Photo from Saturday date night at Quo Vadis, our 'go to'' bar in Soho
I believe in cultivating gratitude. I have been keeping an intermittent gratitude journal for almost six months now and it has really emphasised just how truly lucky I am. In the chaos of every day life it is often easy to overlook the tiny but deeply significant things that make life the glorious adventure it is. For that reason I intend to reflect on these things every Friday and list the top five or so things I have felt grateful for in the last week.
1. Date night with Sam: last Saturday night Sam and I went out for a proper date in Soho. We had cocktails at our favourite bar and dinner at new seafood restaurant Rex and Mariano. The food was delicious but what I am truly grateful for is that nearly 10 years since we first started going out, he is still the first person in the world I would choose to spend time with.
2. Baby Lucas: on Sunday we went to visit Sam's cousins and spent time with their beautiful new baby, Lucas. He is smiley, cuddly and seemed very taken with Sam, and vice-versa!
3. Law: sounds geeky, but I am so lucky to do a job that I love. I had my first Judicial Review permission hearing on Monday and whilst it was terrifying, I found preparing my submissions and making them in Court wholly absorbing. I am so glad I am able to fill my life with work that makes me want to get up at 5,30am!
4, The Ballet: last night Lucy and I went to see Woolf Works at the Royal Opera House. It is a new work loosely based on the works of Virginia Woolf, in three parts. Whilst the second part had a little too much going on for my taste, the first and the third parts were exquisitely moving. The third part depicted a woman's mental collapse with such aching melancholy I was unable to say very much for the hour afterwards. The fact that I was able to experience something so incredible on a Thursday night, steps away from where I work for just £13 blows me away.