Monday, 15 August 2011

I love You with My Beating Heart

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How are my lovely friends doing?
Hope you all had a great weekend. It's great to be back after last week's unrest in our English cities. The future is always uncertain but life goes on.

So here are my Monday inspirations.
Hope you like them.

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When my daughter was three, I said: "May you find true love. That is my greatest wish."
Yesterday, I asked her: "what's my greatest wish for you, Olivia?"
She said: "true love".

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Love is multi-dimensional.

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Love and lust intertwined. 

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My husband brings me coffee on my sidetable every morning
from the first day we shared our love nest.
Tomorrow, I'll make coffee and bring this toast to him.

Paper Illustration by Yulia Brodskaya via
Paper art is one of the most difficult medium in art and design.
It requires the steady hand of a surgeon.

Marian Bantjes for Saks Fifth Avenue; (I found my name inside this heart!)
Another stunning art from Canadian Marian Bantjes.
Did you find all the words?
Visit her site. You won't be disappointed.

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Today is Italy's Ferragosto ­­­­­- a national holiday to celebrate the end of hard labour in the fields.
Last night, we watched their impressive fireworks from the marina.
Since my camera was playing up, I found this photo instead.

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Love is a magical feeling.

Sans toi, les émotions d'aujourd'hui ne seraient que la peau 
morte des émotions d'autrefois.
Without you, today's emotions would be the scurf of yesterday's.
-Hipolito (Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain, 2001)

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Love's infinity is a mystery that will never be solved.
Why would anyone want to?

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True love leads to eternal happiness.
Life is short but always sweeter when lived in love.

I hope that everyone's still in love.
For those seeking: "don't give up until you drink from the silver cup".

All my love,

Joy x



  1. Such a beautiful post, darling! Sending you lots of love back and wishing a wonderful week!


  2. Incredible pictures! These are so inspiring.
    Giving you all my love now...

  3. My dear friend, thank you for your warm welcome. I have been to the lakes many times. I love the lakes in autumn, summer is a bit too busy for me.
    Do you live near the lakes???

  4. Thanks, ladies! Love to you too.
    @Sacramento - Peak District is our climbing spot. Also great for long walks. It's closer to Sheffield and Derbyshire and quite far from the Lake District. Would love to meet you at some point. :) xx

  5. wow, this is a stunning picture of the toast:)) great idea:) another, very interesting post Joy, thanks for sharing:) xx

  6. Thanks Flara. Always happy that you like my posts :)
    Hope you're having a great week...
    Joy xx

  7. Beautiful post. :) Hope all is well in England.

  8. Cheers, Kristie.
    Order's been restored so it's a relief.
    Thanks for your visit :)
    Joy x

  9. These are beautiful!! And something the world needs is real, selfless love. Love is definitely what can overtake all the hate we've seen lately. It should be our very essence. Thank you for your sweet comment, I won't stop my blog, i enjoy it too much and its a great break from my house work ;) Have a fab weekend!! xxxx

  10. Such uplifting messages, as your blog seems to be full of :)

    Love is the answer!

  11. Thanks Kizzy and Katie.
    All my love to you...;)
    Joy xx

  12. This is a great post!!!!!

  13. Love them all! Your blog's a pleasure to visit! :)


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