Goodbye, petite souris, from my darling Rick’s Cafe!
P.S. It tastes better if you limit yourself to one small cake per day. Challenging as that limitation is!
If you, like I, enjoy minimal organisation eye candy, dare I introduce you to a favourite Tumblr of mine, Minimal Desks. An ironic productivity parasite, as the gorgeous collection of streamlined workspaces has delayed my actual work many a time…
So much for messy absent-minded musicians. I think I could finish writing my EP at this desk.
This is perhaps my favourite, and the fact that it was tagged as a ‘kids’ desks makes me all the more confident that it is appropriate for me.
Really excited to see I’m not the only one who props up my computer with books!
I would love to live in this room. Swap for a pink chair though.
One day, my desk will be worthy of Minimal Desks. I promise thee.
P.S. My favourite author has perhaps my favourite desk.
When I heard that the latest Ashmolean’s Live Friday event was titled ‘Wilderness in the City‘, I knew I simply had to attend. After all, ‘Wilderness in the City’ could describe my very existence – a nature-obsessed climber girl with a penchant for everything metropolitan and sophisticated.
I like a nice balance.
It turns out that ‘Wilderness’ is not just a theme, but a festival: ‘A Celebration Shaped by Nature, a Landscape Transformed by the Arts’.
Banquets, feasts, gastronomy, tented theatre performances, cirque, opera, talks (including one by Oxford’s Astrophysics department), a lakeside spa, woodland medicine walks, and that’s just a small fraction of the majestic list.
Okay going on next year’s calendar for sure.
This evening was a taster of the upcoming festivities. Where, may I ask, would be a better place to break in my Fluffy Green Thing from the Fe-Line Frock Swap and my new rabbit socks from Top Shop?
I did not envision wearing both rabbits and pandas on my feet at once, but these exciting things happen with a limited wardrobe. Fabulous randomness.
Jenny and I created unicorns and dragons (uhh guess who drew which) in a psychedelic underground chamber of music. That night, I realised the supreme importance that colouring has in my life [to be continued…].
The fairies were out for sure, and the museum’s usual inhabitants danced along, bathed in Emerald City green, a luminescent blend of fantasy and nature, affirming that such a balance is well, ideal.
Ahhh, the perfect summer morning treat. Blueberries need no enhancements to make them tasty and super-healthy, but just for fun I sprinkled in some granola and soya. Yum yum yum.
48. directing music videos of my life in my head
49. falling off a climb safely, and the rushed sensation of panic to thrill to relief that comes with it
50. morning dew
51. almost forgetting my key or something important but remembering it in that crucial final moment
52. the characteristic combined scent of perfume samples as I read a magazine
53. when G&D’s has my favourite flavour (B52)
54. when G&D’s has a new flavour that rivals my favourite flavour (Jack Daniels & Honey)
55. alcohol in ice cream, despite my near universal dislike for it in its conventional form
56. fancy meals with small portions and many courses
57. getting a flattering shout-out on Sparkle and Crumbs for putting stuff on my head
58. bumping into friends on the street and mastering the pleasantries and enthusiasm effectively and un-awkwardly
59. ABBA Gold
P.S. Last week’s Micro-Pleasures…
Well, not just my name, but everyone’s names.
When you first meet someone, repeat the person’s name as often as seems un-ridiculous.
This not only helps you remember the name, but also shows the person that you care!
People love to hear their names out loud – don’t you?
Pay attention to how you feel when a friend calls you your name in conversation. Surprising, but true, it always makes me feel a tiny bit happier!
Now just think – you have the power to feed those doses of happiness into other people’s days.
P.S. Thank you to Sister for drawing me Stitch just for this post :)
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