Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Carpool, office sounds and homeward bound.

1. All the people who are happy to ferry me to and from work.

2. The cheery beep of the sandwich van's horn and the cries of 'Sandwiches!' 'Sandwiches!' that chain around the building.

3. Late at night the sound of someone whistling as they meander down the High Street.


  1. I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who finds food -- sandwiches, marmalade, hot cocoa, apple juice, shepherd's pie, to name but a few of your recent nominees -- truly beautiful!

  2. I like the sound of whistling too (even if it means that the whistler might be a little crazy....)

    I love your blog. It really is the simple things in life that matter.

  3. 1. Hearing a concert where an authentic 18th century harpsichord is played. It sounded...smaller, less robust, exactly how I always picture people from long ago looking.

    2. Making peace with a pair of jeans that I wasn't sure I liked.

    3. The computers went down shortly before 3pm, and the prognosis wasn't good...we were given the option of going home (without pay) or sticking around and hoping they'd come back. I stayed and worked on a tricky scene from a story I've been slowly putting together. It was nice to pretend I was getting paid for my own creative work, instead of just fiddling with the company database like I was hired to do.

    ps - this isn't beautiful, but I actually can't stand whistling! hearing it drives me into a frenzy. everyone thinks i am very silly for it.....

  4. I very much enjoy your posts. With the time change, you have posted by the time I get up in the morning, it has become a much anticipated part of my morning routine.

  5. Sadly enough, I have to wait till late afternoon before you post... And yet I keep checking during the day, hoping you might post a little early! Ha!

  6. Good - comfort food has takers all over the world - the sound of marmalade cake sends shivers makes my teeth all shivery .( how do teeth shiver ?they get set on edge with anticipation)

  7. Damn, but I've been so homesick lately that your sandwich man reference almost made me cry. I put my 3BT on my blog today. Thanks, Clare, for putting this together!


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