Thursday, 20 September 2012

My simple things

After reading the delightful magazine 'The simple things', it got me thinking about my own favourite simple things.

Here is my list. I'd love to see yours.
(Comment on this post, or blog about it)

  • The cool side of the pillow.
  • A bike ride.
  • Bloomer bread with lots of real butter.
  • A cup of tea in a quiet home once i've dropped the boys at school.
  • Not watching the clock. (I never wear a watch)
  • Pilates
  • Sitting outside with friends and family on a warm evening.
  • Long breakfasts on the weekend.
  • Sitting by the window in my favourite comfy chair with a book or magazine.
  • A long walk somewhere pretty.
  • A candle lit bath.
  • Watching an episode of Friends.
  • Taking photos.
  • Learning a new craft.
  • Baking a cake.
  • Cuddles on the sofa with my boys and hubby watching a film.
  • A wander around a carboot sale/ charity shop/ antique shop by myself.
  • A glass of water after exercise or being in the heat.
  • Finding a nice spot, parking our bottoms on a bench or the grass and watching the world go by.
  • The smell as you pass a fish and chip shop. (Probably better than actually eating them)
  • Feeling the warmth of the sun stream through the window.
  • Leaving jobs until they really need to be done (What's the rush?)
  • A cosy dressing gown in winter (I can highly recommend the extremely soft Per Una ones from M&S)
  • Picking up beautiful coloured autumn leaves, acorns and conkers (Collect tons of conkers and put them all over your house to deter spiders - it really works!! you do need lots though)
  • Discovering beautiful buildings and churches.
  • Lighting a candle and saying a prayer in a church.
  • Popping bubble wrap.
  • Browsing in a book shop or library.
  • Playing pooh sticks.
  • Listening to Jazz.
  • Visiting a farmers Market.



VintageVicki said...

I've bought that magazine too - its rather lovely. A lot of my simple things are on your list too.

Just a few that came to mind - clean sheets, line dry washing, a mug of tea after a long work day, the smell of any meal being cooked by someone else and the smell of a new book :)

thelinencloud said...

Great list ... I could put a tick beside all of them ... the magazine is lovely isn't it ... Bee :)

Publication Papers said...

Sounds a great idea.

thriftwood said...

Hi Lisslou, everything on your list plus getting into a freshly laundered bed! xxx

dosierosie said...

I can relate to a lot of those. Never seen that magazine though.

Lynn said...

A real log fire. a glass of wine, a clean house, a vase of sweet peas,a day with nothing in the diary.

GardenofDaisies said...

what a lovely list. Jazz, farmers markets, wandering around in an antique shop or book store, the cool side of the pillow... These are some of my favorite things, too. :-)

vintage grey said...

Sweet simple things!! xo Heather

Country Rabbit said...

thats a really good idea...i might do this in another posting- i agree with you on so many things on your list.
that first sit down after a school run with a milky coffee is just blissful x p.s i too never wear a watch, never have ;0)

Crafted by Carly said...

What a wonderful post! I have to say that I'd steal lots of your points to make my list!!! I will give it some thought....

Dawn M said...

Love this list, inspired to my eldest to work on a list with me! D xx

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magie said...

I love this idea! I may have to give this a go as is always the little things in our lives that makes everything so special.
I like your list of things..they all sound perfect :)
I must give the conkers a go for keeping the spiders away..very interesting! I am a big baby when it comes to spiders inside the house..always call on hubby to go and collect them and take them outside :P

Have a lovely day, I hope you will be able to do some of the things on your list this weekend x