‘Comparison is the thief of joy’

yesterday evening, jason and i tucked ourselves up under our duvet, and did a crossword puzzle. it’s possibly the geekiest of all our pastimes, and is the sort of activity the makes soldier joe tut at how boring we are ;)
but i love the normality, and the ‘mundane-ness’ of moments like these. a couple of times this week i’ve had conversations with friends and family that’ve made me realise how silly it is to ever compare my own relationship with other people’s, because you never can tell what goes on behind closed doors. 
so this weekend, i’m feeling extra-specially grateful for the moments like this that make up our relationship- for crossword puzzles, and television marathons, and popping to the shop to put together a care parcel for poorly jase, and for that handsome man of mine who’ll follow me round marks and spencers twice in one day, without the merest hint of a grumble. these little moments are what make me the happiest.
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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01462933815022826419 Palindrome Poppet

    I agree lovely, sometimes me and Matt just sit playing silly games that we’ve made up. To other people it might seem boring but its what makes us ‘us’ :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17905054340412525394 Shauni

    There is nothing wrong with that :)
    Its the simple thing that you have with your boyfriend :)

    Shauni x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03024557261214839105 Cath

    Damn straight. No matter what tries to take you to the floor, all those little things keep you going…

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09024663232957068188 Elspeth Daisy

    You’re right – it’s so hard sometimes though! A lot of my friends are getting engaged, having babies and buying houses & my boyfriend and I don’t even live in the same city. But I would never be so happy with anyone but him, so I just tell myself to SUCK IT UP!

    Love your blog Rosie, makes me smile every time!

    Elspeth xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14067487061811816012 connieabc

    This is such a sweet post, i hope i find a love like yours and jasons :) x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17458133836478241359 Jilly Fretwell

    This is such a heartwarming post, and i adore the title you’ve given it. xx


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17321392126360255031 Alice

    I bloody love crosswords. I think you’re so right though- comparing your relationship or life in general to anyone else’s is a fast way to misery. I just need to remember this a bit more often!! xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06044855888709229897 Paprika

    Awh this is so sweet, the little things like crosswords are so perfectxx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04620613147707495888 Lauren Costello

    crosswords under the duvet sound perfect to me and now you’ve got me in the mood for puzzles! This is a lovely post, and you’re right you don’t need to compare to anyone else!

    Lauren x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13450829250303831788 siobhanalford

    You’ve made my day with this quote! Comparison is the thief of joy Damn straight! Never be ashamed of the things that make you happy. It only wastes happiness to spend time comparing yourself or your life to others. I personally love the mundane :)
    S i o b h a n xo
    P a n d a P o p

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13225601205084360100 Angel In This Dress

    Nothing wrong with a crossword :) How you done arrow words before? I love arrow words x x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17594166356861813187 LouLou in Paris

    Such a cute post Rosie! I know i definitely started enjoying my relationship with Jon a lot more once i’d stopped comparing us to other couples we knew. Every couple does things differently! Sounds like you and Jason have a lot of fun together but also make a great team : ) xx

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