Happy Friday guys! I hope you’re all doing splendidly and have epic plans for the long weekend. There’s a particular joy that you get on that Friday before a bank holiday, isn’t there? Everything just feels lighter and brighter and just better. Oh if only that was the case every week! Today’s Friday favourites list features both big and small happy things as I really wanted to remind myself that it’s not always about the huge, life changing events!
So let’s dive into item number one on this week’s favourites list, this one’s a small one: Gilmore Girls. Lau and I have had a bit of a marathon of it this week and I’ve become slightly obsessed. It’s all I want to watch! We’re now on to the fifth series and it feels like the storylines are getting meatier but still with moment of quietness and the wonderful character relationships. I’m loving it.
When I’ve not been on the sofa watching Gilmore Girls I’ve been out and about with some of my favourite people, which has been wonderful. Last Saturday we had a proper sisters day and went on a birthday outing for Lau. As part of her present we treated her to brunch at Dishoom, her (and our) favourite, and then headed for a wander around Liberty.
Then we hopped on over to the Natural History Museum for the afternoon. As well as wandering round the museum and checking out all the skulls and the shop in great detail (naturally) we also headed to the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition. This exhibition is stunning and I can’t recommend it highly enough. The photos are simply beautiful and the photographers are so talented. You must visit it asap. We had a pretty awesome day, full of nattering and laughing and it was so good to hang out with these two crazies.
I went to a staged reading of All the President’s Men? on Monday, which is a joint play between the National Theatre and the New York Public Theatre and it was like nothing I’ve ever seen before. It was a series of scenes from the US Senate confirmation hearings for Trump’s cabinet. So it featured actors playing Senator Rubio, Senator Warren, Rex Tillerson, Jeff Sessions and the like reading from the transcripts of the hearings. It was so well done, so simple and fascinating and featured a fantastic cast. If you ever get the chance to watch it, you really, really must.
Also making my favourites list this Friday has to be a long overdue catch up with two of my uni friends. We’ve not all been together for a good six or so years , but on Tuesday night we were all in London and around for dinner. There was, of course, lots of natterings, lots of teasing and lots of delicious food. I love how there are some people who can only see once in a blue moon but because you’ve lived with them or known them for so long it’s not a big deal. That’s the best, isn’t it? Oh and when it’s at one of your favourite restaurants, The Riding House Cafe, that’s even better!
So finally, let’s round off this favourites list with a couple of smaller things. Like finally cracking open my Easter eggs. Is anyone else obsessed with eating Cadbury’s Easter eggs straight out of the fridge? And that glorious crack that they make when opened? I love that sound. Another awesome thing is my current read – When Breath Becomes Air. It’s certainly a hard read as it’s about a neurosurgeon who discovers he has inoperable lung cancer. But it’s also uplifting and life-affirming. Not to mention beautifully written.
So tell me, what’s made it on to your favourites list over the last seven days? I want to know the big and the small. Share them with me!