Friday 19 July 2013

Celebrate the Small Things - 19 July

Celebration time again this week! How are we all? The UK is in the middle of a heatwave and I for one am sweltering ;)

It is time to celebrate - the small things. The completed chapter or the mastered pilates stance. The flowering plants and the fun night out.

This week I am celebrating:

A weekend of no plans! I have had a series of fun times, with weddings and birthday do's and such, but it is nice to be looking forward to a restful weekend, especially when the sun is shining.

Went to a Brazilian restaurant with friends last night. Aside from fabulous food, they had 'Refrescos' on the menu - non alcoholic cocktails. All the yum factor and none of the hangover of regular cocktails - I'm a fan!

My Bedroom Fan. I wouldn't be sleeping without it. It's got a remote control. I swear it wasn't a fancy one, but it randomly comes with a remote control so I can switch the fan on and off from my bed. I don't have that big a room, so this is a completely unnecessary luxury/amusement.

What are you celebrating this week?!


  1. I can't sleep without a bedroom fan either, too quite.
    You always go to these wonderful restaurants! Jealous!!

  2. There is nothing I love more than sleeping with a fan going, I can't stand trying to sleep without one. Now I'm jealous of your remote controlled fan LOL.

    Enjoy your restful weekend! :)

  3. I'm with you- a weekend with nothing on the docket is the best thing ever!

    And non-alcoholic cocktails are SO yummy, especially when it's all super-hot outside. Give me a fruity etoh-free margarita anyday!

    And I'm jealous of your little remote. Even though all I have to do is sit up and scoot forward to grab the chain on my fan I'd far sooner press a button.

  4. I would love to try Brazilian food!

    My husband keeps it so cold with the AC that if I had a fan blowing on us, I'd wake with icicles on my nose!

    And enjoy your rest. I don't anticipate any rest for me during the upcoming weeks. My summer stays full and this year has been extra crazy!

  5. I'm celebrating my bedroom fan, too. (even it if doesn't have a remote) I'm looking forward to next week when the temperatures are supposed to drop.

  6. Non-alcoholic cocktails are yummy! Great that you have a fan *nods* I'm glad I have a sky-light over my bed, so at least the night air swoops in for an occasional breeze. Stay cool!

  7. Brazilian food and yummy drinks sound wonderful! I hope that you enjoy your slower weekend. Oh, and a fan with a remote sounds fun :) We have a ceiling fan in our room but I have to go all the way to the door to turn it on and off. (It's not far but if I'm in bed I don't want to get out!)

  8. Refrescos sound wonderful--what a great way to beat the heat! Enjoy your relaxing weekend! :)

  9. A weekend of no plans sounds wonderful. Enjoy it.

  10. Yay for the fan, no plans and omg... Brazilian food and Refrescos? I want! lol

    Enjoy the weekend ;)

  11. I bet you don't have a lot of AC in the UK, do you?
    Never been to a Brazilian restaurant. Like to try one though.

  12. Congrats on the night out! Good food and great friends -- it doesn't get any better than that. :-)

  13. Enjoy that plan free weekend and 'fan fun'.

  14. Very nice things to celebrate, VikLit. Hope your new fan keeps you nice and comfy and that you have a great weekend. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  15. Dani - I am lucky to live in London with its many exciting restaurants! (and to have the time to go).

    Julie - I was amazed it came with a remote control!! It feels v. OTT.

    Beverly - the non -alcoholics were yum. Ooh fruity margarita sounds lovely!

    Ink in the Book - heh! I am jealous of your AC!

    M.J. - remote or no remote, fans are WELCOME in this weather

    T. - ooh night air sounds great!

    Sarah - heh, all the way to the door isn't too bad, but I must say having a remote is nice hee!

    Lara - they were yummy thank you ;)

    Nana - thank you, I will!

    S.K. - I recommend the Brazilian food, YUM!

    Alex - no AC in my flat, no. My workplace does, but I haven't ever had a flat with any!

    Lexa - it doesn't!

    Sheena-kay - thank you! Happy weekend to you!

  16. I'm not a fan of heat either, not without fans. :)

    A weekend w/o plans is nice. I plan to work. Mmm, cocktails w/o the booze would be lovely.

  17. The 'mocktail' was v. welcome! :)

  18. Yay for a restful weekend! Don't think I've ever tried a Brazilian restaurant sounds interesting and those cocktails sound nice too!

  19. Love the idea of great tasting drink without the hangover. And so glad you have that remote fan, the weather here has been so hot and humid.

  20. Brazilian menu, that sounds very tasty. :) Here it is alternating between sunny and rainy. Happy weekend!

  21. Ooh yes, it's been hot here as well, and our air conditioner broke down this week so fans are a definite luxury we are happy to have!

  22. Today's Telegraph has an Olympics special to mark a year since London 2012, and it includes some Brazilian recipes ahead of Rio 2016. Might have a go at 'Classic caipirinha' - which is pretty much sweetened vodka on the rocks!

  23. It is great to have no plans for the weekend, and it seems like you're enjoying yours with food and resting in coolness. :) Writer’s Mark

  24. No plans for the weekend means lots of room for spontaneity. Enjoy!


  25. Sometimes it's those small conveniences that make life wonderful. Have a great weekend.

  26. I've yet to taste Brazilian cuisine, though I doubt that there are any Brazilian- styled restaurants close to where I live.
    A plan free weekend? Sounds idyllic... but for me, merely a dream. In the entertainment industry, weekends are the busiest!
    Writer In Transit

  27. Refresco's sound like a great idea. I'd love to have cocktails but I'm really not a big alcohol drinker. I just don't like the taste most of the time.

    A weekend with no plans sounds great for relaxing too, enjoy!

  28. Great things to celebrate! And I'm totally loving that fan with a remote! I want one. :)

  29. Yum! Those refescos sound delicious. I could do with some of those! :)

  30. Night out sounds good... sorry about the heat wave... we get them in Australia all too often.

  31. Suzanne - I hadn't been to a Brazilian restaurant either and I can say that it was v. nice!

    Cathrina - too humid this week! The fan is v. welcome.

    Al - Happy week to you!

    Mere - argh you must be grateful for the fan! Hope the AC is back!

    Julia- Ooooh did it? The 'Classic caipirinha' sounds LOVELY. Cheers!

    Nancy - it was lovely, thank you!

    theartistrycollective- indeed, and it was nice ;)

    cleemckenziebooks - it so is!

    michelle - it was a nice weekend.. hope you get a break soon!

    Heather - I would recommend a 'Refresco' :)

    Jackie - the remote is so great!

    Rebeccah - I recommend a Refresco, they were yum!

    tfwalsh - I bet you do! And ours are nothing on yours I'm sure.

  32. Your fan sounds great. It's been sweltering over here in the U.S. too.

  33. Nicole - it is TOO HOT, the fan is v. welcome!


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