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Un Normale Weekend

A peek at a rather simple but very enjoyable weekend. I distinctly remember as a young girl looking at all the adults around me and thinking (with disgust!) how could they all lead such ordinary lives? Weren't they bored? Unhappy? Unimaginative? I was certain I wouldn't be like them, and that I would spend every single day of adulthood doing extraordinary and wonderful things with not a moment to spare. It's funny how things change and while I still dream big and make grand plans, I also appreciate 'boring adult things' like going to brunch, reading a good book, sharing a bottle of wine... the 5 year old me would be appalled! ha ♥

♥ Cappuccino and Vogue
♥ My kind colleague is lending me all the 'classics' after I lamented I hadn't read them
♥ Ricotta and mixed berry pancakes
♥ A handful of flowers surviving through winter
♥ What nail-polish-colour mood am I in today?
♥ Floral print 50s skirt


aelie said...

Hehe that's so true! When I was little and had to go to my parent's friends' houses I would sit there bored and think to myself 'how can they just sit there and TALK for so long!!' haha how things change.

Looks like a lovely weekend hun xxx

PassionateShopper said...

Is that skirt review? I had the dress version - regretting selling it on ebay. Actually I kind of wish I'd bought the skirt, but bought it for a wedding.

Elyse (Give Me Bows) said...

aelie - I'm glad I'm not the only one who used to think adults/parents were totally crazy haha! <3

PassionateShopper - indeed it is, good spotting :) I have the dress version in the blue colourway (*blush*) which I hunted down on ebay, it's one of my all time favourites! I love old school Review x

Aliya said...

oo lovely pictures! what a beautiful skirt!! I have a massive collection of those penguin book editions - they belonged to my grandfather. And yes, I'm pretty sure I was thinking the same thing as a child! I vowed to never, ever stop playing with the toys I had... well... haha!

xx Aliya

Hannah said...

Yay for simple pleasures!! I've recently been switching from lattes to cappuccinos, so yum. And I just bought a similar floral skirt from vinnies on the weekend I can't wait to wear :)
Hannah xo

hollypop said...

this is my favourite entry of yours ever!

i remember thinking the same thing. oh dear!

hollypop said...

my parents used to spend entire days foraging in rubbish/treasures in dumps though. i still don't do that and can't imagine ever finding i fun. so that's something!

musicfoodlife said...

I love that table cloth beneath the penguin book.

(I also love the pattern of the skirt, the simplicity of penguin book covers, and the black shoes)

Weekends are divine. The pleasure is in the smallest things.

Elyse (Give Me Bows) said...

Aliya - thanks ♥ that's very sweet that you have a collection of penguin books from your grandfather, how special :)

Hannah - Cappuccinos are the best! I am still a little kid inside and love the chocolate sprinkles on top :D

hollypop - thanks darling!! that is a big compliment :) I feel bad for my instagram audience (a.k.a. YOU!) because you have to put up with seeing my pictures twice :(

Elyse (Give Me Bows) said...

musicfoodlife - 'the pleasure is in the smallest things'... very well said! Couldn't agree more ♥

Kelly said...

How a day could involve anything but My Little Ponies is beyond me (so says my inner 5 year old). I still have all my ponies too :)

Kelly @
Elegantly Academic

head over heels said...

sometimes a lazy 'boring' weekend is what you need at the end of the week! love that skirt :) x

Emma said...

haha i know right? being a kid is all about new things, adventures, being busy every minute of the day!! so much energy. i definitely like my down time. i remember when mum used to have her friends over and theyd just sit and drink tea and chat, i thought it was weird and boring. but how awesome is that now? lol!

Esz said...

Such an interesting observation and so true ;-)
Sometimes these types of weekends are the best...when there's no pressure to be anywhere or do anything - just relax!
Today we went out to enjoy the sun for a bit and had coffee at the new Market Lane at Vic markets, sitting in the window with the sun on our backs. Awesome ;-D
Then we went home and I slow-roasted a delicious piece of pork belly.

Elien said...

I love these kind of posts, they always give an insight in someone's life, and the pics are really great! Love the blog as wel. xo

B said...

Lovely blog with beautiful photos! I'm now following you so would love it if you checked out my blog :)

Marisa Noelle said...

Yes, cheers to the simple and perhaps "boring" things in life. I used to be the same way. Now I sometimes feel like the most boring person alive now, but definitely content as a nice bottle of wine and a classic movie can seriously be the most perfect way to spend an evening. Gorgeous photos...the cappuccino and berry pancakes look as scrumptious as ever:)

Harriet said...

You speak the truth! I definitely think the 5 year old me would be bored with how I spend my life, but the 24 year old loves it!

Your 'boring' day looks just perfect to me!

Lily said...

It's the simple things in life that count! There's nothing better than a nice cup of tea/glass of wine, a good movie/interesting book and someone you love around you, to feel good. Sometimes it's so simple that we don't get it. :)
The berry pancakes look delicious!

Lea said...

Looks like an amazing weekend :D

Hazel said...

hehe I remember that feeling... 'when I'm an adult I can do anything I want, whenever I want' I couldn't have been more wrong!
These quite moments are the best!

Paper-Rock-Scissors said...

Sounds like a PERFICK weekend to me!

Laura said...

I am definitely one of those 'boring adults' now! I always think I should spend my weekends exploring and doing things but most weekends I spend relaxing, going out for brunch and wandering around the shops!


Jennyboo said...

I love this! I think the same thing every weekend. I always thought I would be going on these crazy adventures, but I am so tired after the week. Nothing is better sometimes than a coffee and a good book. And adventures are always welcome as well! Love the photos! xx

chantilly said...

i feel like i had the same ideas about adulthood. your pictures are gorgeous, btw :)


Jazzy E (hivenn) said...

These are so cute! x hivenn

Dresses for Dinner said...

This is inspiring! I wanna create things!

riotersbloc said...

I don't think those are boring adult things at all! I think they're all wonderful :)

Lisa said...

I spent a weekend wandering art galleries and museums. The 5 year old me would also be appalled, actually my boyfriend's 27 year old sister was appalled! But I thought it was a perfect weekend.

Wild Flower said...

Love all your pictures, as always! I just watched Breakfast at Tiffany's, so lovely! And I might have to steal all of those nail polishes!


Kristin said...

Mmmmmmm, drooling over that cuppa joe!

Vanessa, Take only Memories said...

Looks like a lovely weekend!

miss E said...

Story of my life too! I love doing "boring adult things" it's what I do best.

Elyse (Give Me Bows) said...

Kelly – ohhhh MLP, how could I forget about them! So many fond memories haha.

Head over heels – exactly, it is so refreshing at the end of a big week.

Emma – I know right, I adore chats with friends over tea (or coffee), how adult of us :P

Esz – that sounds like a lovely weekend!

Eilien – thanks so much ♥ Fly on the wall posts are also my favourite kind of post!

B – thanks!

Marisa – thanks darling ♥ And we are not boring for liking such things, just inevitably adult :P

Harriet – thanks :)

Lily – “sometimes it’s so simple that we don’t get it”… so true! Couldn’t agree more. It’s so easy to overlook the little things in pursuit of grand goals.

Elyse (Give Me Bows) said...

Lea, Hazel, Paper-Rock-Scissors, Laura – thanks for your comments girls ♥

Jennyboo – thank you! Adventures are even more enjoyable when you are well rested from time spent lounging around with coffee and books :)

Chantilly, Jazzy, Dresses for Dinner – thank you ladies ♥

Riotersbloc – you are so right :)

Lisa – that sounds like a grand weekend!

Kaylee – thanks. I’ve never watched the movie but I want to read the book first so I don’t ruin the plot :)

Kristin, Vanessa, miss E – thanks for your comments! x

wooden heartbeat said...

the food looks so yummy! x


Emma Matthews said...

Your blog is just so cute!

Emma x

Keely aka The Richest Girl in Bondi said...

I am totally with you on that front - 'adult' things are so fun now! The only exception is poker machines, thought they were ridiculous as a kid, and still not a fan now. Ah, Vogue - isn't it the best?

Maria said...

Breakfast at Tiffany's has always been such a favourite of mine. I wish I could pull of diamonds as well as Holly Golightly!
xx, Maria

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