Isn’t it sometimes just the little things in life?
I swear the older I get the more I believe this to be true. Take for example the area that we have moved to. We get two local newspapers delivered for free each week to our door. I’m sure most of it could be local gossip but I love it. It makes me feel like part of a community. I also love that we have roses growing outside right now and a resident wood pigeon who always looks rather elegant.
I love when I can put the washing outside to dry. I love it when we get a really early night. I love it when a film is on the TV (with ad breaks for getting snacks and the like) rather than watching on Netflix. I love it when the chicken we buy each week goes on sale.
Sometimes I just love that I can get so much joy from the little things in life.
And on that note, lets check out my Friday Favourites!
Favourite… Moment – Beauvine Food and Drink Festival
We had a blast last Saturday at the festival and met many local distillers, wineries and breweries that we didn’t even know existed.
Favourite… Feeling – Streets of Perth Urban Art Talk
As many of you may know, David is a keen street art photographer and when we saw there was going to be a talk at our local library on urban art we grabbed (free) tickets straight away! Not only that, it was going to be presented by ‘Streets of Perth’ an Instagram couple whose passion project has them documenting street art all over Perth. It was fab to finally meet the guys behind it plus learn a little more about the art in Perth.
Favourite… Purchase – Body Shop Japanese Matcha Tea Mask
Ok so not technically a purchase because I got this as a free sample but it was pretty awesome. My skin was in need of some TLC and this really did the trick. Lovely smell, easy to put on and left my face soft and smooth!
Favourite… Food/Drink – English Tea Shop Christmas Teas
I spotted these in the store last week and had to pick them up for Christmas. All organic and naturally flavoured they will be really yummy for Christmas… maybe made into iced tea though… December is usually HOT!
Updates – 5TTT + Episode 47 of the Chase the Red Grape Podcast
5 top tips this week was a bit of a blunt subject – Jen, you’re a loser. How an ultimatum I placed on myself came to turn around my view on me and my competitive streak.
This weeks episode of the podcast looked at what is in our self care kit. David and I listed our go to’s for when we have a bad day, week or month and encourage you to do the same! Download now on iTunes, Stitcher or here on the website.
Favourite… Book – The Four Tendencies – Gretchen Rubin
I finally got a copy of The Four Tendencies from the library and it was just as good as I had hoped it would be. In fact I finished it in 2 days! Want to know you and the people around you better? Read this book. Honestly it has changed how I view myself and others so very much.
Weekend Plans – Saturday – We are going to take a walk around an area of town we have never really explored before and hunt out some street art. Sunday – Pancakes and newspapers, coffee walk, podcasting and chill.
Have a fab weekend folks!
What are some of the little things you enjoy in life?
Have you bought anything for Christmas so far?
Is there a lot of street art where you live?