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Herbie22 Wed 24-May-17 18:11:54

Since DD was born I have come to understand it will be a while before I get to experience what I used to enjoy again. So I have been trying to think of the simple pleasure to help me get through the day of endless cleaning up sick and doing chores.
I really enjoy washing my hair in a steaming hot shower, especially when someone else is holding the baby so she isn't in the bathroom with me 😅
Or hanging out the washing in the sunshine.

Kateallison16 Wed 24-May-17 18:13:17

Today my dp bought home bushy top carrots. Made my day.

Kokusai Wed 24-May-17 18:14:30

Hot shower before bed.

The smell of pret when I walk past it in the morning (smells of pastry and coffee!)

Looking at my garden.

Cuddling my kitten.

Lots more!

Kateallison16 Wed 24-May-17 18:15:33

But in all seriousness, getting in a hot bath or getting into clean bedding. Best everday pleasures.
Another is floating in a pool contemplating life. I dont get to do that one as much as id like.

unlimiteddilutingjuice Wed 24-May-17 18:15:51

Oh OP. I remember this stage so well.
I used to consider a trip to the big TESCO a "day out". I used to spend ages looking around the clothes and homeware after I'd got the groceries and then have a tea in the cafe!

IJustLostTheGame Wed 24-May-17 18:16:11

Baths. Deep baths. Watching horror films on the laptop whilst in foamy deep hot bath.

My current bath is shit and shallow.
I'm saving for a new one.

unlimiteddilutingjuice Wed 24-May-17 18:18:37

Oh yes, box sets.
I remember finding an old documentary series on Northern Ireland on YouTube. Baby used to wake around 1am for a feed and I'd watch an episode a night.

esk1mo Wed 24-May-17 18:18:44

i love listening to true crime podcasts while i clean/do dishes etc.

my little pleasures are probably:

looking at my cat while shes asleep

sitting by window looking out (with window
open)

a cup of tea & chocolate in the evening

getting into my nicely made bed with lots of pillows and cushions

being indoors when its pouring & windy, maybe even put the fire on

NoctisLucisCaelum Wed 24-May-17 18:19:02

Coffee in the sunshine. Going for a run. Driving to work with an audiobook on!

isseywithcats Wed 24-May-17 18:21:13

today walking to the freezer taking out a butterscotch magnum and sitting in the sun on the patio eating it

SelfObsessionHoney Wed 24-May-17 18:25:23

Getting into bed, naked after a shower when there's fresh sheets on the bed.

user98765797837 Wed 24-May-17 18:25:38

kids are 8 and 5.... my favourite time of the day is when I need to go "number two"... to sit in that room with the door locked with no children is great. I may, in fact, sit there for quite a while after finishing just for the peace and quiet.

Goldmandra Wed 24-May-17 18:26:04

My quiet secret mning hour when I have the house to myself between getting in from work and starting cooking in time for when DH gets home.

Going to bed first and starfishing, especially if it's fresh bedding.

MatildaTheCat Wed 24-May-17 18:28:47

Getting into a newly changed and ironed bed. Lovely smells around the house. Listening to the birds singing. Watching my garden grow. Watching my dog play.

So true it's the simple stuff.smile

Davros Wed 24-May-17 18:30:01

Old Hollywood movies
Audio books
Swimming
Tea
Garden
Cat

DarthMaiden Wed 24-May-17 18:30:38

I'm having one now.

Out in the sunshine with a G&T and a fag.

Other than that relaxing in the bath.

dementedma Wed 24-May-17 18:34:02

Clean bedding
Bird song in the evening
Sitting on the step in the sun with a mug of coffee/ glass of wine.
Walking along a beach, any weather.
The sound of rain on the window at night.

chevit Wed 24-May-17 18:34:24

RuPaul's drag race and playing with my makeup while I watch it (mine never looks anywhere near as good)

An actual hot cup of tea (my son is 5 months)

Getting into a made bed

Craftylittlething Wed 24-May-17 18:35:10

Sitting in the morning sun with a coffee before the world wakes up
Naked toes in the grass
Laughing
Time with family and friends
Precious time alone, if I don't have at least a few hours a week I feel a bit mad
Cooking nice food
Sewing
Walking the dog
Running
A good book
Mostly solitary activities, I should actually bugger off and live in a nice cave!

SomewhatIdiosyncratic Wed 24-May-17 18:40:01

Running in the countryside.
The flowers growing in my garden, particularly as 5 years ago it was a dull, empty wasteland.
Currently watching the DCs playing in the garden. Absolutely beautiful evening smile

Screwinthetuna Wed 24-May-17 18:40:47

Eating. I make sure I look forward to every meal I have.

Driving on my own down country lanes with the sun shining and my music playing. Doesn't happen very often so that one is bliss

Yellowbird54321 Wed 24-May-17 18:41:31

Wait.......they do butterscotch magnums? shock <wonders where nearest stockist may be> hmm

Herbie22 Wed 24-May-17 18:42:08

I'll add some more now I've finished dinner!
True crime podcast (though I probably shouldn't listen to them while breastfeeding)
Bathing with DD and then cuddling her in fresh PJs.
Walking along the beach and having an ice cream with my mum grin

22Names Wed 24-May-17 18:45:45

When the council take my recycling bins without making a bloody song and dance about it. Happened this week, bliss

Crisp buttiea

Love it, chevit. For me, watching RuPaul's Drag Race on Saturday morning in pyjamas

saoirse31 Wed 24-May-17 18:51:08

Sitting in garden, looking at flowers, which are doing well, unusually.

Glass of wine, crime thriller to read

Looking at sky

Writing something good

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