Since January, hot cross buns and I have become great friends, and who doesn’t love hot buns? Hearing people say, ‘Oh Easter, hot cross buns!’ is akin to someone treating themselves to a ‘self-indulgent spa’ on their birthday when you’ve been wallowing in a hot-tub naked without a care in the world for four months. Yes, some bits have shrivelled smaller than before, which I thought was technically impossible, but you can’t have everything.
I’ve had wonderfully productive few days – starting an on-line MBA at Smart.ly (dubious, but will keep you posted!), submitting a manuscript to publishers, Spanish, swimming, tennis and reading - but the most fun I had was spending a day at Melbourne Zoo taking photographs which you can check out on Instagram @richardmreed. Speaking of which, if you don’t follow her already, check out my friend @Josie.Doodles. For all those self-doubters, her doodles hit right in the blood pump. Have a wonderful week and whether through massages, spa, hot buns or a cuppa, be kind to yourself.
What have I been reading? The whimsical and funny The Little World of Don Camillo by Giovanni Guareschi, and Atul Gawande’s The Checklist Manifesto. Next up, The Barefoot Investor!
Writing and writing...