So, it’s been a busy few days in the world of Claire and friends…Matthew and I had a lovely anniversary (Chinese food at a favourite place and a lovely walk along the river, win of epicity). Mum and Dad celebrated 25 years of marriage (well done & congratulations once more you crazy kids!). And Minimus, my awesome brother, headed off to university in Aberdeen (I am loving the daily email updates! Hurrah for living vicariously!).
As well as that, work is busy busy busy, and seeing friends and working out fills up much of my free time. Along with the following diversions…
I’m listening to lots of music. I’m loving Regina Spektor’s latest, and Florence + the Machine give great powerfolk (as I’ve decided to call it!). I’ve also really liked what I’ve heard so far from Kate Miller-Heidke, an Aussie singer songwriter. She’s a little bit Tori, a little Regina…I like. This song of hers is just so pretty… I should also get Dizzee Rascal’s latest album I think – because I’m going to see him next month. Woo!
I’m reading loads and loads. A 60 to 90 minute commute every workday will do that to a girl! I’ve just finished an awesome book on unusual places to visit in London, and next up it’s ‘The Senator’s Wife’.
I am glued to the latest series of ‘America’s Next Top Model’ in all its shiny glory, and think I’ll probably get a little into ‘Strictly Come Dancing’, if only because a) ooooh, sequins!, b) X-Factor is a bit rubbarsh so far, and c) because I love Claudia Winkleman, who presents the extra show for Strictly. She’s super funny – I was watching earlier while I was on the bike at the gym and totally got the giggles and mightily confused the weightlifters.
I’m also giggling at I’mma Let You Finish.Com. Oh, Kanye.
I’m learning how to shave minutes off my commute. How to arrange my marking. Who does what at school. Which heels can last a whole workday and then a few afterwork drinks.
Add in friends and cuddles and trips and plans, and you have a busy Claire.
Add in the fact that it’s just about three months till Christmas now, and you have an ecstatic one!
How’s your week going?