Saturday, 31 October 2009

The best thing that happened today was sitting outside in front of a fire I built by myself (in one attempt!), carving pumpkins, and then toasting marshmallows.

Thursday, 29 October 2009

The best thing that happened today was managing to build a fire all by myself this evening, outside in my chimnea. I got home from work at four, so spent an hour tidying the front and back garden; mowing the lawn (hopefully for the last time this year!), sweeping up all the leaves, checking on my winter-flowering pansies (about two thirds of the the plugs I potted on have survived) and then I treated myself to a fire with some of the wood I have in my back garden from various tree pruning endeavors of the last few months. It took me three attempts (and I nearly gave up, as I didn't have any firelighters and I am a novice) but I finally managed to build a glorious fire! Whilst I'm sure I must have built fires before as a Scout, or laying the stove when I lived at home, this is the first time I can remember doing this all by myself. I propose regular fires in my back garden from now on, and may even progress to baking potatoes in the embers.

Monday, 26 October 2009

The best thing that happened today was getting the work done that I needed to do before leaving the office, only having to work half an hour late.

Then getting home and realising I can heat up ginger beer in the microwave. A quick mug of 50/50 hot ginger beer and homemade ceylon tea wine to warm my insides before I go out again to meet some friends for a drink and then see the wave pictures at a free gig in the city centre.

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

The best thing that happened today was calling in at my friend Sofia's house after work to pick up my bicycle helmet. I am ashamed to say it had been there for over six months (and consequently I had been cycling round without a helmet for that long). Now that it is getting colder/wetter/darker and yet I am cycling more miles than usual due to changing work arrangements, I've made it my mission to make sure my bicycle wear is up to standard. I've got front and back lights sorted, but still need to unearth my high-vis vest for biking home in the dark. Summer, I hardly knew you!
The best thing that happened today was being struck by inspiration and motivation to *do stuff* It's been a while. Alas, this has come at just past midnight, and I'm too tired - due to being at work at 7.45 this morning - to act on it all right now. But I wanna write letters, and speak to people about stocking their zines on the soon-to-be-relaunched distro me and Emily co-run, and finish up some editing work I'm working on, and start doing new interviews for upcoming projects, and respond to emails fully, and see people to share conversation. I'm gonna write a list before I go to sleep so that I can harness this mental energy once I have the physical energy to act on it all after racking up many hours asleep!

Monday, 19 October 2009

the best thing that happened today was having the longest lie-in after such a terrific night out on Saturday. it's been a while since i've had been out and had that much fun, and i remembered just why and how much i love certain friends of mine.
super snoozy day today was topped off by some quality baby-sitting and bonding with my kick-ass niece. she just keeps getting better and better!!

Sunday, 18 October 2009

The best thing that happened today was the amazing cheese & smoked paprika scones I made, so tasty I had to put the cooling rack on top of a cupboard whilst they cooled down to stop my cat Poppy eating them. They are supposed to go with the spicy pumpkin soup that I am currently roasting vegetables for, but they may all be gone by the time the soup is ready as they taste too good!

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Thing that happened today was putting on a punk compilation cd-r from my teens and realising the weakerthans were exactly the band I wanted to listen to right now.

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

The best thing that happened today was getting a reassuring email from a friend who i love and respect lots but feared i had lost. the sick feeling i'd had in my stomach has begun to lift.