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Good Night's Sleep Voted Life's Greatest Little Pleasure

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Telegraph: Curling up in bed after a long day and waking up feeling completely refreshed the following morning came top of the "greatest little pleasures" poll.

Second place in the study of 3,000 Brits was finding a tenner in your pocket followed by cuddling up to a loved-one in bed.

Laughing so hard you end up crying was at number four while having a lie-in completed the top ten.

Rob Stacey spokesman for Batchelors Cup-a-Soup, which carried out the poll, said: ''You can't beat the feeling of getting into bed after a long, hard day.

''And that feeling gets even better when you wake up feeling great and back to your normal self the following morning.

''We don't always need something major to happen to brighten up our day - sometimes the little things have just as much of an effect.

''Often the little gestures such as a quick cuddle or a compliment can really help to cheer someone up if they are having a bad day, and can even be more welcome than splashing out on expensive presents.''

Getting into a bed with freshly-washed sheets was voted into sixth place in the list of life's greatest pleasures, followed by finding a bargain in the shops.

Making someone smile was at number eight while catching up with an old friend was ninth.

Laughing at past memories came tenth.

Going back home to eat one of your mum's Sunday dinners was at 11, followed by someone saying you look nice.

Curling up with a good book and a hot drink or soup was 13th while the ecstatic feeling of discovering you have lost a few pounds was at 14.

Fifteenth place went to being given a surprise breakfast in bed followed by waking up thinking it's a work day and realising it's the weekend.

A stranger smiling at you in the street, looking through old photo albums, eating a takeaway and having fun in the first snowfall of the year completed the top 20.

Other little pleasures to feature in the poll included the sound of a baby laughing, fitting into a pair old of jeans after losing some weight and watching a live band.

Cup-a-Soup spokesman Rob Stacey said: ''People have been telling us what brightens up their day, and its often the smaller things that can make a big difference.

''We are asking Cup-a-Soup fans to tell us their favourite moments and we will be picking the three best ones to appear on packs which will appear in supermarkets across the country.

''People wishing to submit their suggestion should go to where they can get inspiration from a variety of other moments which people enjoy. ''Batchelors will print the winning customers' slogans on packets and roll them out to supermarkets across the country."

Top 50 greatest little pleasures in life
1.A good night's sleep
2.Finding a forgotten tenner in your pocket
3.Cuddling up with a partner in bed
4.Crying with laughter
5.Having a lie-in
6.Sleeping in newly laundered bedding
7.Getting a bargain
8.Making someone smile
9.Catching up with an old friend
10.Laughing at things that have happened in the past
11.Eating a Sunday roast with your family
12.Someone saying you look nice
13.Curling up on the sofa with a good book and a hot drink or soup
14.Discovering you've lost a few pounds
15.Breakfast in bed
16.Waking up thinking it's a work day and then realising it's the weekend
17.A random person smiling at you in the street
18.Looking through old photo albums
19.Eating a takeaway
20.First snow fall of the year
21.Singing your heart out to your favourite song in car
22.Having lunch with friends
23.Listening to a baby laughing
24.Having a massage
25.Reading a book or listening to your iPod on holiday by the pool
26.Playing in snow
27.Finding a pair of jeans that fit perfectly
28.Being chatted up
29.A girly-night in
30.A pampering session at home
31.The smell of freshly cut grass
32.Sitting in the pub with your friends
33.Looking at a baby asleep in a cot
34.Waking up in a room with an amazing view
35.Clothes shopping
36.Receiving a letter from a friend
37.Fitting into an old pair of jeans again after losing some weight
38.Staying up all night getting to know someone special
39.Your mum's cooking
40.Getting dressed up for a night out
41.Watching a live band
42.Drinking a cold beer after work
43.Browsing in a secondhand book shop
44.Going to the cinema
45.Getting a new hairstyle
46.Your queue being the quickest in the supermarket
47.The cold side of the pillow
48.Watching a DVD
49.Getting tipsy
50.Popping bubble wrap

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1 comments so far | Post a comment now
Anony January 2, 2010, 5:01 PM

Letting a great fart is another one of life’s greatest pleasures.

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