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Things that made me smile this month

  • Wandering around the rest of the museum and feeling just like a kid again.
  • Two-for-one cocktails with Kate at Neighbourhood, discussing life, love, in-laws and the vagaries of advertising.
  • A phonecall from MSF to thank me for my donation and keep me informed of their work in Haiti.
  • Funny holiday photos I hadn’t seen yet.
  • Saying sorry for something I should have apologised about ages ago.
  • Teaching a beautiful redhead toddler how to get all the foam out of her babycchino cup.
  • The same little girl asking for bits of my omelette breakfast, the sweet cherry tomatoes in particular (she obviously has good taste).
  • Talks with the ‘Byn, a brilliant woman who I admire and respect more than any other.
  • Fruit & Flowers, Thrupps, fresh fish, braai, swimming and meeting many incredible people in Joburg.
  • Futurama dolls. Unfortunately they belong to Chris and I couldn’t distract him long enough to steal Bender.
  • Back rubs, hugs and kisses. X.
  • My husband stroking my forehead when I was ill.
  • A great annual review with my Creative Director.
  • Finding out that my colleagues are a bit scared of me and think I’m good at what I do.
  • Sea of Love by Cat Power (and the rest of the Juno soundtrack).
  • My mother’s face when she opened her birthday gift.

Things that made me smile this week

•    Writing a short story, even though it was for a client.

•    Seeing the new Hospital Bend freeway take shape.

•    Seeing Cape Town Stadium all the way from De Waal Drive.

•    A smiling old lady with a floral umbrella and matching raincoat.

•    My mother chatting to me on facebook (she couldn’t even turn on a computer a year ago).

•    The Aussie army dog found in Afghanistan after being MIA for 14 months.

•    Planning our 3-month trip to America in 2010.

•    My crystal necklace sparkling reflections on the dashboard.

•    Waking up with the Boo cat at my feet.

•    Goldfish, live.

•    Sticky mango chicken.

•    The opera singer who performs in our street.

•    Hugs from Annabel.

•    Red wine with Kate.

•    The sound of my husband making coffee in the morning.

•    ‘Prominent Author’ by Philip K. Dick

•    Finding out it’s going to be warm in Joburg this weekend.

•    Being told “I love you. X.” when most needed.