My fabulous blogging partner in crime Superamazingmum, recently wrote a blog about her favourite things, which inspired me to do the same. Of course I didn’t get round to it immediately, and then I stumbled over Mummysquared and she was up to the same thing also inspired by Superamazingmum. I have no idea how to make them little highlighted links and in order not to begin a post on my favourite things with tears I decided not to pursue it (apologies).
I’m not bothering to start with a quote from Julie Andrews because frankly this is about my favourite things.
Cake. I eat sandwiches on the run, I often eat meals on the run. I take time for cake, I stop, I sit. I complement it with a cup of tea or a hot chocolate. Cake is about relaxing. I’m not eating it as part of my five a day, I’m eating it because it tastes good. Taking time out to bake cakes and getting completely absorbed in the process and then sharing (maybe) and enjoying.
Film. I love films, curling up on the sofa with Mr Noo and watching a good film. ‘World cinema’, small budget independents, British films are our favourites. My pleasure is films with Doris Day and cheesy romantic comedy the type that from the opening credits you know is going to end happily.
On the subject of sofas and watching. The Wire. The Wire is US TV drama from HBO. It’s about cops and drug dealers in Baltimore. It’s demanding and challenging and the best TV I have seen.
Camping. I am happy to camp in the rain but I like it best in the sun. I like the complete break from the routine and the opportunity to be outside all day. I am very keen on 5 star boutique hotels, but I know my financial limitations.
Sunshine. Hot sunshine. The hotter the better. Doors open, windows open, summertime. It makes everyone happy.
Staying in the house all day in an old t’shirt and tracky bottoms and pottering.
Turning left from the A55 onto the A5 in North Wales. There is a view of the mountains that never fails to bring a wave of emotion. It’s beautiful and I know I am on my way to see friends and spend time in breathtaking places.
Menus. Choosing and the expectation (someone else cooking) and that, more often than not, when browsing a menu I am with friends.
Shopping with my best friend. The Saturday Guardian. Dancing. My son. My son’s hair. Being a family. Long walks. A good book and time to read. Exploring new places. The smell of creosote (as a toddler I tipped an entire can over my head, my mother still talks about it). Train travel. Rock climbing (although I don’t do it anymore). People watching and cafes. Glossy magazines. The Victoria and Albert museum.
This is great – it feels very self indulgent. I can highly recommend it. So get on and blog yours, drop me a tweet or a comment and I will get over and have a look (promise), because reading blogs is fast becoming one of my favourite things.