Wednesday, January 09, 2019

The Moment

Lunchtime thoughts...

This was my view of the sunrise next to my desk at work this morning. It was glorious to behold!

I'm doing my best to relish this view while I have it. This is the temporary spot for my desk until we move the office again. We moved right before Christmas and we'll have to do it all over again in a few weeks.  I love sitting at that spot, so I'm relishing the view while I can. In February, I'll move to a position cramped between two other desks and I'll be far away from the view.

I'm taking this as a much-needed learning opportunity to practice being in the moment. I'm reminding myself to not think about the lack of a view in a few weeks and to concentrate on the beautiful view that I get to enjoy currently. I've struggled a lot in recent years with being in the moment, so perhaps the lesson will stick this time.

Breathe in...breathe out...and enjoy (my mantra to myself) 🙂

I hope that you have a great day wherever you are! Happy New Year!

Saturday, December 01, 2018

Hello December

Happy new month!

I hope that this last month of 2018 is a great one for you wherever you are!

For me, I like December because it's a chance to take stock of my life and to think about what I'd like to do in the new year. It's also of course the month for Christmasy things and I'm looking forward to Christmas this year more than I have for a long time. I have immense gratitude when I think of it.

Happy December!

Friday, November 30, 2018

Friday Rainbow

Happy Friday!

I saw this rainbow today. It made me smile and I wanted to share it.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend wherever you are!

Monday, November 12, 2018

Food Spotlight: Review - Niederegger Marzipan

 Disclosure: A sample was sent for my review. All views are my own.

It's getting around to that time of the year again...the holiday season. My mind conjures up visions of getting together with loved ones and also I think of all of the yummy treats that are around. I love it when I find out about some delicious treat that is new to me.

Recently I've had the opportunity to try some delicious sweet treats by Niederegger. They were beautifully packaged and they're definitely getting me into the holiday season already. The packaging is lovely, but the taste is even better! The taste just epitomizes all things festive, but they can be fantastic to enjoy at any time of the year.

Niederegger is a world famous marzipan brand which makes luxury marzipan in their factory in Germany. Their flavours include bittersweet classic chocolate, orange, apple strudel, caramel brownie, espresso and so much more. These are fantastic and utterly delicious treats! The marzipan is pure enjoyment and Niederegger is a brand of premium quality. Niederegger was founded by the pastry chef Johann Georg Niederegger in 1806. He was responsible for the company’s rise to fame and the worldwide reputation still enjoyed by Niederegger marzipan to this day.

Everything that I've tried so far has been delicious, so it's hard to choose a favourite, but I especially enjoyed the apple strudel flavour. I love apple anything, so this wonderful treat was a sweet revelation for me. I'll be coasting towards Christmas and all through the holiday season and beyond on a delicious tasting journey of discovery into the world of marzipan.

If your mouth is watering now and you'd like to know where to get this luxurious treat, then head on over to Chocolates Direct. They are the home of premium chocolate, candy and confectionery gifts. They are also the official online retailer for Niederegger marzipan. Chocolates Direct is a chocolate lover's paradise!

If you'd like to try Niederegger marzipan, you can find them at


Tuesday, November 06, 2018

Election Day 2018

To all my fellow Americans, today is the day! If you haven't already done so in early voting, please make your voice heard and go cast your vote. 

I made sure to cast my vote too.
 We're in this together.