Simple Pleasures 7

"Our pleasures were simple - they included survival." - Dwight D. Eisenhower Simple pleasures... >...butterflies >...children playing >...watching the sun rise >...when you finish unpacking > underwear >...looking through old photographs >...realising someone really likes you >...when a cat comes and sits on your knee >...finding out the collective noun for hedgehogs is a prickle… Continue reading Simple Pleasures 7


Simple Pleasures 6

"Life is really simple but we insist on making it complicated." ~ Confucius Simple pleasures... >...spaghetti and meatballs >...spending your first night in a home of your own >...a great art exhibition >...your playlist from a great holiday >...pondering nice memories >...holding hands >...a gingerbread man >...when you're learning to do something and it all… Continue reading Simple Pleasures 6


Simple Pleasures 5

"People who delight in simple pleasures and who manage to smile in spite of the difficulties they face have the clearest vision." ~ Dodinsky Simple pleasures... >...watching a firework display >...the scent of your lover's neck >...Sunday morning in bed with breakfast and the papers >...looking at a sunflower >...becoming engrossed in writing >...winning in… Continue reading Simple Pleasures 5


Simple Pleasures 4

"I adore simple pleasures. They are the last refuge of the complex." ~ Oscar Wilde Simple pleasures... >...when your favourite team wins >...bread sticks and hummous >...a blanket of snow when you don't have to be anywhere >...watching the waves on the beach >...blowing bubbles >...eating what's left of the cake mixture out of the… Continue reading Simple Pleasures 4


Simple Pleasures 3

"One must be prepared to fight for one's simple pleasures and to defend them against elegance and erudition and all manner of glamorous enticements." Amor Towles Simple Pleasures... >...kissing >...a tidy house >...your favourite poem >...finding old love letters >...strawberries and cream >...the smell of old books > lambs >...a good, long laugh >...candle light… Continue reading Simple Pleasures 3


Simple Pleasures 2

"Simple pleasures were all the pleasures that I knew as a child." ~ Willie Stargell Simple pleasures... >...stillness and birdsong >...your favourite song on the radio >...a long, leisurely bath or shower >...the pop of a new mascara > chocolate with whipped cream and marshmallows >...kittens >...getting home to your couch after a long day… Continue reading Simple Pleasures 2


Simple Pleasures

“If nothing worse than Ale happens to us, we are well off.” ~ Charles Dickens Simple pleasures... >...freshly clean sheets >...a tasty home cooked meal >...when a baby smiles back at you >...the perfect cup of tea >...a cool, refreshing drink on a hot, sunny day >...the smell of freshly cut grass >...bread just out of… Continue reading Simple Pleasures

Life, Mental health, Mental Health & Wellbeing, Physical health

How To Be Kind To Yourself

“As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.” ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe >  First, fix yourself a drink. A nice cup of tea or coffee. A cool refreshing glass of fruit juice. A good whiskey or wine. Whatever beverage you think you'd most like right now. And sit down somewhere quiet… Continue reading How To Be Kind To Yourself

Life, Working

Zip A Dee Do Dah

(Getty Images) "Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open." ~ John Barrowmore You may have noticed that I haven't been around here in a while. I'd like to say that I'd missed you, but to tell you the truth I've been far too busy. I've barely had time to… Continue reading Zip A Dee Do Dah

Life, Working

Face Value

"Just walk-in like you own the place, everyone will think you're meant to be there." ~ Anon. Most people at some point or other will find themselves with very little idea of what they're meant to be doing. Be that at work, with their families, or in life in general. And so, just as we… Continue reading Face Value