Happy Friday friends and welcome to the Friday Recliner – a little something as always to get your weekend started on a relaxed note and a quiet place to rest a while
Round these parts its pouring rain and cold tonight which is a perfect excuse I say for going to bed early with a cuppa tea and a good book (and I’ve got a couple of episodes of Yellowstone to watch). Wild times
First things first though – – –
A Good Word
Our capacity for delight
is in the gift
of paying attention
A Good Look
Go on – stop and smell the flowers
See more of this sweet echidna Potee here
A Good Idea
Three in fact from “Self Care in Hard Times” from Alysa Bajenaru
Take happiness breaks.
Find something beautiful and look at it
Read comfort books
A Good Read
I’ve been self-isolating with my husband since March, in a 425-square-foot studio apartment in Long Beach, California. I adore our home—it’s essentially a cute beach shack with surprisingly high ceilings and a lot of natural light that somehow costs less than what I paid for a room in a shared house back in my hometown of London. With all of that said, being functionally stuck in our tiny home has been challenging as each of us navigate how to live and work in the limited space—while also maintaining a level of happiness and quality of life without any of the excursions, work trips, and mountain drives that we valued so much.
But I am nothing if not resourceful. Throughout my 30-plus years on the planet, I’ve become rather adept at creating comfort in unusual spaces. I built dens for me and my sister on the balcony of my dad’s old tenement block when we wanted to escape. I used sheets to create separate rooms in an old warehouse in East London after some of the inhabitants decided that they needed a little privacy. And I’m still the one who builds forts for my nephews and nieces out of blankets and string lights whenever they visit. Turns out my deft hand at reimagining the boring and often small places where I’ve lived has become a lifesaver during the COVID-19 crisis.
By Charlie Park
Till next week friends, have a beautiful weekend – rest up, do something you love xx
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