Simple Pleasures 7
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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 >…new 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 6
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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 5
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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 4
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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 3
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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 >…new lambs >…a good, long laugh >…candle light … Continue reading

Simple Pleasures 2
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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 >…hot chocolate with whipped cream and marshmallows >…kittens >…getting home to your couch after a long day … Continue reading

Simple Pleasures
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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

I Used To Be A Bad Feminist…
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I Used To Be A Bad Feminist…

(Image Credit: Jay Morrison) “Visionary feminism is a wise and loving politics. It is rooted in the love of male and female being, refusing to privilege one over the other. The soul of feminist politics is the commitment to ending patriarchal domination of women and men, girls and boys. Love cannot exist in any relationship … Continue reading