Rudimental sunshine

I don’t browse YouTube nearly as much as I used to, and I don’t listen to mainstream radio or Spotify or things like that, so I’m particularly slow with discovering new music these days (or I just don’t). A few weeks ago, though, I was on YouTube, and happened to see that Rudimental had a “new” song.

By “new” I mean that it was supposedly released mid-last year, but I hadn’t heard it before, hadn’t listened to it before.

Well, now I’ve listened to it many, many times. The other day, I had it on loop/repeat for … a really long time (?) while I was browsing blogs and reading Pharmacy journals.

And just like any Rudimental song, the acoustic/stripped version is as good as the original:

If you like this one, and aren’t very familiar with Rudimental’s discography, you might want to check out “Go far” and “I will for love” (both featuring Will Heard). “Free” (featuring Emili Sande) is another favourite of mine. When I need something to lift my spirits, or just something to give me a boost of energy, these are my go-to songs.

sunshine days

I recently had a dream in which I was so tired that I went to bed well before 10pm. Seriously, that was the whole dream (that I can remember, anyway). Well, I think it’s safe to say that that’s not going to happen any time soon. There are nights when I am pretty tired by 10pm, but I really do not remember the last time I went to bed that early.

I have noticed that getting out of bed in the morning when the sun’s not up (or is barely over the horizon and hence doesn’t count) does not get any easier with practice. Don’t really think that going to bed earlier would really help with that, so not bothered to try.

A bit of sunlight can make all the difference, though. Even the prospect of sunshine in the coming days can make me so happy (even if I’m going to be holed up indoors all day).

Keeping this post short, but I can’t finish without mentioning the QLD Maroons and their win in the epic, edge-of-your-seat State of Origin decider last night. It felt like it’s been a long time since there was so much excitement and urgency in an Origin match. It’s great to win by a huge margin, but the one- or two-point victories are definitely sweeter.

grey skies clearing

One of my first thoughts when I woke up this morning was “I can’t believe it’s still raining”.

I generally only like rain when I’m staying at home/indoors for the time that it is raining, or if I’m sick of constant blue sky and scorching sun (but I reckon there’d have to be several weeks of fine weather before I craved some rain).

Anyway, the rain stopped some time in the afternoon (not sure when because I was at work, inside a building all day). And blue patches of sky started to appear! Seeing blue sky after having lots of rain is always so uplifting.

When I was walking home from the bus stop at around 6pm, I noticed that there were a lot of people out jogging. A lot of people. It was like all these people hadn’t been outside in days, just waiting for the rain to stop so that they could burst out of their homes and release all of their pent-up jogging energy.

They weren’t even in running groups or anything. I seriously don’t think I’ve ever seen so many jogging people around my park before. I had to slow down and check both ways several times before turning off one footpath onto another. (Ok, that might’ve made it seem worse than it was, but you’re getting the idea, yeah?)