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The Weekly Report

The Weekly Report

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I can’t believe how long it’s been since I last wrote a proper weekly report. By way of apology this post is extra picture heavy and you can still see what I’ve been up to in my WOMAD report, a review of Phom Tea, a Game of Thrones themed Nom Nom Club, a review of dinner at Yardbird, or a baking adventure with a very chocolatey cake.

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Watching The bake off (although I’m not a fan of an extra slice), Parks and Recreation (about time), Friends, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. 

Listening to Arcade Fire, James Blake, all the things I listened to in 2009, The Coral, This American Life, an incredible Fleetwood Mac remix that we discovered courtesy of Greg Wilson at WOMAD. 

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Reading I’m halfway through The Hundred-Year-Old Man who Climbed out of the Window and Disappeared in preparation for a Bournemouth based book club next week. It’s charming and hilarious!

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Writing A short story about walking home without noticing.

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Eating Lots of aubergine, halloumi, tomatoes and courgettes. This late summer and the Farmers’ Market have perfectly combined to make me crave all of the vegetables. A Sunday night treat at Host, moussaka with tahini, lotsa spaghetti, a peach upside down cake, the best salad I’ve ever made (recipe for this and the cake coming up on the blog tomorrow), baked feta with lots of herbs, an extra amazing brunch at Boston Tea Party with my dreamy pals, a thrown together mezze, pancakes stacked up with almond butter and agave, a Saturday night dinner at Nolita Cantina with some of my favourite people and a Sunday night curry feast.

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Talking about Bikes, being a tourist where you live, gossip, how to pick your Desert Island Discs, why one of my favourite people is moving to Yemen, beekeeping and how beautiful Ness Gardens are. 

The weekly report

The weekly report

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Watching MasterchefThe Office, Black Books, Frozen (yes, again). 

Listening to Radio 4’s The Kitchen Cabinet – I was lucky enough to be in the audience for the recording and I got to ask a question! It was an incredibly interesting recording, and I was obviously very excited to have my question picked. Also a lot of Disney soundtracks, Jack Johnson, inappropriate Tenacious D and a rendition of Like a Prayer that prompted a full on ‘what just happened?’ response.

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Reading Still Hotel World by Ali Smith – it’s fantastic!

Writing Not enough blog posts – I missed this week’s Drinks Report, but it’ll be back next week! I wrote pages and pages in my journal instead, which was just good for my brain.

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Eating So much great food! It was my birthday last week, and I had a week off work so I was back at home in Gloucestershire. We went to the falafel shop for lunch and Hobbs House Bakery (of the Fabulous Baker Brothers fame) for tea and tarts. I also had the most amazing birthday cake – my Mama is the best.

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Talking about The power of the political system, oppression, fear, how much wine is enough, dates, selfies, the worst kind of cookbooks, birthdays, Game of Thrones theories, geographical knowledge, how people are great, climbing (I went bouldering for the first time in a million years and boy, was I awful. Next time I’ll be bad, and the time after that I might just be ok), moral dilemmas, secret Instagrams, what everyone I know was doing when they were 24 (getting married, mostly. Sorry to disappoint), India, interrailing, teaching, Otter’s Adventure (the ultimate CD-ROM game) and uncompromised lives.

It’s been a wonderful week and I’ve been feeling very grateful for all the amazing people and things in my life. It’s good to remember that sometimes.

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