Today’s been a long old one that started with a business breakfast at 7:30 a.m. – YOU try explaining the merits of passive investing before you’ve had your first coffee – and ending at precisely 7:30 p.m. when I’ve walked my current Cinnamon Trust charge and am nursing a bucket of Pinot Noir in the garage cinema with Idris Elba. That might be the greatest sentence I’ve ever written, it’s definitely top three.
First off, a whopping thank you for your kind words and patience, I feel like I might *almost* be back. And now, smush done, on with the Wonderful:
I Like Your Writing This morning I was networking my non-blog face when someone came over to tell me they recognised the name and wanted to say how much they liked my writing. Human beings aren’t all that great at building each other up. We just aren’t. And I don’t know why since the sheer joy that an unsolicited compliment elicits is such a lovely thing, especially when it’s unexpected and out of context. It really made my day. And made me more mindful about paying it forward. Go tell someone you like them, I guarantee it’ll make them smile.Throw Another Shrimp On As I got home tonight (Tuesday) and flung open the back door, a waft of smokey barbecue goodness hit my nostrils; someone somewhere nearby was cracking on with the first barbie of the season. It’s just one of those smells that evokes every summery feeling you need and I LOVE it.
What’s The Time…Mr Wolf. Every time I step outside the front door Pete dog creeps out after me as though I don’t know he’s there. When I turn around I just see his waggly little bum legging it back into the house. It’s become my new favourite game, can’t lie. My other favourite game is watching him try to bring me the slipper from the husband’s actual foot. SUCH a good boy. Secret Bluebells In a bit of a sulk that I haven’t made it to the Holwell Lawn bluebells yet, I accidentally stumbled across a secret army of the things on one of my usual dog walks. Their cheery little blue bits make me happy and I’m a-ok with that. Bluebellaholics unite. Not here though, I’m not sharing.Beer Festivals There’s a pretty whopping annual one just one town over and I made my debut this year. Admittedly I *may* have consumed enough beer that I texted my mum for help but that didn’t take away from just how much fun it was hanging out with my best mate in the sunshine, sampling beer from across the land. You can read all about it over here, more on that little project coming soon.
Steak Date There once was a time when a marital treat would be something so very different. Now it involves a couple of steaks, an M&S Diane sauce and a cheeky Bordeaux enjoyed on a rainy bank holiday Monday. This week (tomorrow in fact) marks our TEN YEAR WEDDING ANNIVERSARY! And those little quite uninteresting bits of our marriage are what make me love it so. There’s no-one in the world I would rather eat steak and binge watch Bake Off Creme de la Creme with. It does blow that we won’t be spending the actual day together, he’s away for work. BUT we will be going to distill our very own 10 year anniversary gin and how better to celebrate being stuck with each other forever than with gin? We like gin.
And that’ll probably do. How’s your week been?
Warning: this Idris Elba film is The Take and it is DIABOLICAL. But it also has Jon Snow in so make up your own minds. (Sadly not newsreader John Snow, he’s my not so secret weird crush)
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!