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Happy Friday!

My Mum came to visit me this week and, rather than organising a structured activity or wandering around shops, we decided we just wanted to sit in a café and talk. We went through two rounds of coffee and a round of toast each and had an amazing time. We were able to catch up on our lives, and sit for a few hours without rushing or feeling guilty. Now I can’t stop thinking about that morning, I want one like that every week, sat in a café, with friends or family just enjoying the time.

I’ve been thinking about saving money and budgeting and really liked this piece about the difference between ‘frugal’ and ‘cheap’. There’s a difference people!

I don’t live in San Francisco, but if I did, I would be interested in signing up for The Ruby, a soon to be open co-working space and social club. The website looks great and the interview with the founder Rachel Khong on OkReal (love the design of their site!) is really interesting.

If you have missed the developments on the Affordable Care Act and Repeal and Replace, Kottke has a quick commentary on the recent vote.

Most of the podcasts I listen to weekly are about politics and quite serious, so it was a nice change to listen to some of Elizabeth Gilbert’s Magic Lessons. Her conversations are so positive and encouraging, it was refreshing!

Some weekend reading:  I really believe that more companies and institutions should be offering flexible hours and part-time positions, so I found this article by Gaby Hinsliff really interesting. I definitely want to read more about this.

And a weekend recipe to try: Meera Sodha’s vegan gözleme from The Guardian.

Have a lovely weekend!

Photo Louise Hagger/ The Guardian.

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