Hello friends and welcome to this week’s Sunday Stories. I hope you’ve all had a great week. Wales has been a bit wet and work has been busy but we’ve also managed to nail homemade chai lattes. Swings and roundabouts, no? Let’s get right into what I’ve been up to over the last 7 seven days.
This week I have been reading, and loving, Circe by Madeline Miller. I borrowed this off my mum and managed to drop it in the bath. Whole. This has never happened to me before. To make it worse, it happened directly after bragging to my boyfriend about how I have a ‘system’ for when I read in the bath to prevent the said event. So that’s karma for you. But anyway, the story is beautifully written and magical. (The book is fine, just a bit curly now.) I haven’t finished yet but I already know it’s going to be a favourite.
Some links to things I’ve been reading online:
- Comfort Food: The Importance of Reading Aloud as Adults by Annie Hartnett. I loved this piece, it’s like a soothing balm for the soul.
- Sense and social distancing: ‘Lockdown has given me a newfound affinity with Jane Austen’s heroines’ by Josephine Tovey. For all the Austen fans, this made me smile.
This week I have mainly been watching Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown on Netflix. In this show, Anthony Bourdain travels to lesser-known places and explores the food and culture. I like it because it’s about food but also human interaction. It’s more about travelling, meeting people, learning new things and having a really good meal too.
I have SO MANY podcasts to catch up. Normally (real-world normal, not COVID world normal) I listen to them on my commute. This has now changed to on my daily walks but this week’s dismal weather has cut my walks right down. So I’ve listened to my weekly dose of The High Low and that’s pretty much it. Perhaps I will listen to some more this afternoon.
One thing I did want to share is this Cheerful Instrumental playlist on Spotify. I listen to a lot when I’m working and need to concentrate. It’s great for when you get sick of the usual instrumental playlists!
I hope you enjoyed this week’s Sunday Stories. Let me know what you’ve been up to in the comments. See you soon!