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Things I Love Thursday

Meeting a lovely Icelandic horse in the north of Iceland

  • ICELAND
  • Meeting my dear friend Tiara (and her mum) in Birmingham in between flights to Iceland
  • Having such a good holiday with my parents and my boyfriend
  • Amazing books: another volume of Saga, the new John Green (best), and the perfect travel book to read while travelling around Iceland
  • Hot pots
  • Kleinur (Icelandic pastries)
  • Fresh fish
  • ICELANDIC FISH SOUP
  • Icelandic horses
  • Geese
  • Sheep
  • Icelandic gin
  • Icelandic rhubarb liqueur
  • All the nature, mountains, fjords, and silence of Iceland
  • Driving around Iceland going well
  • Amazing weather
  • Lamb
  • Strokkur
  • Waterfalls
  • THE AURORA
  • Cabins
  • Arctic foxes
  • Little airports
  • Black beaches
  • A 2-million-year-old river canyon
  • Icelandic bread and butter
  • Having dinner with an old Icelandic friend and his girlfriend
  • Rainbows
  • Nora, the cat
  • Good London restaurants (Nopi! St John!)
  • Friday night London escapades with absolutely hilarious and lovely people
  • Comic book stores
  • Flight school <3

Things I Love Thursday

A little plane and a beautiful sunset at flight school.

  • Finding time (and head space) to relax after a busy week
  • Feeling super excited for Iceland (THIS WEEKEND)
  • The Nuit des Lampions in Wiltz
  • Aeroplane Performance
  • Competent colleagues
  • Those Friday morning coffee dates/pep talks! <3
  • Work work work
  • Not losing my cool
  • A lovely lunch with lovely friends
  • Getting things done (not completely painlessly, but I’ll get there!)
  • Being able to have a drink outside on a terrace in Luxembourg on a Sunday evening (I had given up on that possibility for the rest of the year!)
  • Reading the third volume of Saga – I’m all in now.
  • Indian food
  • Maltese food
  • Genuine help
  • Having a car

Things I Love Thursday

A much-awaited book has arrived, and it’s gorgeous.

  • So many things I’m loving this week – I can barely decide what to put down first!
  • One of the potentially biggest things in my life: I started classes to get my private pilot licence this week. Waaaaah!!
  • Ginger
  • A colleague’s farewell party
  • Dancing with a one-year-old
  • Reading The Midwich Cuckoos – a weird story which I’d recommend
  • Another book club meeting – I love them
  • That Friday morning coffee date
  • Wonderful friends
  • Delicious sushi (probably the first time in my life I’ve had “proper” sushi…)
  • Seeing an orange(!) slug for the first time
  • Getting books in the mail
  • Going for a run (not the actual run… I ran for a total of 3 minutes and then got caught in a massive rainstorm… but I love the fact that I WENT OUT FOR A RUN)
  • A lunch out with colleagues who I rarely ever see
  • Wasabi peanuts
  • Planning for the distant future with my besties
  • Discussing RuPaul’s Drag Race with a colleague. At length.
  • Do you feel it, Julian? I feel it.
  • Passing a really important test

Things I Love Thursday

Delicious coffee, baklava, and wayside-chapel hunting.

  • Malta (this is getting old…)
  • Finally finishing this beast
  • Flying an actual little plane and SOARING
  • Seeing both of my best friends while in Malta
  • Gozo! Ftajjar! The sea!
  • Filfla.
  • Going for a morning swim with my Mum
  • Bad movies
  • A wonderful, wonderful wedding
  • Joanie Clothing
  • Strong Aperol Spritzes
  • Octopus pasta and white wine – always
  • The beautiful nephew <3
  • Just hearing that my cousins had another new baby girl <3
  • BoJack Horseman
  • Greeting our friend at the airport after coming back early from Cuba
  • Our colleague having her baby
  • A beautiful book gift from a super dear friend
  • Patient friends
  • Netflix
  • Final preparations for our Iceland trip
  • Work friends who make life in Luxembourg bearable

Things I Love Thursday

Scrapbooking on a Sunday.

  • Seeing Franz Ferdinand in concert
  • Scrapbooking
  • Atypical
  • Still working on Mansfield Park
  • The Schueberfouer
  • Going to the Schueberfouer with a brave friend and going on a bunch of extreme rides
  • Going to the Schueberfouer with other friends and having a lovely time eating and going on less extreme rides
  • Finally reading this amusing little book: Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops
  • Good leftovers
  • Spending time with an old friend who’s moved back to Luxembourg
  • Friday morning coffee breaks with a top-notch woman
  • A virgin mojito with a super-dear old friend

Things I Love Thursday

The best pasta dish I’ve ever eaten.

  • PADOVA – I’ve finally (after a lifetime of resisting it) started to appreciate Italy on a deeper level. Now, I’m totally on board. Give me the music, the people, the food. Oh, the food.
  • Finding my favourite pasta dish, ever. Shrimp ragu, white pepper, melon. What.
  • Lago di Garda (and particularly: Sirmione)
  • Staying in lovely accommodation (B&B Al Bo in Padova and the Moxy at Milan Malpensa airport)
  • Giotto
  • Aperol Spritz (obviously)
  • Piazzas
  • Reading the most delicious little book while in Italy (very surprising tales)
  • My aunt and uncle celebrating 50 years of marriage
  • The loveliest mid-morning coffee date at work with talk of ambition and nerdiness
  • More homemade lunches at work
  • Delicious Indian takeaway
  • Not feeling anxious
  • Baby cuddles
  • Wine wine wine
  • Bookshops with gorgeous books
  • A pull-out map (in Maltese!)
  • Beautiful doors and arches
  • Via Malta in Padova
  • Passito
  • Late-night cocktails with my lovely boyfriend

Things I Love Thursday

At the Villa Vauban in Luxembourg City.

  • Delicious homemade lunches
  • Visiting the Luxembourg City Art Museum
  • An absolutely delightful evening at two friends’ place for pizza, Twistees, wine, hot chocolate, and an Amadeus (Director’s Cut!) viewing
  • Doing a spontaneous, daring thing with a friend
  • A date night watching Baby Driver with my lovely boyfriend
  • Finally reading Ready Player One. Happy to have read it, but not incredibly impressed, unfortunately. Mostly because it’s not my thing. This article sums up a lot of my thoughts.
  • Going to a “Ladies’ Night” at the cinema with some colleagues and watching My Cousin Rachel which was… very thought-provoking.
  • Aeroplanes, flying, pilots, aviation
  • Booking a spontaneous trip to Italy for this weekend
  • Starting Mansfield Park (and this is such a gorgeous edition!)
  • Being a bit more conscious of what I eat and not feeling completely deprived of everything that’s beautiful in life (AKA food)

Things I Love Thursday

Walking down towards Kalanka Bay

  • A glorious few days in Malta – swimming every day, eating out every day, friends, family, cats, village feasts…
  • My colleague has just released a book in Maltese!
  • Watching Dunkirk with friends
  • A delightful meal with fascinating, lovely people at Bahia in Lija (ohmyGodsogood)
  • Receiving an actual giant box of books I had ordered
  • A Room of One’s Own – genuinely one of the most mind-opening and world-opening books I’ve ever read. READ IT.
  • Meeting our friends’ new baby and seeing how amazing they are at this parenting thing already
  • The Ħamrun festa. Monumental.
  • Catch-up lunches
  • Tans
  • Skam (a Norwegian series – so good)
  • Swimming swimming swimming
  • My two best friends who are 10/10
  • Booking a sneaky trip to London for December – eek!
  • Hosting a BBQ for friends and watching the latest Game of Thrones episode together and seriously feeling so emotional and happy to be doing all of that
  • Aeroplanes
  • A night of fireworks and BBQ food and my favourite little boy
  • My sweet cousin + wife + little girl + another girl coming soon in about a month(!!)
  • Chapels
  • Rising Sun in Marsaxlokk
  • Mr Whippy ice-cream in Marsaxlokk (this time with a cone full of smarties, topped with ice-cream tal-magna)
  • Blue paint
  • A free flag
  • Oysters
  • A wi-fi device
  • So many other things

Things I Love Thursday

Getting a temporary tattoo at Food For Your Senses (a music festival in Luxembourg)

  • Delicious work lunches
  • Proofreading
  • Saga Vol. 2 – still weird, still intriguing!
  • Food For Your Senses
  • Tash Sultana – incredible
  • Getting an applause at a stand-up comedy show for being from Malta
  • A very, very, very lovable baby girl
  • A fantastic meal with cocktails and fabulous women
  • Watching a film in bed with a mini Magnum (almond, always)
  • Game of Thrones
  • Productivity
  • The power of an espresso

Things I Love Thursday

A weekend trip in Brussels with two very excellent women

  • A fantastic weekend trip with two women I had met last summer in Nijmegen – we had so much fun and exchanged numerous TV show recommendations
  • Belgian beer
  • My German friend ordering two green teas at Starbucks at the same time (one hot, one cold)
  • Bookshops!
  • Korean BBQ
  • Magritte Magritte MAGRITTE
  • Reading Saga Vol. 1 and delving into that crazy, crazy world
  • Working on a train
  • Proofreading <3
  • Wine
  • The Man Booker Longlist
  • Finishing my French intensive course (very successfully)