Petite joys

Having been ill for all of November, there’s never been greater reason to record my gratitude recently. I’ve actually spent a pretty disproportionate amount journaling all sorts of things recently, from things I’ve been reading to notes about things I want to sort for Christmas, my bullet journal is seeing plenty of action!

Also, isn’t it always true that when you’re ill you suddenly feel so much more grateful for your ‘well’ self than you ordinarily would? I can’t remember what it feels like not to cough up a lung or be able to take a deep breath. Amongst all of that, we have a moving date! And it’s very soon, so I’m also frantically noting down change-of-address notes to send out and trying to pack up a house and office space, all whilst prepping for Christmas (surreptitiously packing presents into a box and praying no-one opens it…).

There’s a lot to be said for appreciating the smaller, not necessarily finer details of the everyday mundane. Here’s to another list of petite joys, the moments that’ve brought and woven poetry to my days, this fortnight:

一. Lovely beyond lovely emails from readers and brands. I could read them repeatedly for days, they’re so kind!

二. Taylor Swift’s performance at the AMAs. A whole new level.

三. An entire day (Sunday 24th) spent cosied up in bed with Milo.

四. Discovering the Plant Pioneers vegan bacon. A revelation for our weekends, that’s for sure.

五. Spotting that FriendsFest is in my diary next week! Could I BE any more excited?!

六. When a creative concept comes together perfectly first time around. Rare but apparently possible!

七. Supper club at Phung Kay on Monday night. Vegan Chinese cuisine at its’ best and such a wonderful evening out with Emmie.

八. A day of mild chill rather than the intense freeze we’ve had. A delightful little respite!

九. The first frost last week! I complain about the cold, but it’s also so nice to see the seasons turn before your very eyes. Frost-dusted cars are such a marvel in the mornings (until it comes to the arduous task of de-icing…).

十. Dad helping me to make my Vegan Beijing Tempeh the other evening when I was super sick. It was delicious!

What’re some of your petite joys, lately?

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