Things I Love Thursday 4/10/2012

It’s time for my very first Things I Love Thursday for October.  It’s been such an awesome week, that I don’t even know where to begin telling you all about it.

This week, I love:

-When fantastic things happen to my good friends. I’ve had so many phone calls, messages and visits from friends all bearing good news.  I feel so pleased that the universe is smiling on so many of the people who mean so much to me.

-Pumpkin soup and toast for dinner.

– The Casual Vacancy by J.K Rowling.  At the beginning of this year, I made a pact with myself that I wouldn’t buy any more books.  Now that I’m living a short walk away from a great library, there’s really no reason for me to buy books.  My bookshelves are overflowing with volumes in paperback and hardcover.  Plus I reasoned that I shouldn’t be spending money on books when I could get them from the library for free.  This week, I had to make an exception, when J.K Rowling released her new book The Casual Vacancy.  Not only do I adore Rowling’s writing style, but I was far too excited to begin reading this book to wait around for several months while my name crept up the library waiting list.  I have only read a few chapters, but I’m already hooked.  It’s VERY different from Harry Potter, but it has all the hallmarks of Rowling’s storytelling: cheeky wit, fantastic characters and beautifully rendered setting.  Although I was very shocked when J.K dropped a C-bomb within the first thirty pages.  Naughty!

– Having dinner cooked for me three nights this past week by Ross.  I do love cooking, but sometimes it’s so nice to take a break from it.

– Playing around with cool makeup looks for Halloween.

-Deciding to hold a Halloween party this year.  Ross and I had debated whether or not we would throw a party from Halloween 2012.  Although I love Halloween, I’ve had shocking luck with parties this year.  Every time I’ve held a party since I left the city, none of my friends can be bothered heading to the country to attend.  So each time, I’ve felt a bit lonely and disappointed.  However, we finally bit the bullet and decided ‘fuck it, we love Halloween!”  Even if nobody comes to this one, Ross and I will have an awesome time (and we have already had a few RSVPs, which is good).

– Going for a drive to the craft store and buying a massive stash of rainbow-coloured yarn and new crotchet hooks.  I have a million projects swirling about in my mind that I can’t wait to start!

– Sparkly socks

– The fact that we’ve only needed to switch the heater on one night this week.  The nights certainly are getting warmer!

-My standing coffee-and-cake date with my mother on Thursday afternoons.

What’s making you smile this week?  Share your gratitude and happiness by leaving a comment with your own Things I Love Thursday list!


  1. I was so shocked at the c-bomb in The Casual Vacancy. I adore her writing style but I don’t know if swear words suit it. Either way I’m enjoying it so far!

    • When I read that page, I had to re-read it to be sure that my eyes hadn’t deceived me. I’m more than halfway through the book now, and I kind of don’t want it to end.

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