Am back with 1+4 = Life, after a few weeks break….(I missed you, ladies!)….
It was a funny kind of week, busy and also full of tidying up, clearing spaces, feeling the need for fresh air and new. A week filled with many discussions about how ‘big school’ starts in just a few months (for my littlest little one), how my son will be nine in 13 days (yes, he does have a calendar on his wall, so he can count down the days!) and the week we started a piggy bank (all change dropped in to it every evening) for our home by the sea. [You’ve got to have a dream, people, got to have a dream!].
It was also the week when…
Painting came back in to fashion in our household; my red flowering plant decided to delight me with hundreds of beautiful blooms!; I ventured back in to my office, having become bored of working there whilst finishing a huge project in there for what seemed like forever; and the week when I decided a new vision board was in order (how much fun can cutting up magazines be? My enthusiastic answer: lots!) [I realise the ‘Built for Blahniks’ is rather tacky/90s Sex and the City-ish but it makes me smile every time I see it! I am built for Blahniks and ain’t no-one ever again gonna tell me otherwise!]
And the week I’ve been….
Reading Charles Bukowski Post office. “Wow” (is all I can think to respond with at the moment. It’s incredibly – mind-blowingly?! – good!)
Wanting to read Oliver Sacks On The Move. A remarkable man. Can’t wait to read it.
Loving Susan Middleton’s photos of marine invertebrates….life’s beauty knows no bounds! And this tribute to Oliver Sacks, from Lawrence Weschler…what a joy! (The May 1982/July 1983 entries have had me in fits of laughter/deep thought since I read the piece)
Eating chia seeds left overnight in milk and yoghurt. Oh my. Heaven!
Pondering the idea of The Moral Bucket List (and the idea of eulogy virtues) from David Brooks. Do check it out – you won’t regret clicking through…
Enjoying memories from seeing The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel at the cinema this week. It’s a delight! I found myself laughing, crying, singing along and wanting to get up and dance as I was watching it, and I’ve been smiling as I remember it ever since I left the cinema! Such a tender and beautiful film, such an amazing cast! I came out of the cinema feeling, more than anything, privileged to have been able to see them all together on screen. Loved it.
Laughing at my daughter who comes out with the funniest things! Ones this week include, “Mama, I really want to be a mermaid” (with the cutest, most excruciatingly ‘I really wish I could’ face), to which I replied, “But, my darling, you’re a human…”. Her reply? “Yes, Mama, I know that, but it doesn’t stop me wanting to be a mermaid”. I can’t argue with that perfect 5-year old’s logic!
Looking forward to seeing Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller in Frankenstein at the National Theatre…it’s only at the cinema, unfortunately, but I can’t wait to see it! And on my birthday too! What a treat!! [I’m actively refusing to let my yearnings for London theatre shows dampen my joy]
And “that’s that”(as they say)…my week last week…
Here’s to a great and lovely week for everyone this week….!