Small pleasures.


I’m sat up, alone, at midnight with a Baileys and my crochet and Wee Free Men to listen to and the Christmas lights to look at.

I can be grateful and sad and optimistic and regretful – simultaneously – and not mind the company of any of those thoughts.

It’s as good a place to start a new year as any.


This was a home educating blog. Then it became a grief blog after our baby son died at 11 days old. It was always a craft and play blog. And a blog written by someone who ran a small craft and toy business. Now I'm doing up my house. It's all change - again. Merry Raymond 

  5 comments for “Small pleasures.

  1. Angela
    January 2, 2013 at 4:55 am

    Yes, yes it is. Happy New Year, friend.

  2. January 2, 2013 at 8:07 am

    Being able to be comfortable with our thoughts and emotions, all of them and allowing them in and out is an amazing thing to achieve and something many never get to. What a good start to 2013.

  3. January 2, 2013 at 9:46 pm

    Happy New Year! And here’s to more contented evenings like that one. (Although without the Christmas lights, obviously. Apparently it’s bad form to keep them up all year. Shame really.)

  4. Sophie
    January 3, 2013 at 11:33 am

    A good start to the New Year, it’s going to be a great year!

  5. January 3, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    happy new year x x

Comments are closed.