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The Little Things of 2013 - Little Observationist
You need to let the little things that would ordinarily bore you suddenly thrill you. ― Andy Warhol That’s the quote that inspired me to start Little London Observationist in 2009 and now Little Observationist in 2013. It’s a reminder to appreciate the little things in life. There have been many of them this year. One of them that surprised me was that I really started to enjoy the whole hands on process of cooking or baking something from scratch, creating something that people can enjoy from a few ingredients. Some others: Having tons of plants indoors, enjoying flights which bring no obligation other than to relax, running in the rain, laughing with old friends I’ve known for more than 25 years, understanding a Spanish conversation that I wouldn’t have a year ago, candlelit dinners on no special occasion and plenty more. Below, I’ve chosen one of the little things from each month of 2013 that stood out for me. JANUARY. Snow in London. Snow transforms this city. It makes the grey streets glow, caps off the bright red postboxes, sparkles under street laps. It makes you look at your own neighbourhood differently. We went for walks past the icicles hanging …