it’s a mid week distraaaaaaaacttiiiiiiooooooon! (Oprah voice) hey guys, long time no distraction right? i have been dutifully saving great links left and right, but i feel like the internet has been a bit of a desert for me lately. truth is i wasn’t feeling well for about a week, and then it was my birthday (yay!) and then we went to the beach for the long weekend where there was hardly any reception – so i have been doing non-internet things like sleeping and reading.
okay, okay. this is not a mid week distraction. it is of course an end of week distraction. unless you work on weekends – in which case this IS a mid week distraction! look, just distract yo self okay? there’s a lot in here, perhaps the most distractions i have ever compiled at one time. and do you know why… because i had to do my taxes this week! nothing can distract me more than having to do my taxes.
there are exciting things happening at home these days. we are getting new parquet floors installed in our study, had a bed delivered (hello firm mattress, goodbye back ache!), measuring up to have our bedroom cupboards redone (goodbye cherry laminate veneer – i never liked you much anyway!) and i’m generally just scheming about how to make our apartment more homey. damn, it’s a process. even just painting a room is expensive, isn’t it?
MID WEEK DISTRAAAAAACTIIIOOOOOOON! (Oprah Voice)
i took a bit of a pause in the distractions department because i began feeling pressure to find interesting links every week. so, i am reverting to a more healthy distraction lifestyle – it will still be mid week, but not every week. i want to add up interesting links naturally and not just compile a random list because i simply have to.
i cannot BELIEVE the last time i did a These Things was in October last year! that is crazy. i guess ever since i started the Mid Week Distractions i put These Things on the back burner, which is silly cause they’re not the same thing. These Things is like the fun cousin of Mid Week Distractions… they’re like eyebrows “They are sisters, not twins.”
heeeeeeeeeeey guys! not much news around here, except that it is finally cold and i get to wear a scarf again. do you know how much this excites me? A LOT. i’m also hoping that maybe it will rain soon, since we are starting to get hit by water restrictions. so not only is SA running out of electricity, we are also a thirsty bunch!
i can’t thank you all enough for all your excellent book recommendations on the previous edition of MWD. i’m not exaggerating when i say that i downloaded a sample of every single suggestion onto my Kindle – now i have no excuse not to read anymore. but a funny thing happened while we were on holiday… i just couldn’t read.
so this coming weekend is a long weekend in SA, as well as next weekend. yes, this is the month of all the public holidays ever. i have a favour to ask you – can you recommend a GREAT book to get stuck into? i plan on putting away my devices and going old school on one of my days off. curling up on the couch and not getting up unless for tea and cookies. i like mystery, suspense, history, romance… anything gripping, anything that you just can’t. put. down.
this may seem ridiculous to all my US readers, but i only just started using Spotify (with a little, ahem, help to access it from outside the US). i even found an app to mute those annoying ads! well, enough about my nefarious activities – can you recommend any great users to follow / playlists to fave / stations to try? i’m kind of lost as to how to navigate the rabbit hole that is streaming music. help!