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What gives you the most enjoyment in life aside from children?

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JPlusTwo Fri 10-Jul-20 06:36:26

Just a lighthearted thread I guess but all responses welcome.

The dust has settled after a rocky breakup with DH and I now feel like I can reshape who I am and discover what I enjoy in life as opposed to thinking about his happiness all the time!

My children are my whole world but I would love to do something just for me. I guess for now my response would be getting out for long walks in the sunshine, always a huge mood booster!

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BigSandyBalls2015 Fri 10-Jul-20 06:38:56


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MummyGoingItAlone Fri 10-Jul-20 06:40:24

Sleep and peace to read or just sit

PurpleThistles84 Fri 10-Jul-20 06:42:32

My art, gives me such a sense of achievement.

delilabell Fri 10-Jul-20 06:44:24

My cats and being able to sit and read.

FoxtrotOscarPoppet Fri 10-Jul-20 06:46:29

A nice long walk through the countryside with the dog.

Being able to sit and read in peace.

Hot bubble bath

Wine 😁

Gncq Fri 10-Jul-20 06:47:14

Time away from my children.

WisestIsShe Fri 10-Jul-20 06:47:48

Walking with my dog.

squeekums Fri 10-Jul-20 06:59:43

I'm an avid Aussie rules footy fan
Huge WWE fan, my collection of memorabilia is a whole room full lol.
I'd love to play netball again, just nothing local
Cake decorating
Online surveys, then I shop guilt free from the returns

marly11 Fri 10-Jul-20 06:59:44

Me too! So watching this thread with interest as I start to have a little more time for myself when the DC are at their dads... I think coffee in a cafe with a girlfriend, being able to get some order in the house and do something extended (without being interrupted) to make my space more organised or nicer and feel 'on top of things' - I like doing this with the radio on, listening to some good podcasts, watching a Netflix series in the day - that feels like decadence!

leafeater Fri 10-Jul-20 07:10:12

Walking, radio, dogs, greenhouse..... god, I sound old grin

wagtailred Fri 10-Jul-20 07:11:46

Gardening and my job

TwilightPeace Fri 10-Jul-20 07:13:49

Going to the beach...any beach!
Peace and quiet.
Bubble baths.
Going to the library.
De-cluttering my house.

hopeishere Fri 10-Jul-20 07:13:58

Sitting in the garden.
Wine on a Friday night.
Holidays (sort of)
Pootling about by myself on a Saturday morning.

beela Fri 10-Jul-20 07:14:07

Nature and cooking.

Bluewavescrashing Fri 10-Jul-20 07:14:18

Time to myself

My job

Rebelwithallthecause Fri 10-Jul-20 07:15:12

Hot baths
Lovely trees
Good wine
Good friends
Good family
Good food

fedup2017 Fri 10-Jul-20 07:16:34

Making things (sewing or cooking).
Being somewhere new ( I love the feeling of not knowing what's around the next corner)
Exercise ( but I need to be in the right mood !)

Tigger001 Fri 10-Jul-20 07:17:22

Mine would be baking, it's a great escape, and we get lots of nice snacks after.

Northernsoullover Fri 10-Jul-20 07:18:10

I love reading and I've just taken up acrylic painting. I've been watching landscape tutorials on YouTube and have managed to produce some ok stuff.
Outside the house I love walking/hiking. I'm lucky enough to live in a coastal area but any view will do.

FaceOfASpink Fri 10-Jul-20 07:18:39

Dog. Garden. Singing. Friends. Wider family.

thenewaveragebear1983 Fri 10-Jul-20 07:20:02

Yoga and feeling myself getting stronger
My cats but especially my soppy ragdoll kitten because she is just so desperately needy and it's nice to be needed!

DiddlySquatty Fri 10-Jul-20 07:20:39

Female friendships

Flirting 😂

GrannyBags Fri 10-Jul-20 07:21:07

Coffee with my friend
Singing in a choir

Lockdown has been hard as these have been off limits - at least I have two back now

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