Time to take a look at the little things I’m loving this week…
Read – I read Tim Lott’s article in the Guardian last week about Valentine’s Day and when he wrote that ‘Love is nothing at all if not spontaneous’ I found myself wholeheartedly agreeing. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a romantic person, but I don’t feel like we should be told we must be romantic on a particular day of the year. That, to me, is totally unromantic, lazy even. I want to feel loved all year round, and I want to be surprised by loving gestures all year round.
Watched – I’ve been watching Big Ballet and loving it. I find it really moving. I can’t imagine how heartbreaking it would be to be told you couldn’t do something you love because you’re not the right shape. I watched Shine dancing this morning and couldn’t help but think of the (mainly) women from the program. Takes courage to be judged and I admire anybody who has the guts to follow their dreams and take steps to realise them.
Wore – I stumbled upon this brooch last week that my grandfather made for me when I was a teenager. It was SO not to my taste at the time and I thought I’d never wear it. Funny how when you’re a teenager you think your style will never change. Thank god mine did or I’d still be dying my hair black and wearing a denim shirt. Oh hang on, that wouldn’t be a bad thing right now. Denim shirts are back, right? Must get one. Come to think of it, this brooch could work with a denim shirt, no?
Heard – I’ve been listening to James Vincent McMorrow a lot this week. I love his high folky sound and his latest offerings like Cavalier have me floating and grooving around my home.
Made – I’ve made brownies, yummo, and some thai chicken soup to try and soothe my cold. Also been working on what began life intended as a cover for my ipad but may become a cushion cover. We’ll see.
and lastly…This week I have been counting down to half term. I never understood before having a child at school myself why parents look forward to the holidays. Surely it’s a good thing that they’re at school and not bored at home? Now I realise that holidays mean no homework, no packed lunches and the days not being structured around drop off and pick up. Hallelujah!
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