1. Salvador Deli
You can keep your ‘Currant Affairs’ and ‘Melon Cauli’, Salvador Deli is without doubt the best shop name pun in Britain. Even their tag line is genius; surreal quality. Anyway, the point is I went there for lunch today, had a delicious toasted brie sandwich with red onion marmalade and enjoyed myself immensely. I was actually invited by a girl I work with and we chatted about nothing important and I think she might be the first new friend I’ve made in four years. Ooh that’s a depressing note to end on. Hopefully it will be the first of many. That’s better.
I was stood in the queue in Sainsburys about to abandon my diet for the week and buy a bag of cookies when I spotted bunches of daffodils for £1 and decided to buy them instead. Then was very disappointed when they didn’t open up for a week and I just had a glass of green bulbs on my mantle piece. But now they’ve opened and they look lovely. So cheerful and spring-like. This is the first time I have ever bought myself flowers and I don’t think it will be the last.
Last week’s post was kind of a cheat as it was mostly me ranting about how hard I’m finding my job disguised as a celebration of my lunch hour. But this week I have an actual highlight from work. I was given a job to do that was so basic and mindnumbing that I could do it with headphones on. And instead of putting music on, I listened to the Emma audiobook. So basically I got paid £9 an hour to listen to Jane Austen. Living the dream.
Thanks, as always, to Mani (A New Life Wandering), for the great idea.