How are you?
I can't believe it's been a whole week since my last TTT post, despite the fact that logic tells me there's traditionally a week-long space between Thursdays. But still, where has the time gone?! etc. etc...
Without further ado, here's a list of three things I'm currently loving almost as much as Kitchen Dancing to All About That Bass...
1. Charming Correspondence
Despite being an avid lover of internet-based communication to the point where I basically count this blog as my social life, I've always felt there's something rather magical about good ol' fashioned pen-to-paper post. I love the personal element of handwritten letters, especially when drafted on unusual stationery, and the fact they make it easier to pretend to be a Jane Austen heroine than when receiving missives by email.
I'm a huge fan of quirky illustrations on envelopes (who would've thunk it, huh?), which I feel tend to usually be underutilised for maximum creativity. I imagine it also cheers the postie up no end to be delivering letters decorated with hand-drawn dinosaurs/goblins/ penguins or a handful of glittery stickers. I was therefore rather overjoyed to find this gem on the back of a recent letter from a penpal:
Sometimes, one must simply push aside one's usually highly sophisticated manner in favour of snort-laughing like a small child deploying a whoopie cushion. Who's with me?
3. Appreciating the simple things
I'm prescribing you all a 5 minute break to appreciate the simple things in life, in whatever form works best for you. A bowl of delightfully pink porridge, a beautiful moss-covered wall, or walking behind someone with a really good bum*...
What have you been appreciating recently?
* Come on - admit it. You were sad there wasn't a bum photo.