Things that made me happy this week:
:: A new word by one of the Shakespeares of our time: Conundrumified. If you have never read Eden's blog you just gotta. It can be hard-going, her younger brother committed suicide almost a year ago and she is grieving hard, but the way she writes cuts through so much of the fluffy fakeness in the world and deals the the stuff that matters. And she creates new words, or at least is influential enough that new words she uses may just become part of the Oxford dictionary. In the same post I saw this awesome new word, she shared this extraordinary little film by Shane Koyczan, spoken word poet, writer and performer. Another Shakespeare. Extraordinary people.
:: Warm jackets and cold nights and heading out when you really don't want to do anything more than curl into a foetal position and cry, but being glad you did leave the house because you are part of something, a new little fledgling group of like-minds and it makes you feel so bloody special.
:: The dog cave
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Isn't it exquisite!
She ripped off the door of a Harry Potter cupboard and created one of my favourite rooms ever.
I would give it a go except I store wine under the stairs, and Ted believes he is a 'people' so would probably just sniff derisively at the cave before heading upstairs to his dog-shaped groove on the bed.
:: Cupcakes. The definition of cupcakes should be "happy making cakes". Completely impractical, too high to eat easily and with an odd icing to cake ratio; yet they can make even middle-aged, cynical men (with a man-cold on board!) smile and reach for another. I made these for a co-worker about to go on maternity leave. Once they (the cupcakes) had finished cheering up the lunchroom (and curing man-colds), she took the rest home to her three-year old who was so delighted by them. One of the problems with this world we live in is that there are not enough cupcakes topped with shiny balls. The problems of the world can be helped by fandangled cakes people! Lets get onto it.
What made you happy this week?