It’s been another overwhelmingly busy month or two, which means that yet again there has been little time or head-space for updating the blog, but welcome back if you are kind enough to still be following along!
It’s very easy to lose sight of the small things* in the busy, more stressful seasons of life, but they are constantly there to celebrate and savour.
Here are some of the things I’ve been enjoying lately:
~Getting to the beach for the evening to celebrate our anniversary. We were both tired and preoccupied so it would have been easy to just stay at home, but we got ourselves out the door and enjoyed seafood (mine accompanied by my drink of the moment, a Dark and Stormy), followed by a walk along the sand under a pretty Devon sunset. The shore was teeming with life: jellyfish, shrimp, crabs, flat fish and a plethora of birds. I was glad we slowed down enough to notice it all.
~Listening to Shauna Niequist podcasts, especially this one with Amanda Davis, which was timely and strengthening in the midst of my current bid to lose some weight and get fitter.
~New clothes for summer in warm orangey tones. They make me think of sunsets and sangria and all things summery, even on overcast days.
~Playing Skittles with friends. As usual I came last, but the banter was fun!
~Sweet potatoes, Slimming World curries and avocados: the lifelines getting me through my health kick!
~Shopping for books as gifts. I am not a shopping fan, but book shopping is another ball game! I just love everything about bookshops: the calmness, the smell of the pages, admiring the book covers and most of all, how impossible it is to rush in them.
~Looking for butterflies with the children at school.
What are your Small Things this week?
*’Small Things’ posts are one of my regular features on this blog. In them I list some of the things that I’m thankful for.