Well this time last week, everyone enjoyed my night-time post so I thought I might make it a regular thing... we'll see. I didn't write this at exactly 10:38 but I'm feeling a little run down with hayfever so I'm going to try and have an early night.
-Yep: hayfever. This allergy has been plaguing me for years and I HATE it. I had acupuncture at one point, which was actually majorly fun, very relaxing. But health insurance doesn't cover it any more, I think because it's too unconventional.
-Today was one of the first nice sunny days in London for what feels like years. It was lovely, I didn't do very much at all but for the first time in ages I didn't feel guilty about it either because I don't have to be revising for anything right now. The perfect amount of laziness can be heaven - too much or at the wrong time is the worst thing.
-I never did that post on nautical stripes stuff. I think I'm going to do a nice big clear-out and not dwell on what doesn't suit me, or I don't love. My wardrobe aim in life, I think is not to have some huge extendable wardrobe. I would be sooo happy if there was absolutely nothing in there which I wouldn't be happy having to wear. Does that make sense? I want to be able to get dressed blindfolded and like what I'm wearing, even if it doesn't quite match. If it does match, that's even better, so really I aspire to have a one or two colour wardrobe, like those people interviewed for an article a few months back which was posted on everybody's blog. How awesome would that be???
-I finished 'The God of Small Things' today. It took me a while because around half way I took about 2 or 3 weeks off reading, I was just too tired. Yesterday I got a couple of new books, something which always inspires me to finish my current book because abandoning something I was enjoying always makes me feel so guilty. As to 'The God of Small Things' - well it was phenomenal. I was reading it all of today, it's the type of book where the writer creates a whole new language, so it's so easy to get absorbed. But the second half of the book is really heavy, and the whole non-linear timeline thing with a dollop of foreshadowing makes the sad parts achingly sad.
-I'm not sure if it's just me, but when I'm buying a new book the price always feels more justified when it's thick. Like I wouldn't pay money for an Agatha Christie, they're always library reads because they're so skinny. Although in the bookshop yesterday I saw this amazing collection of Agatha Christies, with these stunning vintage looking covers which fit the murder mystery theme perfectly. So I bought this other murder mystery, 'The Oxford Murders' which will suitably satisfy my inner detective, but the good reviews by the Guardian should hopefully make me feel intellectual enough.
-Wow I'm rambling today. I should really go but this has been fun! I'm still trying to think of an idea for the Waterstone's story on a postcard thing, I had this 'great' idea at one point but it's vanished... I can't remember at all what it's about, only that it involved dandelions and time. Hmmm... it seemed genius at the time.
Oooh one last thing, it's funny I just noticed looking at last week's post, and I said that I might revisist the idea. Then disneyrollergirl wrote that revisiting the idea would be a great idea. I responded going 'great idea, disneyrollergirl! your wish is my command' or something equally featherbrained. Ahhhh I am slowly losing my mind. Oh well it should be entertaining.