1. The purchase of this mug
And the consumption of tea from it.
2. The receipt of this email from Park Run
Proof that I just scraped through and ran 5km in under 30 minutes. Quite an achievement for me as running is my Everest.
3. The arrival of this postcard
Balwyn is the otherwise nondescript suburb in which my dad and stepmum reside. Why anyone would feel the need to produce postcards from this locale is both baffling and hilarious. Dad picked this up at the postoffice and knew I would appreciate its lameness.
4. The existence of these two blondes
With whom I can have wildly inappropriate conversations in public, sit with in silence as we devour hot chips and then take a much needed afternoon nap with. Which all happened at the races on Saturday (except for the napping, that was done at home).
5. This humble entry into the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder Flower Show
Have you ever seen anything more adorably mediocre?
6. The absolutely BANANAS print on Claire’s dress
For obvious reasons. And because bananas are an oddly important fixture in my life; I have one for breakfast everyday and my housemate and I are named after Australia’s most famous Bananas, B1 and B2.
Obviously there were countless other reasons I smiled including but not limited to; a certain cake I baked, a certain bearded man I like, a breakfast to which pancakes were central and a choreographed living room dance routine I performed with friends.
And a few reasons I didn’t smile include a run-in my iPhone had with a wet beverage, a run-in I had at the gym and the news that a dear loved one hasn’t been very well. Get well soon. But that’s not the point of this post.
I hope this week brings you many reasons to smile.