After a week of phenomenal productivity, life decided that I had it too easy, and threw a cold my way. Challenge accepted. I’ve been maintaining a slightly slower version of my typical routine, with more tissues, and thanks to Filmhouse, pints of fresh orange juice. In my flood of cinematic adventures of late (Jackie, Manchester by the Sea, Arrival), a cold seems like quite a manageable form of adversity. Bring it on, winter.
MY FAVOURITE READS LATELY
?? A fun, fabulous quiz: Who is your Parisian twin?
? I’m not even in New York and I still enjoyed making my 2017 Broadway wish list…
? Do you want to read for fun or for growth this year? Either way, there’s a reading list for you.
? How food can improve your mood: a menu for combatting stress
⚡️ A poignant reflection on hope and resistance in America, through Star Wars and Harry Potter
✉️ Natalie Portman and Cormac McCarthy are online pen pals, and their emails inspire me to up my digital correspondence game.
? “My mom says some days are like that. Even in Australia.” — Judith Viorst, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day and more favourite lines from children’s books
? Plus, on Heroine Training: 10 lessons in minimalism & simplicity I learned from living in an Airbnb and an ‘about me’ survey for you to fill out for fun: a Heroine’s Questionnaire.