Syria has been weighing heavily on my mind these past few days and making my heart hurt*. However, when I’m feeling sad I tend to try and find little things during my week that are making me happy and focus on those.
A few of my favourite things from the past few weeks…
:: Seeing The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel at the cinema – I LOVED this film, it made me cry and had me thinking about my trip to India. It has been a long time in the planning but I can feel that soon in my future I will be going there.
:: Finding Alistair Humphrey’s blog a good reminder to get outside, stop putting things off and do stuff.
:: Reading this beautiful post on Fennel and Fern about a couple who grew their own wedding flowers and ended up inspiring the Groom to take up bee-keeping.
:: Eating honey made on the roof of the Royal Festival Hall, (in Southwark!) and continuing my soup love – I have been experimenting with various different roast tomato soup.
:: Marvelling at the colours at the David Hockney at the Royal Academy – I loved the multicoloured patchworks of fields and the vibrancy of the exhibition.
:: Wiggling around at my first Zumba classes and stretching out at yoga.
:: Loving the Hunger Games. OMG. I could talk about these books for such a long time. But really this article from Bitch Magazine draws out the things that I think make the series amazing. I haven’t felt as moved by a Young Adult book since I read Malorie Blackman’s Noughts and Crosses.