One of the first things that caught my eye in my apartment building was this art-deco window, leading up to the first floor. I see it every morning as I leave for work, and if I’m coming or going during the day on the weekend I can look up and see the midday light streaming through. Even in this silver light of winter, it sparkles.
Tonight, to mark the solstice, I’m lighting some candles, making a hot toddy, listening to the Bonfire Band and reading in my cosy bed. How about you? Is it mid-winter or summer where you are? I’m enjoying the cold, enjoying the layers of boots, hats, scarves, enjoying seeing the handsome men in their winter finery. But all the same, I’m looking forward to longer days and more light.
::: from Peppermint Bee :::
I love this. After having guests in my little flat for the last 6 weeks, I’m ready for a little time to myself. They were both very welcome – one of my best mates and then my dad – and I enjoyed their company muchly (as always), but it’s good now to come home at the end of the day and quietly go about my evening.
I like this quote too. I may have to buy the book.
“Introverts, in contrast, may have strong social skills and enjoy parties and business meetings, but after a while wish they were home in their pajamas. They prefer to devote their social energies to close friends, colleagues, and family. They listen more than they talk, think before they speak, and often feel as if they express themselves better in writing than in conversation…” Susan Cain, Quiet ::: via Today’s Letters
Yep, it’s so true. Plus pyjamas are awesome.
The long weekend is already two-thirds over, making this post is a little tardy, but I’ve been happily out and about, having fun and getting stuff done (and yes, assembling another bookcase – hurrah!) so I hope you’ll forgive me, and perhaps consider this something to ease us into the new working week instead.
Last night it was (miraculously) not raining, so I took a wander down to Circular Quay to see the lights of Vivid – it just keeps getting better every year! Everyone’s been raving about the Opera House sails by Urbanscreen (which was indeed amazing) but it was the display projected onto Customs House (above) that stole the show for me. It’s on for one more night, so if you’re in Sydney and haven’t seen it yet, do!
Some other prize winners, show stealers and attention grabbers for you!
::: Have you seen this pigeon?
::: If I was in Brisbane this weekend, I would totally head to this book sale – it’s on until Tuesday! That site, The Weekend Edition, is quite lovely too, if you’re looking to see what’s on in BrisVegas.
::: I love these photos from the Jubilee.
::: And now I want to make a Victoria Sponge cake. This recipe looks ace – a bit fancy, though I’d go raspberry jam, or maybe blackberry. mmm.
Happy (belated) long weekend!