Mother holding and kissing her girl in a garden surrounding.

It’s the little things that matter

Life’s most precious moments are in the details. Ongoing small gestures can be so much more gratifying than grand displays.

We’ve curated a list of all the little things that bring the best of times, according to you. Here are some of our favourites:

That first cup of coffee in the morning when the house is still silent and everyone is asleep. Leaving work on Friday, when the sunshine hits your face outside, and you just close your eyes and smile. Seeing the smiles on my kids faces when I get home from work.
Liam Bishop, entered via our site
Big family get-togethers – a great way for family members to catch up on relatives’ lives and strengthen family bonds.
Sophie Baker, entered via our site
When my baby, my partner and I are all laughing together, the feeling of warmth, love and happiness that flows between us make my heart burst.
Penny Bolan, entered via our site
My dog never leaves my side, he adores being with me and gives me lots of love, he melts my heart.
Lauren Henson, entered via The Dadventurer
I love spending time playing outside with my two girls drawing with chalk looking for bugs and playing hopscotch!
Claire Willmer, entered via The Dadventurer
I absolutely love going to the beach and splashing in the water with my three children. Afterwards we always go for some fish and chips. Heaven x
Claire Hart, entered via Everything Mummy
Driving along an empty country road admiring the beauty.
Brett Pereira, entered via Everything Mummy
Getting a chance to read the paper whilst listening to some music. Instead of the usual soundtrack to my life – children’s TV!
Alex Cook, entered via Who’s the Mummy
Hearing the birds singing first thing in the morning & knowing that it’s going to be a beautiful day.
Ann Gwillim, entered via Who’s the Mummy
Watching my baby daughter try new food… If it’s something she especially enjoys she puts her head to one side and makes little “numnumnum” grunts!
Carrie Landeryou, entered via More Than Toast
A family bike ride and picnic. Snuggling under a blanket in the sofa watching a movie and eating popcorn with my children.
Charlotte Astley, entered via More Than Toast
A cup of tea in bed with a good book, catching up with an old friend for coffee, seeing the blossom coming out on the trees and realising that winter is over for another year.
Chloe Shipman, entered via Mummy in the City
Sitting down the garden in the early evening watching the great tits feeding their brood. Joy!
Liz Slade, entered via Mummy in the City
The little thing that makes me happy is every morning I wake up and look to the side of me and see my beautiful sleeping boy. When he wakes up and spots me he instantly has the biggest smile on his face and it makes me so happy to see that face every day.
Anna Sherman, entered via our site
When one of my grandchildren cuddles up and says ‘Love you, Nan’ – three little words that make me tingle inside 🙂
Patricia Avery, entered via our site
The little thing that makes me happy is being woken up by my little rescue dog Maisie in the morning – she always nudges my nose with her cold wet nose and does a little squeak when I open my eyes – she is just too adorable.
Sandra Jo Siddall, entered via our site
Early morning walks with the dog, when the sun has come up and you can feel it’s going to be a gorgeous, sunny day.
Joe Dee Phoenix, entered via The Dadventurer
That moment when the kids are asleep and we both sit together for five minutes, but don’t say anything. It’s the little things.
Danielle Jackson, entered via The Dadventurer
I love the wild pheasants bringing their chicks into our garden each year – honoured!
Suzanne Brown, entered via Everything Mummy
Sitting with my husband with a cup of tea, listening to the birds in the garden and the horses in the paddocks neighing to each other across the fields.
Liane Amos, entered via Everything Mummy
Getting back from work, making a cuppa and having a lie down in my garden on my comfy corner garden sofa.
Laura Nisbet, entered via Who’s the Mummy
Taking the family and dogs to Hengistbury Head in Dorset and walking along the beautiful beaches, huts, harbour, wildlife sanctuary and woods. It doesn’t cost anything and we always have a wonderful day, whatever the weather.
Michelle Clarke, entered via Who’s the Mummy
Listening to the rain outside whilst curled up on the sofa in a big jumper.
Frida Becker, entered via More Than Toast
Impromptu BBQs which turn into late night gatherings finishing with marshmallows around the fire pit.
Jim Flowers, entered via More Than Toast
At 70 years young, just waking up in the morning.
Ian Price, entered via Mummy in the City
Browsing a vintage shop with my boyfriend on a rainy afternoon.
Jayne Hyman, entered via Mummy in the City
The dog sneaking into our bed for morning cuddles before I get up.
Joanne Smith, entered via North East Family Fun
Volunteering at my local animal rescue centre.
Amanda Tanner, entered via North East Family Fun
Breakfast in the garden in our nightclothes when our daughters visit and the weather is really warm!
Judy Herring, entered via our site
The smell of the pavement after it has rained!
Katharine Balyuzi, entered via our site
The little thing that makes me happy is every morning I wake up and look to the side of me and see my beautiful sleeping boy. When he wakes up and spots me he instantly has the biggest smile on his face and it makes me so happy to see that face every day.
Anna Sherman, entered via our site
I have to walk through a park everyday on my way to work. Something always makes me smile. It can be the squirrels playing round a tree or the seagulls doing their little dance to get worms. There is always something.
Jacqui Allen, entered via our site
When my girls play in the garden together and I can sit with a new notebook and sketch as I watch them.
Kate Dalgleish, entered via our site
I love the smells of fresh grass and being by the sea, also a nice cup of tea always goes down a treat.
Tracy Baines, entered via our site
A little bit of sunshine always brings a smile to my face.
Margaret McCaffery, entered via our site
We have an elderly neighbour who literally knows everything about nature and he loves to drop in and tell us how his bees are doing or how to spot badger poo, he’s an absolute delight and we love him dearly.
Bella Bazley, entered via our site
Putting the paddling pool up on a warm day in the garden, eating ice lollies and drinking wine!
Jodie Askew, entered via our site
Freshly baked bread topped with creamy butter.
Mike Cambridge, entered via our site
Cuddles with my cat and a really great book! It doesn’t take much!
Laura Gibson, entered via our site
Sitting in the sun with my shoes off, watching the birds feed and bathe in my pond, with a glass of wine!
Mary Graham, entered via our site

 

Don’t forget to enter our Best of Times giveaway and share your little things with us, for the chance to win a stylish Caleta Set worth £1,799. We’ll be adding to this page weekly, so be sure to check back for more of our favourites.