Hello! Every two weeks I do a round-up of the smart things, silly things and cute things I've been viewing on the Internet. I hope you find something that brightens your day!
- One man's list of 25 things about life he wishes he had known 10 years ago. I totally feel every single one of his points.
"Even if you love your job, and every day seems like a holiday, you need to take time to rest. You’re a human and not an android, never forget that." Read more.
- Does binning mouldy cheese, stale bread, sour milk and vegetable skins break your heart? Mine, too. The Guardian shares ways you can save these, plus other common foods, from the bin.
- This life-sized replica of Van Gogh's painting, The Bedroom, is just way too good. So is the fact that you can stay in it for $10 a night!
- The importance of making your own food: there's a four-part documentary series now on Netflix that's based on Michael Pollan's book, Cooked. I've only watched one episode, but I highly recommend.
Today, it’s no longer a given that if we want to eat we must cook... ...Of course, the reason we don’t always cook is that, as the freezer section of supermarkets the world over demonstrate, we don’t have to. Read more.
- Children's drawings of their imaginary friends have been brought to life in London! So cute I die.
- How to deal with the Imposter Syndrome: I've felt this a thousand times (have you?) and so think I might find this insight helpful when I inevitably feel it again.
Every time I sent a sketch or something else into the world, I worried the world would say, “You’re a fraud.” Read more.
And All Things France:
- The home of Paul and Julia Child is turning into a cooking school! How fitting.
- You can now rent a French grandma as your own personal chef. Because there's something about home cooking, isn't there?
- Quaint: the Gallic habits you pick up living in rural France.
- I have listened to French songstress, Jain, practically every day since I discovered her a few weeks ago! Hear her upbeat, addictive funk, here.