Some things that I love #9

Friday, Friday, oh how I love Friday. CK goes to nursery on Fridays so I get to spend some quiet time with BB and also get a few chores done. It’s a pleasant way to greet the weekend even if the weather is going to be dire – 11 degrees and rain. Bleurgh.

But never mind that; here’s what I’ve loved this week.

Some thing I read. If you read my A New York state of nostalgia post, you’ll know that a little bit of my heart is yearning to revisit the city that never sleeps. I’m really not helping myself by reading From Notting Hill to New York … Actually by Ali McNamara but it’s a really fun read. If you’re looking for a summer book that’s not too mentally taxing and is set between London and New York, then I’d definitely recommend it.

Some thing I watched. I’m still hooked on The Apprentice and thought this week’s episode was hilarious. Why the contestants make massively over-inflated claims about their ability in a bid to be that week’s project manager is beyond me. It always, ALWAYS, comes back to bite them on the bum. It’s addictive watching even if only to perfect my aim when throwing things at the TV.

Monsoon MacSome thing I wore. Because it seems to have done nothing but rain this week, apart from the odd hour of sunshine on Monday, my trusty mac from Monsoon has had a fair few outings. A few years ago I would never had had myself down as a mac-wearer but now I love them. Maybe it was a turning 30 thing?

Some thing I listened to. Have you seen the latest iPhone 5 advert about more photos being taken every day with an iPhone than any other camera? Well the piece of music that accompanies the advert was written by LA based composer Rob Simonsen and it’s one of the most beautiful pieces of music that I’ve ever heard. There’s something about it that touches my heart and soul and makes me smile and cry at the same time. I’m just waiting for him to release the full track so I can download it. If I get a few minutes this weekend, I’m going to see if I can recreate it on the piano.

Some thing I cannot live without. I don’t collect or covet many things. Expensive handbags were my downfall but since having children, that’s one habit I’ve had to break. But there’s something else that I cannot live without and luckily they’re in a much more affordable price range. Notebooks. I love notebooks.  There’s just something so nice about a new notebook and writing your name in it with your very best handwriting. Here’s this week’s purchase from Folksy. It’s my new favourite.

Vintage Notebook

So that’s what I’ve loved this week. How about you? Anything to share?

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13 thoughts on “Some things that I love #9

  1. This is a lovely post. I like the sound of the book (I’m currently feeling nostalgic for London, so it would suit my mood) and your new notebook is so pretty. Sound isn’t working on the laptop at the moment, but as soon as I get to the desktop I will listen to that music. Thanks for all the recommendations. Polly

    1. The book is a lovely easy read. Perfect for an hour or two soaking in the bath. I’m addicted to new notebooks. They can be found in pretty much every drawer of the house :-)

  2. What is it about the sound of a piano? That is a beautiful piece of music and if it came out I would definitely download too..

    That mac is lovely, Ive seen a gorgeous yellow coloured one from Superdry and I am plucking up the courage to buy it! Its a tad vibrant though.

    Oh the Apprentice, it gets worse as the weeks go buy! Was this the Dubai episode, I laughed my way through it! They must know if they put themselves up and fail 90% of the time they will get the boot, No? Great TV though!

    1. I love the piano. I had lessons for years and years as a child and really need to start playing again … and not just nursery rhymes.

      Yes, it was the Dubai episode. As soon as Zee said ‘I know it like the back of my hand’, I knew they were doomed to failure :-)

  3. That little notebook is gorgeous!!! I thought I was the only one who opened a new notebook and wrote with my very best handwriting (including the date in the top corner :)). I’ve become a Mac lover too – I keep admiring one in Ted Baker at the moment. I’m waiting for the sales!

    1. Yes, my handwriting gradually gets worse as you flick through the pages. Love Ted Baker. They have a discount shop at Cheshire Oaks of you ever fancy heading that way.

  4. It has definitely been Mac weather here too, although mine is nowhere near as smart as yours…. Love that notebook, and will listen out for that music! :)

    1. Mine’s no longer that smart either. Lots of sticky fingers prints and I’m sad to say, the toddler’s snot on it now. Pretty gross, to be honest.

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