1. 1st September
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    It's the meteorological start of Autumn here in the Northern Hemisphere and I always feel a bit restless, but also excited. I associate this period with new beginnings: the school year, the football season...! So I thought I'd try a new list proposal? Let's see how it all pans out. Today is also my sister's birthday - so the family celebrated with a yummy Thai meal. I was very grateful to start the weekend in such a positive and delicious way.
  2. 2nd September
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    So grateful that there was no humidity today! Such a perfect late Summer/early Autumn day - wonderful for strolling around the local market and sampling delicious things (like sexy, dark chocolate ice cream).
  3. 3rd September
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    This sofa was my entire universe today! A nice comfy spot to re-watch Moonstruck which was on TV today... (@jennifergster - I could hardly believe it! 😂) It was cold and grey outside, so I was pleased I had no need to go out. Also, super grateful to @k8zinker and @andersun for explaining college football to me earlier!
  4. 4th September
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    A looong day at work. It's a bit tricky to find the positives today, but I guess I am grateful that I have a job? If I wasn't gainfully employed, I would not be able to buy nice things for my loved ones. And I would not be able to spoil myself every now and then either.
  5. 5th September
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    It's a good thing I like my office building, seeing as I spend so much time here... Grateful for the beauty I see all around me, every day.
  6. 6th September
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    I left work at 7pm - in daylight! ☀️ I was SO grateful to leave before 8pm, as I did on Monday and Tuesday.
  7. 7th September
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    Beyond grateful to be on my way home just after 7pm (even though I had to cancel my 5.30pm appointment).
  8. 8th September
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    My deep gratitude and appreciation of the National Health Service knows no bounds!
  9. 9th September
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    I'm definitely grateful for Pete's sparkling company (the caipirinhas weren't too bad either!)
  10. 10th September
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    I snuggled ALL DAY! I'm so grateful that I can be a super sloth on Sundays!
  11. 11th September
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    So grateful for snacks when you're working flat out.
  12. 12th September
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    Thankful for the bus that took me away from work! 🙄
  13. 13th September
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    There is a huge risk that this list will just be me praising coffee TBH. Glad to start my work day with a flat white at Starbucks.
  14. 14th September
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    Yet another shout out for the NHS! I went in to get a prescription (which I more than happy to pay for, seeing as I can afford it); and my doctor booked me in for two more tests next week.
  15. 15th September
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    Thank goodness that working week is over! Now handing the baton to our team in New York - good luck! They're gonna need it...
  16. 16th September
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    I laughed A LOT today, and I met my friend Adrian's girlfriend for the first time. So grateful for this super Saturday.
  17. 17th September
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    It's my mum's special day! I wouldn't be where I am today without her support and encouragement.
  18. 18th September
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    I visited my aunt, who was recovering in hospital from a major operation that she had last week. I know I have stated it before, BUT SHOUT OUT TO THE NHS!!!
  19. 19th September
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    My new shoes that don't hurt my feet? Don't mind if I do!
  20. 20th September
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    Ahhh, Brazil! Such a great experience living and working there in 2009, eating Brazilian food tonight brought back all those marvellous memories.
  21. 21st September
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    The almost indescribable pleasure of having a head massage. Oh. My. Goodness!
  22. 22nd September
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    It's the Autumn Equinox! I ❤️ Autumn. And I am grateful that we finally received word that our family and friends are safe, after Hurricane Maria's destructive path through the Caribbean.
  23. 23rd September
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    I ❤️ eating lunch by myself, so that I can choose the venue and the cuisine; and if I feel like it, I can flirt with the waiters!
  24. 24th September
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    So grateful for lovely friends: it is my friend Lucy's birthday today. We spoke on the 'phone and she was as loving and kind as ever.
  25. 25th September
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    Really struggling to find something to be grateful for today. Ugh! Maybe that I made it home in time to catch a favourite programme on TV? Yes. That'll do. Fingers crossed that tomorrow is a better day.