Month: March 2012

Day 252: Busaba, Coconut-Carrot-Orange juice, Guest of Athlete and watching my uncle run across the finish line at the Olympic Stadium…

Went to Busaba today and had the most amazing coconut, carrot and orange juice blend. I cannot describe how good this drink is. Definitely one to try at home. YUM! / Grateful for being able to spend time with my Aunty Ev today, and the two uf us being “guests of athlete” as we watched my Uncle Gordon become one of the first few lucky people to run across the Olympic finish line for the first time. What a sight! =)

Day 250: Mayurasana 3, being well-connected, and having my point proven.

Today, I got into Mayurasana 3 for the first time. Grateful! – And now to hone it! / Thank you Tita Scho and Ninang Lara for getting back to me so quickly, from across the globe, and helping me help a friend out. / Thank you also for inspiring me and helping to prove a point I have been working on for a while now. It’s all part of the future planning. 😉 x

Day 248: Pesto, Natarajasana #8 and Ankle pants…

Pesto – so underrated and under-appreciated! / Thanks Donna for bringing my charger down! / Tonight, Mark was like a drill sergeant, disguising what felt like a mini master class as a Dharma 2 or 3! But you know what, it got me into this pose for the first time. Natarajasana – the Dancer pose – Variation #8. Status: Accomplished. Next! =) / Cut off pants. I like. Grateful to have mine back. Gracias. x

Day 247: Second house viewings, Petek and Spring!

  Grateful our new estate agent, Phil, decided to work a little later to take Kat and I on our second house viewing. / Super glad Kat loved the house as much as I did! / I love signing paperwork in the car! =/ =p / Grateful for being introduced to this super yummy Turkish restaurant called Petek in Finsbury Park. Food = YUM! / Ladies and gentlemen, it’s officially SPRING. Grateful! =D

Day 246: Veggie Fry Ups, Mockingbird and a whole lotta Ambition!

This weekend, I spent time with family. In my sleep and waking moments, I dreamt and made plans for the future. I dared to try. (I am still trying). I hid something up my sleeve. Then I hunted, and found the perfect house. I made an offer. I partied. I slept over. I laughed. In far away lands, I sought opportunities and sparked interest in my ambitions. I flew on someone’s feet, and had them balance on mine. Then I went home, to play with mockingbirds. And kept on constructing my dreams… Grateful. / PS, I ate. It was good.

Day 245: David Andrew, Kat’s Birthday Party and getting my Carhartt jacket back!

Thank you, David Andrew, for showing me what could potentially be my new home. / Thanks, Phil, for the better than average house viewings and the entertaining chats between properties. It makes such a difference having an estate agent you actually can have a proper conversation with! / Today, I finally got my Carhartt jacket back. Ohhh how I have missed you sooo!! Thank you. / Thanks, Sue, for holding on to that stuff for me! / Kat, Happy Birthday. This is how you will be remembered on this day: Happy, Gift-Ted and a budding photographer! =) Love love x

Day 244: Heehaw, Louie the doggie, King’s Cross refurbished and Spring Cleaning at work…

Today I am grateful for the existence of Heehaw and all the people on this page. In Malcolm Gladwell’s book on the origins of Success, Outliers, he says “It is those who are successful, in other words, who are most likely to be given the kinds of special opportunities that lead to further success. It’s the rich who get the biggest tax breaks. It’s the best students who get the best teaching and most attention. And it’s the biggest nine- and ten-year-olds who get the most coaching and practice. Success is the result of what sociologists like to call ‘accumulative advantage‘… I want to convince you that these kinds of personal explanations of success don’t work. People don’t rise from nothing… It is only by asking where they are from that we can unravel the logic behind who succeeds and who doesn’t… The lesson here is very simple. But it is striking how often it is overlooked. We are so caught in the myths of the best and the brightest and the self-made that we think outliers spring naturally from …

Day 243: Miho Apartments, Haagen Daazs, Barney the Dinosaur chairs and Jessica!

Grateful for another brilliant Dharma class this week. Thank you Jessica, and for taking a few minutes after class to answer my questions. / Thank you Nikki for showing me around the Miho Apartment flats. I feel so relieved now that Kat and I have some sort of back up property that will do! / Grateful for all the estate agents that got back to me today. I particularly love how my persistence has finally garnered the attention of my most favoured property managers, enough to have a whole string of viewings booked for the next few days. / Thanks Arthur and Kav for waiting for me after class. And for the late night dessert at Haagen Daazs to catch up after my long stint away =) / Grateful for Haagen Dazs’ Chocolate Chip Cookie Crunch creation! YUM! / Grateful for the moment I realised Jo’s empty chair looks like Barney the dinosaur. Because that meant we could take silly photos like this at work. Just another typical day, eh? =)