Friday’s Gratitude List #47

hastings++ on the beach at Hastings ++

Although I’m no longer doing a weekly Friday Gratitude List, I did promise that there would still be an occasional gratitude post on the blog, and I couldn’t let this past week go by without expressing some thanks for all the loveliness that has filled it. Here are 3 things that have made this week so very special:

1/ Amazing theatre. I saw the Martha Clarke dance production, Cheri, at the Royal Opera House with my lovely friend Claire last Friday and thoroughly enjoyed it. We were privileged to see Alessandra Ferri dance the lead female role (you may remember how blown away I was by her performance in Woolf Works too), and I was also excited that Francesca Annis – one of my favourite actresses – was involved in the role of narrator. Cheri was based on the writings of Colette, and now I’d love to read the book!

2/ Celebrating my birthday. I turned 29 on Wednesday and had a lovely time celebrating over tea, cake and prosecco with some friends. I was really touched too by the birthday wishes I received through my blog readers over instagram, facebook, twitter and email – thank you all so much! October 7th also marks what I consider to be the real anniversary of Miranda’s Notebook, as although I technically launched this blog on 15th September, the initial website was a total disaster (a story for another time!), and the site you see today only came into existence on my birthday. I can’t believe I’ve had this blog for a year now, and it’s given me such wonderful opportunities and experiences already. Thank you so much for following along, and I can’t wait to share the next year with you too!

3/ A day trip to Hastings. I was lucky enough to be given 3 tickets to Hastings, and I set off today with my Mum and my friend Arthur. We had the most fantastic time exploring the beautiful town, and it reminded me how good it is to get out of London and have a change of scene every now and then. I can’t wait to blog properly about it very soon!

I hope you’ve all had a lovely week and have a fun weekend ahead of you! What are you up to? I’m seeing Measure for Measure at the Young Vic tomorrow which should be fabulous!

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