I missed last weeks’ dose of wonderful amidst the busiest of weeks. It doesn’t take that long to form a habit though and after sixty three weeks of Wonderful Wednesday my brain is now a finely tuned wonder seeking machine. Even when I don’t have the time to sit and get those things onto paper, I’m now much more adept at tuning into the lovely little moments that I want to hold on to. If you’re not already aboard that train, give it a go. It’s nice. Semi-patronising pep talk over.
I’ve had a bit more time this week so here are those best bits:
First Barbie Soz if the rest of the summer is diabolical, it’ll almost certainly be my fault for premature barbecuing in May. It was 100% worth it. We took a bit of time to whip up some classic sides – potato salad, coleslaw – and some less classic – beetroot and horseradish slaw, lemon dressed green beans – to accompany our Sunday afternoon bask in the sun. Aand we chucked some chocolate stuffed bananas on there for after because my husband’s the best.
Singin’ In The Sun I spent so much of last week in the car, it’s now full of the detritus of a busy life (i.e. every shoe I own and no fewer than four Starbucks empties). It’s not my all time favourite way to pass a few hours BUT Tuesday’s drive home into the sunset was spectacular, accompanied by a banging Spotify playlist and some top of the lungs shrieking along to Beyonce, Aretha and Adele. Solo car party is possibly The One.
Al fresco Before the premature BBQ, I carved out some time on Sunday in which I ignored every single thing on my to do list and just sat in the sunshine with a book, a coffee and a spaniel. I’m trying to be a tiny bit more mindful about prioritising me over the unnecessary pressure I put on myself (and that you undoubtedly put on yourself) to be constantly ‘on’. Reading in the garden was it for this week.
Diplomas and Exams and Careers Oh My! On Friday I was officially able to drop the ‘trainee’ from my job title. There’s still a whole lot of learning to go but achieving a stand-alone qualification and no longer being a ‘trainee’ felt like a monumental milestone in this career change journey.
Shed-nanigans In more unrelatable me news, I cleared out The Shed ready for a Summers’ worth of slow, serene Sundays. Oh the alliteration. Cobwebs cleared and pooch paraphernalia relegated back to the garage, she is ready for action. There’s something a bit cathartic about having a good sort out. Especially when you get to reclaim the dream shed at the end of it.
Monty Bojangles Pistachio Truffles A box accidentally fell into my trolley when getting some feel better treats for someone else. Man ALIVE are they tasty. Secretly shovelling them into your face whilst waiting for the kettle to boil so you don’t have to share them tasty.
And that be that. Happy Wednesday to you, tell me your best bits.
Sally, Kate, Helen, Jo, Cat, Emma, Sam, Laura, Lynsey, Kerri, Peta , Sarah, El, Jasmin, Debbie, Katie and Mimmi are all also full of the cheer. >> If you’re in the gang and I’ve missed you off, please please let me know! There are so many now I lose track!