I think that there are times when it’s all about the simple things in life. Take today for example, the cooler weather meant I could ditch the baggy trousers and sandals, returning to my preferred jeans and Converse trainers look. Yes, I am a Dad of a certain age, but team the previous with a fancy shirt and I’m feeling more myself. Funny how the right clothes help you out huh?
With all the sun of late, it seems it’s an early blackberry season too. Now, other than feeling okay with how I look, if there’s one pleasure of the summer…. okay, other than a nap in the sun or ice cream on a hot day… for me, it’s got to be picking blackberries. I think the concentration and simple movement from patch to patch very relaxing; almost mediative in a way. Like losing yourself in painting, baking, or doing your makeup.
Funny thing is, I’m not really a fan of blackberries on their own. But, maybe as jam or in an apple pie, and, wooo, now we’re talking. With the any of those, they’re a dish to be shared and for me, that adds to the happiness…. even if my daughter ate half the stash 😉