How often as adults do we take time to lie down on the floor and do nothing? (answer: we hardly ever do that). So when after a BBQ the other night Mr S suggested we get the blanket out of the car and cloud gaze, I thought it would feel a bit silly given that we were in our own back garden.
But I have to say it was pure unadulterated pleasure. We lay there for hours until dark spotting shapes and playing silly competitions. We took photos, drunk cheap fizzy wine (ok, so this might be a slight moderation of the 15-year old version, at least for some) and listened to the birds. As the evening wore on I brought out cushions and Neil brought out more blankets. Eventually at around midnight we awoke to thunder having fallen fast asleep under the sky.
If you haven't done it recently I seriously recommend going outside and taking the time to look up. It's uplifting, peaceful and soothing and there's something supremely satisfying as a 30-something feeling like a teenager all over again.