Monday, 20 August 2012

The simple things.

Since moving to the country I have really struggled at times with being away from friends and family. I am so blessed to come from a close knit family and have so many great friends. However I have found the separation from them really challenging.
I thought I'd keep this blog just about DIY, thrifting and all things to do with the home but I've changed my mind a little. I also want this blog to be one where I celebrate life and all the sunshine and good thoughts.
So today I am going to share things I'm thankful for and use this as my way of documenting the wonders of country life that sometimes I fail to be mindful of. 

This week I'm thankful for...
warm cuddles at the top of a cold ferris wheel
large soup mugs full of chai
baby animals
a persistent dog who always follows me round
kind strangers
freshly made hot donuts
sunshine and clean clothes
new, exciting adventures

It's been a few weekends now since husband wasn't on call so we made the most of it by visiting a show in another nearby town, hanging with friends and enjoying the local markets. There's nothing quite as relaxing on a Sunday morning than eating a freshly cooked bacon egg sandwich straight form the barbecue and strolling the markets picking up all types of different food.  I like to cook but sometimes buying food freshly made by an amazing cook is just all that much better and less effort- and the kitchen still stays clean!
Enjoy the small things.
Lisa x


  1. I love this. I think its great that your sharing your life with everyone. Loving the new look of your blog :-)

    1. Thanks Kirsty! I'm really loving reading about your life too on your blog x

  2. I love that Roahl Dahl quote, I have it stuck on my bedroom mirror and I read it every day! xx

  3. That is such a lovely quote! :)
    All the best,

    Jana & Vanessa from charming Berlin ♥