Happiness This Week

A collection of moments captured that brought happiness, joy and content to me this week. You must have seen this on Instagram. I don't want to miss out on the beautiful gifts that God unleashes on a daily basis. So I thought of a gratitude post to focus on what I hold dear.  

I find joy getting lost in alleys like this one.
A walk by the sea regardless of the weather forecast is always wonderful.
A Blue door that is worth capturing. House number 1, what is behind that door?
'Bouchées à la Reine' that my Mum-in-law made without dairy
A morning cup of coffee at the terrace
Watching my little one play with pebbles and stand for several seconds.
Visiting fishing boats when they were opened to the public at the wharf of Les Sables d'Olonne.
Check out the railing around the cooktop in this tiny kitchen. Imagine cooking in rough waves. 
Taken at Fisherman's Wharf overlooking La Chaume
The original plant wall. :)
Oh Thank Goodness for walkable communities like Les Sables D'Olonne. I love wide pavements.
Create whatever you like LEGO Play with my 6yo nephew and baby daughter is so much fun! I felt like a kid again.
Getting back on the bicycle. I lost my balance and almost fell off after this photo was taken. 
I asked my husband to stop the car and park on the side so I could capture this beautiful canopy of trees.
Moules-frites season is always a reason to be happy!
These lovelies lined up beautifully along the wide pavement during one of our walks. 
The wide pavements I wish I can import or take in my luggage so I could re-build it in Manila. 
One of our walks along the coast in La Chaume. 
What's up lately?

Just landed myself my third visit to the dentist in France. 
The first two was a result of a pain I suffered in the plane on my way here that ended up in a root canal. This was sadly due to a bad job I got from my previous dentist, from another country. Yes, of all the place and time, right? And without medical insurance..haha, I will just have to laugh this one off and swallow a big gulp of Kirsch. 

Guess what? My pre-molar was split into two while biting on a lost small chicken bone in the bouchée à la reine and a really hard-as-a-rock baguette

I finally got it pulled out this morning. The dentist is amazing by the way.  She totally rocks and wouldn't mind her doing implants for me as long as it won't cost me my arm and leg. Since this is the case, and the cost would be... tantararan...expensive, I would have to wait until I'm back in the Philippines. 

So as tears rolled down my face when the anaesthesia wore off, I ate my daughter's puree for lunch while nursing a missing tooth, I reminded myself, "Everything happens for the best and definitely for a reason." Ok, I don't know what reason that might be but I am believing it anyway. 

The upside to it is, I got a time-off today watching the latest episode of Game of Thrones Season 5 (disturbing by the way) and a new wish to ask from Santa this Christmas. "Dear Santa, I wish for a tooth implant before this Christmas. If it's it's too early to ask, well in case you're on a first come first serve basis, then I hope I can make it on your priority list."

The bicycle ride was a great distraction and so was that wonderful walk with my family on the wide pavement I wish I can bring with me everywhere. 

What made you happy this week?
Wishing you all a lovely week and a happy one too!
Love & light,

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  1. Beautiful! I very much enjoyed this lovely tour! Thank you so much for sharing. :)

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  3. The simple things in life bring the most pleasure!

    Sorry about your tooth. That could not have been fun.

  4. that plant wall is lovely and so are those white plants!
    Sorry to hear about the dentist. Tons of people from Western Europe often come to my city on medical tourism because dentists and plastic surgeons are much much cheaper here

  5. I love these snapshots into your life. They're beautiful. And I hope that your teeth feel better soon. It sounds like such a pain!

  6. Oh dear, sorry to hear about the pain and the dental work you had done. If if makes you feel better, Alex chipped my front tooth recently when he crashed into my mouth. Beautiful moments of happiness you've captured though - thanks for sharing!