Watching Hardly anything. Somehow last week I just wasn’t particularly bothered by tv or films.
Listening to Lots and lots of Radio 4. It’s about time you knew that I’m an Archers addict, and discovering I could get the podcast on my phone means my morning walk into work is now spent trying not to laugh and gasp on the street. It also means I can listen to audiobooks and The News Quiz, which make me very happy. For musical sustenance, some Levellers, a little bit of Disclosure and a lot of Mac.
Reading I’m back to reading The Secret History and over the weekend I started What we talk about when we talk about love, which I picked up on a whim after meaning to read it forever. It’s just perfection. I love the distilled nature of short stories (and if you have recommendations I’d love to hear them!). In the same bookshop I opened a poetry anthology onto one of my favourite poems; one of life’s lovely coincidences.
Eating Tart and lots of salads, an incredible soup and tartine at Le Pain Quotidien, chocolate coated peanuts and some Monday blues blasting fajitas.
Lusting after Old glass bottles and my own garden (or at the very least a window box).
Talking about Books, University, if it’s really PhD time, pizza – “now I like pizza as much as the next teenager”, Palestine, the UN, poor Leo, how nobody tells me anything and Lent. As usual, I want to take up something for Lent – 40 days is enough to form a habit and really change things. Last year I took up daily yoga and not only has it stuck with me but it really changed my health and routine for the better. This year I’m going to do a couple of things – first, write every day in some form (whether that’s in my journal, blogging, adding to my novel or working on a biography). I probably do this most days anyway, but I want to commit to it being a part of my routine in a new way. Second, I’m going to do a little bit of my Feminist Politics course every day. I’ve fallen a little bit behind and I want to get back into the habit of learning, even if it’s 10 minutes reading before bed or watching a lecture when I might normally be watching Netflix. I’m probably going to give up chocolate and Lucozade too, because my sugar addiction is something else. March is definitely for challenging myself.