Well, what a week it’s been! And here it is, summarised in eighteen bullet points that tell of what I’ve been grateful for over those busy days…
1 A new airy-fairy, lifestyle-envy cookery programme on the BBC.
2 Having a task that seems like a huge mountain to climb but actually getting through it fairly speedily.
3 Sainsbury’s own brand version of Kit Kats, as I love Kit Kats but try to avoid Nestle products. Thank you, J Sainsburys, for producing a guilt-free version.
1 A friend offering to meet me to calm my nerves & distract me.
2 Passing my PhD viva without trauma and with excellent feedback. Biggest goal in life now achieved – not bad progress for a Tuesday afternoon in January.
3 Going for a lovely meal with my parents to celebrate becoming a doctor, even though my stomach still felt a bit funny & I couldn’t eat much. It’s also hard to eat when you’re smiling so much.
1 Avoiding a traffic jam that I seem to hit every Wednesday morning. Always good.
2 First Cadbury’s Creme Egg of the year. Yum yum yum.
3 Finally starting on the second sleeve of the cardigan that I’m knitting. The speed of my progress is decreasing with every section, but it’s still progress.
1 White chocolate and raspberry cookies. Five words that spell happiness.
2 My boss taking me to dinner in a v nice Chinese restaurant where I had the juiciest king prawn satay I’ve ever had.
3 Going to the bar in my new local and chatting to someone that I met last week.
1 The ability to get loads done at work when you know that you’re finishing early.
2 Coming home to a thank you present that included pina colada jelly beans – a perfect pre-night out aperitif!
3 ‘Our Betterware man is Scottish’: the greatest comment ever over-heard at a Burn’s Night.
1 Staying in bed for a ridiculously long time even though I was awake, just because I could.
2 Balancing table mats on my head with my niece.
3 Staying in my pyjamas for the entire day, just because I can.