It's the simple things….
Having popped into the supermarket on the way to work, I spotted Hubba Bubba chewing gum by the checkout and treated myself to a pack. Total spur of the moment thing – but how good did it make me feel???
I drove to work blowing bubbles, and then sorting out the mess when they popped unexpectedly and I just couldn't keep the smile off my face. I have been remarkably stressed these last few weeks, but who would have thought a piece of chewing gum would be the ultimate de-stresser (sure that's not a word but hey).
It reminded me of summers at school when we would run out after school to the ice cream van and all buy screwballs (for those not in the know, they were plastic cones full of ice cream with a ball of bubble gum at the bottom). We'd wolf down the ice cream and then spend ages sitting in the park just blowing bubbles and messing around. Heaven.
And just a small piece of confectionary brought all these memories flooding back. And with gum stuck to my face I felt like a right kid again.
So now I've decided that I must always have an emergency piece of Hubba Bubba in my bag and in my desk for those desperate moments. Thank the lord for simple things….