Forty weeks of this joyful little ritual of collecting happy bits from the week and hollering them into the webby abyss. If I think about it too much then really I’m sitting here shouting at strangers that I ate a really good bit of toast this week and that sounds weird. That sounds like I might be the kind of person you would cross the street to avoid. So let’s stop thinking about it too much and crack on with the wonderful bits shall we? Which I’m delighted to report have been hard to find this week because the whole thing’s been a bit of alright. But these are some stand outs:
Saturday morning. Trying to follow my own advice to be a bit kinder to me, I didn’t spend Saturday morning cleaning the bogs! The day started in that lovely way we’re getting oh so used to this month – bright and warm and wonderful – so instead I bundled up my spaniels and went exploring. We started in one of our favourite spots and just kept walking until…we ended up at one of our other favourite spots (Devonish: Gallows Gate to Cockington). We didn’t meet another human the whole way, just a bunch of beautiful brunching cows. It was such a sweet start to the weekend.
Saturday night. No, YOU’RE a cop out. Saturday evening was equally as lovely as Saturday morning. The rain settled in and so did we, working our way through a film and a bit of Strictly (Go Ore but why Ed Balls, why?) and a steak and a bottle of red. One of the absolute best thing about adulting is a Saturday night in with your favourites isn’t it? The husband was involved, not just me and the spaniels enjoying steak and wine night together. That would be INSANE.
Burger Me. One of my all-time favourite burger places, the multiple award winning Meat 59, now do HOME FLIPPING DELIVERY. We tried it out on Monday night, is there anything better than having a fancy burger (bourbon glaze, smoked mayo, crispy onions, cheese) delivered directly to your face? Nope. I nearly smooched the bloke who knocked on my door. The husband and I sat silent in the afterglow with our mayo smeared faces for quite some time.
Lemons. I’m trying to reduce my caffeine intake (I KNOW) and have replaced about 6 of my cups of tea each day with hot water and lemon. Aside from continually hitting myself in the face with the chunk of lemon sitting at the bottom of my cup (you think I’d learn faster wouldn’t you?), it’s refreshing and delicious and I’m sleeping much better. Winning all round.
A New Coat. The glorious sunshine cannot possibly last forever so I replaced my ratty old Berghaus with a swanky new purple Craghoppers coat. It’s like walking around in a sleeping bag which may not be glamorous but man alive is it the greatest thing that ever happened to cold autumnal mornings.
Toast. You can tell a lot about a person by their toast choices. On Saturday morning I made another bloomer – my bloomer consumption is definitely becoming a concern – and all week I’ve been enjoying chunks of the stuff toasted good and golden brown, cooled slightly in the patented toast pyramid and smothered in too much salted butter. Sorry to my arteries but my soul is all kinds of happy.
The Token Woman. On Thursday I went to the first meeting of a networking group for folks doing my job, at my level and around my age. It’s widely acknowledged that women are outnumbered in my profession (by about 10 to one according to a recent study) but it was still weird to walk into a room and be one of only 2 boob wielders in there. It was a brilliant group of peers and I came away feeling really delighted that I’d made the effort to go along and more inspired than I have in a while to push forward with what I’m doing. The more that successful, professional women make themselves visible, the more it will hopefully encourage others to come along for the ride and groups like this have to be a good starting point. Also, there was beer.
A very merry Wednesday to you. Any good bits you’d like to share with the internet?
Sally‘s brain made Wonderful Wednesday but this little bunch is growing all the time, go visit these wonder women Kate, Helen, Jo, Cat, Emma, Sam, Laura, Kerri, Peta , Sarah, El, Jasmin and Mimmi they’re all full of the cheer.
Let us know if you decide to join in, there’s a hashtag and everything #wonderfulwednesday
All the happy.