Monday, April 06, 2009

reasons to be happy

Norwester sunsets.
Christchurch's norwest winds can be horrible in summer, but when they produce an atmosphere like they did last night, when I was walking home from the mall gazing at a sunset that looked like something out of a Renaissance painting or like how you imagine Jesus' return... I love 'em!
Brisk walking.My two gorgeous nieces who have just moved back to Christchurch. SO much fun to spend time with them (they are aged two, and eleven months respectively).
Dreaming up places to go in Europe.

My Masters topic. I LOVE it!! Finally, I am fully motivated.

Chicken katsu, which I had last night at the mall before walking home as the sun set.
The Scissor Sisters' song "I Don't Feel Like Dancing". This song makes me HAPPY! I listened to it last night as I walked along the road watching the sun set. :) Do you sense a pattern here?

Autumn! Especially on campus, which is full of ugly buildings but lots and lots of trees. You don't even notice all the concrete in autumn because the trees are so glorious.
Book shopping. Especially at Christchurch's old Smith's Bookshop on Colombo Street. That place is exactly how secondhand bookshops should be!
Related to autumn : crunchy leaves to step on. Deep satisfaction!
[NB: None of these photos are mine except the nieces one.]

4 comments:

JenKneeBee said...

That first photo is beautiful! Wow!

Stacy said...

Great list! I love your brisk walking pic ;)

I love secondhand bookstores.

Sarakastic said...

I was just listening to that scissor sisters song on saturday wondering if anyone else knew about it. It's a small world.

Trish Ryan said...

This is a quality list! Although I've never heard of Scissor Sisters and must now go straight to iTunes to catch up!