I've been busy of late. Busier than I'd like - too much stress and change and not enough quiet.

I'm trying to make time to slow down. Some small measures that are making my day a little nicer include:

- Egon Schiele sketches - singing the Family Ties theme song in my head - rereading Ted Hughes' beautiful (if heartbreaking) Birthday Letters - making cauliflower soup - browsing Madewell for clothes I have no intention of buying - walking home from work instead of taking the bus - watching BBC dramas in bed - drinking pots of chai