Hello lovelies! How has your week been? Mine has been GOOD! I have been out and about having all sorts of adventures – well, adventures by my very domestic, at home in the suburbs standards! And looking at these photos, I have been seeing lots of blue skies!
On Tuesday, I jumped on the train and headed up to Ballarat to catch up with Emily from squiggle and swirl and to see the Archibald Prize touring exhibition. It was a lovely day. I wrote all about it here.
My reading pace has picked up a little over this past year. I can’t really keep buying book after book, lovely as that is, so I decided that I should rejoin our local library. Libraries are great, aren’t they? All those books and community info? I have many happy library memories from my younger years (not the ones spent in the law library at uni or Supreme Court library at work!) and from when the boy and girl were little. I think those memories are probably worthy of their own post. I am loving our reasonably recently renovated library. It has a cafe attached. Of course! I borrowed a novel, memoir and watercolour book. I’m probably being a bit ambitious in thinking I can get through all of them in three weeks so I may need to reborrow them. I think I might pop there again next week just to have a coffee and a read. I’m sure I can squeeze it in between other out and about tasks.
When my girl started school, a friend and I decided we’d set aside two Fridays a term to go to the movies and have a bite to eat afterwards. We’ve seen some excellent films in that time – Million Dollar Baby, Burn After Reading, The King’s Speech, Grand Budapest Hotel. I wouldn’t quite put The Intern in the same category as those films – no plot twists, no subtlety in its message – but it was pleasant enough. I’d put it in the category of a Woman’s Day magazine and a block of Cadbury chocolate – short lived disposable pleasure!
Saturday and Sunday mornings the man and I take a brisk constitutional around our neighbourhood streets. It’s our weekly date! We stop off for coffee on the way home and my man likes to treat himself to a crêpe. He loves the classic lemon and sugar but this Saturday decided to mix it up and go for the apple, almond and cinnamon. Crazy times! Do you have a weekly treat-like ritual?
Hope your week held lovely pleasures! Pop along to Isabel’s blog to see what others are up to. Here’s to a content week to come!