Avocados: who knew? I have always detested avocados. I thought they were awful and truly detestable. In salad? No thanks. On a burger? Uh... never. But recently I've been converted. I am deeply and truly in love with avocados. I still wont eat them on my burgers, but I will tell you how I do eat them: on toasted bread. This is the recipe. One avocado, juice of half a lemon, a generous amount of chili flakes, and soy sauce. Mix and mash it all up and spread over just toasted, and still warm, bread. To. Die. For. Honest, try it. Now.
Running: It's hard to believe, I was only converted at the age of 19 when I decided I would learn how to run. I started off with 5min on a treadmill... followed by near exhaustion. But I slowly, slowly worked my way up to half an hour runs. This has been interjected with the odd hour run (this really is rare). Anyway, the point is - that today i reintroduced running into my life. With a 40min run. It honestly was great and I feel so invigorated after. I highly recommend it. Anyone who thinks they can't, just start with 5min and slowly, slowly you can work your way up. I honestly think it is the best and most natural way to get in shape (try it, and then eat an avocado afterwards)!
The Noisettes: a band from London. I first heard of them when their single 'Don't Upset the Rhythm' was playing everyyyywhere, literally everywhere. Then we saw them perform in Hyde Park, they were great, and the lead singer has the coolest hair ever (seriously, check it out in the photo below, it gets even crazier and bigger than that). Also, besides how cool they look they are actually really good. Their classified as 'indie rock' but I think they are quite soul-y and blues-y, in a modern sort of way. I love them and think that you might love them too. Check them out on youtube or something - my favourites are the above mentioned song and 'Every Now and Again'
Macbook Pro: my new laptop. I love this laptop. This is the greatest laptop to have ever sat on my lap before. It truly is the most beautiful of all available, and the most pleasant to use. I got mine as a graduation gift from a number of different people (if you are reading this, you might even be one of them... seeing as all of 2 people actually read this blog... mom and steph, you know who you are). Thank you very much though. I love this laptop, and it is most definitely one of my favourite (and probably the most favourite in the electronic category) things at the moment... and hopefully for many more moments to come.
Rain: one of my least favourite things to have in July. I don't dislike rain altogether, but I do dislike it when it comes in the summer and seriously will not go away... day in day out. Honestly, check out the weather forecast for Oxford, it is 'heavy showers' for as long as they can predict. It is beginning to ruin my tan and make cycling very unpleasant. It needs to stop and it needs to stop soon.