I’m generally a pretty outdoorsy person, but over the past few days I’ve found surprising comfort in home-oriented activities and forming new daily rituals; slow breakfasts; calling old friends; finding online exercise classes and moving beyond the tried and true dog-eared corners of my cookbooks.
I’m finally getting stuck into the long list of book recommendations I’ve been amassing for ages as well. Of course, I also (always) have a way-too-ambitious list of hobbies I’m planning to try my hand at; a bunch of Masterclasses to take; and scraping the bottom of the to-do list, a whole host of cupboards that sorely need reorganising.
I feel very lucky to be sitting out this time with my partner, and two pals (plus Oscar my housemate’s dog, pictured). Our daily strolls through the neighbourhood and down to our local park have been keeping us all sane. And when all else fails-a good old boogie around the house will soothe what ails you.
On my reading list;
- Fraud by David Rakoff
- The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion
- The Overstory by Richard Powers
- Middlemarch by George Eliot
- Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay
- Sour Heart by Jenny Zhang
- The Secret History by Donna Tartt
- Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond
- Feel Free: Essays by Zadie Smith
- Pocket Atlas of Remote Islands: Fifty Islands I Have Not Visited and Never Will by Judith Schalansky