This post is in response to Love In The Nest’s new linky idea, celebrating all the best bits of our week, all the little things that bring a smile to our faces and a glow to our hearts, counting our blessings, if you like. So here are the best bits of the past week. If you would like to join up with this linky, you can do so here: http://www.loveinthenest.co.uk/.
Monday 9th: Today I spent a lovely morning in the coffee shop (where else?) completing my Italian homework. I’ve read frequently that aspiring writers are shameless eavesdroppers so when I’d finished the homework I drank my coffee and stared around the room a bit to see what was happening. There were two women a few tables away who were clearly being less than charitable about someone or something, but they were just too far away to hear. The manager was sitting at the table next to them, separated by a low dividing wall and a pot plant, so clearly he could hear everything!
Tuesday 10th: Today I found I had enough courage to approach one of those immaculate women who work behind the beauty counters in department stores and asked for advice about tired-about-the-eyes look I have been wearing for the last four years. She was charming and kind and I came away feeling that I looked less tired. Cost me a fortune in purchases though!
Wednesday 11th: Today’s highlight was writing a flash fiction piece, my first attempt, and subsequently having it accepted for publication in an e-book (all profits to charity). So I haven’t made my first million but someone else likes my story enough to include it in their collection and that has made my day.
Thursday 12th: Had a very relaxing pamper morning at the hairdressers. I intensely dislike going to the hairdressers but today I saw someone who actually understood what I was saying, I got to sit in the massage chair while I had my hair washed and I got a hand massage while I was having the cut. And it was a standby appointment and therefore half the usual price. Bargain, I think!
Friday 13th: Today the little man met up with one of his good friends at soft play. We didn’t get thrown out after the usual two hours, so his mum and I had a good chat (we don’t see one another very often) and drank reasonable coffee and played with the boys. It was a great morning.
Saturday 14th: This morning I got my usual hour to myself in the coffee shop to write. There were four people at the table next to me who clearly knew one another but were barely communicating. One person was doing all the talking, the others barely reacting. I wondered what their story was, why they were behaving as they were, and that gave me some ideas for writing.
Sunday 15th: Today I unexpectedly got a couple of hours to do some reading while my husband took the little man out into the garden to start clearing up the ravages of autumn and winter. I gave myself the day off from eating healthily and had some cake the little man and I had made earlier in the week.
I’m very nosy by nature so would love to know the best bits of other people’s week. Share your highlights too.