Joining in with 1+4 = Life (although Pip seems to have stopped hosting the link-up?).
It was a “marvelling at the thousands of blooms, finding a cute spiky cactus (and bringing it home with us), sorting out my wardrobe and reading about quests” kind of week…
It was a good one!
Listening to Joe Cocker’s You are so Beautiful….
[A comment on a different, live, version of the song said, “I dedicate it to the woman I’ve not yet met but I know she’s out there somewhere”….I’m rooting for him, hoping he’ll meet her some day. His comment just about broke my heart]
and Ben Haenow’s The Man in the Mirror [I’m a fan of talent shows, just love seeing the participants getting a shot at fulfilling their dream….and I’ve developed a definite soft spot for Ben (from the UK X-Factor 2014 – we’re still on the 2014 season where I am, so please please please don’t tell me who won! Watching the X-factor has become my few hours of pure ‘escapism’ every week…love how Ben sang this song and love his expression at the end!]
Reading Chris Guillebeau’s The Happiness of Pursuit. Enjoying day dreaming about one day being able to set off on my bike and just cycling away. Relying only on my own body and seeing what happens and where I end up. [Am I totally mad to dream of cycling around the world?! And why can’t I get the idea out of my head?!]
Savouring Ann Voskamp’s 1000 Gifts (a gift from my lovely friend Barbara). I find I’m stopping every few sentences to scribble down quotes and ideas it’s sparking. I’m very much enjoying the book and love her idea that we should give thanks for the things that are hard not just the ‘good’ moments (that idea has helped me quite a lot recently). [Thank you, Barbara xx]
Watching Eddie Murphy’s 1000 words…I’ve always loved Eddie Murphy (when he doesn’t swear and in a guilty pleasure sort of way) and there are some very funny bits in the film. It’s really corny but it’s a nice feel good film, perfect for a lazy Saturday evening!
Enjoying all of my friend Julie’s blog posts recently, but especially loving this one. Such a wonderful ‘little’ story (that’s really not so little at all). Also every post my friend Joy posts…(writer envy, moi?!)…..
Eating lots of green vegetables! And cake. Always lots of cake.
Desperately needing to go for a run! I haven’t done my daily runs for over six weeks now and I’m itching to start again….
Looking forward to the On Being a Writer online discussion group that Kate Montaug is hosting (from 17th August until 23rd September)
Watching in compulsive fashion (apart from the X Factor every Friday and Saturday at 8pm): Homeland. Wow. Gripping stuff! (Though my head is reeling as I’ve hit the middle of Season 2…so many plot twists, I’ve had to rewind and re-watch often to be able to understand what on Earth is happening…that’ll teach me to watch it whilst I’m painting or scrapping! But it does, at least, mean I get to ogle Saul a few extra times. “Sigh!”)
Lusting after clothes! So many clothes! This blouse (sigh!)…this skirt (oh my!)….this dress (so pretty!)…these earrings!…these shoes!…this lipstick (it’s the perfect colour!)…honestly, I’m the Chicest Lady in Fantasy Land!!
and that, my friends, was my week last week….
Here’s to a ggggrrrreeeeaaaat week this coming week!!