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Thursday, 30 July 2015

Currently #07

Reading :: Wild by Cheryl Strayed. I'm only 100 or so pages in but wow, is this book great. The advert for the film of this book starring Reese Witherspoon drew my attention to Strayed's story and I finally got around to picking it up a couple of months ago. I'm sure most of you have heard about this book by now, so I'll just say that with every page I read I am more and more in awe of Strayed and her strength. By the sounds of things, at the time she was carrying out the Pacific Crest Trail she had no idea of how amazing she was. Quite frankly reading this book is making me want to do some sort of hike solo myself - alas I don't think I'll ever be strong enough to do that. Nonetheless, Wild is a truly wonderful read and I can't recommend it enough.

Eating :: ALL THE ITALIAN FOOD. I got back from Italy on Monday admittedly so I'm not eating Italian food right now (post on the holiday hopefully coming in the next few days!). But surely it would be wrong to leave out all the pizza and pasta and gelato if I'm going to write about what I've been eating. Having never been to Italy before, I couldn't wait to taste the food, and it definitely lived up to my expectations! I'm still daydreaming about a giant ham and mushroom pizza I ate last weekend by the beach; it was heaven on a plate!

Thinking about :: How disconcerting it can be when you think you know someone and then they turn out to be so different from what you once believed them to be. It's safe to say I've felt a bit disappointed over the past couple of days and it's made me reevaluate who I really want to spend my time with. I suppose in many ways it's a good thing and serves to remind me how lucky I am to have some really wonderful friends. Nonetheless, I don't think I'll ever get over the initial shock and pain of someone surprising you like this.

Watching :: Once Upon A Time. I'm not sure if I've mentioned it before but I am absolutely addicted to this show. I started watching it a couple of months ago and I can't stop. My friend Lish has been watching it along with me, so I've slowed down recently to let her catch up so that we can watch the second half of series four together. I never knew fairytale characters being brought to our world could make for such good viewing, or that they could teach some really important lessons.

Loving :: Being in the middle of the summer holiday. It really is so lovely to have time to relax and see friends, without having any work to hand in or think about for what feels like the first time in forever! I'm trying to make sure I enjoy every minute of it so that it's not wasted.

I hope July's treated you well, and here's to August being a good'un! xo


  1. I read Wild a few months ago, and after my sister and father read it, we watched the movie last week! They are both so great, though I think I might prefer the book :) She's definitely an amazing woman, she overcame so much in so many different aspects of life! Incredible.


    1. She really is incredible! I'm definitely going to try and watch the movie as soon as I'm done with the book, it sounds really fun to read and then watch it with family xx


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