Monday, March 12, 2012

Daffodils and Desks

Yay! It's Monday! Can you hear the enthusiasm in my voice?

Actually, for the first time in a bit, I'm happy Monday is here. Why? Because I had a lovely London weekend, starting with a walk through Hyde Park and a concert at Wigmore Hall on Saturday, and ending with a stroll down the South Bank and through the Tate Modern yesterday.

Not only that, but the weather was glorious.

Daffodils outside the Tate Modern.

Crazy dude playing guitar in the Thames under the Millennium Bridge.
And -- since Mr TR is back to work today after a stint working from home -- I have my office to myself again! I must admit, it's much better for concentrational (not a word! I know!) purposes.

So, Monday or not, I'm happy. What's your state of mind this week?


PS - Thank you for the lovely comments on Friday's post. :)

73 comments:

  1. I can't wait to visit London one day. Looks like such a gorgeous city. Glad you had a wonderful weekend. I did too, and I'm ready for a fab week. Feeling good!!

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  2. Love the daffodils and crazy guitar dude! Both made me smile. :-) It is raining here. Even with the rain and it being Monday...I feel raring to go! We will see how long that lasts. ha. Have a great Monday!

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  3. I just downloaded two of your books & finished Watching Willow Watson last night. Love your books! So nice to have found a new author that I love.
    Thank you for taking pictures & posting of my favorite city. Adore London. Have a wonderful week.

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  4. I'm happy for you! LOL. Today...I am tired. I am a bit foggy. I blame Daylight Savings time and lack of sleep last night. :( But your post made me smile! I'm glad you had such a beautiful weekend! Here's to a wonderful week!

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  5. We're on spring break this week, so my state of mind is awesome! :)

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  6. Glad you had a good weekend! After a crazy two weeks, mine was relaxing as well. Now ready to dive back into my next book.
    Hope that dude doesn't drop his guitar!

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  7. The daffodils are a welcome sight! Not so sure about the guy playing guitar in the Thames. Might have a short career with one bad slip.

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  8. Ok! Crazy dude playing guitar in freezing Thames is too weird! LOL! Was he any good?!?! Hope the birds liked it anyway!

    Awww wasn't the weekend just gone just wonderful!? Yay for Spring!

    Hoorah for getting all concentrated too! :-) Take care
    x

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  9. I'm feeling good today (this morning here in Florida). I had a restful weekend and my book is now free on Amazon. I'm happy.

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  10. Lovely weather you've had. I had a great weekend too, at our annual Scottish writing conference!

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  11. What on earth is that guy doing in the water? Love it. Have a beautiful, productive Monday, Talli!

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  12. That guy must be cooling his heels. :) The daffodils are lovely and I think you've just coined a word. I LOVE concentrational!

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  13. My Monday state is bittersweet today. I just got back from a week vacation snowboarding in Stowe, Vermont, so I'm happy with those awesome memories but I'm sad it's over and must get back to reality. Vacation needs to be longer!

    I'm happy it's nearly spring though. Warm weather and sunshine boosts my spirits!

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  14. Pleased you had a wonderful week-end. Hope you have an equally good week.

    Yvonne.

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  15. Rubber Mondays, always bouncing off Sundays. Blah...What a stupid day to have made that dentist appointment. NEVER again!

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  16. Love the pics, Talli, especially the guitar dude in the Thames. I am in a good place today, all things considered. I am writing every day, not for very long, but the words are coming and that makes me ecstatic.
    Karen

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  17. Love those daffodils. I love the spring sunshine and the birdsong.

    I'm feeling much calmer and happier today having finished a very harrowing novel Into the Darkest Corner...

    I can relate to you getting your office back. Hubby sprained his ankle badly at weekend and is working from home today!

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  18. I always love Mondays. And I'm leaving for a short visit back to the States to see my family. MISS my grandchildren.

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  19. Come the revolution ve vill all haf daffodils! (But not for Canada).-N.D.

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  20. Lovely photos! Enjoy seeing what things look like in your area. :) Happy Monday indeed; it's going to be a good week!

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  21. The snow's gradually melting here, but we're at least a month from the flowers starting to show up out of the soil.

    Yes, that is definitely a Crazy Dude!

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  22. Lovely photos, Spring time at last. Another blogger posted a picture of that guitarist, now who an earth was it!

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  23. I'm feeling pretty good. A bit tired, but that comes and goes as I heal.

    The weather is glorious here, today. Went out and filled all my bird feeders, walked my inside dog, watched my cats play in the sunshine. I also took some nibbles to my horses and let them love on me and vise versa. I've been looking at the yard and planning flowers and veggie gardens, eyeing things in need of a trim.

    It's a good day to be alive!

    Have a great week!

    Sia McKye OVER COFFEE

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  24. That truly sounds like a dream weekend! How nice to be rested and ready to be productive on a Monday morning. *wishing I were you*

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  25. Aww! Spring flowers and geen grass! WANT!

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  26. The weather is just as glorious over here on the other side of the pond! Lovely photos... daffodils are just so bright and cheerful, aren't they?! Happy Monday, Talli!

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  27. Ahh, I hear ya about having Mr. TR out of the house. Whenever JRM decides to "work from home," it always translates into me getting nothing done. I never knew his occupation was so chatty! :D

    Lovely weather here, too! Let's not get spring fever~ <3

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  28. Isn't it amazing when the clouds break and the sun comes out. London and Portland have that in common ;)

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  29. My husband just doesn't understand that I get more done when he's not here. It's not that he bothers me, it's just another distraction.
    He doesn't get it though.

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  30. Sounds like a very relaxing weekend! Everything looks so much better when the sun is shining!

    I am going to be in London briefly next week, so I hope the weather stays nice!

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  31. Glad you had a wonderful weekend, and congrats on Build A Man doing so well on the charts! You deserve only the best! Julie

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  32. Gorgeous day but I'm going shopping for a new suitcase. Time to get serious about figuring out my trip to China. Enjoy sunny London! There is nowhere I'd rather be on a sunny day : )

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  33. Haha, love the music from the water! I'm looking forward to a good week preparing for launch ... Happy writing to you in your "concentrational" (I guess it's a word now) space.

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  34. What is that guy thinking?

    Thanks for the touch of spring with those lovely yellow daffodils. Here's to a wonderful spring.

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  35. Love the photos! It was really misty in Cardiff this morning (typical grey Welsh weather) but otherwise all is good. I have my coffee on tap so not much can go wrong :)

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  36. I'm happy, too! Just looking at the daffodils (and the crazy dude playing guitar) makes me grin. :)

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  37. Hi Talli - me wants to see my crocuses from those 1970s days to see if they still abound in Hyde Park?!

    Today's been lovely too - but now a huge sea mist has come winging in - it's like the Third Man ... swirling around the lamp posts ..

    Cheers - just love Spring and the flowers blooming and the leaves greening .. just gorgeous ..

    Enjoy your desk to yourself .. cheers Hilary

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  38. Yay for springtime coming!

    Although playing the guitar in a river doesn't sound like the best idea. I hope it's not an electric guitar. ;)

    And Monday is so far good here, although I'm a bit tired. Those 4-day weekends make Mondays a tad rough. :)

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  39. Monday for me?

    Scared.

    But it's better now I've had some wine.

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  40. Oh, love crazy dude! And the daffodils, too.

    I'm also happy - I got some actual writing accomplished this morning. I'm whispering it so no one knows.

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  41. Hi Talli. I'm always happy. Love that dude in the Thames playing his guitar. Didn't see him when I visited the Tate Modern. Sounds like you had a lovely weekend.

    Denise

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  43. Maybe Rebecca Black should make a song about Monday, tee hee. Those pictures look beautiful; I think that taking a walk like that would make me happy too.
    My state of mind? I keep thinking that there's not enough time in the day to get everything done. But I'm always thinking that. :)

    (Sorry, I deleted my earlier comment because I wrote a typo. It really is Monday, sighhhh.)

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  44. Daffodils! So cute! Sounds like you had a lovely weekend! It's been storming here for days, but now the sun's out! (too bad I'm allergic to Springtime lol).

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  45. I'm happy that it's Monday and sunny, too. I was by the Thames, at Somerset House, in the sun. Ah!

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  46. A lovely happy mood after getting the garden sorted out on Sunday - that dude in the river's cool!
    Lx

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  47. Great pictures! It looks beautiful there. :)

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  48. My Monday was a little rough. I returned to work after having a few days of vacation last week. I did manage to read "Build a Man" while on vacation though and I loved it! :)

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  49. Aw, glad the weather was nice for you!! It always lifts my spirits. Our weather this week is supposed to get very warm, which is nice since my daughter is on spring break! Lots of time outside!

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  50. A very happy Monday to you as well. Enjoy having your working space back!

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  51. Can I steal your word, concentrational. I like it. My daffodils are still only buds.

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  52. Thanks for the great springtime pictures. The daffodils are so pretty. It's been raining here a good amount of the day. Oops, just heard some thunder.

    Have a great week!

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  53. Such beautiful flowers. I love this time of year! It always brightens my day to see the world waking up from winter. So I guess I'm kind of in the same frame of mind. :)

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  54. concentrational is so a word!
    Love those daffodils. :)

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  55. Those daffodils are beautiful! It always makes me happy to see bright colourful flowers! Have a wonderful week, Talli!

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  56. Isn't that the bridge used in Harry Potter that was destroyed? Enjoy your day. Hope that dude doesn't have his amp in the water.

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  57. That crazy dude is gonna catch a cold! Love your daffodils. I need to start work on my garden! Happy spring.

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  58. Sounds like a wonderful day. Daffodils are my favorite. We've been enjoying some nice weather here and I'm loving it. Can't wait for the daffodils and tulips to come out.

    And nice to know you have your office back! That is always a good thing!

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  59. Great pictures! It's nice to start a Monday off with fresh thoughts and a happy smile. I must say, brighter mornings make a difference and especially the sight of the beautiful daffs.

    CJ x

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  60. I love the Crazy Dude picture! And I'm so glad you have your office to yourself again!

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  61. I always love your lics, Talli - they're so lovely... Living in Lanzarote, the pics of good old uk do my heart a power of good - I so miss English weather - at least sometimes!

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  62. Oops sorry - typo alert!!! my last comment should read 'pics' not lics!!!!

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  63. This weekend was glorious! I had a nice relaxing time with a friend and my mum and it was lovely to be able to turn off the heating and go outside without tons of layers on!

    Jai

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  64. Aaaaah I miss London. I really want to go visit there one day. :-)

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  65. The flowers are so pretty. I love the spring flowers.

    This week has been so warm and sunny it is really hard to concentrate on anything!

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  66. Oh, I love spring. It's my favorite time of year. Flowers are abloom here in central Florida with hundreds of pinks and creme oleanders blossoming between the swaying palms....

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  67. I want to visit London one day. My Monday starts with more studies and I've heard all about Building A Man from mum, who spent the whole night finishing it!

    Now I'm looking forward to reading it!

    Riya.

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  68. I miss Hyde Park.
    I'm excited this week because I'm revising something and it turns out I have an awesome critiquer right under my nose. My daughter doesn't pull any punches, she spots things I've missed and she even uses the sandwich method :-)

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  69. We had a glorious day on Sunday - did a walk on Bodmin Moor and it was just like a warm spring day. Thick fog since then but never mind - ont feeling too bad here.

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  70. I love the crazy dude in the Thames!

    I'm with you, Talls -- feeling happy and productive and hopeful. Have a great week!

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  71. Love the guitarist - what a great gig he's got there. Just discovered your blog courtesy of Nicola Morgan and really love that too.

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  72. Ahh this was a great post. Made me homesick though (Brit living in California). Love London. Your blog is great - in the words of our ex-Govenor - I'll be back!

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