Grace In Small Things

This is an accumulated list of all of the Grace in Small Things post. Seeing them all listed here makes me so unbelievably happy, I can’t believe I waited so long to do it.

        1. Making lists (how appropriate!)
        2. Meeting old friends
        3. Free muffins
        4. Making friends in my new job
        5. Piles of crisp, fallen leaves
        6. Taking photos in the Tate and being told off. Rebel!
        7. Jokes with friends
        8. Ridiculously large paper flowers
        9. Trees with graffiti & the fattest pigeons in the world
        10. Walls covered in snooker table felt
        11. Afternoons off
        12. Hats with ear flaps
        13. Chilli lemon flavoured crisps
        14. Getting your teeth into a project
        15. Paper to do lists (& crossing things off!)
        16. Voucher codes
        17. Making new girl friends at work (& liking them!)
        18. Unbruised bananas
        19. Seeing your favourite blogs are updating again (hi Amy!)
        20. Finding a giraffe buddy (Hi Alan!)
        21. Empty streets, in the early morning sun
        22. New crisp flavours
        23. Hot chocolate with marshmallows & cream
        24. Thinking it’s Sunday, when it’s Saturday
        25. Creating something beautiful
        26. Learning and remembering how to spell fluorescent
        27. Remembering why you started a project in the first place
        28. The onset of spring
        29. Being able to wear skirts
        30. The colour of egg yolks, when you break into a soft fried egg
        31. Finding a spare passport photo, so I don’t have to pay for new ones
        32. Losing at chess, but not as badly as before
        33. Cheesecake for breakfast
        34. Forgotten broken jewellery, suddenly fixed
        35. Scarlett Johanson
        36. Pandas that do not really look like pandas
        37. Sunlight, early in the morning
        38. Empty carparks
        39. Surprise post
        40. 35mm film love
        41. Crunching on new snow. An oldie, but a goodie
        42. The small click of the Kindle’s* ‘next page’ button
        43. Christmas chocolate. Even tho it’s the same as regular chocolate it just tastes better
        44. Mulled cider. Nom
        45. Cuddles in bed on a day off from work
        46. Laughing out loud in the cinema, with other people
        47. Actually, just laughing in general
        48. Other friends doing their own Grace in Small Things lists. (Hi Sean!)
        49. Goodnight routines
        50. Ham, salad cream and lettuce sandwiches
        51. Bed hair that actually looks good
        52. Being able to not take a coat to work
        53. Sunshine
        54. Homemade salad dressing
        55. Shampoo that smells like apples
        56. Santini cherry tomatoes from M&S
        57. Waking up to daylight
        58. Marshmallows
        59. Neat handwriting
        60. Piles of library books
        61. Soft tissues
        62. Being ahead of target
        63. Libraries that let you check the books out yourself
        64. The warmth of putting on a jumper when the air is chilly
        65. Reading blogs about cooking and feeling inspired to try new things
        66. Library books
        67. Finding sea glass on the beach
        68. Plasters that look like happy clouds
        69. Air conditioning in a hot hotel room
        70. Coming home after a weekend away
        71. Putting on brand new socks
        72. Falling into bed when you’re exhausted
        73. Dipping your feet in the sea
        74. New tattoo plans
        75. Realising you made the right choice for you
        76. Quiet nights in
        77. Ice-cream on a hot day
        78. Planning adventures
        79. Air conditioning
        80. Weather warm enough to warrant opening the balcony doors
        81. Cocktails with friends
        82. Fresh fruit from the market
        83. New pens
        84. Pleasing fonts
        85. Chips soaked in vinegar
        86. Rediscovering old favourite songs
        87. Ripe cherries
        88. Waking up with the sun
        89. Singing
        90. Trailers at the cinema
        91. Clementines that peel easily
        92. Putting on a pair of brand new socks
        93. Home made butterscotch sauce
        94. The satisfaction of beating a high score
        95. Neat handwriting
        96. Finally finishing a project you started a long time ago
        97. Picnic sets
        98. The first glimpses of spring
        99. Coral coloured clothes
        100. Pink sea salt
        101. Cool showers after a work out
        102. The first strawberries of the year
        103. Other people’s pregnancy announcements
        104. Yellow ukuleles
        105. Little round pandas
        106. Balmy summer evenings
        107. Origami hearts
        108. The reassuring sound of the Minolta shutter
        109. Snowglobes
        110. Commissioned artwork that turns out better than you could have imagined
        111. Counting the coins in the piggy bank
        112. Finding coins minted in the current year
        113. Homemade banana ice cream
        114. Singing
        115. Making people laugh with silly jokes
        116. Yellow towels
        117. Duvet days
        118. The sound of rain on the balcony
        119. Ladybirds
        120. Stepping into the shade on a hot day
        121. Working with friends
        122. Buying new prints for the walls
        123. Soft, salty, perfectly ripe blue cheese
        124. Making a cake and licking the spoon
        125. Cinema buddies
        126. Having friends willing to try new things with you
        127. Working through the fear
        128. Shoes covered in glitter
        129. Date jars
        130. Yellow books, full of happiness
        131. Saturday morning traditions
        132. Making wild plans for the future
        133. Ampersands
        134. Fresh fruit salad
        135. Making lists
        136. Chocolate mousse that only has two ingredients
        137. Sequins
        138. Waking up to sunshine
        139. Long phone calls with my mum
        140. Seeing my (7 months pregnant) sister’s baby bump for the first time
        141. Dairy free yoghurts
        142. Wicker bike baskets
        143. Notes on chalkboards
        144. New creative projects
        145. My favourite makeup, for free
        146. Working from home
        147. Exercises I can do in my pyjamas
        148. Cycling through the park
        149. Fresh cherries
        150. Saturday morning lounging in my dressing gown
        151. Satisfying an avocado craving
        152. Opening post
        153. Library books
        154. Heart shaped balloons
        155. Finding a good mascara
        156. Blue cheese dip
        157. Celebrating friend’s birthdays
        158. Working on creative projects
        159. Rewatching Lost
        160. Learning new ukulele chords
        161. Mini trifles
        162. Typing
        163. Running your wrists under the cold tap
        164. Other people’s Grace in Small Things lists
        165. Being reunited with a lost item
        166. Breakfast on the balcony
        167. Dinner with friends
        168. Roadtrips
        169. Yellow satchels
        170. Early morning sunlight
        171. Tacos for dinner
        172. Standing in a refreshing breeze
        173. The feeling of relief after you put down something heavy
        174. Plaited hair
        175. Unexpected visits from friends
        176. Listening to Q play the guitar
        177. Staying up late to read a good book
        178. Taking off your shoes after a hard day
        179. Having a weekend free of plans
        180. Asparagus
        181. Clotted cream
        182. Laughing so much you start crying
        183. Hearing a favourite song on the radio
        184. Seeing friends you haven’t seen in a long time
        185. The first stretch of the day
        186. Giant paper flowers
        187. Homegrown mint
        188. Inspiring bloggers
        189. Salted caramel
        190. Bedtime routines
        191. Ticking things off a to-do list
        192. New recipes
        193. The smell of unsmoked tobacco
        194. Peanut butter and jam
        195. New books by my favourite authors
        196. Indoor picnics
        197. Spherical pandas
        198. Gold post boxes
        199. Glitter
        200. Emptying the laundry basket
        201. Happy tears
        202. Enjoying something you thought you wouldn’t
        203. Yellow books full of happiness
        204. Being able to watch as many films as we want
        205. Flumps
        206. The relief of scratching an itch
        207. Other people’s Life Lists
        208. The smell of dinner cooking
        209. Completing a crossword without cheating
        210. Snuggling in a duvet on a cold day
        211. Learning new recipes
        212. Panda jigsaw puzzles
        213. Starting traditions
        214. Film trailers
        215. Buffet lunches
        216. Swimming in the sunshine
        217. Towels shaped like animals
        218. Air conditioning
        219. Comfortable beds
        220. People that can make you laugh
        221. An unexpected flattering photo
        222. Free cocktails
        223. Ice cold cans of coke
        224. Lilos
        225. Watching a Disney film, cwtched up on the sofa
        226. Freckles
        227. Thunder and lightning
        228. Hearing your favourite song on the radio
        229. Friendly animals
        230. Blankets
        231. Waking up with the sunrise
        232. Refracted rainbows
        233. Lazy days
        234. Maraschino cherries
        235. Yellow watches
        236. Crisp winter mornings
        237. Creating new traditions
        238. Getting excited about Christmas
        239. Singing
        240. Party food
        241. The smell of a BBQ cooking
        242. Sunday morning snuggles
        243. Tidy surfaces
        244. Mittens
        245. Imagining your perfect house
        246. Making new friends
        247. Lego safari sets
        248. Panda videos
        249. Christmas films
        250. Stew season
        251. Learning a new skill
        252. Being paid a genuine compliment
        253. Scarf weather
        254. Mince pies
        255. Matching crockery
        256. Knitting for the first time in ages
        257. Electric blankets
        258. Reindeer jammies
        259. Sequins
        260. Bacon jam
        261. Homemade soup
        262. Care packages from far away friends
        263. Rereading a favourite book
        264. Gluten free jaffa cakes (Thanks Q!)
        265. Hair long enough to put in a ponytail
        266. Yellow bookmarks
        267. Cinema trips
        268. Curling up in a duvet on the sofa
        269. Unexpected happy post
        270. Keeping resolutions
        271. Yellow umbrellas
        272. New mittens
        273. Hotdogs
        274. Brightly coloured saucepans
        275. A freshly hoovered floor
        276. Homemade desserts
        277. Library books
        278. Sending letters
        279. Sequins that catch the light
        280. Rereading treasured children’s books
        281. Holding hands
        282. Warm showers after wet weather
        283. Constellations
        284. Sending fun post
        285. Cars with heated seats
        286. Quiet moments of inspiration
        287. Fresh fruit
        288. Running your fingers through wet hair
        289. An extra ten minutes in bed
        290. Perfecting a recipe
        291. A new yellow dressing gown
        292. Singing in the car
        293. Cwtches
        294. Rediscovering a favourite song
        295. Rain hard enough to soak you to the skin
        296. The sound of rain falling on an umbrella
        297. Big, warm, snuggly jumpers
        298. Tape dispensers
        299. Sending surprise post
        300. Clearing out clutter
        301. Blog comments from my mum
        302. New albums from old favourites
        303. Meeting a friend’s baby for the first time
        304. Getting better at crosswords
        305. Booking a holiday
        306. Wheat Crunchies
        307. Morning cwtches
        308. Warm towels
        309. Clean bedding
        310. Swimming
        311. Pretty stationery
        312. Feather pillows
        313. Yellow Zebra scarves
        314. Salty sea air
        315. Any song with a harp in it
        316. Waking up without an alarm
        317. Crisp morning air
        318. Learning something new
        319. Crazy neon jumpers
        320. Ukulele practice
        321. Cute socks
        322. Fanta
        323. Purging our possessions
        324. Offensively neon jumpers
        325. Red lipstick that lasts
        326. A fixed watch strap
        327. Being woken up by the sunlight
        328. Learning new ukulele songs with a fellow enthusiast
        329. Finally using up food we’ve had for ages
        330. New episodes of favourite TV shows
        331. Nectarines for breakfast
        332. Dipping your feet in a paddling pool on a hot day
        333. BBQs with friends
        334. BBQs in general, in fact
        335. Our favourite wedding mementos on permanent display
        336. Booking holidays
        337. Beautiful books about your hometown
        338. Tissue paper pom poms
        339. Solar lights
        340. Growing something from scratch
        341. A fan on a hot day
        342. Dreams of swimming pools
        343. Disco balls
        344. Writing letters
        345. Cool showers
        346. Making someone laugh unexpectedly
        347. Friendships spanning a decade
        348. Yellow lilos
        349. Holiday countdowns
        350. Cinema snacks
        351. Films that are funnier than you’re expecting
        352. Re-reading a favourite book
        353. Afternoon naps
        354. New series of your favourite TV shows
        355. Comedy nights
        356. Ripping up carpet
        357. Taking your shoes off after a long day
        358. Paper pom poms
        359. Maxi dresses that fit
        360. Fresh strawberries
        361. Eating something you grew yourself
        362. Friendly pets
        363. Learning new words
        364. Making it home before the rain
        365. A sunny yellow wall
        366. Snuggling under the duvet reading, listening to the rain outside
        367. Finally reading books that have been on the ‘to read’ list for years
        368. Indoor picnics
        369. Swimming underwater
        370. Feather duvets
        371. Animal themed luggage
        372. Curtains that let the light in
        373. A really good pair of tweezers
        374. Blankets
        375. Remote controls
        376. New yellow jackets
        377. Spending time with people who make you laugh
        378. Soft butter on warm bread
        379. Quiet walks around the lake
        380. The smell of tomatoes
        381. Free time to blog
        382. Strawberry juice
        383. New hoodies
        384. The first autumn chill
        385. Feeling accomplished, post flat pack build
        386. Sea salt
        387. New series’ of favourite TV shows
        388. Looking through old photographs
        389. Non regulation cinema snacks (Sandwiches! Sushi!)
        390. Calculators
        391. Trailers for films you’re dying to see
        392. Cute snails
        393. Getting films developed
        394. Tote bags
        395. Cushions
        396. Slipper boots
        397. Hair bands
        398. Cwtches with kittens
        399. A brand new razor
        400. Freshly washed hair
        401. Crunching through leaves
        402. Salted caramel candles
        403. Bright red lipstick
        404. Cwtches from #ChongCat
        405. Movie marathons at the cinema
        406. Good hosting companies!
        407. Finishing something you started
        408. Learning new words
        409. Making holiday plans
        410. Finally framing photos
        411. Sparklers
        412. Gloves on a cold day
        413. Stools that look like giant champagne corks
        414. Heated seats
        415. Outdoor hot tubs
        416. Hand knitted jumpers
        417. Trees full of yellow leaves
        418. Laughing with a friend
        419. Christmas sandwiches
        420. The best pair of boots I’ve ever owned
        421. Fairy lights
        422. Sentimental pieces of jewellery
        423. Birthdays
        424. Getting a roll of film back
        425. Snuggly jumpers
        426. Amazing water pressure
        427. Time to reflect
        428. Neatly wrapped presents
        429. Pudding jumpers
        430. Making plans with your oldest (and dearest) friends
        431. A hot shower for the first time in days
        432. Getting really into a new TV series
        433. Spending a giftcard
        434. Apple juice
        435. Yellow baubles
        436. Getting over the hiccups
        437. Cats who purr when you pet them
        438. Waking up without an alarm clock
        439. Upgraded Kindles
        440. Saucisson
        441. Completing the first month of the Colour:365 project
        442. Hosting a successful Life List party
        443. Cats who come home
        444. Fountain pens
        445. The first sugary drink after a month of abstinence
        446. Finally watching films we’ve had recorded for ages
        447. Stripy wool
        448. Blankets
        449. BBQ plans
        450. Grapes fresh from the fridge
        451. Writing letters
        452. Perfumes that smell like weather
        453. Fudge
        454. Old episodes of our favourite shows
        455. Coming in from the rain