As I edge further into my thirties, I’ve noticed that it’s the small, simple things in life that get me excited. I’m talking about buying new bedding and making sure it’s 100% cotton and pleated so I don’t have to iron it. I’m living my best life, let me tell you.
I wanted to make a list of those joyful things and then see how many you can tick off alongside me. Ready? Let’s go.
Becoming a member of the RHS and being able to visit Wisely Gardens whenever we’d like to admire the flora
Hanging the washing outside
Watching the sun shining through the shutters at 3pm in the afternoon and spattering shadows across the bed
Sitting in the living room in the evening and admiring our garden and all of the efforts we’ve put into it
Watching the birds eat the seeds from our feeder
Going for a morning walk by the river to start my day right
Cleaning my house on a Thursday eve/Friday morning so it’s ready for the weekend
Taking cuttings from the garden to put in vases around the house
Going out for dinner and being home and in your pyjamas before 9pm
Buying jungle-inspired tea towels
Planning home DIY projects – you should see my Excel spreadsheet!
I asked on Instagram for you guys to get involved and I’m pleased to say that you are MY PEOPLE! Common themes include fresh laundry, garden centres and early nights…
On Instagram you said:
A monthly takeaway and a film for treat night
A nice clean house
I just got a new vacuum and I practically danced around the house while using it
Exploring a National Trust site and drinking tea out of a teapot
Not having to explain why I want to go to bed at 9pm
Rioja being on offer in Co-Op and low-FODMAP
New fabric softener. A new candle. Washing bed sheets and putting them back on
Drying clothes on the line and filling my calendar
Using the excuse “Sorry, I’m old” to get out of stuff
Going to bed early!
I was a mum of two by then so small stuff like having a wee in peace and sleeping 8 hours!
Taking my bra off to watch telly
Finally facing my fears
Not quite 30 but being able to do the washing, dry it out on the line and put it away on the same day…WIN!
Laundry on the line! Sniffing fresh laundry! The first sip of coffee. Houseplants that STAY ALIVE