Perhaps it’s the warmer sunny days, the clean sheets I snuggled into last night or the fact I’ve got a three day weekend coming up, but life’s felt really cheery this week.
Every few months I like to take some time out to reflect upon the little things that make me smile (here’s my musings from July and February), so to mark the start of spring, I thought I’d share my current daily delights with you…
Wagga Wagga has erupted into bloom over the last few days. It started with the wattle a few weeks ago and now it feels like every second tree around town is covered in tiny blossoms, or buds just about ready to erupt. The angular starkness of bare trees during the winter is disappearing, replaced with the soft pastels of new growth. I think Adam’s growing tired of me stopped to take pictures of the blossoms, but I just can’t help myself. Nothing quite beats seeing those pretty, petal filled branches for the first time each spring.
I seem to go through phases with eggs. For months, scrambled will be my egg of choice, then it suddenly changes and it’s soft boiled I’m hankering for. At the moment it’s poached eggs, specifically served on avocado toast. I’m working early mornings at the moment and love being able to duck home for my break, so I can indulge in my current breakfast of choice. That initially piercing of a well-poached egg, where the golden yolk satisfyingly breaks free, coating everything on your plate is truly one of life’s great pleasures.
After not seeing each other for two years, this weekend I’ll be reunited with one of my dearest friends. We met through work almost a decade ago and navigated a good part of our 20s together – dealing with heartbreak, homesickness and hangovers. Both our families lived interstate, so we became our own little family unit, forming a bond for life. I then moved to England, and a few months later she to Tasmania and I’m so excited for our reunion (which is set to involve a weekend in wine country!) It’ll also be the only time we get to talk ‘wedding’ before we’re reunited once more in England, in November for my nuptials… I’ve got a feeling I may be a little hoarse come Sunday afternoon!
What’s making you smile at the moment?
Have a wonderful weekend. x