Welcome to this week’s issue of … FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS! Woot! Let’s go!
1/ Frozen raspberries: I love them. I do. Most days I throw them into the Nutribullet with a banana and some coconut water and yogurt OR a big slosh of almond milk. They make the prettiest and most delicious simple smoothie.
2/ Adorable temporary tattoos from Tattly. So cute! So animal-y!
3/ Swimmy blue nail polish. Yes, please!
I made it onto an amazing list! 100 Great Reads from Australian Women. There are a bunch of great books on this list, written by excellent types I have long admired. So chuffed. Thank you!!
Also? I’ve added a few other titles to my wishlist this week. They include …
5/ Author Charlotte Wood’s old foodie blog is still up!
I really like the colour of this jumper … and I recently bought this blazer because it reminds me of one I used to wear in the ’80s. I am going to wear it over dresses with tights and Docs, I think. Also? The label Olive has some ace dresses.
I would quite like to make one or two of these Tobi Totes. How about you? Pattern here.
Ramblings: Beachcombing on the Isle of Sheppey. Clare Balding chats to Lisa Woollett about life and her new book Rag and Bone. It’s all slipper limpets and seagulls and scrunching sands. Delightful.
I love the premise of this podcast. Just walking and chatting about the big and small things. I want to do an Australian podcast like this!
Martin Latham: Bookshops are a precious shelter from the storms of life.
Aimee Farrell: How to create your own tea garden.
James Nestor: The lost art of breathing can improve resilience and sleep.
Juvoni Beckford +Anne-Laure Le Cunff : How to use books to navigate life
Madeline Dore: On empty time and not feeling crammed.
1/ Green Beans and Cucumbers with Miso Dressing. YUM! Recipe here.
2/ Slow-roasted Gochujang Chicken looks amazing. Recipe here.
3/ I’m super keen to try these Cauliflower Toasts by The Barefoot Contessa. Recipe here.
4/ And how good do these Pumpkin Fritters look? Recipe here.
5/ I’m also going to try these overnight bread rolls tomorrow! Perhaps smoosh some omelette, prosciutto, avocado and cherry tomatoes into them with sriracha?
2/ My sister, my mirror. So interesting.
4/ This is pretty incredible. You have to see! (What Gordon Parks saw.)
5/ The beginners guide to Bravo. (I’m a Bravo tragic, so I highly approve of this story! Head to Hayu if you fancy diving in.)
7/ How to be at home. Sigh. Lovely, poetic and true. “Don’t be embarrassed!”
1/ I love this! An off-the-grid writer’s cottage.
2/ Simon Lince and Cary Leibowitz’s home is so interesting. Some clever touches to spark your creativity or borrow from. I love the stair gallery!
3/ Would you like to live in an old Parisian cafe? I would.
1/ I somehow found this sneaky site with lots of gentle cooking and gardening shows on it. Perhaps that is your sort of thing too?
2/ I just watched Manhunt: Unabomber and it was quite good. I could not help but think that the women did a LOT of the important work in this case and were not really celebrated enough, though. Also the victims were not really as front and centre as they should have been. That said it’s still pretty good. Would recommend! It’s on Netflix.
3/ Somebody Feed Phil. There’s a new season of this show on Netflix. I watched the other seasons while I was at an AirbNb with the kids a while ago and thought they were CHARMING.
4/ Gangs of London is apparently quite violent but also very good. Have you watched it? It’s on Stan in Australia.
5/ And my guilty pleasure is SAS Australia. So trashy and muddy. Can’t help myself. It’s on 7Plus in Australia.
I hope you enjoyed this week’s Friday Night Lights!!
Love, your pal …