There are little things

This past couple of weeks have been full of little things that brought a smile to my face.

Like seeing the GP and having him tell me ’ maybe next script renewal (3 months time) we can combine two of these medications’. Seemingly the new combined pill works just as well as taking the two singly.

Like visiting the chiropractor and feeling supple and pain free…..which doesn’t always happen. Life is so much easier when it does.

Like leaving the podiatrist after having my feet pampered……knowing my nails had been cut without me having to twist and turn like a contortionist….something I am definitely finding harder to do.

Like seeing the smile on my brother’s face as he told me he had a new grandson, seeing the smile on The Golfer’s face as he told me the cafe at the golf club had reopened for table service, then being able to drive out there to have coffee in a proper cup 😊

Like reading an email from the pool revising their opening hours and usage. Come Monday I can return to doing what I enjoy…..things my body sometimes find impossible difficult on land yet I am able to do quite easily in the water…..like walking for instance. 😊

Like knowing the library will reopen on Monday, seeing the 8am school bus go by, getting an appointment with my hairdresser and making a note on the calendar as a reminder that face to face ’book club’ is startIng again next week. 😊😊

Like noticing the effect a week of pleasant sunny dryish days had on the roses. A bush overloaded with buds turned into a mass of delicious looking blooms.

Like gathering up remnants of a winter spent elsewhere. Reminders of places visited where little complimentary essentials were supplied – definitely not a new happening (motels have done this for years) these (and more) happened to find their way into my bag.
Tiny soaps and single tea and coffee serves to pass on to a ’ hard up friend’ who welcomes anything that will help stretch her pension a little bit further.

But my biggest smile came from seeing the bread bag ’tie’ was made from cardboard and not plastic.
Not a new innovation here – I just happened to photograph this one 😊

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33 thoughts on “There are little things

    1. It’s almost like a ‘new’ beginning Helen. Bigger changes are taking place – like it or not Victoria is now entering the world of ‘living with Covid’.

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    1. The change to cardboard bread ties must have begun while we were away EC….I’ve only noticed them since we’ve been home. I had a look online, it seems one of the large bread companies introduced/trialed them in SA end of last year

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  1. Love those roses; what a great colour. And good to see small steps like the bread wrap closure. Here we buy bread off the bakery shelf and take it home in a paper bag or a wrap of tissue-like paper, but we live a life that seems a world away from our former supermarket dominated existence in UK.

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    1. That’s how we bought bread in Cyprus – from a tiny bakery. Stand alone commercial ‘bakery chains’ here pack it in plastic while small local bakeries pick off the shelf and use paper bags.
      Sadly after yesterday’s (and today’s) storms the roses aren’t looking quite so good☹️

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  2. It is the little things! I am glad your health care visits have been so positive! Wow, things are opening up where you are. I think things opened up here, but I am still isolating and will for a while yet, will wait and see how things go out there. I love how you have saved little bits of things from your travels, for someone else who will appreciate them, so sweet. I have never seen a cardboard bread bag closure, they are all plastic here. We don’t get many of them now though, just on our milk bags, as most of our food is homemade – no cow here, lol!
    Enjoy that book club and the library, and all the things you are able to do now.

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    1. It’s a good idea for you to take things more cautiously than most other people. There’s a lot at stake if you come in contact with the virus.
      I’m always on the lookout for those little ‘freebies’ companies give away – the little packs of condiments (salt/pepper/sweeteners/spreads) are something else I’ll pass on to this friend. I know what it’s like to watch my pennies so I’m pleased to be able to give her a helping hand.

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    1. Yes, they took a bit of a battering overnight and more after this morning’s effort Andrew, might have to remove one or two heads that didn’t take too kindly to that amount of rain. Plus gather up all the tree branches (ours plus others blown in from elsewhere)

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    1. That’s quite an innovation isn’t it Joanne – although it’s a loss for a wheelchair charity that collects them for fundraising

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  3. All those little things make up the big things
    Yes I’ve been able to visit my therapeutic masseuse
    And our pool has sent emails telling us we can start swimming again
    It’s like spring is finally here and we are all emerging from our dens
    Thank god

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    1. lol yes we began to emerge only to be blown right back into the cave – hopefully nothing happens and we have to hibernate again

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  4. How I love to visit the chiro and the podiatrist! Following my surgery I don’t actually need the podiatrist any more which is wonderful but I’ll have to remember how to cut toe nails 🙂

    Coffee from a proper cup! yes please

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  5. We miss the little soaps and things we accumulate when we stay places since we haven’t gone anywhere. Our church actually collects them and distributes them through a homeless shelter. I love the pool opening. Ours is doing that too though we have to reserve a lane since they are limiting swimmers.

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    1. We also did that Elizabeth – then my friend fell on hard times so I began giving them to her instead.

      It’s been lap swimming in outside pools only until they reopened indoor pools the other day. I’ts still masks indoors unless in the water- exercising or swimming- even though case numbers are going down as more are double vaxxed I’ll still be careful around others for quite a while, right into the new year and beyond I’m sure.

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      1. I am just glad that others got to enjoy our little souvenirs. We haven’t started our water exercise classes yet. I did buy a new chlorine tolerant suit for when it does. Finally found one that doesn’t reveal more of my body than necessary to do the breaststroke!

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  6. I notice others have committed on this too… that so many of those ‘little’ things add up to something really big or are able to sustain our happiness or something. (Our contentment perhaps, which Denyse’s husband talks about on her blog today!)

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    1. Some weeks nothing seems to happen Deb….I just coast along living my life. Then lots of little things happen (just like these did) and the world seems a brighter place than it was before.

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  7. These so-called little things aren’t so little in my book, I think they’ve made a huge difference. They definitely brought a smile to my face even reading about them. #LifeThisWeek

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    1. Thanks Astrid – You’re right about the little things in life making a difference. Huge projects falling into place don’t thrill me as much these days…..I like life to be simple

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  8. How much did I like this post…a LOT! So many little yet significant things after this lockdown finishes…and the opening up of what we took for granted. I loved the feet one. I go to the podiatrist every 6 weeks and that’s my foot care done..although I do need to rub in some cream more. The bread tags! A friend who is a teacher and artist began the BreadTag Project some time ago. Look up the name. She lives in Cowra NSW and accepts all plastic tags for both art and education purposes and then they are donated on. Quite a story!
    It’s been great to have your blog post linked up for the week on Life This Week.
    Thank you so much. I look forward to seeing you next Monday too. The optional prompt is Sharing Your Snaps (photos).
    And a big thank you for showing your appreciation for guest blogger, Mr Whelan, in 2021.
    Take care, Denyse.

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    1. Yes Denyse……little things mean a lot!
      I do enjoy coming over to your place on a Monday – joining in with #lifethisweek as well as reading the other participant’s posts. Hopefully the ‘family feeling’ extends for years to come.

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