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Weekly Thanksgivings.

  No better time to give thanks than Thanksgiving, right? I often wish we celebrated the American holiday here too – I certainly wouldn’t refuse a day dedicated to cosy family gatherings, gratitude and sweet potato pie in the midst of gloomy November. Instead, I’ll celebrate Thanksgiving in spirit. Happy day of thanks, one and all! I’m thankful this week for brisk bike rides through the dark. I’m thankful for the joy bestowed in volunteering with a group of inspiring young women. I am thankful for the possibility of hot chocolate, which I rarely end up purchasing – and yet the simple knowledge that I pass too many coffee shops to count on my way home is enough to sustain me on cold winter walks to the tube. If I wanted hot chocolate, I could have it – and when I do, it’s sublime and creamy and all this cold-handed glove-forgetting girl could wish for. This week I’m thankful for memories of a lovely weekend with my sister, for my new mauve-grey bedroom walls, for evening yoga, for real French camembert, for new friends, for …

Weekly Thanksgivings.

If you’re a long-time peruser of Beside the Danube (hi, mama) you may remember the series ‘Weekly Thanksgivings’, listing little epigrams of gratitude for the things that had made this week great. Well, it’s back – with pictures! Five things that made me smile this week… 1. This view. Because it had been two years. And it’s just as splendid at sunset.   2. These flowers. For being so cheery!  3. This girl. She’s one of the best (and also my little sister.) 4. This magazine. Because my words are in print! And I have a byline! And I am rather excited (!!!!)   5. This gift. From a dear friend. Because she’s gold-dust, and her visit was entirely my pleasure.    Now, you! What are you smiling about?