18 November 2013

Simply a moment

We've finished dinner and we are sitting around the table, slumped in our chairs and replete from a good meal.
We are chatting away and soon one of us has to break the magic and start to clear.
The clatter of plates being stacked fills the air and I move to the kitchen to turn on the tap.


We congregate there. Conversation moving from table to sink.
We laugh over whose turn it is to wash, whose turn to dry and who gets the nice job of making the tea.
Someone puts their phone on and soon the love actually playlist is being piped out at high volume.
We dance around the kitchen, wiping plates, putting things away.
Song requests come thick and fast.
The kitchen smells of soapy water as we splash about, singing along to our favourite songs.

The time around the kitchen sink is one of my favourites.

Today I am joining in with Alexa's beautiful meme, "Simply a Moment." Do stop by her blog to read both Alexa's words and other bloggers as they record their moments. 

16 comments:

Julie Kirk said...

What a lovely peek inside your evening. And how harmonious it all sounds! :-)

Miriam said...

Such a gorgeous moment, and I love the 'looking in' photo.

Sian said...

Aha, so not the kind of student house where the dishes pile up, then :) Now that's music to this landlord's ears!

scrappyjacky said...

A perfect photo to match the perfect after dinner moment.

alexa said...

What a happy friendly and caring household you live in! Music to my ears ... Must be a lovely way to end at least part of your day. I am so glad you are documenting all these experiences - what a richly textured life you are going to have :). Thank you so much for linking up, Abi - it is always a pleasure to share your moment.

debs14 said...

What a great glimpse into your evening. How lucky you girls are to have found such a perfect friendship group.

Becky said...

Great photo and I can just imagine you all singing along.Thanks for sharing such a lovely moment.

Beverly said...

hmmm I don't recall ever singing and dancing while doing dishes with the roomies lol I love how you are capturing the simple moments of living in the house.

Louise said...

That's the way to enjoy doing the dishes! A lovely moment Abi x

Ruth said...

How very unstudenty you all sound! Lovely moment and great photo.

S said...

Yes, wonderful conversations can often erupt at the kitchen sink.

Niina - It seems pretty obvious. said...

Sounds like a lovely memory :) I just love this idea for a post! i just wish I was better at photographing these kind of moments!

Hope you're having a great week!

Sinead said...

Oh Abi, this is so lovely! You describe it so perfectly, I almost feel like I'm there dancing with you and your housemates :D So cool that you are recording these everyday moments. Magic! :) xxx

Maria Ontiveros said...

What a sweet picture! This really takes me back in time. Thanks for sharing.
Rinda

Karen said...

Doing dishes here isn't anywhere near as lovely as you describe it! TFS!

Missus Wookie said...

What a lovely moment to capture - I like that you've taken a photo too.