This pandemic just isn’t getting any easier, is it? Still, there were some lovely moments in the past week that brought me hope and joy.
- For those of us old enough to remember him, the inimitable Roy Castle was trending on Twitter last week and that clip (posted by his son) of him on Parkinson with Buddy Rich and Sammy Davis Jr is a reminder that we don’t make them like that anymore.
- Two of Northern Ireland’s best won some big literary awards this week – Anna Burns won the International Dublin Literary Award for Milkman and the fantastic Wendy Erskine won the Butler Literary Award for her brilliant collection Sweet Home
- We took a trip to our favourite spot – Cregagh Wood – and spent a lovely socially distanced afternoon with my sister, her dog Reilly and a campfire (with obligatory toasted marshmallows!). Good for the soul.
- I’ve always loved the Belfast Festival and worked there in my 20’s. This is usually the time of year when I head up to Belfast and enjoy all the International Arts Festival has to offer. This year, it’s online and there have been some fantastic readings and talks.
- In this week’s Adventures in Baking, the girl and I made Salted Caramel Peanut Bars and they were yummy.
- I know I always go on about Schitt’s Creek, but this week we watched the Cabaret episode (season 5 finale) and I laughed and clapped and cried like a baby.
So, what in your life deserves some praise this week? Let me know in the comments!
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