Things I won’t miss

Things I won’t miss

Bar mitzvahs

Mammograms

The sound of the vacuum cleaner

Bills

Email. I know I already said it, but I want to emphasize it.

Small print

Panels on Women in Film

Taking off makeup every night

 

Things I will miss

Laughs

The view out the window

Next year in Istanbul

The Christmas tree

Taking a bath

Pride and Prejudice

Butter

Pie

I love a good list.

With apologies to Nora Ephron, as adapted from two lists printed in “The Most of Nora Ephron”

Wackier

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Edward Elgar with a chicken on his head. Because. And because I’m heading to the Malverns and their chickens for new year soon.

From the addictive tumblr composersdoingnormalshit.tumblr.com

There are several great threads of composers looking miserable surrounded by ladies friends, proving that “I’m with the band” hasn’t worked for hundreds of years.

Kowloon cafes

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When looking at the windows in Neisha Crosland’s garden, they reminded me of this cafe in Kowloon that I visited on a rainy afternoon.

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Although I had a snack there, my real lunch was just round the corner at the Yee Shun Milk Company.

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I chose a bowl of cool, gingery goodness from the trays of warm and cold puddings lining the shopfront like a 1950s nanny’s dream.

Garden quiet

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I’m enjoying these photos of Neisha Crosland’s garden as part of my annual hibernation between Christmas and New Year.

The colours remind me of the Nan Lian garden that I visited in Hong Kong this year during a rain storm.

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Can you believe this is 10 minutes from a busy shopping mall and Metro?

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