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Let’s Play Three Good Things Thursday

July 2, 2020

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Gosh. Another week has rolled by and where the heck did it even go?

Just like that we’re in the second half of the year, still not used to the topsy-turvy world we’re living in, still waking to shifting circumstances every single day.

With all that in mind there is no better time to conjure up three good things from your day. Chances are that no matter how difficult life is, there are three things that were pretty okay.

Here’s mine …

1/ I wrote a short story which I love and I’m finally starting to understand how to write more imaginatively and less blog-ily! My classmates workshopped my story this week and they all really liked it, which was very amazing and made me feel very excellent. I really want to write lots of novels as I get older, so I need all the workshopping I can get.

2/ I’m making some delicious Indian recipes this afternoon to stock the fridge with – a beef and potato curry, a cauliflower and pea dish. Maybe some roti too? They recipes are all from Indian Made Easy by Amanda Uppal which I found at the op-shop.

I feel like I want to have a nice long wintery crack at making lots of Indian food. A bit of a project, you know? I just bought the Kindle version of Dishoom for this very reason. And I’m going to make some of Chitra Agrawal’s spicy tomato relish (inspired by Food52).  The recipe I’m using is via her book Vibrant India.

3/ I found out about a great writer called Rebecca Mead. She wrote this quite famous profile on Margaret Atwood (which I had to read for my magazine-writing unit) but also so many others which I have started tucking into. I read this one about Edna O’Brien yesterday and it was great.

Coincidentally an email arrived in my inbox this very morning ABOUT Rebecca Mead. It was from The New Yorker and began “The writer Rebecca Mead is a master at composing singular, inventive literary narratives. Since 1997, she has contributed nearly five hundred pieces to The New Yorker …” etc. So that was serendipitous.

Rebecca has written a book called The Road To Middlemarch: My Life With George Eliot which looks brilliant. You can read Rebecca’s work in The New Yorker here.

So yes … clearly studying is having a big impact on my good things this week. Sorry to go on about it all the time, but it’s really a very special part of my days at the moment. #Swot

Do you fancy sharing your three good things? For #ThreeGoodThingsThursday?

x pip

PS – My Nan is on the mend and out of hospital! That is MORE than GOOD! x


  • Reply kd July 9, 2020 at 1:21 AM

    Hurray for your Nan! So happy to hear!

    1. I went on a walk early this morning before it got hot, and it was such a peaceful, quiet, sun-dappled time to be out in the world!

    2. My mom, sister, and I took an online calligraphy class yesterday on Zoom. Fun!

    3. Found a nearby ice cream shop where you can order in advance and pick up from a window without going inside. Looking forward to trying their creative flavors!

  • Reply Tracey July 3, 2020 at 9:11 AM

    I love hearing about your study, as it’s enlightening as to what’s out there, and also inspiring! Good on you I say. Can you remind me where / who you are studying through? I think you said a Uni but how do you set that up…JUst normal uni application process?

  • Reply Kelly July 3, 2020 at 8:33 AM

    Loved this Thursday post Pip!
    Can you tell me where you get Brooklyn Delhi in Australia if you get in Oz.

  • Reply Susan, Mum to Molly July 2, 2020 at 8:10 PM

    The sun was splendiferously warm in Sydney today. Vitamin D rocks!

    I’m doing a very good online conference at the moment, which is giving lots of lovely hope for the future for my middle kid.

    My lovely long-term hairdresser tidied my locks, for the first time in many months.

  • Reply Reannon July 2, 2020 at 6:22 PM

    Pip, have you got the Indian vegetarian cookbook? It’s this one-
    I think you’d really love it. I borrowed it from the library & soon realised it was one I’d like to have forever. And how good is Indian food? Even better because it really does get tastier as it sits in the fridge!

    Happy to hear that your nan is on the mend too.

    Take care Pip xx

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