The last two weeks have been a bit of a blur – one was my last in my job at the Fringe and the other was the first at my new job, at CodeBase.
I’ve not quite managed every day for reading, but I am managing to read more than I was. I’m currently in the middle of four (!) books:
- The First 90 Days by Michael Watkins – lent to me by the lovely Darcie, it’s about your first three months in a new (probably more senior than I’m in) role. I’m more than halfway through and it’s a really interesting read with good ideas for strategies in a new job.
- Destructive Emotions and How We Can Overcome Them by Daniel Goleman – this is a bit on the backburner at the moment with all the other books, but is an interesting read about the study into positive emotions and how they affect brain patterns.
- How to be Both by Ali Smith – our current book read and my only fiction book at the moment. It’s an interesting book because of how it’s designed. It’s got two stories and how it’s been printed (both on paper and digitally) means that you could get different orders of the stories which could affect your impression of the book.
- The Diet Myth: The Real Science Behind What We Eat by Tim Spector – recommended by my Uncle, it’s a book which goes into studies on recent (and past) diets and the reasons behind them. I’m not very far along at the moment so can’t tell you too much yet!
Total fail – yet again – but I do plan to write more once I’m part time…
Last week was a busy week for me, so hardly had time for TV (Win!). Rich and I went to David Sedaris at the Usher Hall, we attended the Merchiston Community Council meeting, I blagged myself a ticket to the EIFF opening night film and party, I’ve been to yoga about 4 times, visited the cat cafe, Maison de Moggy, AND squeezed in another film, Welcome to Me, from the film festival. I’m pretty happy that I’ve been varying my activities. We haven’t been doing all that great with eating new things but yesterday took the time to make a menu plan with lots of new recipes – mostly from River Cottage and Jamie Oliver. Fingers crossed they turn out well!