I've been reading these lovely ladies (April, Christina, Darci and Natasha) and their Five on Friday posts for such a long time, without even considering that I too could be part of it. The blogging community is so wonderfully positive, I just love it. I love that everyone finds the good in situations and writes about that instead of whinging about negative things. I'm sure you know that our lives aren't always sushine and lollipops, but I so appreciate the encouragement to focus on the positive things that are going on in life, and to take a little time to notice and appreciate the smaller things.
Anyway, this week I am starting Five on Friday, let's get to it!
ONE: October. As Anne (and all over IG) says, "I'm so glad I live I'm a world where there are Octobers". I love the crispness in the air and the crunchiness underfoot. Hampstead does a pretty impressive job of Autumn, and the softer sun is very becoming of it.
TWO: A long awaited dinner at Dishoom in Covent Garden in London. I have been wanting to go to Dishoom for such a long time, that not even an hour long wait to be seated could deter us! I went with my sweet friend Alice, who I just adore, and always end up coming home speaking very properly and regal sounding as a consequence! The food at Dishoom IS every bit as good as the hype, I don't think I have ever had Indian as good as that before.
THREE: Pink strapping tape! If you have to strap your ankle, you may as well match it with your outfit or toe polish am I right? My ankle is still healing so I need to keep it strapped most days, so this strapping keeps it fun!
FOUR: An amazing new pilates class, with a hilarious ex-ballet dancer instructor. My physio clinic (APPI) has some studios and run small pilates classes for groups of 6 or so. Because of all my various ailments the physio suggested that what I need mostly, is to be stronger. This class was back to the very basics and really taught me how to move my hyper-mobile body so that it only hurts in the good ways! It was such an awesome class, I can't wait to do it again tomorrow!
FIVE: Buying local. We try to avoid our local Tesco like the plague. It is a soul destroying black hole. We have so many great individual retailers in Hampstead that we really try to support instead of the big conglomerates. Aside from getting fresher produce, I love getting meat that can be identified and that has been reared locally (well, in the uk anyway). The food is always far superior quality and it makes me feel little bit warm and fuzzy whenever I support the small business owners.