Happy Friday! How has your week been? What's been happening with you?
After a busy, fluster-y sort of week last week, I've enjoyed a much more chilled out Mon-Fri. I've had a few meetings, seen some friends, done some writing, and done LOTS of reading. I've really got back into the library all over again, and my Kindle is languishing unloved under a pile of library books.
I have half-read books by my bed, in my handbag, on my desk, and on the coffee table. I probably should try finishing one before picking up the next, but as they're all non-fiction, this way is working for me – and it means that no matter where I am, I have a book near me*. Currently I'm working my way through a book about neuromarketing***, one about creativity, one about social media that's already out of date – but which does offer some good insights into what it is about social media that we find so pleasing/addictive – and one about tech startups.
I plan to continue this quiet activity throughout the weekend. If New York can manage to keep itself from raining for more than five minutes**** I'm thinking I'll continue my reading in the great outdoors, and if not, there's always the good old sofa. I am going out tonight, with some friends and H1 to my favourite tapas place, but other than that, I have no plans. I should probably get out to buy an umbrella one day – last week saw both me and H1 lose one apiece, which has resulted in way too much wet clothing and frizzy hair for one week.
I would love this Kate Spade one (I've wanted it ever since I saw it a couple of years ago, but I owned an umbrella back in those halcyon days) but they no longer make it. To be fair, I'm sure I'll be okay going for something a bit more simple.
If you'd told me 10 years ago that one day, I'd consider having a planless weekend one of life's most enormous privileges, I would have been absolutely horrified. It is though, isn't it?
What are you up to this weekend?!
*Because, you know, our place is so enormous** I couldn't possibly just go and grab one.
***Less creepy than it sounds, I promise.
****What is this, London?