the small things | 10

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quilled fern at roath park, cardiff

this past month has been a particularly hard one. i know (hope) things will get a bit easier in the coming months, but it’s really hard to try to keep afloat when you feel like you’re drowning with a lead weight tied to your feet. regardless, there are always good things. fleeting moments or something a bit longer lasting – they truly do help to keep me going. things such as:

– getting back into making videos. i’ve missed it! i’m always filming bits and then not using them.
– reeses cups. a perfect little treat that doesn’t feel too ‘naughty’.
– wearing favourite clothes i’ve not worn for a while. feeling how soft they are and revelling at the colours & patterns.
– tending to my plants.
– spring-time rearing its head, little by little.
– finding a magnolia tree near me that i could actually get near, to pretend it was the one in my nans garden that i so loved as a child.
– marvelling over colour combinations.
– going for a walk on a sunny day and actually feeling warm.
this book.
– ‘the warm tile’ (basically, one tile in our kitchen heats up when the heating is on. it makes me happy to stand on it.)

the small things | 10 was last modified: March 28th, 2017 by laura redburn
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  • Reply Caroline 29/03/2017 at 08:45

    Yes the warm tile! We have one in our bathroom, always nice first thing in the morning to not have frozen toes.

    So sorry that life has been difficult lately. But thank you for sharing and breaking through the ‘everything is perfect’ barrier of Instagram/blogging.

    • Reply laura redburn 29/03/2017 at 09:38

      heh i think most people with central heating have at least one warm tile. it’s a wonderful thing. but at the same time, a bit of a tease, as underfloor heating is something i’ve dreamt of having pretty much since i was a child.

      thank you. i always believe it’s important to be open, if you feel comfortable being so. it’s always up to you how much and what you want to share, but it’s nice to show a bit of genuine ‘human-ness’ online i think.

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