This week my brain has been tired. Does anyone else get that? When your brain is tired and so it makes you tired? Well that’s how I’ve felt this week. I think it’s because work has seemed extra busy. It’s the whole run up to birthday and Easter holidays time that always seems to fly by and yet there’s just so much to do. Cue me running around like a headless chicken. It’s during weeks like this that making a list of my favourite things is all the more worthwhile. It’s the opportunity to remind myself of the bright sparks in the craziness.
So first on this list of favourite things is the cooking that I’ve been doing this week. This week has been one of no after work plans which has allowed me to spend some time cooking dinner. It may seem small but I love opening the windows, blasting out some music and dancing around the kitchen while I whip up something delicious. We’ve had spaghetti carbonara, homemade pizza and fish curry. The fish curry was a brand new recipe and it was delicious. It was super-easy to make, only taking 30 minutes, and so perfect served with a pile of couscous.
Now on to number two on my favourite things list – the above picture. I snapped this on my walk to Victoria station on Monday night. As mentioned my brain has been tired this week so I’ve not been the best version of myself, with a definite negative vibe going on. But on Monday when I looked up and saw this view, that negativity was gone. Living and working in London means there are definitely moments that almost take my breath away and remind me of the history that surrounds me. Like this view, which put a giant smile on my face for the rest of the evening.
My current read is the beautiful The Island at the End of Everything by Kiran Millwood Hargrave. I absolutely loved her first book, The Girl of Ink and Stars so I was so pleased when Fi gave me a copy of this. I’m not far through it but I’m utterly engrossed and I can’t wait to devour the rest of it over the weekend.
And last but not least on my Friday favourite things list? The fact that the birthday celebrations have officially begun. Hooray for that! On Thursday I headed out with my work pals for lunch at The Big Easy in Covent Garden. It was my first visit, even though I work just around the corner, and I’m pretty sure I’m going to be a regular customer from now on. I’m still dreaming about their lobster roll. Plus the chips were delicious too. If you’re in the area you must pop in.
So there we have it, my brain may not be on top form, but I’ve been able to pull a few things out of it for this week’s Friday favourites. I hope you have all had a lovely week and have a fun weekend planned.