*taps the mic* is this thing still on?
All the cool kids seem to be writing week notes so I thought I’d see what all the fuss is about. Expect these to be as sporadic as my blogging always was.
- I started
runningjogging again at the tail end of last year after an almost 2 year hiatus. I’ve mostly been doing some lunchtime jogs up and down the River Thames and this week I tried to extend that to a run home from work. On Monday I successfully managed the 6km run home. On Tuesday however, I unsuccessfully managed the run back in to work and had to catch the bus the rest of the way. Negative points for not completing the run, bonus points however for picking the bus route to run along so I could jump on it when I realised my body wasn’t ready.
- This week I finished
readinglistening to Brit(ish): On Race, Identity and Belonging by Afua Hirsch. I really enjoyed it and would recommend a listen if you’re interested in both a first hand account of the realities of growing up and being black in Britain, and examples of how racism is still alive and well in Britain.
I was forwarded this opinion piece at the end of the week, also by Afua Hirsch: Black Britons Know Why Meghan Markle Wants Out. Which can give you a flavour of some of the topics raised in the book. It nicely points out how it’s not that much of a surprise why Meghan might not want to stay in Britain:
The legacy of Britain’s history of empire — a global construct based on a doctrine of white supremacy - […] is with us today.
- After a glowing review from Tom I watched both Paddington and Paddington 2 at the weekend. They were both very good, I’m now excited about Paddington 3 which is due out this summer.