WE Irish certainly enjoy the simpler things in life – but to say we love our grub might be a bit of an understatement.
With that in mind, it shouldn’t come as a huge surprise that more than half of us are happy when our favourite packet of biscuits is in the house.
Research conducted by Tesco Ireland also found that 43 per cent of Irish families say a small surprise from a relative puts a smile on their face at the end of a hectic week.
Sounds about right – who doesn’t love a pressie here or there?
Over three quarters of Irish people said that a family member is the first person they call when something significant happens in their life.
But the most relatable discovery is the fact that a cup of tea being made by a family member makes 64 per cent of us happy – rising to 79 per cent in the West of Ireland.
The top five treats that make Irish families happiest are:
Breakfast/lunch/dinner prepared by a family member (75 per cent)
All the family having a meal together (66 per cent)
Cup of tea being made by a family member (64 per cent)
Favorite packet of biscuits in the house as a treat (62 per cent)
A night off from clearing the table after dinner/doing the dishes (54 per cent)
“Family is something that means a lot to Irish people, through the little things we do for our loved ones," said Sean Nolan, Head of Customer Marketing at Tesco Ireland.
So, do you agree that getting the family round the dinner table is the highest form of contentment?