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.

:: Enjoying new music. It is always exciting finding new music – I have been enjoying albums from She and Him, Susanna, and Ceremonials by Florence and the Machine.

:: 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.


*In case you too are feeling very sad, I found signing the Save the Children petition and giving money to the Red Cross was really the only thing I could think of that was useful. 


2 Responses to Littlest things

  1. colleen says:

    There are days when it is the littlest things are the only way to get through a day. I seemed to have had to have much more than my normal intake of chocolate and honey over the last couple of weeks! I’m hoping that there will be a new source of honey some day – my partner is off on a bee-keeping course on the Isle of Dogs for the next couple of months!

    • Lara says:

      I think I have also increased my chocolate too I fear!! Am very excited by your honey plans – I am really fascinated how different London honey tastes so different because of the different trees in parts of the city.

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