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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

Wine

Chitlin Fri 10-Jul-20 06:39:57

Nature

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

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

Reading.
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

Sex
Hot baths
Lovely trees
Good wine
Good friends
Good family
Good food
Swimming
Hiking

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

Running
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
Church

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

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