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5 portions of fun a day

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mokryna Sun 15-Mar-20 09:43:37

Recommend 5 portions of fun a day. What are yours that you would recommend.

tiredoldwoman Sun 15-Mar-20 09:47:09

Beach walk.
Giggling children.
Fresh air.
Hot chocolate and cake .

GabriellaG54 Sun 15-Mar-20 09:51:25

I echo that tiredoldwoman
I'll add, making jam tarts and gardening.

Nannylovesshopping Sun 15-Mar-20 10:58:16

Love your list *tiredoldwoman, I’ll just add a large gin and a walk in the woods, very remote, with the dogs😀

GagaJo Sun 15-Mar-20 12:28:15

Watching the clouds
Sound of the sea (if you live near enough).
A good nights sleep

threexnanny Sun 15-Mar-20 17:55:10

E mail / chat with family and friends
Warm and snug indoors when it's raining out
All the housework done (preferably by someone else)
Drawing, reading ( anything really) with the DGC

grannyactivist Sun 15-Mar-20 18:01:54

Hmm -I think I'd:

Watch some funny YouTube clips
Scroll through family photo's on my phone
Play Yahtzee with The Wonderful Man
Make a nice cocktail* to drink
Chat online to my youngest grandchildren who are all great fun at the moment.

* This year, in anticipation of Mother's Day I have asked my children to each buy me one of four different flavoured bottles of Baileys. I've told them to drink it at my wake if I don't live long enough to have polished them all off myself. grin

Whitewavemark2 Sun 15-Mar-20 18:03:03

A day in the garden

A guilty Easter egg (just eaten one that I’d bought for someone in the family)

Watching the sea in Tregardock

Sat with offspring - chatting

Getting into a warm soft bed with a good book

kissngate Sun 15-Mar-20 18:43:44

Walking by sea with dog.
Eating fish chips out of paper bag.
Watching tide roll in while eating above.
Going to bed early getting tucked in and reading.
Adding Baileys to my coffee.

BlueBelle Sun 15-Mar-20 19:30:54

Definitely the beach/sea calms and invigorates in one go
A Belgian bun or packet of hand cooked crisps and glass of cider
Allotment digging /growing things
Fun and laughter at work
Sleep with hot water bottle and two duvets (in winter of course)

Tooting29 Sun 15-Mar-20 21:00:39

A few hours in the garden/allotment
Ice cream by the sea
Dancing to a 1970s mix
A muddy walk
A nice cup of tea

NotSpaghetti Sun 15-Mar-20 21:23:48

A good board game with great company.
A "country" garden.
End of the day on a family holiday as the sun is setting.
A great film.
The company of my lovely husband.

BradfordLass73 Mon 16-Mar-20 10:15:41

Spending time with my grandson
Cuddling up in a warm bed with a good audio book
A lovely crisp salad

mokryna Mon 16-Mar-20 23:19:34

Over the year my 5 portions of fun would be
Eating Fish and chips by the sea
Drinking a whiskey by the fire in winter
Sitting in a chair on a freshly cut lawn with a cup of tea
All with friends and family
But 5 portions of fun every day to keep the moral high while living solo in a flat would change it to
Eating steamed salmon with broccoli
Drinking whiskey near a radiator when cold
Sitting on my balcony with a cuppa