Five small but good things…week eight

I’m still playing catch-up on my posts but am only a day late with this one. There are always lots of things to write about, it’s just a matter of being able to find the time to sit down and write about them!

This week’s five…

IMG_1604-3ONE: The day after the flu finally lifted, Max and I walked into town to run a few errands. On the way back, I went on a long walk through Bute Park and along the Taff Trail while he napped. It was slightly chilly but the sky was clear and it was the perfect weather for a restorative walk. My thoughts often end up wandering when I’m walking, and I end up thinking of lots of ideas for creative projects. I just need to find the time to actually do them!

DSC01152-2TWO: I had a long chat with a friend who I’d not spoken to in a while. We lived together in London for a few years but now that we don’t live that near each other, it’s hard to find the time for catch-ups. It was a spur-of-the-moment thing – we were both at home and not doing much so ended up having a good chat. I’d been feeling a bit crappy in general and I felt much better afterwards. Here we are doing silly poses with her husband on holiday in France a few years ago (my other half took the picture!).

IMG_4948THREE: I like most fruit but I have a love-hate relationship with oranges. They can take ages to peel, have lots of thick pith, are not very flavoursome, and I often wonder why I bothered trying to eat one. However, when navel oranges are in season, I take a risk and buy some. I had a navel orange for a snack last week and it was bloody delicious – one of those simple but perfect food moments.

IMG_1623-2FOUR: I’ve realised that I’m going to have to get used to soft play centres. As much as I dislike them, Max loves them, particularly ones that have ball pits. I used to nag my parents to let me play in ball pits when I was a kid, much to their annoyance. So it’s quite funny seeing Max playing in them. He’s still not sure what to make of them, as last week was the second time that he’d been in one. It was sweet watching him examine the balls and observe the other (older) kids playing in them.

FIVE: I popped into City Hall early in the week to see if I could take a look at one of their ceremony rooms. I’m taking photos for a friend’s wedding in a couple of months and wanted to scope out the room beforehand. I was pleasantly surprised by the helpful and friendly nature of the staff there. From the woman who helped me to carry the pushchair up some steps, to the two people in the registry office who took me to the room after I turned up on the off-chance that it was available, to the jovial security guard who called out instructions to me so that I could operate the lift to get out of the building (I might still be there if he hadn’t helped!). Thank you City Hall staff!

Until next week. x

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