicious :)

  29. What an exquisite rose, such a pretty colour :)

  30. Hello Carolyn.
    Your new header is really sweet!
    Roses are so lovely.
    Hope I get my flowerbeds cleaned up. I just haven't been able to get this done.
    Blessings to you,


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