the sweetness of cold milk (or one fine spring morning)

  • in the meantime... I worked hard and then spent a well-deserved long break at home. right now I'm struggling to adjust back. office work is so uninspiring if you want a healthy lifestyle. there's definitely something unnatural about spending the best part of your day stuck to your desk, staring at the computer. my time at home was mostly about being outside, lazy breakfasts, reading and drinking coffee in the garden, trekking, playing with my dog & three cats and eating good food (lots of it...). such a great detox (for the mind, mostly, the indecent amounts of food took some toll on the body. I regret nothing.)
  • there's this bit in michał witkowski's 'lumberjack' (a book I mentioned some time ago), which sums up perfectly how I feel when I go home. the main character secludes himself in a cabin in the woods to work on a crime story and on the first morning, while making coffee, he realised that once again he yearns to "think, analyse, read, write". that he has "defrosted, focused and began to think of good and important things, instead of warsaw matters" (swap warsaw for london here).
  • the books and movies I'm enjoying are all in polish (I always have the longest wish list when I go home), particularly the cookbook/scrapbook by adam gessler. it has charmed me completely and I'm addicted to his tv show. what a character! I think a visit to his london restaurant 'daquise' is in order.
  • music for today - daniel bloom's soundtrack from one of my favourite films of the last years.
  • the rest of my week will hopefully include a trip to borough market for groceries and an early morning run alongside the river. also: my favourite quick lunch otm - mashed avocado + broccoli sprouts on rye bread. nothing groundbreaking, I know, but the combination of spicy, crunchy sprouts with sweet and buttery avocado is a winner.  
(the pictures here are what I wish for right now)