Saturday As Simple As It Was


“Childhood means simplicity. Look at the world with the child’s eye – it is very beautiful.” — Kailash Satyarthi

The sky was feeling unwell and so was Mum, so apart from my time at Body Pump this morning, us busying ourselves cleaning the apartment and taking a short trip to V-Markt, we decelerated, made granola, watched dinosaur documentaries and, as with pumpkin season, listened to news about the World’s Largest Pumpkin Festival in Ludwigsburg, Germany.

I also studied a bit of Microbiology…

Simple moments that made me smile today:

  1. I looked out of a window in my Gym and noticed that a new shop had opened up across the road: Feelgood Factory. They sell juices, smoothies and acai bowls among other feelgood goodies. I will certainly visit soon. Miriam, will You come with when and if You visit in December?
  2. I found MADE WITH LUVE’s Mango Yoghurt at the supermarket and it was so delicious, that Dad, blown away and wide-eyed, said, “How could Vegan taste so good?” We all laughed and I hugged him.
  3. My granola (featured above with Mum in the background) was a hit.
  4. Tasting amazing Pluots, aka. PLUm apricOT babies, that Mum picked out.
  5. Remembering that it was Uma’s birthday.
  6. Realising, after watching this video, that I have ‘a unique talent’ because I can raise my upper lip, which means I have a prominent Elvis muscle officially called a LEVATOR LABII SUPERIORIS ALAEQUE NASI, aka. the longest name of any muscle in the human body.
  7. Stevie Wonder’s I Just Called To Say I Love You playing on the radio, Dad whistling along and wondering out loud, “Should we go to Hirschgarten?”, and Mum clanking around in the kitchen — “Oh Darling!” — before she served us what she proudly called ‘a fruit flatter’.

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