Hello October and friends. I’m really happy.

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, open-hearted joys, the moments that’ve brought and woven poetry to my days, this fortnight:

一. Time spent watching Sian’s Be Messy Be Magic streams. They’re so cosy and comforting, and I always leave feeling abundantly happy and more motivated.

二. My secondhand September purchases! I switched out my wardrobe for AW21 the other day, and I’m looking forward to filling the gaps with some more secondhand pieces.

三. The euphoria watching that Nintendo Direct and anticipating the upcoming Animal Crossing Direct.

四. Running a bubble bath with all the trimmings on a chilly autumn evening. I added an Evermore Soy Candle, for good measure!

五. That sweet spot of slipping under the sheets with a hot water bottle and it’s not too hot, not too cold.

六. When friends message you out of the blue with a random photo and ‘I thought of you’ note. Unlocking old memories from the vault is an unbeatable feeling.

七. Early evening Barre classes to divide up my working day from my relaxing nights in. Gosh I just adore my beloved Barre classes!

八. Passing your neighbours as you both leave your houses, and the cursory wave and small talk that ensues. Our neighbours are just lovely.

九. Fresh bedsheets. Always.

十. Perusing the library shelves in search of a new read to sink your teeth into.

What’re some of your little open-hearted joys, lately?

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