“I can no other answer make, but, thanks, and thanks.” — William Shakespeare
Things I Love Thursday is an idea created by the inimitable Gala Darling. In 2007 she began creating a list every Thursday, sharing links, people and experiences that she had fallen in love with that week. All over the internet people the idea was passed around: everyone loved the concept of celebrating appreciation and thankfulness together and began creating their own lists… This is mine!
♥ Getting my internet connection back! Since I moved my PC upstairs to my bedroom, I was connecting through my brother’s laptop, and then not at all… He has now linked me up to our Wi-Fi and I’m whizzing about on the internet again. It was great to have a break from the internet (I got a fair bit of reading done!) but it’s fabulous to get back to uploading photographs and reading blogs.
♥ Going to the Natural History Museum in London for Science Uncovered. I really miss the museum so it was fabulous to go there for a few hours with Caroline, see a couple of familiar faces and look around.
♥ Prevailing over the flyer that refused to be edited..! (At work, I agreed to edit 2 flyers for the marketing team, both of which were short, easy jobs. One file was corrupted. Then one file was saved in the wrong version. Then the linked jpegs wouldn’t load… Got there eventually though – hurrah for persistance!)
♥ Yummy cake – Malin made a delicious lime and coconut cake this week which was wonderful. I feel the need to also mention Malin’s marvelously magical meaty muffins! Omnom.
♥ Random acts of kindness: when Caroline and I were travelling on Saturday, a young girl noticed her shoelace had come undone and was looking for somewhere to do it up… A man nearby (whose son had fallen asleep leaning against his leg and was already precariously balancing!) gestured to the sea his son was sitting on, and then when she put her foot up there, he did it for her. A really simple act, but really sweet too.
♥ Listening to some old mix-CDs I found: Belle & Sebastian; Sudden Sway; Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci; A Tribe Called Quest; Felix Da Housecat; Beastie Boys… Yes please!
♥ Getting a brand new PC at work and experiencing the change in loading times (Windows 2000 to Windows 7!).
♥ Finally sitting down to my personal submissions for Getty Images and getting over 20 images edited and uploaded, complete with release forms. I’ve been putting this off for months as it takes a while to get it all done.
Do you write a Things I Love Thursday or gratitude list? If not, what would you write on it this week? If so, please share it with me!