Tag: Sylvia Plath

The Weekly Report

The Weekly Report

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Watching Masterchef, obviously. Let it Gorepeatedly. Black Books. The Trip – so happy to have a second series! I’m Alan Partridge (I know, I’m late to that party). New Game of Thrones – consider me excited.

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Listening to Regina, R.E.M., a very Parisian playlist for the French edition of Nom Nom Club, Mungo’s Hi-Fi, Bob, Pulp and Shirley Bassey, because we did the best Shirley impression on Saturday morning. 

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Reading Lots of newspapers, Olive, ABM, and Sylvia.

Writing Silly quotes in the new Nom Nom Club guestbook and bonus blog posts.

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Eating Lots of big salads and soup, curry, delicious plump cha siu bao from Bon Bon Bakery, and hastily homemade pizzas. As I mentioned, we held  the French edition of Nom Nom Club, but I’ll share that in this week’s Food Report. Suffice to say I ate a lot.

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Lusting after A Polaroid PoGo. Why don’t they make one for iPhone? Also beautiful views, as apparently that’s all I took photos of this week.

Talking about Having six friends to stay makes for some pretty rambling far reaching conversations. In a nutshell we talked about:

Moving to new cities, differing stages of grown-up relationships, how creepy Port Sunlight looks at night, shouting at the sea, Disney favourites, inventions (patents pending), interventions, boats, a nice deck, all of the French we know, future feasts, hosting skills, the most inappropriate Cards against Humanity plays, what constitutes modern art and how an overhead railway works (we went to the Tate and the Museum of Liverpool).

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This video art piece made me feel quite claustrophobic. I found the most recent DLA Piper Series: Constellations a little disappointing. We didn’t make it to the second floor but nothing really grabbed me and made me excited on the first – I’ll have to pop back and see if I find something I love upstairs. I did like Mary Martin’s Inversions, as I’ve always liked Cross which they have at the Walker, and Wolfgang Tillmans’ still life photos were excellent.

Then we headed to the museum where I was very excited to go in the overhead railway carriage and look at all the old biscuit tins!

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The Weekly Report

The Weekly Report

Watching Modern Family and the Hairy Bikers’ Asian Adventure. I love that they made their own miso and that it’s the fashion in Japan at the moment – it seems that going back to homemade is a global trend.

Listening to Apparently my Disclosure and Fleetwood Mac phase hasn’t stopped yet. I’m also listening to a whole load of radio dramas.

Reading The Secret History (I know, I’m taking my sweet time), a little book called Choose Yourself, the papers and Sylvia Plath. There is really a Plath quote for every moment.

Writing With my Lent commitment in mind, I’m adding a writing section to my weekly report. This week I wrote the shortest of cathartic short stories, a couple of blog posts, and lots of words in my journal. It’s amazing to really sit down and write again, and I’m pretty grateful to myself for making it one of my Lent promises.

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Eating  Treats at Free State Kitchen and Lucha Libre (plus fajitas and quinoa at home, I’m clearly on a Mexican kick), homemade pizza (I need a pizza stone immediately), delicious packed lunches and breakfast bircher at my desk, quinoa with black beans, a Caribbean feast at the latest instalment of our supper club (more on this in this week’s Food Report) and apricot ice cream on a farm.

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Lusting after A country house and charity shop purchases.

Talking about Whether poached pears are really a pudding, weddings (and not being hungover for them), miso, Lent, therapy, friends really being the family you choose for yourself even if it’s a cliché, heartbreak, earning potential, vacuum cleaners not hoovers, how much we love Modern Family where we should build a village, moving to the country, sexuality, just thoughts, which is really the funniest Cards against Humanity card, travelling and snapbacks.

World Book Day

World Book Day

It’s World Book Day! With this in mind, I wanted to share a few of my favourite books, all of which have changed my life in some way.

I love so many books so it was hard to choose, but these are some that are stuck in my mind at the moment. The power of reading is something that never ceases to amaze me, and I’m grateful every day for the books I have the opportunity to read, especially when many in the world are not so lucky.

The Bell Jar, Sylvia Plath

Oranges are Not the Only Fruit, Jeanette Winterson

Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury

The Book Thief, Markus Zusak

Orlando, Virginia Woolf

I haven’t included links to buy the books because I would strongly recommend that you support your local book shops, charity shops and libraries if you can.

Now I’m off to finish the day with some yoga and reading – currently What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami.