Simple, Old-Fashioned Things I Love Doing

Although I’m not very old, there are a few old-fashioned things I love doing…


Sending letters and postcards
(Yes, that’s right – handwritten via the post!)



Borrowing books from the library
(Yes, libraries still exist and yes, people still go there)

girl reading book in library


Playing card and board games
(It’s more fun to play together than alone on a computer)

playing cards old


Copying out my favourite quotes
(Into a pretty notebooks)

pretty notebook


Smelling flowers
(How can we miss out on such joy?)

woman smelling-flowers


Stopping to look at the sky
(If I’m with somebody, they always ask “What are you doing?”)

looking at the sky sunset sea


Resting on Sundays
(We all need a day of joy in the week)

coffee tea cup magic dreaming forest nature

What simple, old-fashioned things do YOU love doing?


18 thoughts on “Simple, Old-Fashioned Things I Love Doing

  1. That’s such a wonderful list.

    I personally love a long walk with people and you know talking it out.

    Also to just read on a balcony with a cup of coffee!

    Thank you for this post. Such posts reminds us all of how it is the little things that matter. 🙂

  2. Love this, especially sending handwritten letters and resting on Sundays. Some of the best things in life are becoming lost arts!

  3. What a wonderful list ~ like you, I love writing letters, visiting libraries, smelling flowers, watching the sky (day and night), collecting quotes, and playing games.

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  5. Great list! I love the library also. My only gripe is when obviously someone had a pet and they got all over the books because I can’t stop sneezing and my eyes watering. 😦 I love pets too which makes it even harder.

    My favorite thing is looking at the stars or clouds and making up my own constellations/stories.

    Another thing is to have picnics with a basket and everything!

  6. Oh snail mails ❤ I remember how the post office used to be my favorite place. It's fascinating how similar are fondness for old and simple things is. 🙂 I love the sound of typewriters too – the older the better. One thing I wish I can do here is to travel by old trains.

    By the way, I'd like to share to you what my childhood was like back in the 90s –

    *hands you some old colored bottles with wild flowers in them*

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