Simple Pleasures

Sunday, 25 August 2013

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You may remember from my June Mostly.... post that my taste in magazine reading material has changed somewhat, and one of my new reads has been The Simple Things. One of the lovely parts of the magazine is that all the contributors describe what their 'Simple Thing' is, which got me thinking about mine.
Unable to think of one I came up with a whole list! I thought it would be nice to share with you what my 'Simple Things' are, to help remind us all that, the best in things in life really are free! (or almost!)
  • A freshly made bed, with that fresh laundry smell.
  • Burying your bare feet into a thick cosy rug.
  • A long bath followed by new pyjamas and slippers to lounge in.
  • New products - I always try to keep any new products in their packaging as long as I can, as I'm just a sucker for pretty packaging. I love trying out products I've never tried before too.
  • A warm hot chocolate with cream and marshmallows.
  • Curling up with the cat for cuddles
  • Cleaning - I genuinely enjoy having a nice clean, fresh smelling home, and I find it much easier to relax when I can look around and feel it's a job well done.
  • Cooking - I enjoy cooking when I've got lots of time, with a glass of wine and the radio playing in the background. My kitchen is one of my favourite places in my home.
  • Nice food - any simple pleasure in life, for me, usually involves eating. I love 'sociable' food, where everything is out in bowls so everyone gathers round and digs in together.
  • Taking off my make up - I love that feeling of my skin being fresh and clean and free from the clogginess of make up. I always enjoy carrying out my skincare routine.
  • A fresh manicure or pedicure, even if I do it myself, I love having pretty nails.
  • Shopping - Every girl loves a shopping trip, but I especially love the thrill of a thrifty find, followed by tea and cake of course!
  • The wonder of conversation - it always amazes me the variety of discussion that can be had over tea, coffee or a glass of wine. A conversation that makes you discover and find out new things is always fascinating. One of my recent discussion of this type was talking about the origins and differences in sayings, from different local areas, that my friends come from.
  • Walks, muddy paws, cold red faces and coming home to a warm bowl of soup and crusty bread.
  • Toby's doggy smell, and wet Labrador kisses.
  • Being the first one up - I love the sense of peace and tranquillity in the house when Toby and Scott stay in bed, and I have a quiet potter to myself.
  • Discovering new blogs - I enjoy going through my favourite bloggers ad to find new ones.
  • On a similar note, go through you're favourite 'successful' bloggers archives, it's always fascinating to see a bloggers origins, and reminds you how far they have come.
  • Listening to the birds on a warm hot summers day.
  • Wikipedia - this is probably more of my guilty pleasure. I wiki everything; film plots, celebrities, history, a word I've found, anything and everything.
  • Books - everything about books is a pleasure to me. Old or new. The excitement of reading all the blurbs whilst choosing a new one; the smell of the ink of the pages, and the crinkle of the pages as they turn. There is quite frankly, no finer pleasure than a book!
What are your simple pleasures in life? Are any of these on your list?


  1. stunning blog!

    would you like to follow each other?

  2. Great post! I love shopping and a good hot chocolate!

    Lovely blog :)
    Gemma xxx

  3. I love this! There really is something about fresh sheets, isn't there!? I also love being the first one up in the mornings- I need that little bit of time to myself before the rest of the world comes crashing in. xx


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