1// Crossing off the most difficult thing on my 25 Before 25 list This week I was offered a job and I gushed and shook with excitement and then finally made my jaw work enough to accept it. I'm still in the pinch-me-I'm-dreaming stage because I'd convinced myself that I'd messed the interview up big time. I found out on Tuesday and I don't think I've stopped smiling since.
2// Spectacles At the end of last week I went to the opticians and was told I need glasses for computer work - admin roles are killer for your health. I picked them up this week and, although I think I look odd, I really kinda like them. My mother said I look studious.
3// Cake and mint tea dates On Wednesday my sister and I met up with a friend to go for a celebratory dinner. We ended the evening in a lovely cafe in Soho with the biggest slice of coffee and walnut cake (seriously, it must have been as big as my head) and a pot of fresh mint tea. Much giggling and happiness ensued.
4// Non-fiction This week I've been reading Shell Shocked Britain and it's got me hooked. I spent the majority of my MA researching shell shock and since then it has become such an obsession (if I ever decided to try for a PhD I would definitely focus on shell shock/mental health in war). I'll be reviewing this one for Centenary News so I'll link to it here as I'm sure many of you would enjoy the book.
5// Beautiful winter mornings I leave my flat just before 7.30am, just when the sun is rising and the sky looks utterly stunning. I cut through a park on my way to the tube and I stop at the exact same spot to take a picture most mornings. The one above was taken on Friday and it truly doesn't do it justice.
What has made you happy this week?