Last weekend of autumn

01/12/2014

Frankie Rayder in Sonate d'Autumne | Jalouse September 1997 (photography: Anette Aurell, styling: Annett Monheim) via fashioned by love
Weekend plans are meant to be broken. You plan one thing, but end up doing the opposite. Opposites attract and, while they do, bring the new ones, in a manner of a jolly company that you feel so welcomed in. And this is exactly what happened to me on the last weekend of autumn.

Instead of getting up early, I stayed under a marshmallow'y soft duvet until being dug out by Oscar who was very persistent since it was the matter of breakfast. He did allow me an extra half-hour in bed without pocking his sweet nose into my face and then standing on my chest looking down, checking if it had any effect - instead he snuggled up to me pretending to be asleep, but exhaling emotionally. The entire experience was just as sweet as Oscar's fluffy paws, hazel eyes, long eyelashes and the whole living-with-a-puppy oxytocin-releasing bliss...

Frankie Rayder in Sonate d'Autumne | Jalouse September 1997 (photography: Anette Aurell, styling: Annett Monheim) via fashioned by love
And then, instead of facing civilisation and the crowds of early Christmas shoppers, the three of us had something to eat and ventured into the woods where the ground was covered with a blanket of crisp oak leaves and the fluffy late morning fogs. 

The plans and rules were forgotten... We stayed in... Switched on the Christmas lights in a garden... Watched loud and not so loud movies. Talked... And talked... And laughed. And drunk lots of tea. On Saturday night I grabbed Ossy and we cuddled up in bed with Helen Fielding's Mad about the boy instead of the latest Dior biography that I was originally eager to read, but my brain didn't want to...

Frankie Rayder in Sonate d'Autumne | Jalouse September 1997 (photography: Anette Aurell, styling: Annett Monheim) via fashioned by love
Despite trying my best to stay away from the computer I gave in for a couple of hours... and shopped. I figured, since we weren't visiting the actual landmarks, doing on-line was a good compromise. So off I went to buy a shampoo, but ended up ordering a box worth of things... and a new red nail polish called "Acapulco" as a top up, because it felt right (and the "Moscow" shade was out of stock).

Frankie Rayder in Sonate d'Autumne | Jalouse September 1997 (photography: Anette Aurell, styling: Annett Monheim) via fashioned by love
And there were moments when I had a little Courvoisier (I always have some around Christmas - love the fragrance of it and the whole amber-woodsy-smokey floral sensation that opens up on one's tongue in a manner of a beautiful rose bud - and that Saturday night and twinkling garden lights were so perfect for that!), and some raw chocolate (home-made, of course, with some crushed almonds) and, hold on to your seats as it's not at all glamorous, two "sandwiches" made with rice cakes, peanut butter and chopped banana (a special comfort food that I eat so rarely these days that it tastes divine, especially after one of those countryside walks and lots and lots of fresh air)...

Oh, it was a wonderful, wonderful weekend... Made me feel relaxed and ready for a week of adventures.

Frankie Rayder in Sonate d'Autumne | Jalouse September 1997 (photography: Anette Aurell, styling: Annett Monheim) via fashioned by love
Photo source: Frankie Rayder in Sonate d'Autumne | Jalouse September 1997 (photography: Anette Aurell, styling: Annett Monheim)

20 comments:

  1. Lovely ^^

    kisses
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  2. Morning Natalia, sounds the perfect cozy weekend :) Oscar is so sweet and the images of the woods came in my mind reading your words, beautiful! Have a lovely week and happy December! Kisses xo

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  3. I am so glad you had a lovely weekend! Ready for a new week!

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  4. Very moody shots, Natalia. It's great to know you had a good weekend! I worked through this one and already can't wait for the next!
    Edita
    www.pret-a-reporter.co.uk

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  5. Lazy weekends can be just what we need sometimes and yours sounds like it was lovely.

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  6. pretty pics; ]]



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  7. Dear Natalia, I think you had really a wonderful weekend - although it was totally other you planned it. I think such a weekend you had give plenty of energy! Wish you a happy new week <3


    xx from Germany/Bavaria, Rena
    International Giveway: Christmas Surprise with Self Interest
    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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  8. It sounds like you had an absolutely blissful weekend, Natalia - I must admit, it sounds a sight better than jetting off to the near arctic temperatures of Winnipeg ;)
    xox,
    Cee

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  9. It sounds just dreamy. My kind of weekend. :)

    Tara x

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  10. Hello,Natashenka!
    Congrats a very lucky winner:)
    And I see your weekend for me....
    You can always beyond great describe your feelings!
    Hugs and warm thoughts to you:)))

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  11. Where I live autumn continues until 21 December... so it's not winter yet although it feels like it! Brrr.

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  12. This sounds like the most heavenly, relaxing weekend! I wish it was the weekend still!

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  13. Awww baby Oscar sounds like a darling. I love that he tries to wake you up and stuff. My little fur baby sleeps in with me, but at the slightest stirs she's up and full of beans, eager for me to join her lol. Sometimes the best days spent are the ones that are spontaneous and without rules. I haven't had one of those in the longest of times and I feel like my soul needs a weekend of that.

    Beautiful writing and words lovely.
    Sxx
    www.daringcoco.com

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  14. Natalia, I much prefer YOUR weekend, than being out and about! I stayed in to and ordered things online. Been doing it for years. I can't take all the drama! LOL Glad you had a sweet one.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  15. Sounds like an amazing weekend! :) Beautiful pictures, too!

    Bella Pummarola

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  16. It sounds like you had a great time my dear Natalia, I'm happy for you :-)
    Baci,
    Coco et La vie en rose - Valeria Arizzi

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  17. That sounds like the perfect, cosy weekend. Good to relax as the next couple of weeks are going to be quite hectic, I'm sure. You have reminded me to read Mad about the Boy too!

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