Each week we want to pass on some of the little things that have inspired us on social media, things we've read or listened to, things we've learnt and moments that impacted us and the things we are most grateful for during that week. These are our Friday Favourites:
1. What I am reading ...
No, my intention is not to offend and turn away the male population here. I can only speak from my experience and it does seem that most of the females in my life seem to effortlessly show their thanks and generosity, far easier than me. It's not that I'm not grateful it's just that I feel I have to try harder so as not to miss those key moments.
2. My favourite purchase ...
Last weekend I entered into world of "bike packing". This is essentially riding around on a bike for a few days taking only what you can carry. Granted we did stay in hotels, but still... Our tour was around the battle fields of the Somme, which was both very moving and breath taking with some of the most peaceful beautiful landscape I've seen. Its hard to believe what went 100 years ago. For the tour I purchased this Topeak Front Loader which was perfect for the additional wardrobe I needed to carry.
3. What I liked on social ...
We are currently going through a tricky stage with my youngest daughter when it comes to putting her to bed, fortunately this puts things into perspective though LOL!!!
4. What I am reflecting on ..
This was made so clear to me when it came to clearing my mum's flat after she passed away. So much stuff, yes it does help immediately after as you hold onto anything that she may have touched, but when someone you care about goes all the things you placed value on seem to disappear instantly, and for me that's the problem with putting too much value on things. The initial feeling it gives you can never last.
5. What I am most grateful for ...
Finally, as I mentioned earlier, last weekend we rode to the Somme in France to tour the battle fields of WW1. It was the first time I had been and was a very moving experience. Such a peaceful place, its hard to get your head around the carnage that went on there 100 years ago. When I looked at all the head stones in disbelief - it made me think, "why is it the many so often pay the price for the few?"
That's it for this weeks Friday Favourites, if you have a favourite, what you are most grateful for this week or any feedback please share with me on our Twitter or Facebook feed.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read, until next time #fridayfavourites