Sometimes it’s the little things in life that we love the most.  So, with that in mind here’s our list and photographs of ‘moments/things’, some old and some new.  Things and moments that make us appreciate what we have/or had in our life, be it healthy or not!.  In no particular order of importance,  a bit of fun, a small moment of reflection.

  1. Being best mates for travel and in life – priceless!
  2. Receiving messages from friends and family, and hoping that they know we think of them all even though we are not together!!
  3. The thrill of a personal achievement – 10 half marathons and 1 triathlon in my early 50’s HALFMARATHONS
  4. Seeing and feeling the sun on a winters day.
  5. Having the opportunity years ago to develop an olive grove and grow passionfruit.  The big bonus was having wonderful neighbours!Olive Grove - Nov 2006_edited
  6. To visit and admire beautiful citiesA for Amazing Amsterdam 20170402_103400
  7. Being able to Laugh – a real good belly laugh – I have a very contagious laugh!  I think I passed it down to our niece – old photo of her sitting in our motorhome!DSCF4241
  8. Quotes – PortoPSX_20160816_153851
  9. Time to smell the roses
  10. Flowers or Flora – wild or tamed – Neighbourhood walks – Aubonne20170407_094118_edited
  11. Warm smiles and understanding from locals when we try to speak their language
  12. Organising new housesits and travel for 2018 – Spain 
  13. Cycling on a newly found pathway 20170708_070520_edited
  14. People saying ‘thank you’ or a random act of kindness from a stranger
  15. Having time and support to pursue our separate passions
  16. Remembering fun times with family [niece and nephew], on our farm many years ago!2007_0119Xmas0027
  17. Visiting local markets for fresh fruit and vegetables plus the odd kilo of cheese!
  18.  Walking in the bush or forest20170527_113200_edited
  19. Listening to rain on the roof
  20. That first brewed coffee in the morning, bliss!
  21. Having the time to be creative [more me!].Creativity
  22. Meeting many lovely people and their adored pets from around the world.PSX_20160513_165747
  23. Doing something active, like walking a dog20170410_161447_edited
  24. Enjoying so many different cultures
  25. Swimming on a hot day20170629_122356 (1)_edited
  26. Remembering the name of someone/something you had forgotten
  27. Priceless moments while childminding our nieces over the summer holidays for 2 years running!20150127_143329_edited
  28. Unexpected birthday treats for the Squire20150127_141319_edited
  29. Sunsets in New Zealand [no filter!]SUNSET - Fergusson Park, Matau_edited
  30. Summer TreatsIceblocks
  31. Good health
  32. Kiwi born and bredKIwi
  33. Art Galleries
  34. The sound of the waves, walking along it, the smell of it – the beach
  35. The abundance of watermelon in Turkey during this year’s summer.
  36. Food that starts with “C” – hint, chocolate, clotted cream, cheese, celery, cauliflower
  37. Photography – Capturing the quirky “things” when exploring a new place
  38. Our years of motorhoming and the friends we made along the way IMG_2885_edited
  39. Opening a book or magazine for the first time
  40. Friend and family catch-ups!
  41. The artistic people that we know!
  42. Proud moments of being a BloggerSUZYV (14)_edited
  43. The ability to still have dreams and goals
  44. Spring20170405_105045_edited
  45. People who make me laugh, make me think and make me coffee
  46. NEVER too old to try something new
  47. Capturing rainbows and other unusual weather eventsPSX_20160713_190544_edited.jpg
  48. A starry night
  49. Travelling to see family!  An oldie and a good photo of our niece and her dog!DSCF4953_edited
  50. Visiting local bookstores wherever we travel – New YorkPSX_20161006_203530

As I was making this list, I realised everything on my list are mostly simple, basic and don’t require too much money.  Except for the travelling part!  It was a lovely feeling just thinking of these things, remembering good times in the past and now.