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What little thing is getting you through this?

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spababe Thu 11-Jun-20 19:49:19

Little things matter at a time when nothing is normal. What little thing brightens your day and is getting you through this?

Maybe your 'little thing' will be a fantastic new idea for someone else and we can all be cheered up a bit.

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Northernsoullover Thu 11-Jun-20 19:53:09

My local coffee shop is independently owned. Going there every day gives me a reason to get up and dressed. I was going downhill mentally and its really saved my mental health (that and my GPwink ).

weepingwillow22 Thu 11-Jun-20 19:56:58

My 7 month old. He is so joyful. Today he spent a good 10 minutes laughing at a light turning on and off!

MsSquiz Thu 11-Jun-20 20:01:17

That DH has worked from home since a week before official lockdown, meaning he has spent so much more time with DD who was born in December.
He's been a great help to me, but seeing how much she loves her daddy is just the best ❤️

Goodebe Thu 11-Jun-20 20:04:41

This works sleep spray and vitamin D

TokyoSushi Thu 11-Jun-20 20:04:45

Chocolate oranges being reduced to £1

frozendaisy Thu 11-Jun-20 20:06:32

Posh marmalade on toast with lots of butter. (Not everyday but more often than most) - Bonne Maman Bitter Orange Fine Shred to be precise.

Wauden Thu 11-Jun-20 20:06:54

Feeding the garden birds and putting out water for them bird baths. I get good food for them from the RSPB

Roselilly36 Thu 11-Jun-20 20:13:31

Having my lovely two DS’s at home 18 & 17. The birds in my garden. And DH’s cooking, not forgetting a mumsnet fav, our hot tub, it’s awesome.

Spied Thu 11-Jun-20 20:15:08

Looking forward to my DC going back to school in the future(whenever that will be) and I'm planning a day of pure indulgence.
Chocolate, pampering, trashy TV and 6 hours of uninterrupted peace.
I plan this day often at the moment when it's a getting on top of me.

DownWhichOfLate Thu 11-Jun-20 20:17:06

Food and running.

Hassled Thu 11-Jun-20 20:19:09

The webcam in a square in a town in Italy where I've holidayed many times, and where DH and I talked about retiring before Brexit probably made that impossible. The tab is always open - I often pause work to check up on them, and I've loved seeing more and more people out and about, the bakers reopening, the teenagers hanging out again, a dog that hates going up steps.

NothingIsWrong Thu 11-Jun-20 20:21:22

Cadbury's Dark Milk

TheRattleBag Thu 11-Jun-20 20:21:55

Would it be lowering the tone to say gin?

TorysSuckRevokeArticle50 Thu 11-Jun-20 20:26:15


So jealous of your coffee shop @Northernsoullover

None near me, even Costa and Starbucks which have opened hundreds of chains open have failed to open any near me. Nearest one is delivery only and the delivery zone stops half a mile from my house 😢

Mascotte Thu 11-Jun-20 20:27:14


JofraArchersFastestBall Thu 11-Jun-20 20:45:02

Gardening, podcasts, baking and beer.

I feel a bit like I'm clinging on by a thread this week though (two under 3, both terrible sleepers), so I've added wearing maniacally bright leggings into the mix.

ScabbyHorse Thu 11-Jun-20 20:53:52

Sunbathing and booze

CeeJay81 Thu 11-Jun-20 20:58:45

Coffee, Fudge, biscuits and maybe most people wouldn't agree but work(work in a supermarket) which has been my social life outside of hubby and kids.

changeisasgoodas Thu 11-Jun-20 20:59:40


howsicklyarsekissy Thu 11-Jun-20 21:00:20

Just booked a holiday with my boyfriend for next May to Greece. The fact I actually have started using my diary again has also made me feel better.

QueenVictoriasteapot Thu 11-Jun-20 21:07:31

Daily walks from my door in the beautiful countryside with my gorgeous cocker spaniel.

Thirtyrock39 Thu 11-Jun-20 21:08:32

Good books and my weekend treat is I buy the times on Saturday and Sunday and read pretty much the whole thing - hadn't bought a newspaper for years before lockdown

yogz1976 Fri 12-Jun-20 18:00:55

Gardener's World and Monty Don, gardening, cuddling my doggy.

HairyFloppins Fri 12-Jun-20 18:03:01

Alcohol and Prof Sikora's twitter feed.

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