This picture may be out of focus and a few weeks old, but it sums my current emotions up pretty perfectly. This is a happy, happy time.
Watching: Christmas films! I’ve just watched ‘Elf’ with my sister and her friend, and it was so much fun to curl up and enjoy a festive film while the first heavy snow of the season fell. I’ve also been watching little bits of ‘Stranger than Fiction’ every day. I’m kind of enjoying dragging this one out and enjoying it piece by piece rather than as a whole film. I watched up to the ‘flours’ part today, which made me laugh as I remembered B’s present of flours for my birthday. She knows me so well!
Listening to: Mumford and Sons. We’ve just been to see them live and they were absolutely amazing, so I’m happily reliving the experience through youtube clips. On a less musical note, I’m also completely obsessing over Piff the Magic Dragon who performed with Mumford – his show was hilarious and Mr Piffles (his chihuaha sidekick) was absolutely adorable. Seriously, check him out…and Mr Piffles too.
Planning: Our university is currently promoting Disability Awareness, so I’ve been planning and planning and planning some more for that. We’ve had loads of activities going on and I’m really proud of myself and Caz for what we’ve managed to pull together! It’s been a great success so far – and has been a lot of fun to do. My favourite activity so far was trying on a variety of visual impairment simulating glasses – it was really interesting to get a better understanding of a range of visual impairments, and it’s just incredible to think of how much people can achieve with those kinds of impairments. It made me really thankful for my eyes – which is a change as I usually curse my poor vision.
Thinking about: Christmas! And, on a less exciting note, the amount of work I need to do over Christmas. I feel like there won’t be much of a break to be had this year, and that’s definitely putting a downer on my excitement for the holiday. I am, however, still counting the days for carol singing and finally chopping down our own tree! My mama made me an advent calendar (we will never let her stop doing this, ever) full of festive socks and tubes of glue, and the little surprises I’ve been getting every day are keeping me excited for Christmas time.
Reading: I’m still reading Midnight’s Children actually…is this the slowest I’ve ever made progress through a book? Probably. But I’m loving it and taking my time over it, so I just don’t care. I know I can’t make a conclusive judgement yet, but I’d seriously advise you to pick it up if you haven’t already. It’s a good’un.
Making me happy: Fun evenings with friends, followed by waking up to snow. It’s really starting to feel like winter here, and while I regularly complain about the cold, I am really enjoying the change of seasons and the excitement that comes with it. It’s also making me look forward to times spent by the fire while watching the cats jump around in the snow…perfect winter moments.
I haven’t forgotten that I owe you a post about Cardiff Castle…I’m just being a bit slow in creating it. It’ll be up the next time I have a second, and you can look forward to enjoying it’s absolute beauty. For now, have a great Wednesday night!
And thank you to Danielle for the inspiration for this post.