Here's a taster of some of the good things that have happened to me recently:
I had a whirlwind visit to London at the end of March, during which I ate at Song Que Café and Babur. Song Que is a long-established Vietnamese north of Shoreditch and I would recommend its huge bowls of fiery pho and freshest-of-fresh spring rolls. Babur is an Indian in out-of-the-way South London but its sophisticated modern twist on traditional Indian food makes it well worth the trip.
|Authentic Vietnamese food in Song Que|
I also shopped at Brindisa in Brixton where I was blown away by the quality of the food and drooled over the many wonderful offerings at Brixton Village (which is now one of my favourite places in the world).
|On a mission to tempt with their vegan cupcakes|
|All the best markets have their own cat|
In non food-related London tips, I took a tour with these people. These are tours given by artists that offer a completely different and totally local insight into lesser-visited parts of the city.
|Some of the great street art we saw on our tour of Shoreditch|
I read this and finally read this. Both were powerful stories that revolved around how your childhood experiences shape you for the future; families and how they understand, support and damage each other; and what people will and won't do for love.
I am now reading this and it's making me reassess just how I should use fat in my diet.
I am getting excited about this. Féile na Bealtaine is a great festival that takes place in Dingle every year and is an event that brings the entire community out onto the streets of the town to celebrate.
My god-daughter Hannah enjoyed an Easter egg hunt at our house.
And most importantly of all, I took a step into the open with my post about MS. So many people have reacted in such a warm and supportive way. I should have done it years ago.
What about you? What good things have you liked or learned this month?