10 Things that Have Me Smile This Week

10 Things September

  1. Evening light filtering through the leaves.
  2. My new walk to work. I was really worried about my new commute, now that it’s all of 20 minutes. Ok – need to explain that in case you live in London. I used to have a commute of over an hour, and it was horrid. Nice time to catch up with a bit of reading though. I used to get out my kindle and plug in to ‘relaxing spa music’ on my ipod to blot it all out. Then we moved up north, and my commute was 7 minutes to my desk – heaven, and I didn’t want it to change. We’ve recently moved house, and it’s lovely – big garden, more space etc etc, but it does mean we’re not right in the middle of things now. However, I’ve really been enjoying my little strolls. A chance to wind down on the way home is lovely, and I’ve got a nice route through park land and trees.
  3. Getting back into swimming. With afore mentioned house move, swimming was put on the back burner for a while as I was too knackered running up and down ladders and shifting old carpets to even think about it. Now I’m back, usually go on Monday evenings, and it makes me feel great, really helps me get through the week.
  4. Eating soup for dinner. This is something I never did growing up. Not sure why. We had it for lunch, big vats of homemade minestrone after long and cold walks, but not for dinner. My boyfriend’s mum made creamy leek and potato soup and they ate it regularly during the week in the evenings, with rounds of white buttered bread. So I decided to revive this, making a autumn gardeners soup with squash, courgettes, carrots, leek and a little bit of left over cabbage. We had it with crusty spelt, barley and rye bread and it was a job well done that made both of us smile. Boom.
  5. The Killing. How did I miss this the first time?
  6. Pilates – love love love how it makes me feel šŸ™‚
  7. Not drinking wine. Funny that – as ‘drinking wine’ would probably usually pop up here, but I’m trying to save glassettes of wine until the weekend. We’ll see….
  8. Planning trips – I have London, Paris and Amsterdam in the next 3 months, and I love the planning as much as the trip away.
  9. Listening to this at work, when noone else was in the office. A level of calm during on a frantic day.
  10. Cancelling all social plans in favour of reading and listening to music at home last weekend. Bliss.

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