Monday, May 12, 2014

Carpe diem, seize the day!

Last Tuesday, a workday, pressing deadlines for both 
of us, especially for me as the end of the school year 
approaches, hard work mixed with bittersweet feelings as
 always…Anyway, it could have been a hectic day, when 
it’s impossible to pack variety or freshness into daily life 
and when the only thing you want is to wrap things up and 
just get a good sleep! But I resisted the boredom, 
beat the monster of habit and found an issue…
Yes, time for a little surprise, a good one, 
I’ve so missed this intriguing feeling which is so cool! 
My target? An astonished man, my man, he who 
makes my life so special and beautiful.
Nothing exceptional, just a mini buffet with his favorite 
food, sweets, a little cold champagne…in the middle of a 
chaotic day, not so bad after all… And here I am, 
running to cook and set the stage! So, I share with you 
the atmosphere of this impromptu lunch, fully appreciated 
by my guest who  also had a similar idea in mind and 
was in time to offer me this gorgeous white Phalaenopsis 
orchid and who so pleasantly surprised me too.

White orchids…My wedding bouquet was made with those 
flowers, May the 6th, our twelfth wedding anniversary…
it would be such a pity to lose or postpone this date, don’t 
you think? Well, simple pleasures shouldn’t be overlooked, 
life is full of magic moments...
Wish you happiness and well-being!


  1. Congratulations on your Wedding anniversary! Your impromptu lunch looks wonderful and that cheesecake looks amazing! It is so important to take time out despite work pressures to celebrate and appreciate these special moments. Sarah x

  2. Congratulations on your wedding anniversary and how romantic to make a mini buffet for your husband. Such sweet gestures make love only stronger. Wishing you many happy years together!!

    Hugs, Ingrid

  3. Congratulations on your anniversary! I wish you many many more happy years together. The orchid is beautiful and so many stems, what a lovely anniversary gift. Glad that you enjoyed your mini buffet! xx

  4. Happiest Anniversary!
    Thank you for sharing your beautiful photographs. I thought the bird is real.

  5. Lovely post, Olympia. You got married just a couple of weeks before I did, the same year too. Our anniversary is May 25.

  6. What a wonderful way to celebrate your anniversary. The food and the flowers compliment each other so beautifully.
    Wishing you many more good years together!

  7. Bonjour chère amie,

    Un petit billet doux ♡... tellement beau ! Les photos parlent toutes seules !
    Joyeux anniversaire de mariage à vous deux !
    A travers vos généreuses photos on sent l'ardeur de votre amour. Vous avez confectionné un superbe repas en amoureux. Votre mari a dû être troublé et heureux.
    Quelles superbes orchidées !

    De gros bisous aux mariés ❤︎

  8. What a beautiful way to celebrate your special day. . .looks like each of you had a little magic planned for the other! Wishes for many more years together (we will be hitting number 34 this year and the time together just gets sweeter, I can assure you!)

  9. Dear Olympia,

    Happy Anniversary and what a wonderful celebration lunch you put on - looks like a visual feast with all the delicious food and love the pretty orchid.
    Best wishes for many, many more happy years ahead

  10. Chère Olympia!
    Tu es adorable!!!!!!
    Je te souhaite une vie avec ton amour pleine de joie, rire et amour!
    Je t' embrasse!

  11. Congratulazioni a tutti e due, l'atmosfera che hai creato è davvero magico , un bellissimo tavolo imbandito ricco e colorato . Many happy returns of the day !

  12. Congratulations to you both on your 12th Wedding Anniversary - a spontaneously romantic lunch for two sounds perfect - may you both have many, many, more years of happiness together.

  13. Dearest Olympia,
    You created a lovely setting for your 12th wedding anniversary day! Glad you did, even if it was a lot of work but it pleases both and you got some fabulous photos let of the memory.
    Hugs to you,

  14. Congratulations!! Tus imágenes siempre tan lindas, tan mediterráneas... Hugs :D

  15. Oh, Olympia!
    Hartelijk Gefeliciteerd met de verjaardag van jullie trouwdag!
    En wat goed van je, om dwars door de drukte heen, tijd te nemen om het te vieren.
    Een prachtige, heerlijke tafel heb je bereidt!
    En een prachtige orchidee heb je gekregen.
    Het is belangrijk om met elkaar te vieren en in elkaar te investeren. Hulde!

    Liefs, Gerry

  16. Congratulations on your 12th. wedding anniversary! What a wounderful lunch you have made.
    Wishes for many more happy years together.

  17. Congratulations with youre wedding anniversary....the strawberry cake looks delicious...mmm...
    All looked so good.
    Have a nice evening.

    Inge, my choice

  18. Dear Olympia,
    What a nice wedding picture. Oh my goodness, I am in love with this doll. I love cloth dolls, and this one is a sweet one. The cake with the strawberries on top looks amazing, and the cherries are my favorite fruit. The orchids are beautiful. That's so nice of your husband to make your day so special.


  19. Dear Olympia,
    Beautiful post and pictures,congratulations youre wedding anniversary..wishes for many happy years together.

  20. Wonderful servings in the table. Your cake made me water in my mouth.
    Wishing you for your Wedding Anniversary!

  21. Es siempre super agradable pasar por tu blog, siempre lleno de bellas imágenes, siempre tan colorido, siempre tan alegre, me encanta gracias por compartir.

  22. Dear Olympia,

    Happy Anniversary to you and your husband! What a lovely celebration of beautiful flowers, scrumptious dishes and lovely ambiance! How wonderful the rich colours, playful patterns and I'm sure, delicious aromas, must have been on this very special day.


  23. So fantastic, Olympia! I am little busy today, but I will send you a message
    about my blog, it doesn't work. So I have wrotw some words
    on my another blog:, and you are very welcome!

    1. Thank you Unn!By the way, I was wondering where you have been...

  24. Happy anniversary, lovely buffet
    and flower.

  25. Hi Olympia! I wish you a happy anniversity and I just love your pictures of everything, so beautiful...
    Take care and have a great evening!

  26. Happy Anniversary to you both, Olympia! Such gorgeous photos of your special lunch...lovely colours and beautiful flowers!
    Wishing you a wonderful weekend.
    Helen xox

  27. wow what a fabulous feast you prepared Olympia ! Happy anniversary (the day before my birthday too!) I think it's so important to make the effort every year to make it feel special and to make each other feel special ! have a nice weekend ...Gail x

  28. Hi dear! Congratulations and all hapiness for you. What a lovely post! xoxo :)))

  29. That's not a mini-buffet, dear Olympia, it's big and so delicious one. Wish you and your husband a happy anniversary and have both a beautiful year together.
    I love white orchids as well very much. :-)

    Lots of greetings from Germany and have a nice weekend.

  30. A belated Happy Anniversary!
    Your photos are beautiful - all that wonderful colour made me wish to dive in.

  31. Congratulations, Olympia! What a lovely celebration you had!! The strawberry cake looks delicious:) You are good cooker! Best wishes for more happy years ahead.

  32. What a lovely idea Olympia, and such a surprise for your husband I would imagine! It all looks so beautiful and the food delicious! Happy Anniversary!
    Gill xx


  33. Que bonito post, me he paseado por tu bloc y ha estado un regalo visitarlo, te invito a ver el mio, y esta semana encontraras trucos para hacer una limpieza ecológica del baño que espero te sea útil. Espero tu visita y si no eres seguidora me encantarías que te hicieras y así compartir nuestros blocs.

  34. Hi Olympia,
    You are a keeper I would say!!!! Everything looks perfect my dear! I would say that your husband must count him very lucky.
    Thank you sweetie for your comment. I love it when you come by.
    sending hugs...

  35. aww! So sweet ! Everything looks so beautiful and tasty and I`m salivating now... :) Wishing you both a belated happy anniversary!


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