April 30, 2010

These are the things that I like

Mmm, cake.
I wanted to do a Film Friday post today but I'm still collecting stills so I thought I'd pop this one up first to remind myself to cheer up. So here is a document of the things that have been making me happy this week:

  1. A very rich cake I baked with more chocolate in it than any other ingredient, slightly too sour raspberries and some fresh Devon cream, eaten while re-reading a copy of Lula.
  2. The bedtime book I'm reading: Notes on Nursing by Florence Nightingale. She's always been a little bit of a mystery figure for me and so reading her own opinions, rather than a biography explaining them, on the profession I am aiming towards is pretty exciting and enlightening! It's also really interesting (for me at least) to hear about the origins of "modern" nursing, and how the basic theories she revolutionised are still relevant and applicable today, one hundred and fifty years on.
  3. Two lovely letters from two lovely penpals in Hong Kong and America, and the most perfect dress package from 1385.
And there are some things that aren't pictured, too. Being offered a job I had my heart set on, watching a whole gang of ducklings crossing the road, an old man with a suit and bow tie who I met in the Post Office queue, sleeping through the night and finally the endless and indescribable wonderfulness of this lady here.

What things have made you happy this week?


  1. Fred Astaire11:39 PM

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  2. Anonymous11:16 PM

    Lots of lovely happy making things! I like this post. And I like your pictures. And I like you even more! And all your very own endless wonderfulness. Lots of love always my Chickling! xxXxx

    P.S. So I don't have to go all Nessa this time... I'll be practicing for just in case it's needed again. "Oh! Back off!". Intimidating enough?

    P.P.S. I haven't answered what's made me happy coz I think it should have a post of its own as well. But of course you're on the list.

  3. Thank you bunny!! xxxx

    P.S. Terribly intimidating, yes! Oh! We still must have a Gavin and Stacey marathon watching thingy, then you can watch the ones you haven't seen and practice your Nessa impression.

    P.P.S. Hooray, I hope you make a happy post, I want to read it. With pictuuures! xxx