Friday, 15 July 2011

Small moments of joy

Hello lovelies,

It's Friday (apparently!) which means it's nearly the weekend - do you have anything lovely planned? For me, the weekend and weekdays are barely distinguishable from one another at the moment! I thought I'd share some of the small moments of joy from the past week that have made my 5th week of house arrest a little more bearable...

 Leaving the house on Monday night
I went to a pub, an actual pub with people and everything. It's a long time since I've been to a pub (because of anxiety issues) so this was really quite special - I spent an evening with awesome people I didn't really know, chatting about protesting and the best thing? The pub had a cat that I got to fuss!

 A visit from my best friend on Tuesday
Admittedly, I was a little silly as I made us walk into town and wore myself out but I love spending time with Katie and her gorgeous son. It was so lovely and I very much appreciated my Iced Tea!

 Even more visits on Thursday
My friend Graham came to see me on Thursday afternoon - I love spending time with Graham, we always have such interesting chats. On Thursday we chatted about activism, anarchist philosophy, theology, feminism and gender. Graham and I kept each other sane when we were working for the same church so it's always nice to get time to catch up with him. I then had a lovely visit from my mother-in-law and one of my other best friends, Mary who took me off to the Farmer's Cart for afternoon tea, which was a bit of a disaster as they served no gluten free options and no vegan options either. I had to beg them to do me a bowl of crisps. I did however have this gorgeous smoothie:
I felt like I should have been sipping it by a pool somewhere hot!

 Random surprise gifts
Sorry that I look an absolute state, however the flowers themselves are beautiful! I was just given them by a lady I barely know from a church I no longer go to who'd heard I was ill. It was such a wonderful surprise and the flowers are gorgeous (some of my favourite flowers actually!)

What have been the small joys in your life this week?


  1. Awww how sweet of that lady to give you some flowers! They are beautiful x

  2. I love reading this sort of post - I'm in a bit of a negative frame of mind most of the time, and these posts make me stop and think about the little things I DO have that bring positivity into my life! x

  3. The flowers look so pretty - flowers always make me feel happier :-)
    That smootie would have made me feel seriously happy as well.

  4. Rachel - it was lovely and the photo doesn't do them justice! They're gorgeous :D

    Jen - *hugs* Glad to have helped :)

    EDAP - same here! Nothing cheers me up quite like a bunch of pretty flowers! The smoothie was such a lovely treat - I don't think I've ever had such a fancy looking one!

  5. Mmmmmmm that smoothie looks delicious. Definitely want to be sipping that by a pool somewhere. Yes please. Also, everyone loves surprise flowers.

    The small joys of this week have been hosting a live music competition in a music venue, and being pleasantly surprised with the response from my peers. That was lovely.

  6. Awww bless her getting you flowers....and that smoothie looks yummy xxx

  7. awww random presents of flowers are the best! the pub with a cat sounds cool I love kittys!


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