A splash of yellow is like happiness to the heart. Golden tones so sweet on a grey day.
A bunch of dazzling roses found for a bargain $4.95 from Aldi. Oranges and lemons given to me by my in-laws. A drip-finish beeswax candle, a gift to me from me :)
A bottle of Prosecco, wrapped up in golden cellophane (my new favourite bubbles of choice)
I didn’t buy the bottle, but it was nice to look at :)
A lovely glass of new favourite new bubbles of choice – Franciacorta’s “Ca’ del Bocco” Cuvee Prestige- seated quietly at Caffe E Cucina, served with a snack of spicy savoury biscotti. Heavenly.
You see, just before I was seated there, I was walking down Chapel street with an hour to kill before meeting with friends. I could have spent my time browsing through the retail shops. But instead I took a little aimless wander, taking in the sights and sounds of the bustling shopping strip and walking through memories of the ’90s when I lived in the area. After a little while I paused and caught myself paying too much attention to my phone. “What am I doing?? There’s a lovely cafe just down the road. Why not?”
I haven’t been to Caffe E Cucina in such a long time and it was quite wonderful to be greeted with a friendly “Buonasera” and charming smiles of the Italian waiters who happily answered my questions about the wine before the evening crowd started to wander in.
I took time out to be on my own for a little while, listening to the world go by and taking in the image on a postcard of artwork by talented young Thai artist Paitoon Jumee which I picked up at Tusk Gallery on my walk . The waiter topped up my water and I let the last drops of the wine linger before I headed off to see a movie.
Note to self: must come back again for 15 year wedding anniversary celebrations.
A perfect reminder.
And tonight, yellow is the colour of saffron and turmeric giving a zing to the Indian food my husband is picking up for dinner. Bliss.
Yes yellow – appreciated, absorbed, and in moderation – is really quite divine.