Sunday ponderings

My first ‘Sunday ponderings’ post of 2015.

Some interesting things I’ve found as I’ve been browsing the internet this week:

– A Sanskrit word that means pretty much the opposite of schaudenfraude. What a shame we don’t have a word for this in the English language. I find myself, as a parent, needing this word a lot!

– This beautiful short film from Alexander Payne, part of Paris Je T’aime. Just about broke my heart in two.

– A BBC article about reading yourself happy! Well worth the read.

Friday night meatballs: do click through and read it; it’s wonderful!

– Really interesting photo project from Madalynne: Portrait of a Seamstress. Beautiful photos and the stories are all enchanting.

– The most romantic chocolate ever made. I love stories about how recipes come in to being and this one is a good one!

– A tour inside Ateliers Hermes in Paris. In awe of the craftsmanship.

60 tiny love stories to make you smile (or cry with love positively brimming out of you).

– And, lastly, a bit of encouragement for the coming week (for those who might need it). Love it!

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If you’ve come across anything you think I’ll love, leave me a link in the comments!

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20 thoughts on “Sunday ponderings

  1. blondeusk says:

    Hey ‘I will bloom’ – great post! You had me at the mention of ‘meatballs’ and then with your inspiring post – thx x

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  2. Hi Helen! Thank you for all the lovely little Sunday “treats”! Lots of wonderfully juicy tidbits of this & that – love it all!! Hope all is well with you dear Gal. Xoxo

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  3. Gosh, the “60 tiny love stories” did actually make me cry…! So beautiful.

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  4. Thank you for the shout out. Portrait of a Seamstress is a passion project of mine, so I’m glad others appreciate it as much as I do.

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  5. Chelsea says:

    Look forward to scrolling thru and checking it out- so glad you introduced me to madalynne- I am loving her space!

    http://www.hollandsreverie.blogspot.com

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  6. Rachel G says:

    I’ve read the 60 tiny love stories before, and I love them–that is altogether pretty much my favorite sort of thing–true, succinct, tales of some of the best stuff in life. 🙂

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    • iwillbloom says:

      Hia: yeah….I love things like that, too….I’m trying to write one short story every week this year and have had – for about ten years – the idea of a lady who collects love stories banging around my head. I *must* get the story out of my head….I can feel it suddenly becoming more anxious to be let free!!!!

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  7. alexa says:

    Oh my goodness, I’ve only clicked on one link and it took me away for ten minutes! A cornucopia of lovely things, Helen. I will be bookmarking and back!

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