…played hostess at the inaugural meeting of the book group my friends from work and I set up a few weeks ago. There was lots of food, much wine and even some discussion of the book! On that note…
…read There But For The by Ali Smith. I really wanted to love this, but I didn’t. At all. I found it confusing, pretentious and really weirdly presented (what’s wrong with using speech marks when your characters talk?!). Having said that, I was the only one in a group of six who felt this way. Has anyone else read it?
…re-arranged the furniture in our living room AGAIN. I think, after much consternation and faffing around with extension cables (oh the faffing around with extension cables!), that I’ve finally found the winning formulation. It includes a small sun trap where I envisage many happy Saturday mornings of coffee drinking and spying on passers-by in the street. Hurrah!
…enjoyed a barbeque, a rather obscene quantity of rum-based cocktails and a night of dancing in Aberdeen with my oldest, silliest friends.
…visited my sister who fed me home-made quiche and Summer berry cake. We also went to the cinema and ate dinner at Wagamama. This was a whole lot of good activity for a rainy, mildly hungover Sunday.
…watched Your Sister’s Sister at the Belmont Picture House in Aberdeen (hurrah for independent, artsy cinemas!). This film is really very good and, astonishingly, most of it is improvised. Emily Blunt is not just an absurdly beautiful face, you know.
…bought tickets to see Mark Haddon at the Edinburgh Book Festival in August (he’s the genius behind A Spot of Bother and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time). Excited MUCH. Yes.
…learned how to do a headstand at yoga and then proceeded to spend the rest of the week showing it to people (as above). Minor victories, you know?
This week I’m upping the running ante to 6k without stopping or throwing up (those are the usual caveats), making these delicious-looking sweet potato cakes and having my brother to stay for the weekend. Cycling and cinema-going r us. What are you up to?
PS having posted that excerpt from Eat, Pray, Love the other day, I stumbled upon this post this morning, about happiness being a choice, or a thing to be worked on.