Lighter, brighter mornings and an all-round weight off my shoulders means that there’s plenty to celebrate and note down this fortnight. While I’ve definitely had some days where I sat in my sads the entire 24 hours, there’s been many great moments too and I’m certainly counting my blessings as I write this post. Ever just flop into bed and think: ‘damn I have the best people in my life?’

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. Fresh flowers from my boyfriend. They’ve brought me endless happiness, perched in my home studio all week.

二. Finding a tub of vegan kimchi at the Korean supermarket last weekend. Cue a week of kimchi fried rice, kimchi ramyun, kimchi toasties… What a great week of eating.

三. How great it feels to be scooped up for a hug after a week apart.

四. Getting stuck back in at the gym again. My weekly training split feels good, and I am genuinely over the moon to be back to some sort of regimen again – it does wonders for my brain.

五. A takeaway night with my best friend for his birthday. We ate good food, indulged in all the best conversation, watched 234729357 random YouTube videos, and I got to give my first handmade gift of the year. The best sort of chill night.

六. Single’s Inferno. It’s been a compulsion.

七. An afternoon spent working on the sofa – because, cramps – and my little Milo cuddled up beside me the entire time.

八. Actually being able to devote portions of my evenings to hobbies! I feel like myself again!

九. Chatting big exciting plans with my friend Simon from BAM & Beyond. Did somebody say… book club?!

十. A date weekend full of family celebrations, delicious food and book shopping. Pretty much living my own fairytale right now.

What’re some of your petite joys lately?

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