I’m into the second tenth of my 100 Days of Happiness project… so let’s check out what made me smile over the last 10 days.
I don’t go to Starbucks often because their coffee is tasteless and overpriced but on the odd occasion that I do, it’s nice to get your name spelled correctly with only one correction.
Some of you will have read about the Love Letters to the Home Office project I’ve been working on. Last Monday we launched the book (which you can buy on Amazon). I got to read out one of the stories as well as my manifesto of how the Home Office should operate. It was a very special and very emotional night.
I fricking love Game of Thrones. It’s on Sky here, which we can’t afford anymore. We do subscribe to NowTV though, which lets you watch it live and on demand (legally) but sometimes it takes them ages to upload it. I was really happy when they finally did.
On Tuesday I voted in the South African elections. There was a really hard fight for non resident citizens to vote and I wasn’t going to let my chance go by. I don’t live in South Africa anymore but voting for a better future for my friends and family makes me happy. For those who are wondering, I haven’t slammed my thumb in a door. Inking is part of the voting process that prevents fraud.
I finally went to visit my friends, Dawn and Bobby in their new flat. We have both recently had trips to South Africa so we hadn’t seen each other for almost 2 months and it was great to catch up. I probably should have taken a picture inside the flat but I was having such a good time I forgot.
Mr Osbiston and I have been saying we’re going to visit the amazing smelling local Italian restaurant just off our block since we moved into our flat almost a year ago. On Friday we finally went for date night and it was delicious.
We went to Chelmsford over the weekend to visit Paul’s family. We also got to see his best friend, Greg and Greg’s wife, Tara… and meet their five week old little boy, William, for the first time. What a handsome little chap!
We had a big family braai (BBQ) on Paul’s parents new patio. It was great to catch up with everyone and also eat about a million sausages.
Our washing machine has been broken. It finally got fixed (one of my socks was trapped in a draining hose…oops) and I got to do laundry.
I was walking to the cinema and spotted this amazing sky, which reminded me of how much I love my neighbourhood.