Sunday, 28 September 2014

52 Lists / Thirty Seven

Joining in with Emma at Made In Hunters and her 52 Lists project.

This week: List the things that bring you comfort

A slightly overdue post written on a morning when I have a sore throat, blocked nose and am in need of lots of comfort. Children's germs have already started to take hold!

Roast dinners with roast potatoes and parsnips

Sitting with Brina on my lap or beside me and stroking or brushing her

Snuggling up in my cashmere mix blanket on the sofa

Cards or letters received in the post

Hot blackcurrant squash or Vimto 
(or even hot lemon, honey and ginger which I'm drinking right now)


Watching costume dramas, Countryfile or the Antiques Roadshow

Crawling into bed for an early night

The sound of raindrops on the windows

Clothes warmed up on the radiator, especially socks and pyjamas

The scent of Olbus Oil

Christmas carols

Any food or drink containing cinnamon, ginger or nutmeg

Picture books by Shirley Hughes



Listening to Radio 4

Isn't it funny how the things which bring the most comfort are those linked to childhood or home. It must be because they bring about a feeling of safeness and reassurance, or alternatively of happy times such as Christmas. Most are related to warmth and being cosied up at home rather than being out and about enjoying the big wide world. I'm such a homebody that these are the things I look for quite regularly if I'm feeling down or unwell. The just help to perk me up a little. (Yes, I've even been known to listen to Christmas carols in July!) 

What are the things which bring you comfort?


  1. Just reading your list makes me feel uplifted! We have some things in common - a warm drink, the sound of rain falling on the window (or roof), listening to Christmas carols. My other sources of comfort are reading scriptures, looking through old Christmas magazines, going for a walk by the water or tackling a small organizing project. This was a timely post today; thanks for the inspiration!

  2. That is indeed a warm and cosy list. I hope you're feeling a little better, it's that time of year for bugs!

  3. What a wonderful list. I look forward to hunkering down as the nights draw in. I like putting on my pjs at 4pm and closing the curtains. Speedy cold recovery!
    Leanne xx

  4. That is such a great list! Yes, you are right, the things which bring us comfort are so often rooted in childhood. I agree with most of these, especially hot blackcurrant, which I crave when I'm unwell. I hope you are feeling better now, by the way. x