Time to take a look at the little things I’m loving this week…
Read – I’m reading The Fault In Our Stars by John Green. It came onto my horizon a week or so ago – I know, I’ve been living under a rock – and I got drawn into buying the ebook after reading the first page or so. It’s a super easy read and I’m loving the bare but punchy text. It’s great at dropping things out there and drifting by, like this:
The weird thing about houses is that they almost always look like nothing is happening inside of them, even though they contain most of our lives. I wondered if that was sort of the point of architecture.
It’ll be interesting to see how the film compares to the book. I’ll take tissues and plenty of ’em.
Watched – I was incredibly moved by Breadline Kids, on Dispatches (Channel 4) this week, which I watched on catch up. It was about food poverty as seen through the eyes of children. The kids were incredibly dignified, and wise beyond their years. They’d probably rather not be described as that, and just have enough food to eat and go without seeing their parents or grandparents struggling to provide for them. It was heartbreaking, but necessary viewing. I’ll be making a trip to the foodbank on my road today to drop off a donation. I’m not going to spend one more week walking past the food bank sign thinking ‘I must get round to donating’. Time to actually do it.
Wore – Technically I haven’t worn this blouse this week, just looked at it. I dug it out from the dusty summer section of my wardrobe and had every intention of wearing it but I’m really bad at boarding the summer wardrobe bus. I hate being cold and get the fear that I’m going to freeze. Come on summer, heat up so I can wear this creamy silk shirt again.
Heard – On my playlist this week has been Sleeping At Last’s Covers Vol 1. Any Grey’s fans out there will know this series has been all about the 80’s cover, and I’m appreciating the nod to the past, big time. A few of the tracks from this covers album have made the Grey’s soundtrack. My fave is Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic. I’d go so far as to say I like it more than the original.
Made – I just finished crocheting a baby blanket (soon to be spectacularly unveiled) and have been doing to some quick and easy projects to up my satisfaction quota. This is my first attempt at amigurumi. Can you guess what it is yet?
and lastly…When my flower guy at the market told me last week that I was buying the last of the peonies for the season I was devastated. The season only lasts 4 weeks apparently. Who knew. I needn’t have worried about how to fill their void. This morning I picked up these stunning carnations. Raspberry ripple anyone?
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