My first lesbian wedding, sunshine and old English gentlemen

Thankfully this week wasn’t as eventful as the previous, even if the city’s Mayor, Sadiq Khan, did declare a public health emergency following the toxic air that descended upon London.

17th – time to plan:
On a Tuesday, the team would usually need to stay much later than 5:30pm to ensure that the magazine was completed in time for the Wednesday deadline. Now, we’re getting things complete so much quicker. This allowed me to spend time researching and planning ahead for future issues.

18th – sunshine:
I noticed when I got off the tube and begun walking towards the office that the sun was shining down on my face. This brought a feeling of calm and was a nice change from the cold, rainy weather we’ve had of late.

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19th – wedding invite:

Two of my good friends, Laura and Sarah, excitingly got engaged last October. Since they’ve got lots of friends, I wasn’t expecting to be asked to go but I was overjoyed when I received an invite! There’s nothing like planning for a wedding – even if it is six months away…

20th – working from home:
To promote our magazine, The Week Junior, we had a stand at Kidzania’s Careers Week event. Logistically it made no sense to go to the office for half an hour before leaving for my 11 o’clock start, so instead I worked from home for a couple of hours and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The sun was shining, I missed the morning rush and I was able to have marmite on my toast! The little things… plus I had an absolute blast at Kidzania. I hope to work there again sometime.

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Kidzania, Westfield

I was also greatful for old English gentlemen:
Usually on the tube, people push to get on, terrified that it’ll leave without them. On my way back to the office, after working a couple of hours at Kidzania, a gentleman who was probably in his 80’s insisted that I get on the tube first even though I had been behind him on the platform. It was so kind!

21st – a decent sleep:
I decided to head home the previous night to suprise my mum as my plans had changed last minute. It was pure heaven to not have noisy neighbours above me hollering throughout the night.

22nd – slipper socks:
In the Christmas sales I treated myself to an unbelievably cosy pair of slipper socks that have the fluffiest of linings. They were practically glued to my feet all weekend as I refused to take them off!

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Not my snap – Yui Mok/PA

23rd – layers:
The increased pollution and dense fog meant that the temperature was also affected, making the morning commute a very chilly one.

20/31 Be thankful for today

20. A difficult time in your life

Well this is a change of pace…

I don’t think there has been any time in my life that has been so tremendously difficult that it warrants writing about. So many people have it so much worse. The tens of thousands of people that had to flee Alberta to escape the wildfires, losing their homes and all of their belongings. The passengers onboard the EgyptAir jet that vanished over the night this week and their families and friends who are desperately waiting to find out what happened.

Sure, I have bad days and minority difficult days – who doesn’t?! But I think right now is not the time to be ranting about trivial things like being tired or being stuck on the tube.

Perspective

#323: Think about something that drives you crazy. Now, think about something that makes you happy. Does it change your perspective on the former?

Perspective is such an interesting thing. It’s something that people tend to lose quite often… I mean, it can’t just be me though, right?! I find that it’s so easily lost, especially when you see things as going wrong, one after the other. That said, there always seems to be a much needed reality check moment, that allows you to put everything back into perspective. Now, whether these moments appear at those times by pure coincidence or whether it’s down to the fact that you’re more susceptible (or vulnerable) to such thought provoking imagery, sayings or stories, having taken an affect on how you feel, I guess it’s something we’ll never know!

What I do know, is that I have gone on a slight tangent with this prompt, but it’s still related to the title.

Success

#128: Tell us about a time where everything you’d hoped would happen actually did.

TODAY! I hoped that (even a few) people would read and enjoy my writing… yet to my astonishment I have attained 101 followers! I haven’t been able to stop smiling all day and it really has turned this grey, drizzly London day completely upside down! To be nominated for two different blogging awards as well, has completely blown my mind. I’m so grateful for these kind nominations and I will be writing about them this Saturday coming, so keep your eyes peeled! 

Thanks for all your support!

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