Some days are brightened by a child's hug.
Some days are brightened by a cup of coffee and a magazine enjoyed in peace and solitude.
Some days are brightened by an hour-long chat with a old friend on the phone.
Some days are brightened by a worry being lifted off your shoulders.
are just brightened by a beautifully presented box of cupcakes...
(And I don't mind telling you that after the kids have shared some as a special treat for dessert,
and gone to bed,
mummy and daddy are sharing that one in the middle,
with its little pocket of lemon curd
and big dollop of meringue on top)