The soft touch of DD's little hand as it gently pushes my cheek so that I turn to face her (before she smears Marmite on me in an attempt to clean it off her own fingers).
The blissful silence as I sit with a steaming cuppa before anyone else in the house is awake.
The experienced fingers of a trained masseur as she pummels my hands, arms, legs and feet into submission. The best bit of a mani/pedi by far and my top me-time treat.
The second half of a good book - I'm past 'is this any good?' and sucked deep into 'what happens next?'
The first 20 minutes of the day when DD sits on my lap drinking her milk while we read stories together. Still warm from sleep and not yet feisty, she's happy to cuddle up and listen. Bliss.
This week Kate over at Kate Takes 5 asked us to list our favourite simple pleasures. Three years ago this would have included riding my motorbike and the first five minutes of a spinning class. Interesting how our tastes simplify as life becomes more complicated.
What makes you smile on a dull day? Pop down your own top 5 and link them up over at her Listography.