I always wake up on a Friday excited about the prospect of the weekend - even if I know I'll be working - and this morning was even better because I could fling open the windows and let in the sunshine and warm air.
Things I'm looking forward to this weekend:
:: Smelling these Gertrude Jekyll roses which have a beautiful, intense perfume. Simon grows them, I pick them.
:: Picking more roses - they are on a roll at the moment.
:: Reading something serious and hope I understand it. Ways of Curating by Hans Ulrich Obrist is spare and thoughtful, and I've found some great insights about collecting and curating. But it's not a romp.
:: Reading the latest C20 Magazine. This has improved dramatically recently and has an excellent range of articles with great images. It's mostly very serious, though.
:: So I am also looking forward to reading something a little lighter, especially as I've just finished a number of pretty unsatisfactory/disappointing books, one after the other. I think it might be a Simenon (not light, exactly, but not highbrow).
:: Knitting socks with neon yarn. I'm playing with the colour clashes rather than knitting straight from the ball, which is adding extra brightness and lots of entertainment value.
:: Savouring the fact that one only school/university exam remains to be taken. Excitement is mounting, drumming is increasing, to-do lists are growing, and a return to the Matisse exhibition is imminent.
:: The usual things that make up a good weekend: newspapers, coffee, croissants, cake, conversation, and chilled wine.