I used to have this Sunday afternoon ritual, if at home-
a piece of dark chocolate truffle, freshly brewed espresso & catching up with my favourite blogs. While John and I were planning our mature student life we didn’t think I would have to let go of stuff like this. In any case, I would have reiterated, silly rituals were nothing when compared to achieving our brand new goals! Yet there I was this evening all glum- it’s a Sunday tomorrow & I will be at home, but none of my little luxuries. Though I like reading blogs with an afternoon cuppa, I do miss my old life. It is not being materialistic. Just missing what we had crafted for ourselves and didn’t really think would have to do without. Ah, such first world problems!
John, of course was not fazed by such a thing as strict student budget! It looked like Pinterest had tonnes of recipes for homemade truffles with Aldi store-cupboard staples, and sans butter. So John decided he had studied enough to merit a break and rushed all over the house gathering everything needed to make our very own dark chocolate truffles!
We had a great few hours
making a mess creating my Sunday afternoon treat! The ones John made turned out as round little gems while mine had more imaginative shapes. (It’s the food-grade gloves!! They make it hard to roll soft chocolate into a ball *cough*.)
It is impossible not to miss the little things. Turns out it’s precisely these little things and how we respond to them that defines our new journey.